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June 2008

Here’s The Thing…

It says a lot about Hollywood that the alien American audiences preferred in the summer of 1982 was so innocuous and sentimental you almost expected it to pull off a mask to reveal that it was, in fact, Mickey Mouse.


Monsters, Myths, and Magic: Stan Winston (1946 - 2008)

In an arena where many do their job without much exposure to the limelight, Stan Winston was a God. It’s a term tossed around


Movie News Tuesday: 17 June 2008

‘Death Race’ Remake Gets a Trailer Ever since it was announced, fans have been anxiously awaiting any word on what noted genre journeyman (read ‘hack’)


Dear Marvel Comics

Dear Marvel Comics: Get ready. If rumors are true, and you are indeed lowballing Jon Favreau out of participation in Iron Man 2 (a story now


Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

There is a fine line between realism and the ridiculous. Put another way, when dealing with ethnic archetypes, it is easy to confuse truth with


Vistas: The Lawrence Jordan Album

We often forget how much actual art there is in the art of animation. Not so much skill or filmmaking acumen, but genuine, painstaking personal


Friday Film Focus - 13 June, 2008

Feel that heat? Summer is really starting to fire up. For 13 June, here are the films in focus:The Incredible Hulk [rating: 7]It has to


‘Polanski’ Case Finally Follows the Truth

Ask any casual film fan about Roman Polanski, the brilliant Polish moviemaker responsible for ‘70s classics like Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown, and you’re


Bell Proves Steroids a ‘Bigger’ Issue for Both Sides

Steroids - the word alone strikes fear in the hearts of sports fans and athletes alike. Thirty years ago, the anabolic hormone replacement therapy was


The Acceptable ‘Hulk’

When Marvel made the decision to take over the “creative direction” of the big screen adaptations of their characters, geek nation remained skeptical. After all,


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