• Star Wars The Force Awakens VFX Reels

    Via The Art Of VFX, here is a great effects reel showcasing ILM’s VFX work on Star Wars The Force Awakens. Did you know that out of 2,500 shots in the film, the majority of those had some amount of digital effects? Studio Daily has an interesting interview with the effects Supervisor Roger Guyett. In […]

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  • Breaking The Fourth Wall: A Movie Supercut

    Breaking the fourth wall, the practice of a character in a film addressing the viewer directly, by word or glance, can be a tricky move to pull off successfully. Via Press play, here is a supercut of some of the best, 54 films in total. One it doesn’t include sadly, is a subtle one from Apocalypse […]

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  • Empire Of Dreams: Star Wars Documentary

    Some kind soul has posted the George Lucas approved doc Empire of Dreams from the DVD release of the original Special Edition Star Wars Trilogy online, so we thought we’d share it with you here. The documentary covers his early career and follows him through the difficult making of the original Star Wars trilogy. It […]

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  • Scene is Believing: Superman 2

    Very occasionally in cinema there are movie moments that make you want to leap from your seat and high five with God. Obviously these moments are few and far between, but one such moment is surely up there with the best of them. The climax of Superman II. Superman II was a troubled shoot, with […]

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  • Unsung Heroes: The men Beneath The Alien Costume

    Two images defined both the biomechanical and graceful look of the final stage in the life cycle of Ridley Scott’s Alien – HR Giger’s 1976 painting Necronom IV,and Leni Riefenstahl’s photograph of a two metre tall, rail thin, Nubian warrior. To achieve the look he wanted, Ridley reluctantly accepted he needed a man in a […]

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  • Me And Me Dad: Screening and Interview with John and Katrine Boorman

      Last night I attended a screening of the documentary Me And Me Dad at Queens Film Theatre, Belfast, followed by a question and answer session with the director, Katrine Boorman, and her subject, father and director John Boorman. SYNOPSIS: The film is an intimate portrait about the iconic, award winning filmmaker John Boorman, director […]

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  • Sir Alec Guinness and Michael Parkinson Discuss Star Wars in 1977

    Below we have Sir Alec Guinness’s first UK television interview to publicise Star Wars in 1977 with the then king of chat shows, Michael Parkinson. He is effusive and full of praise for the film and its creator George Lucas, deeming it to be have “a marvellous, healthy innocence”. Of course in his diaries Guinness […]

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  • All On Accounta Paddlin’ A River: John Boorman’s Deliverance

    It’s the early 1970’s: two first time novelists works will be translated into unforgettable films of primal terror. While Peter Benchley’s Jaws under Steven Spielberg’s eye lead to the birth of summer blockbusters, James Dickey’s Deliverance, directed by  John Boorman, birthed a slew of darker crazy hillbilly / isolated weirdo horrors. Southern Comfort is considered an unofficial […]

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  • Scene Is Believing: Daredevil Corridor Fight

    The corridor fight from Netflix’s Daredevil episode “Cut Man” is an early, confident contender for one of the best scenes of the year on any screen, big or small. And yes, it is one take – they had to film it 7 to 8 times to get the fluid, bruising, exhausting tussle you see in […]

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  • Star Wars The Force Awakens: The Score

    Now that  Star Wars The Force Awakens is on general release, Disney and LucasFilm have released John Williams’ sublime score, avoiding spoilers by not releasing it earlier. The soundtrack is one hour and 17 minutes, and includes  music for the alien menagerie of Maz Kanata’s hideaway, written by Broadway composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, in collaboration with director […]

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Star Wars The Force Awakens VFX Reels

Via The Art Of VFX, here is a great effects reel showcasing ILM’s VFX work on Star Wars The Force Awakens. Did you know that out of 2,500 shots in the film, the majority of those had some amount of digital effects? Studio Daily has an interesting interview with the effects Supervisor Roger Guyett. In […]

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Breaking The Fourth Wall: A Movie Supercut

Breaking the fourth wall, the practice of a character in a film addressing the viewer directly, by word or glance, can be a tricky move to pull off successfully. Via Press play, here is a supercut of some of the best, 54 films in total. One it doesn’t include sadly, is a subtle one from Apocalypse […]

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Empire Of Dreams: Star Wars Documentary

Some kind soul has posted the George Lucas approved doc Empire of Dreams from the DVD release of the original Special Edition Star Wars Trilogy online, so we thought we’d share it with you here. The documentary covers his early career and follows him through the difficult making of the original Star Wars trilogy. It […]

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Scene is Believing: Superman 2

Very occasionally in cinema there are movie moments that make you want to leap from your seat and high five with God. Obviously these moments are few and far between, but one such moment is surely up there with the best of them. The climax of Superman II. Superman II was a troubled shoot, with […]

alien bolaji bodero

Unsung Heroes: The men Beneath The Alien Costume

Two images defined both the biomechanical and graceful look of the final stage in the life cycle of Ridley Scott’s Alien – HR Giger’s 1976 painting Necronom IV,and Leni Riefenstahl’s photograph of a two metre tall, rail thin, Nubian warrior. To achieve the look he wanted, Ridley reluctantly accepted he needed a man in a […]

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Me And Me Dad: Screening and Interview with John and Katrine Boorman

  Last night I attended a screening of the documentary Me And Me Dad at Queens Film Theatre, Belfast, followed by a question and answer session with the director, Katrine Boorman, and her subject, father and director John Boorman. SYNOPSIS: The film is an intimate portrait about the iconic, award winning filmmaker John Boorman, director […]

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Sir Alec Guinness and Michael Parkinson Discuss Star Wars in 1977

Below we have Sir Alec Guinness’s first UK television interview to publicise Star Wars in 1977 with the then king of chat shows, Michael Parkinson. He is effusive and full of praise for the film and its creator George Lucas, deeming it to be have “a marvellous, healthy innocence”. Of course in his diaries Guinness […]

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All On Accounta Paddlin’ A River: John Boorman’s Deliverance

It’s the early 1970’s: two first time novelists works will be translated into unforgettable films of primal terror. While Peter Benchley’s Jaws under Steven Spielberg’s eye lead to the birth of summer blockbusters, James Dickey’s Deliverance, directed by  John Boorman, birthed a slew of darker crazy hillbilly / isolated weirdo horrors. Southern Comfort is considered an unofficial […]

daredevil corridor fight

Scene Is Believing: Daredevil Corridor Fight

The corridor fight from Netflix’s Daredevil episode “Cut Man” is an early, confident contender for one of the best scenes of the year on any screen, big or small. And yes, it is one take – they had to film it 7 to 8 times to get the fluid, bruising, exhausting tussle you see in […]

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Star Wars The Force Awakens: The Score

Now that  Star Wars The Force Awakens is on general release, Disney and LucasFilm have released John Williams’ sublime score, avoiding spoilers by not releasing it earlier. The soundtrack is one hour and 17 minutes, and includes  music for the alien menagerie of Maz Kanata’s hideaway, written by Broadway composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, in collaboration with director […]

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