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Pompeii, 2014.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

Starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris, Joe Pingue, Currie Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.


When a lowly gladiator is sent to Pompeii to fight in the arena, a series of tales play out amidst the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

With the evolution of effects in movies, including the much-covered integration of CGI, it seems like there’s much less room for what is known as the classic good bad movie. What would Roger Corman do with such realistic effects? How does good storytelling, as well as directorial technique, get a chance to flourish and evolve with a bolder, bigger brother taking most of the screen time? This is an exaggerated question, of course. Many movies mix them both well and it seems to be a debate born from convenience when the real question should be placed at the »

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