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[Article] – How Do We Make History Work On The Big Screen?

The film industry, operating as one inexhaustible consumer & freshener of creative ideas, has long recognised history as nothing less than a gold mine… Historical figures and events get used and reused, often in a seq...

[Article] – Modern Day Movie Trailers: 5 Pet Peeves

Have you ever found yourself enjoying a trailer, only for the bubble to be burst by a scene completely out of sync? Film trailers are an integral marketing tool for the industry. They were, at one time, as highly anticipated as...

[Article] – Taglines With Tim: The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid franchise is basically Rocky for kids, complete with montages, 80’s power ballads and against all odds, underdog comebacks. When they were good they were great, but when they were bad…they sweep the leg. Lets loo...

[Article] – Spoiling It For Ourselves…

There’s a ghastly vice that has insidiously crept into geekdom… spoilers. We geeks know better than any other fan group… just how important plot twists are. So much of geek culture is based on these twists. It’s wha...

[Article] – Cineliteracy…

There’s a scene in Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys, in which Bruce Willis’ time travelling fugitive & Madeline Stowe’s puzzled psychologist hide out in a movie theatre – showing Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Willis’ character c...

[Article] – Taglines With Tim: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been spouting catchphrases, munching pizzas and perving on yellow cat suit wearing reporters for 33 years. Each generation has had their own incarnation of the heroes in a half shell, wheth...