Monthly Archives: January 2010

Edge of Darkness – the original

This weekend Mel Gibson’s acting career was relaunched with Edge of Darkness and if there is one good thing I can say about this, it’s that it may direct a new generation of viewers back to director Martin Campbell’s original … Continue reading

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Friday Round Up Issue 3

The woman of the week, or, more correctly, the pudding woman of the week, is Anne Hathaway. Cheered through the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts by Harvard’s drag princesses, Anne graciously received her hasty pudding pot award with elegantly composed rhymed … Continue reading

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‘What to do about Avatar?’ When the star is the director

I doubt even James Cameron would have thought way back in 1996/1997 that the box office records set by his Titanic would stay firm for almost 15 years and that the film to surpass it in the theatres would be … Continue reading

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Friday Round Up Issue 2

There’s no denying the big movie news this week – the BAFTA longlist was whittled down to produce the final shortlist for this year’s awards on 21 February. While the Golden Globes last weekend may suggest that Hollywood may be … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights gets a Twilight boost

The Wuthering Heights project is getting a boost and all thanks to today’s fervour for the pale and the doomed. Romantic love at its most destructive, vampire love has breathed life into Emily Bronte’s classic (whether she’d like the idea … Continue reading

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Friday Round Up Issue I (Souvenir Issue)

The Big Freeze has meant that I have had little opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a nicely-heated, well-provisioned cinema this week, but I have looked on from my snowbound confinement and this has resulted in the first post in … Continue reading

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Gemma Arterton and Wuthering Heights – is it time to close the book?

This summer, Wuthering Heights is scheduled to begin filming in the romantic heathered highlands of Scotland and Ireland. But don’t count your clovers because, not only does the director’s identity remain obscured by cloud, but a recent article about Gemma … Continue reading

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The Romans are coming!

And the Greeks. And the Persians. The last decade began with a mighty sword and sandal epic – Ridley Scott’s Gladiator – and this decade starts off with a whole marching army of them. I thought, as befitting my years … Continue reading

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Mendes takes on Bond?

You can never be too sure at what point rumour becomes reality in the movie blogging business but this evening the rumours are rife that the next James Bond movie has a director and his name is Mendes, Sam Mendes. … Continue reading

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