7 items from 2014
Take a look at any list of movies dealing with autism — we tend to get them around this time, as yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day and April is National Autism Awareness Month — and you’ll never see Christopher Smith‘s Triangle alongside such serious titles as Rain Man, Temple Grandin and the documentary Refrigerator Mothers. Maybe it’s just not well-known enough, although the terribly under-seen Snow Cake (featuring Sigourney Weaver’s greatest performance) is on those lists, and it’s even more obscure. The problem for Triangle is likely to do with its autistic character getting so little screen time. The movie is not about autism or autistic persons on the surface, like those mentioned above. However, there is an argument for the whole thing being representative of an autistic mind. Occasionally filmmakers attempt to depict disorders narratively in the form of metaphorical plots. We’ve seen one that ended up taking place completely inside »
- Christopher Campbell
One of the most Our Kind of Shows-friendly networks, The CW, has done us a few more favors, bless ‘em. They’ve given us not only the dates for the season finales of all Our Kind of Shows that they broadcast – that’s Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Star-Crossed, and The 100 – but tacked on a new one as a bonus!
Well, it’s not a new series, but Labyrinth is a four-hour miniseries, and it stars so many familiar faces. The War Doctor! The Winter Soldier! Draco Malfoy! Defiance‘s Datak Tarr! Winter’s Tale‘s Beverly! More info about that below, along with the season finale dates and times. The SciFi Mafia Calendar (see the Calendar tab above) has also been updated.
- Erin Willard
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:54
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2010, and another 25 overlooked gems...
By 2010, Hollywood’s obsession with 3D movies was in full swing. James Cameron’s Avatar may have given audiences a taste of what the cutting edge of stereoscope could look like, but it has to be said that the movies ushered into cinemas in its wake were a decidedly mixed bunch. Toy Story 3's 3D was extraordinarily effective, yet Clash Of The Titans looked like a blurry mess. How To Train Your Dragon came to life in its flying sequences, but the less said about the horribly murky Last Airbender, the better.
Unless we’re mistaken, none of the movies on this list were shot or released in 3D, and few of them did particularly stellar business. A few got a certain amount of critical acclaim, »
Today we have the sales trailer for the upcoming "Fear Paris" anthology, which will comprised of connected horror stories about Paris. Check out the trailer below. Some of the segments will be directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins), Xavier Gens (Hitman) and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), Christian Alvart (Pandorum), Christopher Smith (Triangle, Severance), and Jorn Heitmann (Rammstein: Lichtspielhaus). The plan is to find a cast and officially begin filming this summer/fall. No word if additional directors will join the team. Trailer: »
Way back in 2010 a new horror anthology called Paris, I'll Kill You was announced. At the time it had a pretty impressive roster of directors on board: Joe Dante (Gremlins) Xavier Gens (Frontieres) Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train) Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside) Vincenzo Natali (Cube) Paco Plaza ([Rec]) Christopher Smith (Triangle) That is a mighty lineup of cool creatives from all over the globe, each with an undeniable knack for the horror genre. It's too bad, then, that this version of the movie never came to pass. Original producer Darryn Welch hasn't given up on the idea of a Paris-centric anthology, though. He's still trying to get it off the ground with a truncated set of directors and a new title: Fear Paris. Ahead of...
- Peter Hall
We reminisce below over the humble Aussie acting beginnings of other Hollywood actors and actresses - and see which soaps spawned the most successful stars:
Chris Hemsworth played Jamie Kane in Neighbours back in 2002 and was in Home and Away as Kim Hyde from 2004 to 2007. The Aussie actor has since appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor and The Avengers, and most recently played the late James Hunt in Ron Howard's Rush.
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 9 Jan 2014 - 06:25
We head back a decade to look at a few films that deserve more attention. Here’s our list of 25 underappreciated movies of 2004...
Think back to 2004, and you might dredge up hazy memories of the computer-generated fairytale sequel Shrek 2, Alfonso’s Harry Potter installment, The Prisoner Of Azkaban, or maybe Mel Gibson’s phenomenally successful Passion Of The Christ.
It’s rather less likely that you’ll remember some of the films on this list. You’re probably aware of the drill by now: we’ve gone back into our distant, beer-addled memories to find 25 of the less commonly-lauded movies from the year 2004.
Some of them did reasonably well at the time, but appear to have been forgotten since (especially the one eclipsed by its own internet meme), while others were coolly received by the public or critics (and sometimes »
7 items from 2014
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