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Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26
There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.
In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »
Everybody knows Carrie Fisher. After exploding onto our screens as Princess Leia, she has slowly but surely become an institution, popping up in various mainstream shows and films taking on every role with panache. She may always be known best for the original Star Wars franchise, but that hasn’t stopped her from delighting us in the most unexpected places. Fisher obviously has a brilliant sense of humour and brings that to many of her roles, as well as being involved in several self-referential projects such as Fanboys (a film about stealing the new Star Wars film) and Scream 3 (where she plays an actress often mistaken for Carrie Fisher) – but more on these later.
Aside from indulging the Star Wars fan in us all (or most of us, at least), Fisher also regularly proves her worth as a dependable actress who’s here to stay. She flits between TV and film with ease, »
- Hannah Spencer
The flavor of bile is unmistakable. There just isn’t anything that tastes quite like it. And you know it when it comes on: The belly rumbles, the esophagus lurches within, and you battle back the slimy liquid that threatens to spew forth from your lips.
It’s a nasty experience. We all hate that sensation so we’re taking measures at Dread Central to help prevent such a situation from occurring.
See, there are horror sequels out there that are so horrifically bad they somehow trigger something in our internal systems... and the belly begins to rumble. We wish you no stomach troubles here, and we certainly wish the taste of bile on no man or woman. So we’re going to provide you with a list of sequels to avoid at all costs because if you check these out, you’ll be searching for the toothbrush in no time! »
- Matt Molgaard
3 items from 2014
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