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The Readjustment Bureau – Philip K. Dick’s contribution to cinema.

October 30, 2011

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A few days ago, the estate of Philip K. Dick started legal proceedings against Media Rights Capital over a dispute in payments resulting from the Matt Damon movie The Adjustment Bureau. According to the Trust, despite the numerous agreements made and the Trust’s every assistance in getting the film made, MRC are now denying they are […]

Reboot the system – Hollywood’s love of starting over.

May 26, 2011

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Following the recent release of Thor, I thought I’d take a look at the Hollywood phenomenon of the superhero film and the seemingly increasing desire to reboot comic book franchises. For Hollywood, a successful franchise is a licence to print money. Making films is always a gamble and requires a huge upfront stake. The money […]

The Double O’ Nothing Oscars Special

February 26, 2011

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Well, it’s that time of year again. The stars of the silver screen, and the artists and technicians that put them there, are celebrated for their achievements in the industry by the Academy. In short, it’s Oscar time again. As a lover of cinema, I thought I’d take a look at this years Oscar nominations, […]

Clooney plays it cool in The American.

January 13, 2011

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Anton Corbijn’s latest offering is a considered thriller that is beautifully photographed with a deliberate, finely judged sense of pace. The film centers on Clooney’s Jack, a weary assassin and weapons specialist who, after an attempt on his life, is forced by his handler to lay low in a remote Italian village. Here Jack meets […]

Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp get accidental in The Tourist.

January 13, 2011

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It is fair to say that I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Tourist. Why shouldn’t I? After all, there is so much promise in this film. It’s adapted from the stylish French thriller  Anthony Zimmer and directed by the man who gave us the taught The Lives of Others, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. […]

Tron Legacy & Tron’s Legacy

October 21, 2010

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  Tron Legacy, the long awaited sequel to the Eighties classic Tron, is almost upon us and it looks as though it will have been worth the wait. The original 2008 ComicCon promo. This was made as much to convince Disney that it could be done as it was to whet the appetite of fans. […]

A Single Man – Tom Ford’s Midas touch.

February 28, 2010

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Tom Ford is probably better known for his groundbreaking work with Gucci and for being the most stylish man alive than as a film director. And whilst his contribution to fashion is unquestionable, there have been a few raised eyebrows as to whether or not he can bring the same magic to the medium from […]

Avatar – Treading old ground and breaking new.

January 15, 2010

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...it just soars, and soon you forget the slight embarrassment you felt for Cameron when he unveiled his giant cat-smurfs to the world. Suddenly you are flying with them, sharing their love of their stunning planet.