Having covered both The Wizard of Oz and Apocalypse Now, here are two more films that were incredibly difficult to make, verging on the point of collapse throughout the course of production, but at least still went on to be box office and critical successes.→Read More
With the impending release of Point Break, the reboot of the classic action film from 1991, has sent shockwaves across the internet. The original, starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, went on to become a cult classic.
When it was announced that Point Break was getting a remake, it didn’t take long for a backlash from fans of the original, saying that a reboot is entirely unnecessary, and it could never compare to the classic original. So we decided to take a look at the best films that have attempted to capture the ‘sport of kings’, the ancient art of wave sliding.→Read More
One of the fiercest debates that rage frequently in the film industry is how Hollywood tackles source material; the book. Fans of the book are rarely pleased with how their paperback is transformed for the silver screen, but for every The Hobbit there is Lord of the Rings. But the biggest problem in attempting to translate a novel into film format is of course the length, books are designed to to engage the reader much longer than a feature film. So imagine trying to faithfully recreate an entire book into a film, which would equate to roughly 10 hours of film, which is simply not going to work.→Read More
Trailers are an integral part of the film industry, nothing gets people into seats at a movie theatre better than giving the audience a glimpse into what the film is going to involve. Whether its hilarious comedy or mind-blowing action sequences, the trailer is integral to how the film will perform at the box office.
Every announcement of a film leads to the inevitable waiting with baited breath for the trailer to drop, whether its JJ Abram’s heavily anticipated Star Wars Episode VII, or another Christopher Nolan film, the countdown to the trailer is almost as important as the film’s actual release. Movie studios want to make sure the anticipation level is sky high for when a film eventually is released, so the art of the film trailer is as important as the film itself. So why do so many trailers have to ruin the film’s plot in order to maximise ticket sales?→Read More
With the ongoing obsession with sequels and reboots that have been lining the studio’s pockets for quite some time now, through all the lazy and unnecessary sequels that have followed successful films, there are still plenty of material out there just begging to be made. The following are a list of films that really should have been made by now, but for various reasons, never saw the light of day.
Whether the script was never right, director and studio falling out, first film didn’t make enough money or just never happening, there are plenty of films that would make for interesting sequels. On top of it all, they are sequels that audiences are actually begging for, as opposed to questionable decisions that saw films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop somehow being green lit for a sequel.→Read More
With his latest film coming out, Rock the Kasbah, sees Bill Murray play the manager of rock star Zooey Deschanel as they both travel to Afghanistan for a gig. The film follows Murray as he loses his star in the middle of Afghanistan. Murray then finds another singer he sees potential in, and attempts to get her to Kabul in order to sing in a competition. In celebration of the great funny man, we take a look back at his incredible career so far, spanning five decades and over 60 feature length films, not to mention a four year run on Saturday Night Live.
William James Murray was born in Wilmette, Illinois in 1950 to Lucille Collins and Edward Joseph Murray II. Bill got his first shot at acting in a short film back in 1973 in The Hat Act, playing a bookstore owner, but it only took two years for Murray to receive his big break on comedy sketch show Saturday Night live, along with soon to be collaborator Dan Akroyd. His first major feature film was 1979’s Meatballs, where he played Tripper, a film about counsellors and campers at a summer camp. Over the next three years, Murray starred in multiple comedies, including the two cult classics Caddyshack and Stripes.→Read More