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The Crazies

June 28, 2010

 The Crazies

Thanks to Michael Bay, most horror film remakes are regarded with scorn and skepticism. His production company has managed to crank out a string of unimaginative, slick rehashes often made by music video directors and starring young, unremarkable actors... 

Can’t Stop the Music

June 28, 2010

 Can’t Stop the Music

For those not in the know, The Village People are a concept disco collective, formed in America. The brains of the outfit, Jacques Morali, was responsible for penning the tunes and formed the band after placing an ad in a music magazine which read ‘must... 

Save Money on Blu-Rays

June 25, 2010

 Save Money on Blu-Rays

Curling up on the sofa and watching a movie has long been a fun past-time for many of us and one that has actually increased in popularity since the credit crunch due to people wanting to stay in and save money rather than going out on the town to spend,... 

Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Final Season

June 25, 2010

 Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Final Season

Nip/Tuck is one of those TV series that you just can’t stop watching, even though most of the characters of the show are thoroughly despicable. The show follows the lives and loves of two plastic surgeons from Florida, though in the fifth season they... 

Night Train to Munich: Criterion Collection

June 21, 2010

 Night Train to Munich: Criterion Collection

When Night Train to Munich (1940) was first proposed as a film, it was originally intended to be more serious in tone and had the working title of Gestapo. Despite being based on Report on a Fugitive, a serialized novel by Australian writer Gordon Wellesley,... 

Ghost Hunters International: Season 1, Part 1

June 14, 2010

 Ghost Hunters International: Season 1, Part 1

The SciFi Channel (now SyFy) hit the motherlode with the surprise success of Ghost Hunters, a reality television show where a team of investigators explore paranormal activity at a reputedly haunted location somewhere in the United States. Imagine the... 

Red Desert: Criterion Collection

June 10, 2010

 Red Desert: Criterion Collection

The term auteur was invented to describe a filmmaker like Michelangelo Antonioni who pretty much defined existential angst with the films he made in the 1960s, most notably the ones starring his then cinematic muse, Monica Vitti. With Red Desert (1964),... 

Jacques D’Azur’s heir found

June 9, 2010

 Jacques D’Azur’s heir found

We reported recently how one of the leading lights of the movie world, Jacques D’Azur, had vanished without a trace. This meant that his place at the Cannes Film Festival, held every year in the South of France, would go to his ‘heir’. Stella... 

Mystery Train: Criterion Collection

June 8, 2010

 Mystery Train: Criterion Collection

Jim Jarmusch is a filmmaker who has always been interested in outsiders, people who live on the fringes of mainstream society. His first three films took a look at America through the eyes of a foreigner. With Stranger than Paradise (1984), a young Hungarian... 

I Know You Know

June 8, 2010

 I Know You Know

I Know You Know is the first film directed by Justin Kerrigan since his breakthrough movie Human Traffic in 1999. Considering that Human Traffic was such a huge hit in the UK, and was critically acclaimed, it’s perhaps surprising that it took Kerrigan... 

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