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    ‘Eddie the Eagle’ embraces all of its cliches

    Eddie the Eagle Written by Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton Directed by Dexter Fletcher U.K., 2016 Fresh off of the success of Kingsman: The Secret Service, few would have expected Matthew Vaughn to pluck the young star from that film (Taron Egerton) and produce a film about Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Yet as an […] More

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    Best Bond Scenes: The Roger Moore era part 2: the 1980s

    Following James Bond’s out of this world experience in the financially successful (665 million, adjusted for inflation) if artistically vapid Moonraker, the series’ sole producer, Albert Broccoli, thought it best to venture in a different direction, one that would feel slightly more grounded, all the while still playing on the strengths of his star: cool […] More

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    ‘Jersey Boys’… Fuhgettaboutit

    Jersey Boys Directed by Clint Eastwood Written by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice USA, 2014 You know something has gone horribly wrong when the best scene in your movie is a production number featured in the closing credits.  Sadly, no one noticed that the rest of Jersey Boys was bereft of any dramatic conflict, interesting […] More

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    Great Premise Wasted; 5 Great Stories That Deserved Better Movies

    Such is the current culture in the filmmaking world that the very notion of suggesting ‘remake’ is considered sacrilege, but the problem isn’t in the concept, it’s in the choices. The worst thing you can do in the writing room, and on the set, is mishandle a great story. It is these motion pictures, not the Verhoven classics or yesteryear horror flicks, that require a second attempt. More

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    Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1990’s

    Villains have always been and will always be some of the most fascinating and memorable characters in the world of genre film.  Here we will take a look at the greatest villains of cinema from the 1990’s. The criteria for this article is the same as in my previous articles Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s […] More

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    Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1980’s

    As all lovers of crime, suspense thriller, war, western, horror and science fiction films know, creating a truly great cinematic villain is no easy task.  When it happens, it’s virtually impossible to forget that character. We’ll now take a look at the greatest film villains of the 1980’s. The criteria for this article is the same […] More

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    ‘True Romance’ – Essential viewing

    True Romance Directed by Tony Scott Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino 1993, USA “Not since Bonnie and Clyde have two people been so good at being bad”. Written by one-of-a-kind Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) and directed by Tony Scott (Top Gun, Hunger, Crimson Tide), True Romance is if anything consistently entertaining. This outlaw-lovers-on-the-run flick […] More

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