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The best Stephen King movie adaptations

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on October 1, 2013 by Ross McG

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The master of horror writing, Stephen King, has just released a new novel, Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining. But where does the film adaptation of The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, figure on the list of the best big screen reworkings of King’s oeuvre? Peek out from behind that cushion you’re hiding your face with to find out… Continue reading

Poetry in Motion Pictures: There Will Be Blood

Posted in Poetry in Motion Pictures with tags , , on September 26, 2013 by Ross McG

Have you ever watched one of your favourite movies and thought, ‘You know what, I’d love to see that turned into a short poem’? Er, no, didn’t think so. Well tough, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. Do you have a straw handy? Continue reading

Poetry in Motion Pictures: Heat

Posted in Poetry in Motion Pictures with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2013 by Ross McG

Have you ever watched one of your favourite movies and thought, ‘You know what, I’d love to see that turned into a short poem’? Er, no, didn’t think so. Well tough, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. Continue reading

Poetry in Motion Pictures: Die Hard

Posted in Poetry in Motion Pictures with tags , , , , on September 23, 2013 by Ross McG

Have you ever watched one of your favourite movies and thought, ‘You know what, I’d love to see that turned into a short poem’? Er, no, didn’t think so. Well tough, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. Continue reading

Star Wars characters who won’t get their own spin-off but should: Salacious B Crumb

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by Ross McG

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Disney has confirmed that the spin-offs from its planned Star Wars trilogy will be ‘origin’ stories. You know, like Batman Begins, but with lightsabers. A host of the series key characters are being lined up to get their own spin-off movie, with the likes of Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett topping the bill. But what about those unsung Star Wars heroes, the guys who appear one moment in the first six movies and are Bantha fodder the next? Continue reading

Star Wars characters who won’t get their own spin-off but should: Ponda Baba

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on September 18, 2013 by Ross McG

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Disney has confirmed that the spin-offs from its planned Star Wars trilogy will be ‘origin’ stories. You know, like Batman Begins, but with lightsabers. A host of the series key characters are being lined up to get their own spin-off movie, with the likes of Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett topping the bill. But what about those unsung Star Wars heroes, the guys who appear one moment in the first six movies and are Bantha fodder the next? Continue reading

Top 7… Actors who have shaved their heads for a role

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Ross McG

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This week sees the release of sci-fi flick Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, in which its star, Matt Damon, shaved his head to get into character. But how does his chrome dome compare to some others in the trade who got the number one razor out before him? Continue reading

Get on your bikes and ride! The best bicycle scenes in movies

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on August 12, 2013 by Ross McG

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Word is that Stephen Frears is developing a movie on the life of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, with Ben Foster being touted to take the lead role. But if the film does become a reality, will its bike riding moments match those below? No motorbikes allowed, thank you – these scenes are strictly pedal-powered. Continue reading