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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 12 Dec 2013 - 05:49
The year of Baggins, Potter and Spider-Man also had a wealth of lesser-known movies. Here’s our pick of 2002's underappreciated films...
At the top of the box office tree, 2002 was dominated by fantasy and special effects. Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers made almost a billion dollars all by itself, with Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets taking second place and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man not too far behind.
In many ways, 2002 set the tempo for the Hollywood blockbuster landscape, which has changed relatively little in the decade since. A quick look at 2013‘s top 10, for example, reveals a markedly similar mix of superhero movies, with Iron Man 3 still ruling the roost at the time of writing, followed by effects-heavy action flicks and family-friendly animated features.
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Chicago – You may be rolling your eyes. Oh, look, another critic ripping on a bad horror movie. But you may not know that not only am I a horror movie fan in general but I particularly liked the first “Silent Hill” film, to the point that I’m quoted on the DVD case for the flick. I approached the critically reviled “Silent Hill: Revelation” thinking that I might again be in the minority but would be happy to be so. I am not. This is a bad, bad, bad movie, breathtakingly incompetent in ways that can be fascinating when they’re not so straight-up stupid.
How do people as talented as Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell, Deborah Kara Unger, Martin Donovan, and Adelaide Clemens (so good in HBO’s “Parade’s End,” premiering this week) get sucked into nonsense like this? The film has a Very loose »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Billy Elliot is pirouetting his way to the small screen.
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From Nikita creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson, the project is based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring and centers on hard-working New York cabbage farmer Abraham Woodhull (Bell), who forms a group of spies with his pals in the summer of 1778. The gang winds up helping America »
- Michael Ausiello
We can’t guarantee you’ll survive a trip to Silent Hill, but you will get around much easier with this detailed map that was recently released on the official Silent Hill Facebook page. Created by Silent Hill fans Damian Christensen and Anthony Luzier, the map connects outlines all of the area seen in the past games, including new locations from Silent Hill Downpour.
While last year saw the release of multiple Silent Hill games and a new movie, there’s nothing on the horizon this year, except for the Blu-ray/DVD versions of Silent Hill: Revelation. Here is more information on the upcoming release, which is due out next week:
“Based off the popular cult favorite video game series Silent Hill, comes the action-packed horror Silent Hill: Revelation starring Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Trilogy), Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine »
- Jonathan James
4 items from 2013
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