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He often gets mocked for his acting talent despite being one of modern cinemas finest directors but Quentin Tarantino is set to portray iconic low-budget filmmaker Roger Corman in Joe Dante’s long in-development biopic, The Man With The Kaleidoscope Eyes. Given his much-maligned cameos in the his own pictures, this could prove a masterstroke with Corman’s notoriously cheap, and at times tacky approach to filmmaking. Some of which has given us some of cinemas biggest names and guilty pleasures!
This project almost got underway a number of years ago after Dante tapped Oscar-winner Colin Firth to play the legendary producer and director. It will centre on Corman’s time during the making of cult classic The Trip, which was one of the early films that saw Jack Nicholson recognised as a rising talent. Tarantino has always been a huge fan and heavily inspired by Corman’s exploitation work. »
- Craig Hunter
“I got the habit of drinking Lysol in Gainesville in ’49. You ever been to Florida? I never saw the beach.” Cresus (Lincoln Kilpatrick) tells this to Burke (Viggo Mortensen) in a rather sad confession of a lifer. The two are recently assigned cellmates at a newly reopened penitentiary, which looks like a set from an Aip film starring Vincent Price in the 1960’s.
The American directing debut of Renny Harlin tells the story of a prison haunted by the ghost of an executed inmate. This ghost however is as much of the psychological as it is the external; the men in this prison are haunted by their own past, present, and the horrors of the future.
Produced by Charles Band for Empire Pictures in the late 1980’s, Prison is one of the studio’s smartest films. C. Courtney Joyner contributes a surprisingly deep screenplay for a supernatural horror film. The large ensemble cast, »
- Derek Botelho
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