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That Silent Hill sequel gets a plot…

That Silent Hill sequel gets a plot…

In the pantheon of video game adaptations, 2006’s Silent Hill is easily one of the more reputable. Creepy, well-shot but not necessarily memorable, the film bypassed lukewarm reviews to make almost $100 million in the States. Given such numbers, it’s surprising how long it has taken for Silent Hill: Revelation to rear its Pyramid Head. The plot sounds derivative enough:  “For […]

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It’s a Wilde, Wilde west in the 2nd Cowboys & Aliens trailer

It’s a Wilde, Wilde west in the 2nd Cowboys & Aliens trailer

In a summer season that is overburdened with reboots, remakes and sequels, Cowboys & Aliens is starting to look like a bastion of originality. Director Jon Favreau, relinquished from the Iron Man series, seems to possess the right tone for this genre mishmash. With Spielberg listed as an exec-producer and a cast headed by Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, there’s […]

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There and back again…

There and back again…

This day was inevitable: The Hobbit has finally entered production. What was beginning to seem like a pipe-dream following MGM’s financial woes and Guillermo del Toro’s unfortunate exit, is now a living, breathing reality. Peter Jackson has returned to Middle-earth, taking to the web to provide us with a behind-the-scenes blog. For fans of the trilogy there’s a few pangs of nostalgia as Jackson […]

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The apes rise (and tackle helicopters) in the first trailer!

The apes rise (and tackle helicopters) in the first trailer!

It’s difficult to say who the target audience is for Fox’s latest franchise reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Is it a prequel to the ageing series which started in 1968, or an off-shoot of Tim Burton’s hilarious and misjudged remake? The debut trailer fails to provide an answer, although why the film exists at all is perhaps […]

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