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They ain’t afraid of no Freddy (Picture: Metro) For years film fans have been wondering: ‘Where have all the original ideas gone?’ Remake after reboot after sequel after retelling appears to be the new norm for Hollywood. Soon we’ll have our third Spider-Man reboot in 15 years and let’s not even talk about the box office disaster that was the recent Fantastic Four flick. However not all remakes…

Watership Down is one of my favourite films of all time. When I was a child, it terrified and fascinated me in equal measure, and not much has changed since I’ve become an adult. The story, the characters and everything else is just about as perfect as you can get. The last time I watched the film was at Christmas (why do they show this at Christmas?), and it quickly dawned on… Read More

“The way I write is really like putting one foot in front of the other. I really let the characters do most of the work, they start talking and they just lead the way…” – Quentin Tarantino, Creative Screenwriting Magazine, 1998 Quentin Tarantino has created some of the best films of the last 25 years, and one of the reasons for this is his attitude towards cinema: He isn’t making films for the… Read More

FAVOURITE FILM CHARACTERS #2 – GAY PERRY (KISS KISS BANG BANG)

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  “You don’t get it, do you? This isn’t “good cop, bad cop.” This is fag and New Yorker. You’re in a lot of trouble…” – Gay Perry Genre and character conventions can be played with, and can be used to create something that not only challenges the audiences expectations, but gives them something they’ve never seen before. Shane Black pulled this off in glorious style when he created the role of… Read More

FILMS THAT MADE ME WANT TO WRITE #1: THE TERMINATOR (1984)

I was four years old when I watched The Terminator for the first time, and it changed my life forever. My Dad – for better or worse – had no concept of film classification or censorship, and I thank god that he didn’t, because I would have missed out on some great films. I haven’t become a mental case or killed anyone yet, so the PC brigade argument that film turns people… Read More

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