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Consuming Cynema PART II

The road to the remake is a winding one. There is no clear pathway toward the answer of whether they are good or bad, needed or unwanted. They exist. They will continue to be made because there is demand. My previous article opened with a quote from George Bush’s post 9-11 speech which hinted at […]

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Consuming Cynema PART I

A persistent misconception immediately after the 911 attacks in 2001 is that President George W. Bush urged Americans “to go shopping.” This was not the case. Over the years it’s been simplified into that message. In reality The President said this, “It’s to tell the traveling public: Get on board. Do your business around the […]

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‘The Curse Of Downers Grove’ Inspired By True Events

For the past eight years the town of Downers Grove has suffered a curse, every year just before graduation, one senior dies a bizarre death. Graduation is approaching and Senior Chrissie Swanson (Bella Heathcote) has the nagging feeling it’s her turn. Can Chrissie survive the curse of Downers Grove or will she suffer the same […]

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Warner Bros. Adapting ‘Dante’s Inferno’ To Film

Deadline broke the news that Warner Bros. has accepted a pitch from Dwain Worrell, writer of the film ‘Walking the Dead’, to make an adaption of  Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic poem ‘The Divine Comedy’ and will begin with the first of the three books that make the poem, ‘Dante’s Inferno’. The original poem, set […]

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Big Apes, Big Cynema

“When Jaws die, nobody cry . When my Kong die, everybody cry.” – Dino DeLaurentiis, producer Younger viewers have almost no idea who legendary producer Dino DeLaurentiis was. Some saw him as the Italian forerunner of Michael Bay; creator of expensive, big budget, soulless films followed by similar producers like Alexander and Ilya Salkind, Peter […]

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Cynema: Godzilla vs. Gino

“We spared no expense.” – Sir Richard Attenborough, Jurassic Park Rumors circulated Hollywood since the early 1990’s of an American Godzilla movie. Writers and directors left the project and by 1996, Toho and Sony/Tri Star came to terms and the producing team of Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich were anointed to bring a full fledged […]

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Cynema: Fright Night or…Why Remake When You Can Retitle?

  Posterwork for the original 1985 “Fright Night” Remaking a film falls under the old adage: “Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.” Netflix reviews or more accurately, article comments are dotted with such phrases like: “the film is old” or  “it’s dated.” Better yet, “it’s foreign.” All three signify a concern […]

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‘The Mummy’ Is Coming Back To Life In A New Universal Adaption

We reported last year that Universal will be remaking all of their classic monster movies. Plans are already in place for a ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon‘ remake, but also an adaption of ‘The Mummy’. ‘The Mummy’ is set to be released on March 23, 2017 and will be direct by Alex Kurtzman, with the screen […]

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NOT A REBOOT. NOT A REMAKE. IT’S A REPACKAGING

Dinosaurs clobbered the combined super hero talents of The Avengers. They also handed Schwarzenegger his T-800 ass. Interestingly all three films are bred from the same cynical experiment that might have started in JJ Abrams’s lab…repackaging. Cynema has evolved or been upgraded much like Arnie’s T800 at the end of the latest Terminator franchise. My […]

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