May 23, 2012 3 Comments
May 22, 2012 1 Comment
Dark Shadows (2012)
Tim Burton’s new film ‘Dark Shadows’ is a condensed version of the US TV series ‘Dark Shadows’ aired between 1966 and 1971. The plot centres on Barnabos Collins (Johnny Depp), the master of Collinwood Manor, and a rich and powerful son of Joshua and Naomi Collins (the year is 1790). Barnabos has the misfortune of crossing his ex-lover Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), a witch, who turns her witchcraft skill against him, burying him alive, killing his new lover and cursing his whole family. However, in 1970s Barnabos is accidentally freed from his tomb only to find his present family in ruins. Barnabos then promises his family the return of their lost fortune. Read more of this post
May 16, 2012 Leave a comment
There was something about those lips, the flirty peek-a-boo eye, and that sexy, sweeping hair that’s seductive beyond words. Yes, Veronica Lake just had “it.”
Other pinups of her day may have been more racy (Bettie Page), more leggy (Bettie Grable), or more busty (Jane Russell), but in my book none of them can touch her stunning beauty, poise and indelible mystique. Standing a scant 4’ 11’ and weighing only 90lbs., Veronica Lake deftly filled the camera’s lens with more sex appeal in her little left eye than most beauties managed wearing half as much, and trying twice as hard.
“I will have one of the cleanest obits of any actress. I never did cheesecake like Ann Sheridan or Betty Grable. I just used my hair.” –Veronica Lake
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May 13, 2012 33 Comments
Although there has been a number of comparisons done recently between ‘Avatar’ (2009) and ‘FernGully’ (1992) (also ‘Pocahontas’ (1995) and ‘Dances with Wolves’ (1990)), I, nevertheless, have decided to take my own turn on the topic and ascertain the similarities between the two movies. In this piece, I will provide some evidence that demonstrate that ‘Avatar’ and ‘FernGully’ are so similar – both in plot lines and style (more so than many other films/stories), that, in my opinion, it was nearly impossible (for James Cameron) not to have in mind ‘FernGully’ when writing ‘Avatar’.
May 4, 2012 4 Comments
The Quiet American (2002)
Directed by Phillip Noyce (‘Patriot Games’ (1992)), ‘The Quiet American’ (2002) is a marvellous adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic novel of the same name. This book-to-film adaptation is so good, it arguably suppresses the majority of previous Graham Greene novel adaptations, and the film is certainly better than the latest Green novel adaptation ‘Brighton Rock’ (2010). ‘Quiet American’ truly captures the spirit of the book, and even at times goes beyond the boundaries of the book’s captivating narrative.