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Remembering The Great Tony Scott

Director Tony Scott was born on June 21st 1944. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, director Ridley Scott, by attending Art College. He then made his way into the advertising industry, working for his brother’s company, Ridley [...]

June 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: VANILLA SKY

Cameron Crowe – 2001 Writer/director Cameron Crowe‘s Vanilla Sky is a masterpiece. Crowe’s ‘cover version’ of Alejandro Amenábar’s Open Your Eyes is a glossy and surreal romantic-drama-sci-fi-thriller. Tom [...]

April 28, 2021

The Mighty Kurt Russell

The mighty Kurt Russell turned 70 years old on 17 March 2021. The iconic actor has had a long and varied career, starring in a variety of beloved cult classics and out-right global blockbusters. Russell brings a laid-back, blue-collar vibe to his [...]

March 17, 2021

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 – Kittridge Strikes Back

He’s back! Eugene Kittridge returns to the Mission: Impossible franchise, 25 years after he made Tom Cruise‘s Ethan Hunt ‘very upset’ in the Brian De Palma film which kick-started the series back in 1996.  Henry Czerny will [...]

March 5, 2021

Paramount+ Delivers Another Blow To Theatrical Distribution

Theatrical film distribution has taken another serious blow. The launch of Paramount+ has brought the news that Paramount Pictures is going to shrink its theatrical release window from the current 90 days to 45 days for its big budget movies  [...]

February 25, 2021

Mission On Hold: Filming Delayed On MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 8

Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 will no longer shoot back-to-back. The delay in M:I 7’s production due to COVID-19 and the delay in the release of Top Gun: Maverick means that Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie have decided to delay [...]

February 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE FIRM

Sydney Pollack – 1993 The Firm is and enjoyable and slick John Grisham adaptation from master craftsman Sydney Pollack. This legal thriller has good roles for Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman and while it’s not as good as the book, it’s [...]

December 14, 2020

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 – Day 1

Filming on Mission: Impossible 7 has finally begun in Norway. Director Christopher McQuarrie announced the start of the shoot with an epic picture which shows that Tom Cruise is ready for action (see below). Production on the seventh instalment of [...]

September 7, 2020

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