The real hero of the Back to the Future films? The DeLorean of course

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Because I love my Back to the Future theories and ideas. US entertainment and culture magazine UPROXX contends that the DeLorean, the time machine itself, is the main hero of the trilogy.

This is mainly on account of the occasions it breaks down, or more to point, the times it “chooses” to not work, or even go to unplanned destinations.

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The Last Jedi, the first teaser/trailer

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

And over the Easter long weekend, a trailer/teaser for the eighth installment of Star Wars, The Last Jedi, was released.

The clip has been pulled to bits, so if possible spoilers don’t concern you, have a read of Gizmodo’s interpretation of what we see.

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Before 8, a look at the past Fast & Furious films

Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

The Fate of the Furious, or Fast & Furious 8, opens in Australian cinemas today. It took me a while to get into the franchise, fast car films aren’t usually my thing, but it has an appeal. Maybe the same sort of appeal that the James Bond films used to have.

To mark this day then, a retrospective, or review, of the Fast & Furious movies to date, put together by the people at Burger Fiction.

And on that note, I’m outta here for the next few days, being (almost) the long Easter weekend. Back next week.

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A Ghost Story, a film by David Lowery, with Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck

Thursday, 30 March, 2017

A woman who leaves notes, in concealed places, when she moves out of a house she has been living in. A mysterious figure, robed in sheets, the archetypal representation of a ghost, who makes regular appearances.

US director David Lowery blends some intriguing elements in his new feature, A Ghost Story, starring Rooney Mara, and Casey Affleck. See the trailer here.

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Are these the most beautiful black and white shots in movie history?

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

The Solomon Society, who I can’t locate much information about, but I’m guessing they’re fans of film, have put together a collection what they believe to be the most beautiful black and white shots in movie history.

That’s sure a big call, so take a look at their selections, and see if you agree.

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Star Wars films Rogue One, and A New Hope, as one film, by Barre Fong

Friday, 24 March, 2017

Spoilers follow, don’t say you weren’t warned.

This had to happen sooner or later. The ending frames of the Star Wars “spin-off” movie Rogue One, have been cut together with the opening scenes of the Original Trilogy title, A New Hope.

Now we can actually see how both films connect to each other, even though we already knew.

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Tripp Derrick Barnes, New York City based artist, PopNeoism co-pioneer

Friday, 17 March, 2017

Artwork by Tripp Derrick Barnes

Tripp Derrick Barnes is a New York City based artist, and purveyor of works, that could only be described as trippy. But take a look at the way he works. I’m thinking Jackson Pollock at times. Regardless, it still looks fun.

He has worked in advertising, on films, including “The Dark Knight” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, and has painted portraits of actors and celebrities, Matthew Mcconaughey and Susan Sarandon, among others.

Collaborating with Steven Swancoat, a doctor and artist, Barnes has also pioneered an artform called PopNeoism, that connects contemporary icons with abstract expressionism.

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The Other Side of the Wind, by Orson Welles, coming to cinemas soon?

Thursday, 16 March, 2017

Only the other week, I was wondering how many unfinished film projects by well known directors might be lying forgotten somewhere, when word that a new Orson Welles movie might be on the way.

The Other Side of the Wind, a film that Welles, who died in 1985, started work on during the 1970s, isn’t exactly new, nor forgotten, though. Frank Marshall, who was the film’s line producer, has been working ever since to bring the title to completion. Now Netflix has come to the party, meaning the film may yet grace cinema screens.

After decades-long efforts to complete “The Other Side of the Wind” went nowhere – rights holders favored different approaches, to put it mildly – there was a breakthrough in 2014. A producing team that included Mr. Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza and Peter Bogdanovich, who acted in “The Other Side of the Wind,” secured the rights to 1,083 reels of footage stored in a warehouse outside Paris.

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Personal Shopper, a film by Olivier Assayas, with Kristen Stewart

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

Personal Shopper, starring Kristen Stewart, is a mystery thriller with a supernatural twist. Could it really be her deceased twin brother who is sending her strange text messages?

Directed by Olivier Assayas, who was behind Clouds of Sils Maria, also featuring Stewart, and playing a similar sort of role, as a personal assistant, this story has piqued my curiosity.

Here’s the trailer. Can’t see a theatrical release date for Australia yet, but will let you know if I do.

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A Cure for Wellness, a trailer for Gore Verbinski’s new movie

Monday, 13 March, 2017

An idyllically located Swiss wellness centre, that claims to cure all manner of ailments, isn’t – surprise, surprise – quite what it appears to be.

Such is the premise of A Cure for Wellness, the latest feature of US director Gore Verbinski. The clinic sounds a little like a certain hotel in California, to me.

Check out the trailer here.

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