Bond is Back. Again.

Some will see it as the best news ever, some will roll their eyes and think to themselves, ‘not another one’, while some will simply be indifferent. Whatever your reaction, next year there will be no escaping the name Bond, James Bond. Newly revived MGM, with brand new owners after their brush with bankruptcy, have announced the release date of the next 007 movie as 9th November 2012, at the end of a year which will see the evergreen British agent celebrate his 50th anniversary. Expect the working title to…

Top Ten: Father and Son Stories

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The relationship between father and son has been the basis of storytelling as long as stories have been told. Shakespeare was rather fond of this particular riff himself, and so are the movies. I’ve always had a soft spot for these tales. In fact, the best screenplay I ever wrote, which won the BAFTA New Writers Forum in 2008, was a father/son story. It was also the most fun to write. The story of a father and son can be tragic, inspiring and often hilarious. It can take in redemption,…

Cool Stuff I Want – Olly Moss Star Wars Posters

British designer Olly Moss has been designing alternative posters for classic movies for a few years now, as well as a host of other merchandise. At the end of 2010, however, he came up with these three smart posters for the original Star Wars trilogy. They sold on Mondo for $50 each on a limited run, so the chances of getting one now are extremely limited. Unless you want to remortgage your house and buy one on ebay, that is. They are deceptively simple, but demand a closer inspection. Long…

Review: Black Swan

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassell, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder Director: Darren Aronofsky Nina Sayers is a young ballet dancer with a New York troupe. Nina is totally dedicated to her craft, to the exclusion of all else. Reserved, naive and driven, Nina’s pursuit of perfection is stretched to breaking point when she wins the lead in Swan Lake. Called on to portray both the white swan, for which she is perfectly suited, and the black swan, which requires her to tap into the passions she works so hard…

The 2010 Celluloid Zombie Awards

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And you thought the award season was over. Not so. On the last day of 2010, I’ve decided to hand out a small series of prestige awards to some of the most notable people, events and movies of the industry year. Trust me, the Oscars will be cleared from the shelves to make room for these babies. Probably. Welcome to the Celluloid Zombie Awards 2010! _________________________________________ The Tina Turner Award for Sticking It To Your Ex Kathryn Bigelow After years of being ignored by Oscar, watching ex-husband James Cameron win…