Is it time for the lovely relaxing weekend yet? Is it hell; you know the rules, nobody gets to go home until two of Best For Film’s crankiest writers (and none of us boast what you might call a sunny disposition) have it out on a contentious topic. This week it’s dance films; where do you stand?
Beloved and timeless children’s classics, or horrific tales of murder and bloodlust not to be read to the nippers at bedtime? The Brothers Grimm fairy tales have often inspired film adaptations, but here are a few which have not yet had the cinematic spotlight trained on them – perhaps for good reason….
When Jaws exploded onto our screens in 1975, the world cowered before the most realistic special effects ever created. Cinema and CGI has certainly moved on since then, but we can’t help but notice that the life span of these new, snazzy effects is getting shorter and shorter. Did film-makers have it right to begin with?
If you love horror films and you have at least twenty-four hours to live, then there is absolutely nothing you should be doing more than reading (and subsequently adhering to) this itinerary. How else are you going to know what to watch at six thirty in the morning when you’ve just watched a zombie baby rip someone’s head open?
Hobbits, eh? You either love ’em or you want to set fire to the filthy matted hair on top of their knobbly feet – and if you don’t subscribe to either of those positions then ssh, because they’re sort of the cornerstone of this whole blog. Master debaters Tash and John are going head to head in a bit to decide whether or not the Shire should be burnt to the ground.
Come for a dip in the murky world of the ‘could have been’ and ‘if only’, as we take a look at those actors and actresses who turned down some surprising roles. Hindsight is a beautiful thing, and some of these stars must have been crying all the way to the bank after realising what they missed out on.
Whether deliciously farcical or born of plain old screenwriting sloth, the deus ex machina tends to provoke fairly spectacular reactions – after all, there’s scarcely a single worthwhile moment in cinema which doesn’t derive from GREEK MEN FLYING THROUGH THE AIR ON CRANES. We’ve scraped together the best of the worst…