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DVD Review: PIRANHACONDA Is Dire – And Not In A Good Way

Roger Corman will always be associated with low budget filmmaking in the same way that Steven Spielberg will always be associated with suburban fantasy films. However, Corman’s Executive Producer credit on Piranhaconda is a major step down in [...]

January 8, 2013

Remaking The Prequel: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES Remake On the Way

Hollywood loves prequels and remakes, so it was inevitable that someone would finally get around to remaking a prequel. Enter Young Sherlock Holmes. Paramount Pictures is planning a remake of Barry Levinson’s 1985 film, Young Sherlock Holmes. The [...]

November 23, 2012

Book Review: JAWS: MEMORIES FROM MARTHA’S VINEYARD

The making of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws is a remarkable story, one which has now been collected in the Titan Book, Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard. Matt Taylor’s mighty volume covers the blockbuster’s turbulent production from a [...]

October 11, 2012

Review: Steven Spielberg’s JAWS Is A Masterpiece

Jaws may be Steven Spielberg’s greatest achievement. Sure, Schindler’s List may get more critical kudos and Indiana Jones may be more iconic – but Spielberg’s 1975 adaptation of Peter Benchley’s aquatic thriller is a masterpiece from start [...]

June 25, 2012

PLANET OF THE APES Vs JURASSIC PARK

Universal Pictures has hired Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the writers behind last year’s surprise hit The Rise of the Planet of the Apes to write the fourth instalment on the Jurassic Park franchise. It’s a good move, the pair managed to find [...]

June 21, 2012

Vanity Is Fair For Paramount Pictures

The latest issue of Vanity Fair has a fantastic image celebrating Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary. The images below get bigger if you click on them, but Vanity Fair has a pretty nifty zoom option so that you can get up-close and personal with [...]

June 13, 2012

Review: INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

I’m going to presume that you have already seen this film before you read this review. It’s pretty filled with spoilers, so be warned! George Lucas is a personal hero of mine, the man comes under a lot of fire from movie fans, but I have stood [...]

April 8, 2012

A TOTAL RECALL Remake Isn’t That Bad An idea. Seriously.

The marketing of Total Recall is starting to ramp up as it approaches its August 3 release date. The first poster has been released and a trailer is on the way for the film which has come under a lot of fire for two reasons: 1) It’s a remake of a [...]

March 29, 2012

John Carpenter: Hollywood For Carpenter

The Films Of John Carpenter have always been a group of films that have intrigued and inspired me. I was in my teens before I discovered that he himself was inspired by the work of Howard Hawks, a director that, by that time in my life I had grown [...]

March 13, 2012

STAR WARS Concept Artist Ralph McQuarrie Dies

Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who is most famous for creating some of the Star Wars saga’s most striking images has died. McQuarrie passed away on March 3rd at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy that will continue for as long as film is a [...]

March 4, 2012

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