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Harryhausen Cyclops in “Ready Player One”

I noticed at 1:45 mark, in new Ready Player One trailer that The Iron Giant and Harryhausen’s Cyclops from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad make cameos.


Retro Review: Jason And The Argonauts (1963)

Long before the days of computers and green screens, when special effects had to be achieved using superimposed images, stop-motion models, and colour-changing imagery, I went to see an exciting new epic at the cinema. 366 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections

Clash of the Titans (1981)

I remember the summer of 1981 pretty well. That was when I was old enough to go to the movies with a friend without a grownup. 589 more words


The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen: Volume Two (1961-1964) | Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonauts and First Men in the Moon


From Indicator/Powerhouse comes three more classic Ray Harryhausen adventures presented with brand new 2K and 4K restorations, and containing a wealth of new and archival extras. 1,489 more words


Early Man


If the film industry ever handed out awards for sheer determination, Nick Park and his animation team would surely be first in line to pick up a gong. 582 more words


Movie Posters We Love: It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)

This big ol‘ octopus really hates your bridges’

I’m rooting for the monster!  The acting is stiff as plywood, and the plot is a straight line from Pearl Harbor to the Golden Gate Bridge, but Ray Harryhausen shows off his amazing stop-motion animation to great effect in this early work of his.  77 more words

Film History 101 (Part 8): A Violent Walk on the Wild Side

As we have seen, the 1960s was a transitional decade for Hollywood as it was overcome by a new wave of youth-oriented pictures.  As such, it began to feature an ever expanding variety of new styles, themes, and story lines.  3,548 more words