Blood Work
December 1st, 2004

‘Be afraid, be very afraid.’ That’s the advice from Paul Katte, cofounder of Sydney’s Makeup Effects Group, when asked what he says to aspiring makeup effects practitioners in Australia.

Star Wars vs Harry Potter
December 5th, 2012

Meanwhile, such classic tropes will outlive us all. Maybe in 2023 a bunch of Gen-Yers will take their kids to see the latest CGI action adventure blockbuster and snort derisively to each other ‘this is just Harry bloody Potter all over again’.


Through a Virtual Eye
June 1st, 2007

It’s the distributors and studios that are going to save money — by not having to earmark hundreds of millions to send a movie around the world as they do currently.

Will artificial intelligence be your next girlfriend?
March 6th, 2014

If Scarlett Johansson was your computer operating system, wouldn’t you fall in love with her? Of course, you don’t really get to roll around in bed with her like the hero Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) in ‘her’ (but then he doesn’t really either, in a scene that’s frankly a bit creepy).


Paranormal Activity: Ghost Protocol
October 23rd, 2015

Peli agrees that THE GHOST DIMENSION is the last PARANORMAL ACTIVITY story he plans to be involved with. But then again, he reminds us it’s not really up to him whether or not we see the name again. ‘Maybe, many years down the road, they’ll say they want a re-make or more of them. I have no idea,’ he says.

Oblique September 11 references
April 30th, 2008

It was inevitable Hollywood would deconstruct the actual events — as it finally did with United 93 and World Trade Center — but for the longest time it hardly dared breathe the phrase ‘September 11, 2001’, using the drama of everything from aliens to divorce as a stand-in.






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