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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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    ‘Point Break’, smart, funny, cool and daring

    Point Break Written by W. Peter Iliff Directed by Kathryn Bigelow USA, 1991 Here’s the thing about Point Break, it’s not nearly as bad as you might have heard. For all of its ridiculous qualities like the presidential masks, a climax that involves skydiving, and Keanu Reeves playing a former college football star turned FBI […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘The Fox and the Hound 2’

    The Fox and the Hound 2 Directed by Jim Kammerud Written by Roger S.H. Schulman and Rich Burns Starring Reba McEntire, Patrick Swayze, Jeff Foxworthy There are a few sure ways to get me uninvolved in a story, and prequels are at the top of the list. Considering how prevalent prequels are in our culture […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #151 – Kathryn Bigelow

    Hailed as one of the preeminent stylists of contemporary Hollywood filmmaking, Kathryn Bigelow was often too easily pigeonholed as a female director with a flair for traditionally masculine movies. After making an unusual entrance to cinema by way of the art world, Bigelow put her distinctive stamp on standard genre films like the Western-twinged vampire […] More

  • News: Twitter Death? / Karate Kid remake / Easy Rider re-boot?

    Twittered to Death: Patrick Swayze (identified by the BBC as “Dirty Dancing star Patrick Swayze”) was the victim of a cruel practical joke after “Florida radio station Kiss FM posted a Twitter message saying the 56-year-old had passed away. It was later removed.”  After that worm got out of the can,   “…the rumour spread quickly […] More