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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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Unsung Heroes: Pat Roach

The term “gentle giant” is often a cliche only because it is true. And it very much applied to 6ft 5in Pat “Bomber” Roach: Birmingham born gentleman of the wrestling ring, writer, and also actor / stunt performer, who played many heavies in genre films. This in contrast to his  cornerstone role as the sensible […]

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Star Wars Original Trilogy: 20 Classic Moments

  May the fourth be with you! It’s that time of year when Star Wars fans celebrate all things Star Wars related. To mark the date, we at Cinetropolis want to share 20 classic moments across the original trilogy: Star Wars Ep.IV: A New Hope (ANH), The Empire Strikes Back (ESB), and Return Of The Jedi (ROTJ). Not […]

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What is Elstree 1976?

  If you are even remotely interested in Star Wars and engage on Twitter, you’ll have been intrigued by a cryptic new Twitter account, @Elstree 1976, and its countdown to May 7. Now, the mystery can be revealed. Elstree 1976 is a new documentary by Jon Spira, a documentary “about ten very different lives connected […]

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Scene Is Believing: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

The Mine chase – Please keep your hands in the car at all times I’m not one for bemoaning the advance of CG effects over practical models and glass matte shots: if an effect is done well, that’s all I care about. However (!) there is something thrilling about the ingenuity behind old school methods; […]

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“This IS the STAR WARS film you are looking for” – THE FORCE AWAKENS Guest Review

James Bond memoir author Mark O’Connell (Catching Bullets) has once again graciously agreed to us posting another of his excellent reviews, this time for the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens (see also his Star Wars appreciation looking back on his childhood Force frenzy in Out magazine, The Force Is Fabulous With This One). […]

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The Making Of Raiders of The Lost Ark: 1981 PBS Special

Our friend Jamie Benning has already culled footage from this 1981 PBS TV special on the making of Raiders Of The Lost Ark for his excellent  Filmumentary , but here is a chance to watch the entire vintage show, courtesy of LoSceicco1976 . Among the gems in here you’ll see Paul Freeman as Belloq undergo a full head […]

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Review: Star Wars The Force Awakens

“There were stories about what happened,” Rey (Daisy Ridley) says wide-eyed to Han Solo (Harrison Ford), now himself so much legend and myth in a galaxy far, far away. The force of story-telling, on the surface derivative of all the Original Trilogy, is nevertheless strong with Star Wars The Force Awakens. Sometimes, to quote James […]

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Slaves To The Empire – Vintage Rolling Stone piece with The Empire Strikes Back Cast

There’s a great new piece in the latest issue of Rolling Stone with all the major players, new and old, behind Star Wars The Force Awakens – J J Abrams, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Daisy Ridley. You can read it here but I thought it would be fun to […]

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Tribute To Stunt Legend Terry Leonard

“You’d better damn sure pay attention to what you’re doing, because it’s going to catch up on you sooner or later.” – Terry Leonard Below is a tribute to legendary stunt man and stunt coordinator Terry Leonard, from the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. It played at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood before a screening […]

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