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Remembering Kevin Costner’s WATERWORLD

Waterworld is often seen as one of Hollywood’s legendary bombs (even though it actually made money). The Kevin Reynolds directed release had a production budget of $175 million and took another $50 million to market. It grossed over $264 million [...]

July 28, 2021

Respect To Tod Browning’s DRACULA

Tod Browning’s 1931 film, Dracula kick-started Hollywood’s fascination with horror. Almost 100 years on and the adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel remains the quintessential vampire film. The massive success of the Bela Lugosi starrer [...]

September 7, 2020

Paying Respect To James Whale’s THE OLD DARK HOUSE

Director James Whale followed-up the huge success of Frankenstein in 1931 with another Universal Pictures chiller, The Old Dark House. Based on J.B Priestly’s novel Benighted, the pre-code 1932 horror-thriller is a wonderfully atmospheric [...]

September 5, 2020

1977’s ROLLERCOASTER Is A Hidden Gem

Released in 1977, James Goldstone’s Rollercoaster is an excellent thriller with a wonderful world-weary performance from George Segal. Often erroneously lumped-in with the disaster movie cycle of the 1970s, the film sees Timothy Bottoms [...]

August 29, 2020

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