How, against all odds, Time Bandits got made.
Somehow in the face of a universe that seems dead set against it Terry Gilliam continues making movies today, the latest being Zero Theorem
Comic artist Chris Weston
unilaterally declares it Kurt Russell week and produces a triptych of posters for Escape from New York
, The Thing
and Big Trouble in little China
. These are just the roughs
District 9 director Neil Blomkamp talks to WIRED
, District 10, Halo, his desire to buy a skyscraper and almost casting Eminem or Ninja from Die Antwood
in Elysium's Matt Damon role.
“What I wanted was for kids to see a movie where they don’t need to aspire to be in an army to aspire for an adventure. And I used very deliberate language that is a reference to westerns. I don’t have captains, majors, generals. I have a marshal, rangers . . . it has the language of an adventure movie. I want kids to come out of the movie and say, I want to be a Jaeger pilot! I really think that would be my dream come true.”
- Guillermo del Toro on being a monster loving pacifist
. Designer Wayne Barlowe
talks about Pacific Rim's creatures. But has maneuvering at Legendary doomed the film
before it has even opened?
The problem is that cinema, as I define it and as something that inspired me, is under assault by the studios and, from what I can tell, with the full support of the audience. The reasons for this, in my opinion, are more economic than philosophical, but when you add an ample amount of fear and lack of vision and a lack of leadership you’ve got a trajectory that is pretty difficult to reverse.
- "Retired" director Steven Soderbergh
speaks to the San Francisco International Film Festival about the state of cinema
, full audio at bottom of page 2
It is an apocalypse tale with no doomsday, a punk movie with no concert, a science fiction story with less than ten seconds of aliens - Repo Man: A Lattice of Coincidence
, a look back at the 1984 classic film by cult director Alex Cox, whose current project is a crowdfunded
adaptation of Harry Harrison's Bill, the Galactic Hero
We Have Such Films To Show You
- Damned souls cortex
have been condemned to the infernal torment of watching all 10 Hellraiser movies, and wish to share their explorations of the further realms of experience with you in their new podcast. [via mefi projects
Inside Secrets of the Making of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan and "Space Seed"
- of course Benedict Cumberbatch is totally not playing Khan
, a genetic superman from 1993, in the new Star Trek movie
. Maybe he'll sing a song
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
- a look at Russ Meyer's finest film. (possibly NSFW)
Trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis
- the new film by the Coen brothers possibly
inspired by the album cover for The Freewheeling' Bob Dylan
Mondo picks it's alternative movie posters of the year: 1
The Man who Fell to Earth
was Nicholas Roeg's
Sci-fi classic featuring a fragile cocaine addicted David Bowie
, between his Thin White Duke days and his Berlin trilogy
, as a homesick alien falling into despair. Years later Duncan Jones
- AKA Zowie Bowie, subject of a sentimental song on Hunky Dory
- would make a Sci-Fi film of his own with similar themes of isolation
- the original script for Prometheus
- SFX Magazine has been recapping all 22 "official" Bond films, from Dr. No
to Quantum of Solace
in the run up to Skyfall (critical reation
It's The Princess Bride's 25th anniversary
! Little known facts about it.
Fred Savage remembers
. Why it's Jonathan Haynes's favorite film
. And don't worry, there's no remake
in the works.
Homebuilding a 474mm tall model
from 1990's Robocop 2, complete with a working head
. Clips of Robocain
and the other Robocop prototypes
from the movie. All photos
from the project. Bonus music link: Front Line Assembly
performing the Robocop 2 sampling Mindphaser