90% of people reading this will be thinking ‘Margaret? Never heard of it.’ That’s because this intelligent and gripping drama has barely been shown anywhere, and even then, it’s a tough sell. As I walked into the (crowded) screening, the usher dragged me to one side and whispered in panicked tones ‘This film is really, really long, over 2 ½ hours ‘. I nodded sagely, wondering if this was a bad thing. But to me, this wonderful movie deserves its long running time. Now I just have to convince everyone else...
Warner Bros. have finally put a silver bullet in their remake of Akira. After years of development, directors, casting and scripts, the dreaded remake of the anime classic has been shut-down. But is it definite?
The story of Pinocchio is closer to getting the swirly, gothic treatment of Tim Burton.
Be warned dear reader, there could be spoilers in this here article. Maybe. Possibly. Sort of.
Those lovely people at Icon have given us a couple of copies of Project Nim – The Chimp Who Would Be Human... It's one of the documentaries of the year - gripping, heart-wrenching and powerful.
The film follows Nim's existence in a human society and the enduring impact he made on people along the way. It is "an unflinching and powerfully devastating biography of an animal we tried to make human; a journey of power, attraction and group bonding in a species whose startling capacity for selfishness and aggression is offset by human displays of affection and intelligence."
I've seen it. I liked it - a lot.
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As the directorial debut of award-winning documentary maker Mike Cahill, Another Earth is an outstanding and admirable sci-fi fantasy drama that that looks at the possibility of a parallel planet mirroring Earth. More drama than sci-fi, this take on the fantasy genre focuses on two characters whose lives cross paths during a tragic accident, and continues to look at the subsequent decisions they are forced to make. The theme of second chances is emphasised by an opportunity to travel to ‘Earth 2′, one of few things we are made to consider as the two characters get closer and closer. Not only does it make us question whether the other versions of these characters may have made better choices, it also makes us question what we would do if we were in the same situation.
With production beginning on Star Trek 2 later this month, it has been announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will be beaming aboard the J.J. Abrams sequel.
It has emerged this week that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the screenwriters behind New Line’s successful and yet only so-so comedy hit Horrible Bosses, have signed on to pen a sequel. Bosses was average at best and was nowhere near as funny as it could have been. It looks likely that this will be going ahead however and one would imagine the central trio of Bateman, Day and Sudeikis would all return.
Another less likely sequel to a hit R-Rated comedy of 2011 is a follow-up to the immensely popular and really rather brilliant, Bridesmaids. The snag is however, star and writer of the original Kristen Wiig has no plans to star or write said sequel. Yikes.
Amidst revelling in their financial success for 2011, Paramount Pictures has announced that a fourth Paranormal Activity movie is on the way.