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News: Christopher McQuarrie Returns To Director’s Chair For Jack Reacher

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

You may not know Christopher McQuarrie is but, if you love your films, I guarantee you’ve seen at least one thing he’s be involved with. Most famously he wrote the brilliant The Usual Suspects. Yep, that big twist we all love so much was down to him. He’s also been in the director’s chair. Once. He wrote and took the reins of The Way Of The Gun in 2000Featuring a cast of nasty, despicable, and truly unlikeable characters, it was vastly underrated and deserved a bigger audience. I really should cover it for Cult Film Corner. Anyway, he’s back behind the camera again for Jack Reacher. Continue reading

Weekly Ricochet: The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy, Only God Forgives, Moonrise Kingdom, The Amazing Spider-Man…

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer, Weekly Ricochet with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

We start off this week’s Ricochet by taking a look at some pics of the wonderfully named Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Maria Hill. Marvel.com released these shots into the wild not long after The Avengers trailer hit computer screens the world over and got itself download over THIRTEEN MILLION TIMES. Continue reading

Review: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Posted in Movie Review, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Okay, I’m gonna come right out and say it – I don’t have a lot of love for the Mission Impossible series. If it’s action-packed espionage spy thrillery stuff I want, then I’ll watch the Bourne trilogy. I don’t think I’ve seen the first M.I. film since I rented it on VIDEO. Mission Impossible 2 soiled my eyes and mind with its awfulness. Heck, I haven’t even bothered catching up with Mission Impossible 3. So, why the heck am I reviewing Ghost Protocol? Because I love you, that’s why. Continue reading

News: Lengthy The Dark Knight Rises Prologue To Be Shown Before Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

A weird one this, but one for which we can all be thankful. Paramount’s Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol will come with a six minute preview/prologue of Warner Bros. The Dark Knight Rises on all IMAX prints. So, you know, if you were intending on seeing Ghost Protocol you’ve got a pretty good excuse to spend that extra penny seeing the IMAX version…

So, why would Paramount and Warner Bros. do this? Continue reading

News: Top Gun Getting A 3D Makeover?

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

Whether you like it or not, 3D is in at the moment. Studios love it because they can charge more for a ticket and it helps cut down on piracy. People love it because… well, when it works it looks quite good. But taking old films and 3D-afying them? Hm, I’m not sure. I can accept Star Wars. Just. We all know Lucas is a tinkerer and an early adopter of any new technology, so it’s almost inevitable. But Top Gun?

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