• Big Hero Dark Thirty

    It’s been a while since we posted one of Jeff Yorkes’ Cinemashups, and here’s one of his more unusual ones – Disney’s Big Hero Six meets Zero Dark Thirty in Big Hero Dark Thirty! Dialogue from Kathryn Bigelow’s tense hunt for Osama Bin Laden thriller plays out over incongruous action from the endearing Baymax and […]

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  • ReappreciationSociety: Buried

    Buried, a claustrophobic chest thumper from director Rodrigo Cortes, will leave you shocked and awed, both at its technical and suspensful audacity, and its ace in the hole leading (only) man performance from Ryan Reynolds. That’s right, it’s just Reynolds. In a box, underground. For ninety minutes. The ultimate survival flick. You haven’t seen this […]

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  • Predator: Goin’ Crazy, Down in Val Verde

    On location in steamy Mexico, the terrain is so uneven that cast and crew have long forgotten the last day they stood up straight while filming. Today is the day the fearsome alien creature that has been stalking and picking off Arnold Schwarzenegger’s band of alpha-male hard-asses makes its debut. Only when the suit is […]

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  • Paradise – A Prometheus / Alien: Covenant Fan Edit

    If, like many (misguided souls, in my opinion!), you were disappointed by both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, here’s a remedy that combines the best of both, while leaving out some of the silly stuff. Vimeo user Daniel aka Job Willins, who previously created a mash-up of Alien and Prometheus entitled Derelict, has worked his magic again […]

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  • Talkin’ ’bout A Revolution: Soderbergh’s The Argentine And Guerilla

    The roots of the two part film adaptation of revolutionary Che Guevara’s Cuban revolution and squalid Bolivian downfall arose from a mutual interest in the story between Benicio Del Toro and director Steven Soderbergh, debated at length during the filming of the latter’s Traffic. Del Toro was one of the film’s producers and spent several […]

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  • The Empire Strikes Back Vintage Documentary Unearthed

    It’s hard to believe that more making of footage from the Star Wars saga remains to be discovered, but fresh gold is still being dug up from the vaults. The latest is French journalist Michel Parbot’s fly on the wall footage from the sets and Norway location of The Empire Strikes Back. Previously this material was shown on […]

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  • The Great Unmade? Gary Whitta’s “Replicant”, Starring Ryan Gosling

    With the news that Ryan Gosling is to co-star in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, Gary Whitta, screenwriter of The Book Of Eli, After Earth, and the first draft screenwriter on the first of the new stand-alone Star Wars films, tweeted his own pitch from 2012 for a “Gosling-powered Blade Runner sequel.” And he kindly […]

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  • The Making of Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

    To wind up our coverage of Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom on this, the 30th anniversary of its original U.S release, here is the making of documentary from 1984 (pt.1 of 6) Enjoy, and quit monkeyin’ around!   Originally posted 2014-05-23 17:12:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  • The Great Unmade? Kerry Conran’s John Carter Of Mars

    John Carter (Of Mars) is a property, based on the century-old Edgar Rice Burroughs high fantasy/science fiction adventures, that was knocking around for some time, waiting for someone to lick it into shape. Director Andrew Stanton’s take (Wall-E, Finding Nemo) sadly failed to connect with a mass audience, and the rights have now slipped out […]

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  • Ken Loach’s Star Wars

    Here’s a funny spoof –  Greg Haiste and Marie Lawrence, together with director Nick Reed, have done a spoof version of Star Wars, in the style of social realist director Ken Loach’s grim northern schoolboy classic, Kes. Altogether now – “It’s not a Kestrel, it’s a Falcon.”   Originally posted 2015-08-27 21:26:07. Republished by Blog […]

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Exclusive: Matthew Modine On His Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app, Kubrick, Nolan, and more

  Following our news item on actor Matthew Modine’s Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad app, Mr Modine was kind enough to answer a few follow up questions for Cinetropolis on working with director Stanley Kubrick, how the app came into being, his recent experience working on The Dark Knight Rises, and more. To visit Matthew […]

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The Swimmer: Not Waving But Drowning

On a beautiful Autumn Sunday morning in upstate Connecticut, a middle-aged virile man, Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) emerges from the trees. Clad only in swimming trunks, he approaches old friends gathered around their back yard pool. Greeted warmly but with some surprise, he announces cheerily that he intends to swim home via a chain of similar pools in […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Daredevil

  What do we want? JUSTICE!! Justice for Daredevil, the unfairly maligned runt of the movie superhero litter, and subject of this month’s Guilty Pleasures. Director / Writer Mark Steven Johnson complained of having to cut his dark avenger type movie to achieve a PG-13 rating imposed by the studio (it’s a 15 in the […]

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Steadicam “Impossible Shots” Demo Video

  Via The Hollywood Reporter, here is the first public look at a demo reel entitled 30 Impossible Shots, created by the inventor of the Steadicam, Garrett Brown. Garrett, who had been making films and shorts for Sesame Street back in 1974, created the Steadycam for use then, but soon realised it had potentially wider, […]

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Thinking In Circles – Interpreting The Star Wars Saga Through Ring Composition

      Even the most casual glance at the Star Wars prequels (and indeed, even within the original trilogy) will reveal recurring motifs. But have you really noticed the true depth of synchronicity with regard to narrative structure, plot points, themes and so on, that thread throughout all six (so far) films? Mike Klimo […]

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You Only Live Splice: Dan Gale on James Bond Editor John Glen

  We love James Bond at Cinetropolis. We love people who also love James Bond. So when we came across this delightfully droll, witty and informative video blog/podcast thing on James Bond lynchpin editor turned director John Glen and his stylistic choices, we had to share it with you. Trust us, creator and scene stealer […]

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If Adventure Has A Name…

  Here’s a nice tribute to one of cinema’s greatest heroes, Indiana Jones, eminent archaeologist, academic, and adventurer by Clara Darko. Good news for Crystal Skull haters (hey, it has its moments!) – this video was edited before that film’s release, so only clips from the first three films feature. Take a look below, and […]

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Reappreciation Society: Let Me In

Any work of art should stand or fall on it’s own merits or faults, not be forever held in the shadow of its forerunner. When Charlton Heston’s Ben Hur was released in 1955, did audiences say “Yeah, but I preferred the version where they didn’t talk so much…” That said, Director and co-writer Matt Reeves […]

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The Great unmade? Star Trek Phase II

Once syndication had established there was a massive interest in Star Trek, after blinkered scheduling had driven the original run into a Network Black Hole , Gene Rodenberry was determined to resurrect his cast of future Utopian interplanetary explorers on screen, big or small. Initial scripts morphed into the curious case of the lost series, Star Trek […]

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Interstellar Soundtrack and Sound Effects Featurette

Unusually, director Christopher Nolan withheld the release of the score for Interstellar until two weeks after the release of his new film, believing the emotional impact is best married to the full, cinematic experience. And that includes the “experiential” sound mix, that has garnered such a debate about audibility and clarity of dialogue. “I’ve always […]

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