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Singer to Actor: 50 Cent

WARNING: This Article May Contain Spoilers Born Curtis Jackson III, 50 Cent rose to prominence as a rapper in 2003 with the release of his first album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (that’s not the only time you’ll that name) – which was produced by Eminem and Dr Dre. Two years later, his acting career …

To Remake or Not To Remake

Ringu vs The Ring

WARNING: This Review May Contain Spoilers Welcome to another addition of who did it better, the Japanese or the Americans. That sounds like a joke but it is very common for Japanese horror films to be remade by Hollywood and as you know this isn’t the first article on this subject (obviously a different film …

Obituaries

Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

Born: 11th June 1933 Died: 29th August 2016 (83 years) Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman) studied acting from the age of 13 and his first stage appearance was at the age of 15 in Romeo and Juliet. After graduating from the University of Iowa he was accepted at the Bristol Old Vic, where he learnt …

Once More Unto The Breach: Sequels

Bruce and Evan Almighty

WARNING: This Review May Contain Spoilers I’m going to open this article with a little confession. For a long time I had no interest in watching Evan Almighty because of how much I enjoyed Bruce Almighty and that I never used to find Steve Carrell very funny. However, for this blog I decided to take …

Beware the Video Nasty

Beware The Video Nasty

An Introduction Video Nasty (def): A term coined by Mary Whitehouse that has become a British colloquialism referring to a number of low-budget horror and exploitation films.                 I want to take you on a journey, over several articles in fact, through the films that were once considered as ‘video nasties’. Because of this, I …

Articles

The Beautiful Game – First Half

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS The Beautiful Game. A Game of Two Halves. What am I talking about? I’m talking FOOTBALL. Football is, probably, England’s favourite sport with at least 70% of the UK population watching the Premier League every week. Even those that do not claim to follow the sport show their colours and …

To Remake or Not To Remake

Code Name: Trixie

WARNING: This Review May Contain Spoilers OK, the title of this review may leave some of you wondering what the hell I’m on about. Well, Code Name: Trixie is actually another name for the original 1973 film The Crazies directed by George A. Romero (with the mention of that name some of you in the …

All The World's A Stage

Australian Horror

WARNING: This Article May Contain Spoilers Aussie horror can usually go one of two ways – extremely cheesy or down right terrifying. However, a few of the films mentioned below do slightly take the road less travelled and end up somewhere in between. I’m gutted to say that I was unable to get hold of …

If Music Be The Food Of Love, Act On

Singer to Actor: Jack Black

WARNING: This Article May Contain Spoilers                 Now, I’m not going to pretend that writing this article was easy because unlike others that have been discussed, Jack Black seems to stick to one specific genre of film – comedy. I have to admit, this also features a lot in his music with his band Tenacious …

To Remake or Not To Remake

Who Goes There?

WARNING: This Review May Contain Spoilers As discussed before John Carpenter’s film The Thing, along with the 2011 prequel, were a remake of the 1951 film The Thing From Another Planet. Therefore all these are based on the novella Who Goes There? (hence the title of this review) by John W. Campbell Jr. I’m sure …

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