Monthly Archives: April 2010

Review of The Big Sleep

I’ve been going on and on about sword noir, and I’ve been referring a lot to film noir movies and sword & sorcery books. One thing I decided after re-watching the Maltese Falcon recently is that I wanted to read … Continue reading

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Going Commando!

Colour me just a bit too cynical at the moment. Just off the heady critical success of Clash of the Titans— Wait, let me try that again. I can do it with a straight face. Honest. Damn it! Anyway, creatively … Continue reading

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Directing the Boys?

More rumours being raked up by Collider, and I love them for it. The movie adaptation of one of the few on-going comics I follow—The Boys—may have a director. The one chosen seems a bit odd, as it is Adam … Continue reading

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He Can Count To Ten

Collider brings us news that perhaps Neill Blomkamp is working on a sequel to District 9. Reported tentative title? District 10! But of course. This is more rumour than news right now, but if true, it’s pretty cool. District 9 … Continue reading

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Words I Wish I Had Wrote

The first time we met I told you I was a detective . . . I work at it, lady, I don’t play at it. –Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep Yeah, I want to write dialogue like that.

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Clive Joining the Killer Elite?

It looks like the man who is not James Bond is still getting some action roles. This one, alongside Jason Statham. Variety insists that Clive Owen is joining the Killer Elite, a movie based on the novel the Feather Men, … Continue reading

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3-D Kicked My Puppy

Oh god. Please, stop the madness. So the Last Airbender (It’s Avatar: the Last Airbender, and James Cameron should have not been a dick and let them use the title) is going to be converted into 3D. Converted, as in … Continue reading

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Bryan and the Beanstalk?

Now here’s something interesting. I’ve been hearing about Bryan Singer doing a “Jack and the Beanstalk” movie for a while, but this is the first time I’ve heard what it is actually going to be about. It seems Christopher McQuarrie, … Continue reading

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A Defective Story?

And here’s the hook for your next modern action adventure. This has got it all: an exotic locale (unless you live in South Korea, though I did for 3 ½ years, and I still find it exotic), government assassins, and … Continue reading

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Waiting for Guillermo

MGM’s financial woes have not only affected the James Bond franchise, but are also messing with the Hobbit. I just want to state plainly here that if you can’t get excited about Guillermo del Toro directing a Peter Jackson production … Continue reading

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