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Belated as always, this year’s FilmsFilmsFilms Halloween movie marathon was a romp through the vast swathe of horror film repeat offenders. And there’s nothing horror fans like more than getting offended, in a good way. With scary cinema offering up more re-treads than any other film genre we really were spoilt for choice.

The horror remake is almost as old as cinema itself, tracing its roots all the way back to Universal’s Dracula (1931) and its fresh take on F.W. Murnau’s Bram Stoker adaptation Nosferatu (1922). Our marathon didn’t head back as far as that though when it kicked off at 1pm, instead journeying back to 1982 for not just one of the best horror remakes ever, but one of the greatest movie remakes of all time, The Thing (1982).

John Carpenter was riding high in the early eighties, elevated by a numbe ... Read more »

Views: 834 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-11-21 | Comments (4)

It was Christmas come early for Marvel movie fans this week as the studio made a surprise announcement, spilling the beans on their cinematic master plan for the next five years. At a special event for invitees only Marvel rolled out their A-listers to provide enough news to satisfy even the hungriest film fan, Robert Downey Jnr. and Chris Evans among those lapping up the enthusiastic hoots and hollers. But with such a long, packed schedule now laid out, have Marvel showed their hand too early?

Hot movie news is always exciting, especially for a franchise so beloved as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Us aficionados can't wait for the next film or casting announcement to whet our appetites for future film delights. But the slab of news released this Tuesday was so vast you wonder if Marvel have held anything back to keep us interested down the line. The official sch ... Read more »

Views: 755 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-10-31 | Comments (0)

"Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play" offered Robert Englund when quizzed on the contents of his own bad dreams. For many people it brought to their attention the fact that Englund was in fact a classically trained stage actor. For others it just reminded them that embodying Freddy Krueger for so many years meant the actor wasn't likely to have the razor fingered killer stalking him in his sleep; the lucky bastard.

Despite turning in a performance of such brilliance it would see him type-cast for the rest of his career, Englund wasn't the first choice for Freddy. Horror perenial and veteran actor David Warner (he of lost bonce in The Omen (1976)) had been cast by director Wes Craven. But when scheduling conflicts cropped up Englund, best known as the character Willie from the television space drama V, nabbed the part. It was a role that ... Read more »

Views: 818 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-10-19 | Comments (0)

Normally when fanboys get their knickers in a twist its nothing but a bellow of pointless hot air spewed forth on a subject that isn't worth getting riled up about in the first place. This is a shame, as when the fans do voice a worthwhile opinion it gets shot down as more typical aficionado drivel. But this week news of the upcoming part three in the Ghostbusters franchise saw fans take to forums to have their say on some very emotive topics.

Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray, teasing fans at the Spike Awards in 2010...we can but dream...

For those that missed it, writer/director Paul Feig announced last week that Ghostbusters III would feature an all female line-up. Leading the charge would be funny-fem of the moment and star of the comedy hit Bridesmaids (2011) Melissa MCarthy. Despite the tragic passing of founder member Harold &q ... Read more »

Views: 857 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-10-14 | Comments (1)

The emails have been sent and the industry contacts have been tapped up. And with the incoming responses collated here's what you can expect from your cinema and television purveyors to keep you entertained during the Halloween season. Keep checking back here for regular updates as and when we receive replies.

- Cineworld continue to offer a cinematic experience more attuned to the real wants of movie fans, something which is great to see from one of the large cinema chains. Offered up is a superb opportunity on Tuesday 28th October to see the classic Ghostbusters (1984) in its 30th anniversary year. With the announcement this week that the long awaited third film in the series will offer a reboot of the series, there's no better time to remind yourself how brilliant the original is; get in quick before its legacy ... Read more »

Views: 836 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-10-10 | Comments (4)

Pack away your shorts and t-shirts, get your heating system serviced, and kiss goodbye to late evening sunshine; Autumn has arrived. Whilst its become a national sport to moan about how bad the British summer is, I for one revel in the approach of Autumn and the Halloween set dressing that accompanies it. Bring on the mist, the murk, the bare trees and the biting, frosty air.

Its been championed here before, but there really is no time of the year like October for flavouring up your movie viewing. All summer you've been straining at your TV as the summer sun makes the viewing of any night-time set film an impossible task. No such problems now. Greying skies, turning leaves, misty nights, a nip in the air; it's as if the world outside has becoming a backdrop to the only film genre that can draw additional benefits from a changing of the seasons. The scary movie loves Octob ... Read more »

Views: 782 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-10-07 | Comments (0)

An Avengers movie marathon was one of the first suggestions when FilmsFilmsFilms started the day-long movie events two and a half years ago. Thirteen marathons later and with Marvel just one more movie away from completing “phase two” of its cinema conquering grand plan, we finally strike the Avengers off the list.

There was some debate as to which character each member of FilmsFilmsFilms would come as; five identical Captain Americas would be embarrassing. But with only Thor conspicuous by his absence, it was a pretty solid line up; we even had a Hulk. There was also serious discussions over what films to include, with the entire “phase one” tranche of films totalling an backside numbing run time of twelve hours plus. The starting point was clear though, Jon Favreau’s Iron Man (2008).

Despite the new success of Hollywood comic mo ... Read more »

Views: 851 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-08-25

Secret Cinema was a dirty couple of words a week ago. An eleventh hour cancellation of the company’s opening night of its Back to the Future (1985) extravaganza left thousands of fans short changed and pissed off. Many more joined their number when the Friday and Saturday shows were also scrubbed. To rub salt in the wound this week’s successful launch may just be Secret Cinema’s best event so far, and FilmsFilmsFilms were there to soak up the inaugural Saturday night of the immersive movie company’s most ambitious project to date.

Most of last week’s teeth gnashing was caused by lacklustre communication from Secret Cinema. Someone somewhere must have known the show wasn’t going ahead as planned, but they left it until ninety minutes before showtime Thursday to pull the plug, by which time thousands of BTTF fans had booked hotels, donn ... Read more »

Views: 1531 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-08-04 | Comments (6)

It only took four films and $750million dollars but director Michael Bay has finally delivered a Transformers movie worth the price of admission. It’s rumoured that Transformers: Age of Extinction will be the start of a new trilogy. Now that box office receipts featuring many zeroes have started rolling in it looks likely that Bay will get his wish. And if the next two films follow Age of Extinction’s lead, that’s a good thing.

 

 

 

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Views: 897 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-07-08 | Comments (0)

Comic heroes are only ever as good as their villains. It's the reason why DC’s Superman leaves a number of comic fans cold; a hero that superior will never have a worthy villain to challenge him. Fortunately, the X-Men have never been short of foes to keep them on their toes. A good number of them have yet to grace the big screen (Mr. Sinister, Onslaught, Bastion, the Phalanx), but those that have had the cinematic treatment have been done proud, and with the pyramid wielding Apocalypse confirmed as the villain for the next X-Movie in 2016, things on the bag guy front look rosy.

When the X-Men first appeared in 1963 it was customary to feature a villain hell-bent on one of two dastardly deeds; either taking over the world or blowing it up. Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants were the X-Men’s primary opponents for the first couple of years. ... Read more »

Views: 7965 | Added by: Dave | Date: 2014-05-21

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