More of the same from The King of the Monsters.
The stylish opening credit sequence sets the scene: sepia sketches of mythic Japanese monsters give way to grainy 8mm film of nuclear explosions, along with old newspaper clippings and heavily redacted military documents, with the slightest tease...
Story dwarfed by commercial imperatives in first of Tolkein trilogy
First, let’s acknowledge—shall we?—that despite the level of craft and application on display, and notwithstanding the fact that it will soon occupy every cinema from here to the outer suburbs of Ulan Bator, this is in fact less a movie than a...
Remake apes original's ambition.
Till now the Internet has been full of doubt and scepticism about Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a 'reboot’ of the famous Planet of the Apes franchise. Suspicions were raised early since the title makes little or no literal sense. (As the...
A serial killer farce that’s deadly dull.
When he was promoting the launch of Burke and Hare in the UK, Simon Pegg said he’d read the script before director John Landis came aboard and he jumped at the chance to play William Burke when Landis offered him the role as they had a convivial...