With Fire and Sword (1999) - News Poster


Can film-makers ever play it fair when it comes to depicting war?

There's always a loser when two sides go to battle, and movie dramatisations of historic events are no different

• What global box-office stories would you like to see in After Hollywood? Let us know in the comments below

Truth is famously the first casualty of war – and that goes double as soon as a film crew moves in. Turkey has discovered this with its recent bastion-storming blockbuster, Fetih 1453 (Conquest 1453). A scimitars'n'cgi blockbuster account of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in the 15th century, it is the country's most expensive film ever ($17m budget), most popular (4.6m tickets in its first 18 days) and most lucrative ($29m and counting).

But if you think the smell of unanimity is in the air, think again. Plenty of folk have queued up to question Fetih 1453's take, with its gleaming portrayal of Mehmed II, all-conquering bringer of the Ottoman empire's golden age.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

What to Buy this Week: Game releases 9th May – 15th May

Each week we bring you news on what is being released into the gaming world…. So lets get it started! Kicking off this list of games which will be released 9th May – 15th May 2011 is:

Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Video Game (Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii / DS / 3Ds): Based in the world of the globally successful film franchise, incorporating storylines, locations and characters from the first three films (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”) as well as the upcoming fourth film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will re-create the action, adventure and memorable moments of the Pirates of the Caribbean mythology in Lego form, incorporating the humor of Lego minifigures and fantastic worlds built from Lego bricks and elements for players to explore.
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

See also

Showtimes | External Sites