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Record Breaking Avatar

Fox has previously admitted that Avatar is its most expensive film ever and they now announced tha it has broken another record. It has become the fastest film ever to earn $1 billion (£615.6 million) at the box office. In just 17 days, James Cameron’s epic sci-fi blockbuster earned more […]

Film Review

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Already celebrated for its breathtaking realism in depicting soldiers and explosions, The Hurt Locker is being called “the best Iraq war movie,” with the qualification that the genre has been weak and the public response weaker. This is Kathryn Bigelow all right: macho men in dazzling exploits, exhilarating and always a little […]

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Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Film Fans

Looking for that perfect Christmas present for your Movie buff brother, Sci-fi sister or Kubrick wannabe? Well look no further as we have some excellent choices below… The Sci-fi Geek The Budding Filmmaker The Horror Fanatic The Movie Buff The World Cinema Aficionado The Wannabe Hollywood Star   The Sci-fi Geek […]

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Sale is possible – confirms MGM

MGM said today its lenders have agreed to extend the forbearance until January 31, 2010. The lenders took this action in support of the Company’s ongoing efforts to develop and evaluate long-term strategic alternatives to maximize value for its stakeholders. MGM appreciates the continued support of its lender group for […]

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Gus Van Sant’s movie starts filming

Filming has begun on location in Portland, Oregon on an untitled project from two-time Academy Award®-nominated director Gus Van Sant, starring Mia Wasikowska (upcoming Alice in Wonderland) and Henry Hopper. The film’s screenplay was written by first-timer Jason Lew, based upon his original stage play “Of Winter and Water Birds.” […]

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Thor starts shooting in January

An official “start of production” press release has not yet been issued by Paramount, but Production Weekly  just ran an update confirming that Marvel’s Thor movie, being directed by Kenneth Branagh, will start shooting in LA in January. They say the shoot will then move to Santa Fe and then […]

Film Review

The Great Escape (1963)

You all know the story. It’s World War II and the Germans have brought together all of their most troublesome POWs in the newly constructed maximum security prison Stalag Luft III. Putting “all of the rotten eggs in one basket” was just asking for trouble – and the Germans get […]

Film Review

The Shining (1980)

Slim pickings at the Outlook Hotel… If you’re new to “The Shining” and intend to read the book and see the film, for goodness sake don’t read the book first. Stephen King’s novel The Shining is a very different enterprise, the experience of which will colour your expectations for Stanley […]

Film Review

Pitch Black (2000)

Oh isn’t it dark in here… It’s sometime in the future, a spaceship caught up in a meteor shower crash-lands on an unknown planet. What few survivors are left have to contend with the lack of food and water, the searing blaze of three suns, and the threat from one […]

DVD Review

Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man is a superhero film unlike any I have seen in recent years. With Robert Downey Jr. in the lead, Iron Man takes a direction which is both entertaining and more believable than most superhero films of this decade. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the head of a […]