Dan Brown’s Inferno: Tom Hanks to return in 2015 film

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Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Robert Langdon for the film version of Dan Brown’s latest bestseller, Inferno, due to be released in December 2015.

By Alice Vincent, Entertainment writer, online (17 July 2013)

Dan Brown’s Inferno was only released in May, but already plans for a movie version of the book are shaping up.

Tom Hanks will reprise the role of Robert Langdon, the Harvard symbologist and main character of Dan Brown’s series of bestselling books. The Inferno film will be directed by Ron Howard, the director of 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and its sequel, Angels and Demons (2009). It is expected that the film will be released in December 2015, according to film industry website Deadline.

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The current state of horror: Sequels and remakes are still in

Despite the occasional flash of inspiration, the horror genre still seems reliant upon countless remakes and sequels.

By James Thompson 

The horror genre is one I could talk about for days on end; the iconic characters we have seen through the years, the classic films and the cornerstone actors who have stuck to their chosen traits. It’s one genre that certainly has a rich history but in its recent years is suffering from an overabundance of sequels and remakes.

So much so that the genre is indeed oversaturated with these entries. Admittedly you could look back at the likes of ‘Friday The 13th’, ‘Halloween’ and ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ to find copious sequels but you would have thought by now that this would have become a thing of the past – wrong.

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“I, Anna” Review

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I, Anna (2012)

‘I, Anna’ is a 2012 noir mystery thriller starring Gabriel Byrne and Charlotte Rampling. The film is a directional debut of Barnaby Southcombe (who is known for TV series and who is also Rampling’s son). In ‘I, Anna’ the plot centres around a lonely woman, Anna Welles (Rampling), who becomes the centre of attention for the detective, Bernie Reid (Byrne), investigating the murder of a man in a London apartment. As Bernie becomes infatuated with the mysterious woman and her strange behaviour, he realises that she may have more to do with the murder case than initially meets the eye.

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“Leave Her to Heaven” Review

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Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

In this noir drama a successful fiction writer, Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde), meets a young beautiful socialite, Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) on a train. After a short introduction, the pair fall in love. However, Ellen’s obsessive streak soon becomes evident when she unceremoniously ditches her politically successful fiancée Russell Quinton (Vincent Price) and makes a proposal of marriage to Richard. After their marriage Ellen’s obsession with Richard mounts to the point where she becomes jealous of her pretty innocent sister Ruth (Jeanne Crain) and even of Richard’s disabled teen brother, Danny. Soon, Ellen finds herself capable of the most malicious and darkest deeds to re-gain the undivided attention of her beloved.

Leave Her to Heaven’, which won an Academy Award for the Best Cinematography of 1945, is based on a best-selling novel of the same name by Ben Ames Williams, and the script is written by Jo Swerling, who also did work for ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (1946). The narrative of the film flows so naturally it resembles reading a book, and the script is, indeed, meticulously constructed. Shot in bright technicolor, the film is sometimes very romantic; very often dramatic, and yet at other times resembles a thriller, while culminating in a legal action.

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