Brian De Palma

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation? Read More »

Star Wars and SF cinema:  Where would the genre have gone without it?

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have gone without it?

You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again. Read More »

Do Not Barco Engage Yet, Mister Sulu!

Do Not Barco Engage Yet, Mister Sulu!

One screen good, three screens better? Not, as Ira Nayman found, in the case of a screening of Star trek: Beyond in Barco Escape. Read More »

Retrospective – Stephen King’s Carrie Turns 40

Retrospective – Stephen King’s Carrie Turns 40

April 5 marked the 40th anniversary of the original US publication of Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie. Writing that makes me feel old. Not that I read Carrie in 1974, but I became aware of the book soon after its UK edition hit the shelves. I was ... Read More »

Movie Review: Grabbers (Blu-Ray)

Movie Review: Grabbers (Blu-Ray)

Grabbers has been dismissed in some quarters for not doing anything original. Well most films don’t do anything original, and Grabbers does achieve a couple of things I’ve never seen before. Read More »

Excision poster

DIY – American Mary and Excision

Whether you go to the cinema to see an 80 minute film which took a million dollars to make, or a film which runs over three hours and cost the equivalent of the GDP of a small nation, your ticket will cost the same. It hardly seems fair – a lux... Read More »

The Fury – Blu-ray and Expanded Soundtrack

Those difficult teen years. A time when you have no money, power or influence, and have to spend your day going to school without getting paid for the privilege. Have to do what adults say all the time, but have little money to do what you want, and ... Read More »