Released: 17th February 2017
I have to admit, first of all, that I am a complete zealot for anything Scottish, especially when it comes to film. Over the years, the Scottish have continually produced noteworthy movies that instantly become classics. The producers, directors and actors alike all seem to have the same intuitive insight as to what makes for a tremendous film. The scripts are almost always superbly written, riddled with clever dialog; the scenes are always staged and cut with a keen eye for action and detail, allowing for the story to unfold naturally with momentum. I may be a bit biased due to my obsession with Scottish history and culture, but I have yet to find myself disappointed with any movie I have seen, thus far. The 2002 werewolf film DOG SOLDIERS, by the producers of HELLRAISER and director Neil Marshal, is no exception, keeping me on the edge of my seat till the rolling credits!
Released: 17th February 2017 (UK and US)
Length: 104 Minutes
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Jing Tian, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau
Oh Nintendo. I type your name into Google and get almost immediately nostalgic. I see pictures of the Nintendo Entertainment System which reminds me of when my dad brought one home one Christmas, and my love affair with you began.
With the rise of Comic Book movies, film studios are granted access to an immense library of characters. More often than not, directors and screenwriters take the elements of some of these characters and implement them into another for their vision. Here are five examples that, intentionally or not, combined two characters into a single one for their cinematic debut.
The Ladykillers, by the Coen Brothers, definitely qualifies among overlooked movies of recent years. So if you can, give Tom Hanks a gander as he heads a quartet of unlikely compatriots who join to rob a floating casino.
Is it possible to start a Jar Jar Binks fan club?