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2 items from 2011

'Conan The Barbarian' Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know

19 August 2011 3:53 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

MTV News has been with the reboot throughout its rocky road to release.

By Eric Ditzian

Jason Momoa in "Conan the Barbarian"

Photo: Simon Varsano/ Lionsgate Entertainment

"Conan the Barbarian" star Jason Momoa hasn't actually seen the previous versions of his sword-swinging adventure — or, as he once put it to MTV News, "the Arnold stuff" — but we have clear-enough memories to know Schwarzenegger's franchise became straight-up silly after the 1982 original and was in desperate need of contemporary reinvention.

Robert E. Howard's barbaric creation deserved better than a faceoff with Wilt Chamberlain in "Conan the Destroyer." Conan finally got it, with Momoa's new film hitting theaters on Friday (August 19). But there was a long and rocky path toward that theatrical release, with filmmakers joining then quickly departing the project and various Hollywood players being unable to kick things into production. Come with us on a journey called the MTV News cheat sheet, »

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The Frankenstein Syndrome and the Tale of the Modern Prometheus: A Movie Review

9 June 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*a screener of this film was provided by Mti Home Video.

Director: Sean Tretta.

Writers: Mary Shelley and Sean Tretta.

The tale of Prometheus is one of epic Greek proportions. Consisting of three dramas, one about the Titan's heroic refusal to submit to Zeus' rule, the other of Zeus' realization to develop maturity and the last, perhaps lost to time, probably about his reconciliation with the rebel god Prometheus. The poet Hesiod was the first to develop this myth and portions of it can be found in Mary Shelley's seminal ghost story, Frankenstein.

In her tale, she reveals how Dr. Frankenstein is playing with fire. He is playing god by giving life to where it ceased to exist, and that ultimately destroys him. The monster he creates is a dodgy figure but by that story’s end, it reveals itself to a god-fearing sailor and demonstrates remorse when the rugged doctor finally dies. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Ed Sum)

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