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Notebook Reviews: X-MEN

Bryan Singer – 2000. Bryan Singer‘s X-Men is a comic book movie which really delivers the goods in a big, big way. A strong screenplay, good character development and a top-notch cast (Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle [...]

December 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: APT PUPIL

Bryan Singer – 1998 Director Bryan Singer delivers a truly weird  psychological thriller with this adaptation of the Stephen King short story, Apt Pupil.  In a way it’s a miracle Apt Pupil even got made – this Nazi-themed [...]

September 21, 2020

Notebook Reviews: GODS AND MONSTERS

Bill Condon – 1998  Gods And Monsters is a beautiful film, superbly directed by Bill Condon. Ian McKellen is excellent as Frankenstein director James Whale and the actor brings the requisite amount of emotion to the role of Whale in his [...]

August 26, 2020

Satanic Cinema: New Trailer For CATS

I really don’t know how to describe how bad the big screen version of Cats looks. Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical looks bad. Like really, really bad.  If you ever wanted to know what burning $150 [...]

November 19, 2019

Hugh Jackman Joins The Cast Of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

This isn’t a big surprise, but Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to play Wolverine in director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. The move further cements the fact this film will combine elements from Singer’s original trilogy and [...]

December 2, 2012

Back to the Future: Hollywood’s Fascination with Prequels

The release date for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is looming, and the marketing materials won’t have you know it, but the film is a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, Alien. The term “prequel” is something of a dirty word in Hollywood these days, [...]

May 25, 2012