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10 Of The Worst Movie Posters You Will Ever See

We all like a good film poster. I wonderful, hype-building piece of design that’s tantilising but not in your face, simple but not void of information. The best posters can be anything from the simplicity of Jurassic Parks to the the old school Hitchcock style designs. But the worst, my my my, the worst can be truly horrific. In no particular order, here are ten of the worst… Continue reading

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Why Hollywood Should Leave Video Games Alone

Believe me when I say I love video games. I don’t shrug them off as a lesser entertainment or believe in the redundant stereotypes but my God do they make horrific films. But why are video game movies so damn bad? Some might say it’s the content, some might say it’s that the directors who might be able to do them justice aren’t interest and others might just point at Uwe Boll. They’d all be right, but the main reason is a simple one. Continue reading

The Decade of the Superhero Film II

"You forget Hulk? HULK SMASH!"

Never one to capitalise on my 15 minutes in the blogosphere spotlight (coincidentally my Twitter is over there –>) here’s a look at the superhero films I neglected to mention in my earlier article. Looking at the brief list provided by vintagejenta in the comments of my last post it’s safe to say that I had put a mental block on the majority of these films. There’s a lot of crap in here so let’s get started. Continue reading

The Decade of the Superhero Film

Each decade has a certain type of film that it’s remembered for. The eighties had family films like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and the last two Star Wars films. The nineties had action films like Con Air, The Rock and Goldeneye mixed with Disney classics The Lion King and Toy Story. For the noughties it can only be superhero films. Continue reading

In Defence of Sequels

The argument that sequels are terrible, dirty examples of the lack of originality in movie-land is a tricky one. It’s the most obvious way of supporting the argument that there are no ideas in Hollywood but it’s not the best way. Successful films breed sequels, it’s a well-established fact of cinema, but that doesn’t mean the well of ideas has run dry.

There is plenty of originality in sequels. At their best sequels evolve on the original, developing characters and ideas such as with The Empire Strikes Back or Terminator 2. Most other sequels are rehashes of the first films with new characters that give the illusion of progression. At their worst sequels can completely lose touch with what made the original so great, they may even edge towards becoming a parody of themselves like with Oceans Twelve. Continue reading