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Warner Bros. Pictures
Big-budget blockbusters have a penchant for destroying famous landmarks, and they don’t get much more iconic than the Statue of Liberty. As one of the most recognisable structures in the world, the statue has appeared in countless movies and more often not the poor gal has been on the receiving end of a battering.
Dating way back to 1933′s disaster epic Deluge, numerous productions have taken a shot at Lady Liberty. She’s been blown up, knocked down, submerged and even thrown through the air in the name of entertainment, with the latest Godzilla trailer indicating that the statue’s cinematic exploits will once again end in tears.
Ghostbusters II made her the hero and Planet of the Apes used the iconography to deliver one of the all-time great twist endings, but this article will focus on the movies in which the Statue of Liberty had a much tougher time. »
- Scott Campbell
Feature James Clayton 14 Mar 2014 - 06:37
In The Zero Theorem, Christoph Waltz plays Qohen Leth - a hairless and reclusive computer programmer who lives in his pyjamas in a cavernous ancient cathedral in a dystopian future. This sounds a bit like a midlife crisis. In fact it is a whole life crisis and, for Qohen, that existential despair isn't just a pastime - it's his job. The main protagonists search for the meaning of life forms the narrative core of Terry Gilliam's new film.
Anyone who's ever searched for the meaning of life will be able to tell you that it's a terrible, soul-destroying business unless it's turned into a Monty Python movie. It's therefore a huge relief to know that Gilliam is handling this headspinning sci-fi feature. The quest for »
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The great thing about the internet is that everything can talk about everything, and the worst thing about the internet is that everything has become a spoiler. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that the internet turns everything into a spoiler. Maybe it’s because we all watch television and movies in our own special way now — OnDemand, at the theater, on our iPad, in season-long binges — but you get the »
- Darren Franich
Most fans and collectors of vintage action figures have a soft spot for the toys turned out by Mego Corporation in the '70s. Their 8” action figure collections included classic monsters, Marvel and DC superheroes, and TV & movie characters based on everything from The Wizard of Oz to Charlie's Angels and Planet of the Apes. While Mego rode off into toy history in the early '80s (and we let out a collective sigh of mourning), custom artisans have taken it upon themselves to resurrect that company's style, from figure designs and costumes to the vintage box art. One of the new players in the retro-figure game is Thailand-based outfit Distinctive Dummies, who create limited-edition series of 8” retro-style horror movie figures, in addition to their original 12” figure line. Distinctive's limited editions include incredible likenesses of Vincent Price's characters in The Abominable Dr. Phibes and House on Haunted Hill (including »
- Gregory Burkart
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