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Tomb Raider (trailer for the new reboot).

September 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tomb Raider (trailer for the new reboot).

Lara Croft (actress Alicia Vikander), the daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, the new Tomb Raider movie also stars Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and […]

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The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke  (book review)

Liam Burke’s book, ‘The Comic Book Film Adaptation’, is different to others on the subject I’ve read in recent months as he has been able to interview, albeit briefly, and quote from various sources. I think the prize one in the introduction is from Paul Levitz who explains the problem of which version of Batman, […]

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The Limehouse Golem (2017) : (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

September 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Limehouse Golem (2017)    :  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: A police detective stalks a serial killer in Victorian London and tries to connect it to a recent killing. The film feels like it was dipped in ‘Victorian atmosphere concentrate’. The movie takes itself very seriously indeed, but the viewer can look between the lines to see it as something of a romp. Peter […]

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Downsizing film trailer (Honey I Shrunk the Kids for the 21st century?)

September 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Downsizing film trailer (Honey I Shrunk the Kids for the 21st century?)

Downsizing is an upcoming science fiction comedy-drama directed by Alexander Payne, imagining, as a solution to over-population and its toll on the Earth’s limited resources, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall – and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realise their existing money will make […]

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Stormy Monday (1988) (film review).

September 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stormy Monday (1988) (film review).

‘Stormy Monday’ is a gangster film set in northern England, Tyneside to be precise. It’s ‘America Week’ and the local Council is sucking up to Mister Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones), a businessman who plans some new development on the harbour-side. There are hints of corruption. The celebrations take place at the Royal Station Hotel. One […]

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Thor Ragnarok: latest trailer.

September 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thor Ragnarok: latest trailer.

Here’s the latest trailer for the Thor: Ragnarok movie.

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Out Of The Dark Room by Max Richter (CD review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Out Of The Dark Room by Max Richter (CD review).

The work of German-born and British-bred minimalist composer Max Richter has always lent itself to the cinema. His debut album, the towering ‘Memoryhouse’, a landmark in modern classical music would find many of the tracks wending their way onto film trailers. Tracks such as ‘Sarajevo’ was matched to the trailer of ‘Prometheus’ while ‘November’ also […]

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Richard Anderson (1926-2017): memories by: GF Willmetts.

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Richard Anderson (1926-2017): memories by: GF Willmetts.

Reading this morning that actor Richard Anderson had died at the age of 91 is a reminder of how time is passing for actors from our childhood. Having read his book, ‘Richard Anderson: At Last…A Memoir’ last year, he was typical of old Hollywood of never having a bad word to say about anyone but […]

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Blade Runner 2049: official prologue film.

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Blade Runner 2049: official prologue film.

Here’s a six minute-long prologue film released as an official teaser for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 movie. It looks at how the world of Blade Runner 2049 was bridged after the doings and plot of the original flick. Some of the ideas seem influenced by a certain award-winning science fiction book (The Windup Girl by writer […]

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Anti-Matter (aka Wormholes) (2017): a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

August 28, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Anti-Matter (aka Wormholes) (2017): a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

Quantum teleportation may have side effects. This film is like a Whitman Sampler of cutting edge physics ideas packed into a Science Fiction mystery. ‘Anti-Matter’ is very much auteur Science Fiction. Newcomer Keir Burrows writes and directs based on his own story. This is a film that could well earn a cult following. There is […]

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