Disney are undertaking a bold crusade in remaking their beloved classics. They managed to succeed with The Jungle Book by bringing the classic (but slightly dated) movie up-to-date but the CGI and spectacle of seeing the animated animals “in the flesh” … Continue reading Aladdin (2019) Review
Aladdin is Disney at the height of their creative powers and it shows. It is a film where everything that can work, does work and the studio seems to weave it’s usual magic over a classic story by becoming the definitive … Continue reading Aladdin (1992) Review
This month we review a selection of movies from Empire’s 100 Greatest Movies list. Today is Number 96: Good Will Hunting. The hook of Good Will Hunting is the type that could launch many different styles or genres of stories: … Continue reading 100 Greatest Movies Month: Good Will Hunting (1997) Review
The main role of Seymour Parish in One Hour Photo could only have been played by Robin Williams. The role was always going to be a creepy one, no matter who played him, with “Si” being too friendly, too much of … Continue reading One Hour Photo (2002) Review
There are hundreds of examples of “almost castings;” moments when the studio almost went in a completely different direction for a role and cast an actor we would not associate or even imagine in the role today. The most iconic ones … Continue reading What if?… OJ Simpson had been The Terminator (and other almost castings)
A lot of actors try their best to avid being type-cast. They go their whole careers being known for one particular type of role and then find it difficult to do anything else. Actors like Michael Cera, Vince Vaughn and Vin … Continue reading Is being type-cast a bad thing?
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you … Continue reading 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst: Against-Type casting