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Before The Lego Movie could hit theaters last Friday, some assembly was required.
Correction: A lot of assembly.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s incredibly entertaining “block”buster is a hyperkinetic Frankenfilm, cobbled together from a variety of sources both huge (the classic “hero’s journey” monomyth) and teeny (does a certain dolphin noise sound familiar?). The movie is also filled with casting in-jokes, snippets of dialogue borrowed from other movies, and callbacks to the directors’ past work. All in all, it’s enough to make your head spin, Lego minifigure-style — there’s no way for one person to catch »
- Hillary Busis
I’ve always thought of science fiction as a look at what screenwriters and novelists think the future may hold, and that seems to be a fairly accurate stance. In fact, by definition, science fiction is simply fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances or social/environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets. The great thing about these films is that they do sometimes accurately foretell the future... and now that some of the more legendary entries in the genre are reaching a certain age, a lot of the ideas they explore are actually beginning to come true. Here are eight examples of science fiction films from years past that made accurate predictions as to what the world would look like today... Star Trek's Communicators Foreshadow Modern Cell Phones We aren’t charting deep space or battling Klingons yet, but we »
- Tyler Doupe
Cinema Retro enters its tenth year of publishing with issue #28 which is now shipping worldwide.
We launch our landmark anniversary with one of our best issues ever. Here are the highlights:
Sheldon Hall presents major coverage of the 50th anniversary of the British war movie classic Zulu starring Stanley Baker, Michael Caine and Jack Hawkins...complete with rarely seen images. Dave Worrall takes you behind the scenes for the filming of the James Bond blockbuster Goldfinger at Pinewood Studios and presents some rare behind-the-scenes production shots as well as a "now-and-then" guide to specific studio locations from the film.
Ray Morton provides an exclusive interview with famed cinematographer Richard H. Kline, whose credits include Soylent Green, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Camelot, Body Heat, The Mechanic and the 1976 remake of King Kong. Brian Hannan looks at the dramatic behind-the-scenes story of BUtterfield 8, the film Elizabeth Taylor fought against doing. »
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3 items from 2014
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