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Retrospective: Event Horizon (1998)

The original haunted house in space, panned by critics, barely making its costs back, loved and well known on TV and DVD. The typical cult movie and not without its problems.  845 more words

Harry Riedl

Who else could have a 'Taken'-style action star reinvention?

A couple of weeks ago I saw Kevin Costner’s debut as an ageing action man in 3 Days to Kill, and noted that, despite the star’s best efforts, it wasn’t up to much, and indeed failed to set the box office on fire. 517 more words


A dingo took the story

Can a real-life story be plotted into a dramatic arc?

The hardest form of plotting is the real-life story. Remember when James Cameron made you forget the… 1,211 more words

Writing Process

Escape Plan (2013)

Oh I so wanted this to be good.  Probably too much.  And it isn’t THAT bad – it just didn’t live up to expectations.

It’s a shame that they picked this fairly boring story over something more stereotyped (Commando vs Rambo ? 277 more words


Back in the Day: “Dead Calm” (April ’89)

In this week’s “Back in the Day,” we pick on, I mean, look at a good thriller that was Nicole Kidman’s breakthrough role as a damsel in distress – and wet clothes – aboard a yacht with a lunatic.   69 more words


Top 5 actors from Northern Ireland

Most of you know I’m Northern Irish. I either told you or you guessed from my sexy accent and propensity for sudden acts of violence. So I thought I would introduce you to a few of my countrymen. 570 more words


La Révolution française - Roberto Enrico et Richard T. Heffron

Note: 07/10

En 1989, à l’occasion de la célébration du bicentenaire de la Révolution française le projet (très audacieux) de faire un film pédagogique regroupant les principaux évènements est réalisé. 378 more words