The LEGO Movie was, perhaps, a movie success story that surprised us all. Let’s face it, any full-length feature film made entirely from LEGO was always going to be worth a look, but The LEGO Movie was not only brilliantly animated but also thoroughly enjoyable, delivering catchy songs, one liners, and of course, some great characters. Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, was undoubtedly one of them. Egotistical, self-centred, Читать далее
As stated above, director Gareth Edwards used this revolutionary CGI for Rogue One, most notably for the scenes involving Grand Moff Tarkin (played by the late Peter Cushing in A New Hope). Some viewers felt that the recreation of Cushing’s likeness was very well done, while others were a little distracted and thought it raised fascinating ethical questions for the film industry to consider. It will be interesting to see how the Читать далее
Odd bits of cinema history have a tendency to turn up in the strangest places. For whatever reason, certain movie props are thought to be worthless by the studio once production on the film has wrapped, leaving the original pieces to be remanded to the trash heap of history – or as is so often the case, an actual trash heap. Some props see their value raised in hindsight, largely due to a film becoming a much Читать далее
When James Cameron stepped into the director’s chair for the 1986 follow-up to Ridley Scott’s chest-bursting franchise starter Alien, he brought along some distinct changes. Among them was the clever pluralizing of the original film’s title – denoting both its status as a sequel, as well as the inclusion of more than one of the terrifying xenomorphs that wreaked havoc aboard the Nostromo – and the tagline “This time it’s Читать далее
In October, the United Nations appointed Wonder Woman as an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The move, which hit amidst the DC Comic character’s 75th anniversary celebration, was made to help raise awareness for Sustainable Development Goal 5, a campaign designed to “achieve gender quality and empower all women and girls,” according to the UN’s website.
It seemed a fitting choice, given the feminist Читать далее
This week has been a big one for Star Wars fans, as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story finally hit theaters. Now that the film is out, fans can begin analyzing it for even more Easter eggs and reference to other Star Wars films and beyond. That’s going to require a lot of dedication on behalf of the audience, but it may well result in an all-new appreciation for the movie and what it brings to the ever-expanding Star Wars mythos. Читать далее