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8 items from 2016

Look Around You box set review: O-level science reshaped by anarchists

28 January 2016 8:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

How do you shave raspberries? What’s a Bakerloo bell jar? How do you make sulphagne? The mysteries of the universe are revealed in these hilarious spoof ‘educational modules’

Many of us will remember teachers clumsily battling with VHS players as they tried to put on videos of old and outdated science experiments. These would invariably feature close-ups of pencils pointing at circuitry, and be boringly narrated by expressionless men with sideburns. It’s these vintage Open University broadcasts that are targeted by Look Around You, a series of 10-minute curios that first aired on BBC2 14 years ago. They’re as hilarious and colourful a lampooning as The Day Today was of Newsnight.

Created by Robert Popper (who went on to make Friday Night Dinner) and Peter Serafinowicz (who had just provided the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars), Look Around You was O-level science reshaped by anarchists. Its »

- George Bass

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James Bond 007: revisiting Spectre

24 January 2016 6:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




We complete our series looking back at the James Bond movies, with a detailed look at Spectre, starring Daniel Craig...

This article contains big spoilers for Spectre and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Daniel Craig’s fourth or Roger Moore’s eighth? The former of course but you get the point. The almost-realistic stylings of early Craig have given way to the full blown pantomime excess of mid-Moore (or late Connery, in fairness). Desert lairs, endless car chases, free-wheelin’ helicopters and indestructible airplanes are all very much back in vogue. The result is a largely enjoyable, extremely silly film which attempts to tie previous Craig outings together at the expense of consistency and logic. There isn’t a plot: more a succession of scenes stitched together. And it still can’t manage a decent finale! Fun but ultimately frivolous. Now who does that remind me of?

The Villain: It’s Blofeld! »

- simonbrew

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34 Things We Learned from John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness Commentary

20 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

John Carpenter celebrated his 68th birthday a few days ago, so it felt like a no-brainer that I should cover one of his films this week. We here at Fsr are big Carpenter fans and have already covered several of his films on Commentary Commentary — Halloween, The FogEscape from New York, The ThingBig Trouble in Little China, They Live — but while those titles are beloved I’m turning this week to one of his less-respected titles that I happen to love. 1987’s Prince of Darkness is a fun mix of gory horror and metaphysical mumbo-jumbo, and while some sketchy acting hurts it the film as a whole is terrifically creepy entertainment. The score is fantastic, the film ends strong, and the cast includes a bevy of Carpenter favorites including Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong, and Dennis Dun. Keep reading to see what I heard on the Prince of Darkness commentary. Prince of Darkness »

- Rob Hunter

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Guillermo Del Toro To Remake A Sci-Fi Classic For His Next Film

8 January 2016 9:33 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Now that Crimson Peak has come and gone, and Pacific Rim 2 has been put on the back burner for now, Guillermo del Toro is currently looking for the next film he can sink his teeth into. And he might decide to remake one of science fiction.s classics. The Hollywood Reporter says that the director/writer/producer is in talks to direct and develop a re-telling of Fantastic Voyage. The film would be done in conjunction with 20th Century Fox and James Cameron.s Lightstorm Entertainment. This project would reunite him with David Goyer, the writer of his 2002 film Blade II. The original Fantastic Voyage, which was released in 1966 and starred Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence, among others, told a tale of sci-fi adventure filled with wonder. The story focused on a crew of doctors who are shrunk to atomic size, along with a pilot, a federal agent and an »

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Guillermo del Toro is set to take a ‘Fantastic Voyage’

8 January 2016 12:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It is safe to say that Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak was received with very mixed reviews last year. Personally, I struggled with the film when we got a chance to see it. However, while I wasn’t alone in my thinking, there were a lot of people who really liked the movie. Well, it looks like del Toro has moved on from the film and set his sights on his next project, which could be a redo of Fantastic Voyage.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, del Toro is in talks with 20th Century Fox and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment to direct a Fantastic Voyage remake at the studio. The film will be written by David Goyer (Man Of Steel), and is about a scientist who is dying of a blood clot. His only chance for survival is for five scientist colleagues to be miniaturized in a ship, »

- Paul Heath

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Fantastic Voyage: Guillermo del Toro in talks to direct remake

7 January 2016 10:11 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Don't expect Pacific Rim 2 anytime soon: it looks like it's a Fantastic Voyage next, for James Cameron.

One of the projects that James Cameron has been working on over the past few years is a remake of Fantastic Voyage. It's a film that various directors have come close to making - Paul Greengrass and Roland Emmerich, to name but two), and it's one that Cameron can't do himself, given his immediate commitment to making a trio of further Avatar movies.

Instead? He's recruiting his long-time chum Guillermo del Toro, who's now in talks to helm the remake for 20th Century Fox and Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.

David Goyer is working on a screenplay for the movie, and will executive produce. The focus again will be on a scientist suffering from what's likely to be a fatal blood clot, who shrinks five of his colleagues and sends them into his bloodstream. »

- simonbrew

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'Fantastic Voyage' Remake Targets Director Guillermo Del Toro

7 January 2016 11:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox's long-gestating Fantastic Voyage remake has been given new life, with Guillermo del Toro entering talks to develop and direct. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the director will work with writers David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes on the screenplay. The project is being eyed as a massive tentpole project for the studio, but an official release date has not yet been given.

James Cameron has been developing the project for several years now, and he will continue to produce with his Lightstorm Entertainment partners Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini, with David S. Goyer set to executive produce. We reported in May 2014 that David S. Goyer was writing a new treatment for the project, and now he is set to co-write the script with Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers).

The original Fantastic Voyage hit theaters in 1966, centering on a team of scientists who are shrunk to atomic size and »

- MovieWeb

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Guillermo del Toro in Talks for ‘Fantastic Voyage’ Remake

7 January 2016 10:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guillermo del Toro is in talks to develop and direct Fox’s remake of “Fantastic Voyage,” produced by James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment.

David Goyer is writing the script for the new “Fantastic Voyage,” in which a team of scientists are shrunk to be sent in a miniature submarine inside the body of a scientist to save his life.

The 1966 original, directed by Richard Fleischer, starred Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O’Brien and Donald Pleasance and centered on a scientist who had perfected the miniaturization process, defected from behind the Iron Curtain to the West and was left comatose by an assassination attempt. The story was set at the C.M.D.F. (Combined Miniaturized Deterrent Forces) facilities.

Cameron, Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini are producing the remake through their Lightstorm banner. Goyer will also executive produce.

Matt Reilly is overseeing for Fox.

Del Toro most recently directed, produced »

- Dave McNary

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