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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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‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ The Movie

  Warner Bros. has given the go ahead for a movie based on the creepy video game ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’. The game, which has three sequels, takes place at Chuck-E-Cheese type restaurant. After the restaurant closes at night, animatronic characters spring to life in a murderous rage. Players, who are locked inside, must find […]

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Adaption Of King’s ‘The Ten O’Clock People’ Gets New Name

Tom Holland, writer/director of ‘Fright Night’ and ‘Child’s Play’, has been working on the movie adaption of Stephen King’s short story ‘The Ten O’Clock People’ (‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes’) for a while now. Holland recently confirmed to the Stephen King fan site Lilja’s Library, that the film is still in production and has gone through a […]

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