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For a heavyweight actor Morgan Freeman has certainly thrown his weight behind some (shall we say) diverse projects, proving himself as unafraid of a big paycheque as he is a meaty part. For every Shawshank Redemption there’s a Hard Rain. But his next film could straddle the two stools with a confirmed involvement in Ted 2.
Writer/director Seth MacFarlane is further tottering the tower of the scatologically-inclined bear sequel by reportedly casting Freeman as “an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues”. So it looks like the Oscar winner will be satirizing his ‘worthy’ status as well as poking a couple of hornets’ nests with an especially pointy stick.
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- Steve Palace
To celebrate the release of Into the Storm, hitting UK cinemas on the 20th August, we have put together our favourite extreme weather films.
This film reminds us that all extreme weather is 100 times worse when experienced at sea. The Perfect Storm is about the crew of the Andrea Gail, a small sword boat that fishes for swordfish. The crew decide to ignore weather warnings and risk one last fishing expedition, after a poor season of catch. Little do the crew know, they are heading into the perfect storm, one they are unlikely to survive. Watching this film will show you how far visual effects have come since it was released in 2000. However, as it stars George Clooney, we can forget the visual effects in favour of watching his face.
The Day after Tomorrow is one big lesson about global warming and a »
- Phil Wheat
“I was born in 1974 so I was able to be influenced by the birth of the blockbuster, and then the birth of renting movies,” states Shane Weisfeld who watched the classics of the 1970s on VHS tapes. “I first saw The Exorcist  when I was in Grade 10 and that had a strong, lasting impression on me, and to this day remains my favourite film. In my last year of high school I did a project on The Karate Kid , where I first learned about the script-to-screen process and the collaboration involved in making a film. The screenwriter of The Karate Kid [Robert Mark Kamen] went on to write films like Lethal Weapon 3 , The Transporter , Taken  and Colombiana ; he is a great writer, and longevity is a precious thing in this crazy business, as »
- Trevor Hogg
3 items from 2014
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