I’ve got a strange fascination with movie trailers; I get excited in the anticipation of the online release of them to see the tone of the film. With certain summer blockbusters such as The Dark Knight and James Bond, I could watch them over and over again to experience that first time thrill of finally seeing something I’ve read development articles about for over 18 months or so. However, trailers are something in themselves, and purely made to get rear-ends […]
Shock Alert: I’m probably one of a microscopic few that enjoyed Sylvester Stallone’s 1995 outing as Judge Dredd. That was, however, likely due to the fact that I was 7 years old and thought it was cool as hell that I was watching a 15 certificate film. On reflection, this film was god awful. Then in 2012 a trailer landed for the updated “low” budget version starring Karl Urban. I have to admit that it was a disappointing trailer after […]
Plot details for the latest 007 outing, Skyfall, have remained a tightly kept secret, with the basic synopsis being, “Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.” Now the theatrical trailer has been released, without giving too much away before you watch it, it is a break from the norm with all of the classic Bond elements still included. We also get the first look and insight into Javier Bardem’s villain. Coupled with Sam […]
The Dark Knight Begins, Falls & Rises. I remember seeing Batman Begins in 2005 and being completely stunned. “Did that just happen?” Batman was rebuilt, re-configured and we finally got a chance to know the man behind the mask; what drives him to don the cape and prowl the night-time rooftops of Gotham. He became just a man that we could relate to in not knowing his place and purpose in the world, and in the end becoming, “more than […]
The Dark Knight Rises release date is creeping up on us fast, and the viral campaign is still in full swing. There have been a good amount of TV spots that have aired already, and now we’re being given the opportunity to create our own. The ‘Imported From Gotham City’ website (click the image for a link) provides a download pack of all clips, titles and music tracks to use, and the lucky winner could have their 25 second creation […]
“Are you alone?” Episode 13 “The Phantom” marked the end of the much delayed 5th season of Mad Men. Following the tradition of being directed by the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, viewers were not disappointed in the episode’s stark imagery and memorable closing montage.
Be afraid – there be a many spoilers ahead. I’ve just returned from finally viewing the long-awaited Prometheus, and boy was it worth it. In a franchise universe dominated by Alien Resurrection vs. Predator vs. Gremlins, Ridley Scott has kidknapped his baby back and gloriously held two fingers up. Quite rightly so.
The teaser for 007’s new outing, Skyfall, is finally here! After being in a slight touch of development hell with the financial restructuring woes of MGM after Quantum of Solace (not as a result of the film, mind you, it made $586m worldwide), it has had that time to polish off a fine-sounding script and brought together a top-notch team. Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road To Perdition) steps behind the camera with his collaborative cinematographer, Roger Deakins. Joining the regulars […]
Moneyball first surprised me when I heard that it was nominated for Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars. After a quick first glimpse at its trailer and TV spots I was under the impression it would be more a situation, feel-good “dramedy”. Maybe going in with this naive frame of mind was beneficial, as the film I actually saw was a touching story of persistence, hope and self-worth. Yes it has its light moments of relief, but it’s not an […]
I recently invested some monies in a DSLR camera! All I’ve ever used before is your standard digital camera or my iPhone. It was about that time to upgrade my Sony Cybershot and slowly but surely I “justifiably” increased my budget to future proof myself. I could have spent less if I wanted it purely for still photography, but it was the filming aspect I was chasing a bit more. The iPhone is great and offers HD resolutions but it […]