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    ‘Cymbeline’, the latest Shakespeare adaptation, gets a new trailer

    As one of the most popular playwrights in the world, a number of Shakespeare’s works have been adapted for the big screen, with filmmakers such as Baz Luhrmann, Kenneth Branagh, and Joss Whedon drawing from Shakespeare’s material. Filmmaker Michael Almereyda himself added to the collection with 2000’s Hamlet, and his latest feature sees him returning […] More

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    ‘The Fifth Element’: Masterpiece or Mess?

    Quick question; does a flamboyantly camp and knowingly ridiculous science-fiction adventure costumed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and written by a teenager obsessed with 50’s and 60’s Belgian/French futuristic pulp comics sound like a good idea? The idea that any cynically minded executive would immediately stab his thumb in the air at the pitch of The Fifth Element is as fanciful as the bizarrely hypnotic and anachronistically beautiful world (or worlds) in which it is set. More

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    ‘Resident Evil’ fans deserve better ‘Retribution’

    Resident Evil: Retribution Written by Paul W.S. Anderson Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson USA/Canada/Germany, 2012 In returning to direct Afterlife, a fourth franchise installment following two mostly thrilling sequels to his Lewis Carroll-inspired “Resident Evil” adaptation (both of which he still had a hand in writing and producing), the commercially controversial Paul W.S. Anderson displayed […] More

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    ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ a gigantic load of old toss

    Resident Evil: Retribution Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson Written by Paul W.S. Anderson USA/Canada/Germany, 2012 For schoolchildren, September heralds the end of an enjoyable epoch – the end to all of the carefree hedonism and devil-may-care attitudes of summer vacation. In its place are the daunting expectations of school, the angst of making new friends, […] More

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    Trailer: ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ is more of the same

    Resident Evil: Retribution Written by Paul W.S. Anderson Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson USA, 2012 The fifth installment in the video game adaptation franchise, Retribution just looks confusing for people not familiar with it (like myself) – The last stand, the final battle, the beginning of the end…all takes place AFTER movies called Apocalypse and […] More

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    Stone

    ————– Stone Directed by John Curran Written by Angus MacLachlan USA, 2010 An unusual hybrid of Hollywood casting and production values with a serious dose of left-field character choices, Stone, from director John Curran (We Don’t Live Here Anymore, The Painted Veil), comes as a bolt from the blue in a season full of dreadful […] More

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    Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D Teaser Trailer

    The teaser trailer for the final sequel in the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Afterlife, has just been released this weekend. It looks like everything it’s expected to be, but characters from the games have a bigger presence like Chris Redfield and Albert Wesker. Either way you look at it, this film won’t be something […] More

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    The Fourth Kind

    The Fourth Kind Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi Seventy-one years after Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio broadcast convinced the American public of a real-time alien-invasion, writer-director Olatunde Osunsanmi tries a similar gimmick by presenting a cinematic re-creation of supposedly true occurrences in and around the small town of Nome, Alaska, that suggest an alien […] More