Top Ten: Father and Son Stories

Big-Fish

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,…

The 2010 Celluloid Zombie Awards

Hit-Girl

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…

Celluloid Zombie’s Ten Best Movies of 2010

Scott-Pilgrim-poster

I’m making a list and checking it twice. Yep, it’s that time again, when you can look back on another year of celluloid output and try and decide which movies were your favourites. Pointless, perhaps, because to truly compile an accurate Top Ten you’d have to have seen every movie made this year. Which I obviously didn’t. I need to sleep and leave the flat from time to time, after all. So, to give this post an accurate title, here are my Top Ten Movies of 2010 that I’ve Actually…

Cinema’s Most Disastrous Santas

Trading-Places

What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? For kids the world over this chubby, jovial character personifies everything that children hold dear about the festive season. Namely, getting sacks full of expensive presents and eating until you pass out. Whether Saint Nicholas actually exists or not is a moot point, because anyone can don the famous red outfit and play the part. However, not everyone can play the part convincingly. Some are unpleasant, some misguided, and some just plain rubbish. Here are five examples of what happens when the wrong…

Top Ten: Movie Characters With Fur

Sully

So, here’s the story. While we were chatting about possible blog ideas, my friend and fellow blogger Margaret Reyes Dempsey over at Conjuring My Musechallenged me to compile a list of Top Ten: Movie Characters With Fur. After we’d finished laughing our asses off I gave it another thought and decided to accept the challenge. Why not? After all, who doesn’t appreciate a bit of fur now and then? As the English weather becomes more and more frosty, I’m starting to wish I had some fur myself. Does that make…