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TRAILER PARK: Murder on the Orient Express
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TRAILER PARK: Murder on the Orient Express

It seems Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express – his all star production of the Agatha Christie crime classic – is building up a full head of steam before its release on the 3rd November.  Though the new trailer and poster for the film don’t give much away, they […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week ……
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‘Sound bite’ of the week ……

‘Fans LOVE the movie. Critics HATE it. What a glaring disconnect. People just want to laugh & have fun.’     Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson tweets his reaction to the critical panning, and ‘reported’ less than impressive box office opening, for his big screen take on cult TV show Baywatch. […]

‘Sound Bite’ of the week…
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‘Sound Bite’ of the week…

‘Jim Garrison, the District Attorney of New Orleans, who conducted his own investigation into the assassination of Kennedy, invited me, along with a couple of FBI agents, to his office to view some film.’ ‘I am not at liberty to disclose what I saw but it left no doubt in […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week ……..
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‘Sound bite’ of the week ……..

‘Of all the younger guys around, all the hot shots, why me? I remember he said, “Well, because you know everything a Hollywood director is supposed to know, but you’re not Hollywood”. I liked that.’ Director Irvin Kershner on why George Lucas chose him to direct Star Wars: Episode V – […]

Scene Stealer: Shadow of the Sun – Collateral
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Scene Stealer: Shadow of the Sun – Collateral

Professional hitman Vincent (Tom Cruise) hires/takes hostage stuck-in-a-rut cab driver Max (Jamie Foxx) to drive him around for a night of contract killing. After a failed escape attempt, Max is forced to grovel to a crime boss after he deliberately lost Vincent’s hit contract. Although successful, once back in the cab Max is resigned and helpless. […]

Scene Stealer: Dr Starr’s diagnosis – Asylum
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Scene Stealer: Dr Starr’s diagnosis – Asylum

SPOILER ALERT: You are advised to watch the film first before reading, if you don’t want to spoil the ending. The cult portmanteau shocker Asylum (1972) – also known under the catchier title House of Crazies – was the epitome of what the film studio Amicus churned out to great effect […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week…
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‘Sound bite’ of the week…

“I went and met with her. She appeared — she had an afro, she had high heels on… she was like, 7-foot-6. It felt like I was going out for dinner with Mummy.” Ridley Scott on first meeting Sigourney Weaver to discuss the role of Ellen Ripley in Alien (1979).   If you […]

Why Movies about Risk Takers Intrigue us
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Why Movies about Risk Takers Intrigue us

There are many movies out there that focus on the idea that one risk can change your life completely. These movies quite often pique our interest, but is there a fundamental reason why we identify with these characters. Much in the same way that horror is a bit of a […]