There are rumblings in the Star Wars universe, or, if you will, a disturbance in the Force. Word has broken that Academy Award winning director Taika Waititi is to co-write and direct a Star Wars film. As with all news related to the franchise, obsessed fans are still trying to decide if they should be outraged or not. No doubt, an influencer will let them know soon enough. But meanwhile, maybe you can make your own prediction on what the fandom reaction will be at an online betting NZ site. [Read more…]
The 92nd Oscars, or Academy Awards of MeritTM as they are officially known, will be held on Sunday the 9th of February, and will be televised to over 225 countries and territories around the globe. Needless to say, whatever part of the filmmaking world an artist is from, whether special effects, costumes or acting, winning this gold statuette is the ultimate dream. The feeling of elation is as big as what you get when winning a jackpot at your favourite online casino! [Read more…]
November 2019 sees the release of Terminator: Dark Fate, the latest in a long line of sequels that have not come close to the original two helmed by the great James Cameron. And why would this latest instalment come close? Cameron’s original films – The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) – closed the chapter on the franchise. Cameron told his story, ended it and had no intention of continuing. Dark Fate, like a man spending his last dollar in a gaming lounge casino, is hoping to change all this. [Read more…]
The original Blade Runner film starring Harrison Ford was released in 1982. Contrary to popular belief, it was not a success, and did not receive universal praise from critics. At the time, Sheila Benson of the Los Angeles Times referred to the film as Blade Crawler, due to the film’s lethargic, tedious pace. The film likewise performed poorly at the box office, initially being seen as a commercial failure.
Anyone having watched the film will know that Sheila was not being unfair. Blade Runner, although an extraordinary visual feast for the eyes, is certainly slow paced. Scenery shots, visually appealing as they are, drag on for seconds longer than is needed, and director Ridley Scott seemed happy with having narrative events unfold between the extended scenery shots. Almost as if the actual story were an inconvenience he was forced to include. [Read more…]
Vegas, with its neon haze and endless tales of lost hope and fortune, has provided inspiration for many great films.
Let’s explore the top 10 Vegas inspired movies of all time [Read more…]