Blightyvision: “Horrible Histories”

Directed by Steve Connelly, Chloe Thomas, and Dominic Brigstocke Written and created by Terry Deary Starring Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, and Ben Willbond Have I mentioned how much I love British children’s television?  I’m sure I must have.  The educational stuff reminds me vaguely of things like “3-2-1 Contact” and “Square One” over here, which […]

Blightyvision: “Sherlock Holmes” (1968)

Starring Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock Produced by David Goddard and William Sterling With all the mad hullabaloo going down concerning this ridiculous War of the Sherlocks coming next month, I’ve found myself looking more and more into older versions, through the kindness of Netflix and other various sources.  On the same fateful night I discovered Hobo with […]

Blightyvision: “Cranford”

Created by Sue Birtwistle and Susie Conklin Based on three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell Directed by Simon Curtis and Steve Hudson Starring Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, and Imelda Staunton As I don’t watch soap operas, I have to get my “soap opera”-y fix from elsewhere.  And I believe there is a subgenre of shows (albeit […]

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Short Video of the Day: A Wrinkle in Time in 90 Seconds

Back when I was in elementary school, the one book I had a love/hate relationship with was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. We read it in our GATE class because it was a Newbery Award winner and one of the first science fiction books aimed at children. I thought the plot of the […]

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 07:04 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 2 Comments
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First Night Flicks: Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs (2010) Directed by: Edward Zwick Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria Based on the book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jaime Reidy Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material. A great romantic film can do serious damage to […]

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 17:34 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Seabiscuit’s Gary Ross in talks to direct The Hunger Games

I work at  a bookstore. Now that Twilight is over (thank goodness), the latest, and actually decently written, thing to come down the pipe is The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The novels, which tell the story of a world where the US has collapsed and a totalitarian society forces children, one male and […]

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 07:00 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Terry Gilliam has trouble with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote…again

Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has run into trouble again, extending its ten year (so far) development time. According to Variety, Gilliam, in attendance at the Deauville American Film Festival, told attendees that he had lost financing for the project. “The financing collapsed about a month and a half ago. I shouldn’t […]

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 21:03 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Guillermo del Toro finally pounding the first piton into At the Mountains of Madness

Forgive me if I’m hyperventilating a little. In an exclusive over at Deadline, it looks like Guillermo del Toro will finally pull HP Lovecraft Adaptation At the Mountains of Madness out of development hell. The film, based on the novella of the same name, has had a years long development, in part because de Toro […]

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 19:28 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Quick Cuts: Horror anthology film The Gathering, Casey Affleck starring in a different F-Word than you’d expect, and other stories

A large cast of horror film greats may be joining together in new anthology piece, The Gathering. Producers Mark Heidelberger (Flintown Kids, Harsh Times) and Jesse Felsot are meeting with Linda Blair (The Exorcist) and Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) with hopes of them joining the cast which includes Udo Kier (Blade), Brian O’Halloran […]

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 11:00 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Mark Waters considering big screen adaptation ofMr. Popper’s Penguins

Let it be said: I love penguins. So I am tentatively excited for this. Though I’m hoping they’ll keep it a period piece. According to Variety, Mark Waters (Mean Girls) may be directing the big screen adaption of Mr Popper’s Penguins for 2oth Century Fox. The classic 1938 children’s book tells the story of Mr. […]

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 22:58 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · 3 Comments
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