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The Hunter (2011)

The Hunter, Directed by Daniel Netthiem. Starring Willem Dafoe (Spider man) and Sam Niel (Jurassic Park) and Frances O’Connor(Bedazzled).

Martin, a mercenary played by Willem Dafoe, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. 273 more words


My Year With Meryl: A Cry in the Dark (1988)

“The dingo took my baby!!!!” Or “The dingo ate my baby” as it’s better known now, even though that second line is never actually uttered in the movie. 1,100 more words

Meryl Streep

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