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The Raindance Film Festival.

September 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Raindance Film Festival.

A Special Report from Our Man Lurking in the Film Biz. Yesterday saw the 2012 launch of the London-based Raindance Film Festival, one of the many smaller scale movie festivals around the world that allow new talents to emerge.  It’s Cannes without the bullshit or, indeed, the sunshine (hence the deliciously ironic name.) The launch […]

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Judge Dredd new clip.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd new clip.

From the look of this new clip from the Judge Dredd movie, it appears as if Karl Urban is making the role of Judge Dredd his own. I’m with Wil Wheaton Block, want to rumble?

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Red Dawn reborn.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Red Dawn reborn.

Red Dawn is back. Originally, this reboot was going to feature the Chinese invading the USA, but trade interests intervened, and now we have the far less plausible state of North Korea using cold-bringer weapons to re-set the USA back to the stone age while they take over the States. That kind of moves this […]

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The Sweeney movie.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Sweeney movie.

The Sweeney are back, you slag. Kicking in doors and heads as they go after the wrong’uns, and driving into any cardboard boxes they can find. And the good news? Jack Regan is played by Ray Winstone. And Damian Lewis plays a cop called Lewis. How cool is that? Ray Winstone is the gov, gov. […]

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Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.

September 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Hansel And Gretel are coming to kick your ass. No, seriously. They are going to take you down, in this upcoming film where witches are the new vampires. And they will be hunted, oh yes. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton are the evil-hunting siblings. Look out for the bit in the trailer where the mayor […]

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The Day (Frank’s Take).

September 4, 2012 | By More
The Day (Frank’s Take).

The post-apocalyptic thriller The Day yearns for basking in its atmospheric credibility while recalling dismal images of a landscape of desperation in a futuristic world wallowing in its debris-ridden misery. This is the premise for filmmaker Douglas Aarniokoski’s (“Highlander: Endgame”) grainy and gritty actioner. Although pensive in its doomsday presentation, The Day is a flat […]

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The Possession (Frank’s Take).

September 1, 2012 | By More
The Possession (Frank’s Take).

One has to give credit to Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal’s (“Nightwatch”) The Possession for its distinctive spin on an old familiar theme spotlighting an impressionable little girl under the influence of a demonic curse. Secondly, the audience is reminded that this horror showcase is “based on a true story” as if to justify its authentic […]

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Hit & Run (Frank’s Take).

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hit & Run (Frank’s Take).

The aptly named idiotic action-packed romancer Hit & Run feels just like its movie title suggests. The engine-driven actioner forcefully slugs the audience over the head with its empty-headed hedonism that is relentlessly pointless and recycled nonsense. Erratic, baseless and tediously conceived, this cockeyed car chase caper runs on lowbrow fuel while it routinely revs […]

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Full of Dredd?

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Full of Dredd?

Here’s another clip for the upcoming Judge Dredd movie. Let’s hope this is just the first of a number of 2000AD-related movies that put some bums on seats and fly the flag for the UK.

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Starship Troopers: Invasion DVD.

August 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Starship Troopers: Invasion DVD.

We’ve come a long way since Robert Heinlein’s original novel ‘Starship Troopers’. The first movie in 1987 was pretty good but the sequels have never really reached the same level. This is the fourth offering to bear this name but does it live up to its predecessors? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Despite that, this […]

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