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Fright Night (2011) – Vampires are Scary again

Remakes are hard to do. Story focus, character alignment and even special effects have to be thought out extra carefully. It’s impossible to avoid comparisons and the hordes of die-hard original fans that come with them. Thankfully, there isn’t much to complain about Craig Gillespie’s take on Tom Holland’s 1985 vamp flick cum cult classic  Fright…

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Cowboys and Aliens

Iron Man director Jon Favreau returns with a magnificent mash-up of two distinguished genres – Western and Sci-Fi, to bring you one of 2011’s most anticipated blockbusters, Cowboys and Aliens. Synopsis In 1873, an unknown gentleman (Daniel Craig) wakes up on a desert, with an incision through his gut and a strange metal band shackled to his left…

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Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

2011’s most anticipated summer blockbuster has finally arrived and boy oh boy, do we have much to spill! Alas, we can finally (and very, very sadly) bid goodbye to Optimus Prime, Ironhide and the rest of the autobots in this final installment of Michael Bay’s  Transformers series. Synopsis The movie begins with a really cool “re-enactment” of…

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X-Men: First Class – A Class above the Rest

Synopsis The movie begins with a recreation of  Bryan Singer’s X-Men (2000) opening scene involving young Magneto a.k.a Erik Lensherr bending a metal gate at a German concentration camp. No doubt that the original intro was way more emotional (and epic) but I gotta give props to Matthew Vaughn, director of X-Men: First Class, for imitating…

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Scream 4 – Don’t F*** With The Original

“What’s your favourite scary movie?” Any Wes Craven fan would know the reference to that question. Alas, after 11 years, the Scream franchise has been revived. Note that the original idea for Scream was for it to be a trilogy. Producer Bob Weinstein then decided that a new trilogy would be set up to refresh the idea of a…