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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

Sometimes the marketing of a movie becomes just as iconic as the movie itself.  Fonts are a big part of the branding. Hell I could have posted my grocery list for the week in the above font, and besides thinking “Wow this dude is gonna have a heart attack in 5 years,” you would of course know that it was the Back to the Future font.  So after seeing this font posted by the BTTF Facebook page (yeah I really love that movie), I got to thinking what are the best movie fonts out there? Well don’t worry because I’ve done the legwork for you and included links to download them!  (WARNING: Do not use these fonts to type your master’s thesis with…I learned that lesson the hard way.)  (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

According to Deadline, Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13, Willow) will be directing the first of 3 film adaptations of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower series, as well as the first season for a television show. This had been rumoured for a while but now the deal is closed with Universal/NBC taking the project on. The series is 7 books strong so there is plenty of material to be used. I actually found this story while looking into reading it, as it has been compared to Clint Eastwood meets The Lord of the Rings. I don’t know about you but that sounds awesome.

What makes me less excited about this project is that Akiva Goldsman is set to write the first film and first TV season. His most recent work was producing Jonah Hex . A movie so bad I couldn’t even review it since my mom always taught me – if I couldn’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all. Well there was definitely nothing nice to say at all and I actually think the Producer was one of the biggest culprits. But to be fair he’s writing this project, not producing. However, he’s ruined his fair share of book adaptations too. He turned Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi masterpiece I, Robot into a silly Will Smith vehicle. He then did almost the exact same thing with Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend. He’s worked with Ron Howard in the past, writing A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man a long with piss-poor adaptations of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. To me, his writing-style is boring and Ron Howard is the very definition of ‘hit or miss’. Let’s hope they decide now is the time to make their masterpiece and we all get something even close to the level of The Lord of the Rings to which this project obviously aspires to be.

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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

Hundreds of movies come out every month and most of them suck. But every now and then there is a movie made that is so incredibly, unbelievably, insanely bad that it’s actually AWESOME.  This is one such movie (and I use that term loosely).  Wizards of the Lost Kingdom almost made my head explode.  Combine an insanely stupid plot, the worst (and therefore best) characters ever conceived, entire scenes LITERALLY physically cut&pasted from other (bad) movies, and effects so bad that I’m pretty sure you would have to go out of your way to make them that ridiculous.  Just to further prove my point, see that VHS cover for the movie? See the “wizard” on top of the flying lion above a “lost kingdom” holding a sword?  Well that never even happens in this movie!  Click the jump for my Top-5 Ways it Rips Off Other Movies Like Star Wars! (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Roxanna Kennedy]

For this look back at the epic trilogy that changed the movie landscape forever, we welcome new contributor Roxanna Kennedy!

I first saw LOTR in the cinema on my 12th birthday, having only read The Hobbit in previous years. When I entered the cinema I know nothing of the story or what was going to happen in the film. I left, three hours later, fired up, passionate and so excited for the next two films. I insisted that my parents take me again only a couple of days later. I knew from then on that I couldn’t rest until I found out the rest of the story. I vividly remember buying my copy of the books in a quaint little bookshop for £7.50 which, by the way, was a bargain. In the year I spent waiting for the 2nd film I read all three of the big books at least twice, which I think for a twelve-year-old is quite an achievement.

The next two films did not disappoint and surpassed all of my expectations – I thought myself very critical – wanted to see justice done to my new-found (and eternal) love. (more…)

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[Author: Alex Miller]

So as all of you probably know, Peter Jackson is currently in talks to direct the 2 Hobbit movies. Here are my 5 reasons why he should be the guy. (more…)