Mel Brooks has had something of a patchwork career in the film industry. While the likes of Blazing Saddles, The Producers and (for me at least) Robin Hood: Men In Tights are downright classics, Spaceballs and Dracula: Dead and Loving It are somewhat less so. 650 more words
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IN 1923 Universal Pictures embarked on a series of horror movies that would stamp their mark on the genre for decades to come.
Their choice of story to launch them into a world of Gothic Horror and literature would be in the guise of Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, … 238 more words
What a searing affair was the collaboration between the manic sensibilities of Josef von Sternberg and his willful ceramic muse. So much so that for 1934 it’s managed to knock off a deceitfully ground-surging masterwork, buoyant in its simplicity and tenderness as opposed to any rush of impact. 521 more words
By David Nilsen
Bradford Tatum’s debut novel is ninety percent of a great book. I’m not docking it because it lacks the magic to push it over the top, or because Tatum’s vision or execution aren’t quite up to the task; it displays more than enough genius to earn it that designation. 1,131 more words
Recently I decided to revisit the movie VAN HELSING, and although it is a film that is basically nonstop action throughout, I personally did not consider this to be a particularly good motion picture, it kind of failed in places and was very OTT in others, the pump action crossbow for example. 5,605 more words