3 items from 2015
Jurassic World is shattering box office records across the globe, but what happened to the stars of the movie that kick-started it all? Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park was flawlessly cast, mixing well-known stars and fresh faces in a perfect blockbuster thrill-ride.
A one-time contender to play James Bond, Neill's early credits include espionage series Reilly: Ace of Spies, Dead Calm and The Hunt for Red October. In the years after Jurassic Park he notched up roles in Event Horizon, The Tudors and Peaky Blinders. Neill »
'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing »
- Andre Soares
Joshua Dysart has been the architect of the Harbinger corner of the Valiant relaunch, and while there is and always has been a science fiction beat to the Valiant Universe, the story of Toyo Harada, even in this issue with a robot at his side, is to me one of heroic fantasy gone awry.
I think what’s most telling is that he sells his vision of the future by placing each of his people as beneficiaries and key architects of it. That even the most powerful mind on the planet cannot mask what’s at the heart of his own flaw. Maybe his only flaw. I think a lot of people, maybe even appropriately so, assign it as God Complex. I see a circumstance that’s mired in more tragedy. It’s Hero Complex. Toyo wants to be the hero. By giving each of his team the a vantage »
- Jay Tomio
3 items from 2015
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