Rob Keeling is a freelance writer and film fanatic in Manchester. He completed his Masters degree in Screen Studies at the University of Manchester and since then has rambled continuously at anyone who will listen on all things cinematic. Loves Casablanca, Goodfellas, This is Spinal Tap and High Fidelity and something cool, foreign and arty that he can't place right now.
Among the many exciting looking movies announced for 2013’s Sundance Film Festival one which really caught the eye was the new film from Shane Carruth, the writer/director behind time travel mind-bender Primer.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has found its Harry Osborne in the shape of Dane DeHaan, star of the Superhero movie with a difference, Chronicle.
Oliver Stone has always maintained how proud he is of his much maligned historical epic, Alexander. The version that reached cinema screens was never quite to his liking and after it’s initial DVD release, there soon followed a shortened and tightened-up director's cut. Two years after that, however, Stone went back to the editing room again and released an all-singing-all-dancing mammoth Final Cut on DVD, which came in at a arse-numbing 3.5 hours long. The Final Cut in particular was far more warmly received but, even still, was hardly embraced by film lovers and critics alike.
Well, not one to be perturbed, Oliver Stone announced this week that he was considering a fourth and possibly final swing at completing his masterpiece...
The first few images of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in upcoming drama Saving Mr. Banks have found their way online. Sporting Walt’s trademark moustache in all its glory.