Helen Cox edits New Empress Magazine, and she’s got something to say.
Don’t know if you’d heard, but last week Ridley Scott released his first sci-fi film since the 1982 genre breakthrough: Blade Runner. You may also have heard that a lot of people came out after seeing this film feeling disappointed, disgruntled and confused. The probable problem? They believed the hype.
Juan of the Dead only got a short time in the multiplexes, as well as a hard ride from many critics – but it's a thoroughly enjoyable comic romp that takes the zombie movie back to its satirical roots.
An all new TV spot, plus news on the final running time and some cool fan-made posters. Right here, right now.
Marvel Studios, not content with the massive success of The Avengers, is all set to begin the hype-train for their next big offering; Iron Man 3. To announce the start of production on the Shane Black-directed sequel, Marvel have released the first official image which takes us behind the scenes on the set of Tony Stark's Iron-gallery.
Fritz Lang, perhaps best known for his revolutionary works such as 1927's Metropolis, is one of the key figures in German cinema. Lang's 1931 crime drama M was, in many ways, a precursor to Hollywood's post-war Film Noir movement as one of the first movies to marry a crime story to the visual aesthetic of German Expressionism, where its use of shadow and intense emotional expression would eventually become synonymous with Noir.
Nicholas Barclay was 13 years old when he disappeared on the 13th of June, 1994. Three years of agony and confusion pass the Barclay family by, until 1997, when the Barclays were told Nicholas had been found. In Spain.
Reunited with Nicholas, the family are initially relieved but they soon notice the cracks in this happy ending. Nicholas' eyes were now a different colour and he spoke with a clear French accent. It becomes clear that the person living under their roof is not all he seemed.
Earlier this year we saw the release of Mirror Mirror, Tarsem Singh's stylised revisionist takes on the Snow White fairy tale. Now we see the release of Snow White and The Huntsman, which presents the same classic fairy tale filtered through a dark epic.
While Mirror Mirror was a cinematic pantomime with some knowing contemporary wit, it held true to the heart of the story, but Huntsman seems to drown out the story with a lot of re-heated Lord of the Rings.