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Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies of All Time

Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies of All Time

There are some films which are just a visual treat. When they get everything right it can move you in so many ways. CineFix put together this cool video looking at 10 such films. Do you agree with the list? What films would be in your top 10? Here is what they had to say about each film: Russian Ark (2002) It’s a single, uncut steadicam shot going through...

Best Book to Film Adaptations

Best Book to Film Adaptations

Hollywood has been using novels as source material for screenplays since its inception, engaging fans of the book to see their favourite characters brought to life on the silver screen. The list is as diverse as it is endless. One such film is To Kill A Mockingbird which was an adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel. As her new novel, Go Set a Watchman,...

Top 10 Practical Movie Effects of All Time

Top 10 Practical Movie Effects of All Time

Yesterday I posted the Top 10 Worst Practical Effects in Movies, so today let us look at some of the best. When practical effects work well they can give a reality and grittiness that leaves CGI blowing in the wind. The Thing and An American Werewolf In London make this list which is no surprise. Do you agree with rest? What practical effects would be in your...

Top 10 Worst Practical Special Effects in Movies

Top 10 Worst Practical Special Effects in Movies

There is a lot to be said about practical effects versus CGI. The recent behind the scenes video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, shows that J.J. Abrams is going old school with the huge amount of practical effects and prosthetics for the film. Then we have Rob Bottin’s stunning creature effects for John Carpenter’s The Thing. Compare them with...

Top Ten Time Travel Films

Top Ten Time Travel Films

As the latest film in a long line of time travel classics Project Almanac follows a brilliant high school student and his friends who discover blueprints for a machine that can send them back in time. This latest foray into the popular ‘found-footage’ genre features an outstanding hot young cast led by Johnny Weston (Insurgent, Taken 3) and the...

Portals In Film

Portals In Film

“If ever they remembered their life in this world it was as one remembers a dream.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Sometimes you see it, sometimes you don’t. A secret door, a prosaic object, an enchanted key… With a click of the heels or a push of a button your life may never be the same. A portal can resemble anything. They...

Marilyn Monroe’s Best Performances

Marilyn Monroe’s Best Performances

She remains one of the most iconic women in American film history and is often considered to be the most beautiful and glamorous actress of all time. However, Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe never truly got the recognition that she deserved during her movie career but since her untimely death in 1962 she has always been remembered as a very talented actress...

Films about Stolen Identities

Films about Stolen Identities

Why would anyone decide to grow a moustache when it’s not November?  SAMBA’s lead character played by Omar Sy chose to and it wasn’t a fashion statement.  Desperate to remain in France, Samba has to escape the authorities;  adopting a multitude of fake names, brandishes counterfeit I.D. cards and even grows a hairy caterpillar on his top lip to hide...

Some of the greatest stunts ever shown on the big screen

Some of the greatest stunts ever shown on the big screen

Fast & Furious 7 and Avengers: Age Of Ultron pride themselves on containing only the best CGI special effects, which is great for them, but we still pine for the days of classic film making, when an action sequence kept you on the edge of your seat instead of making your eyes glaze over as they’re inundated with fast moving pixels. But with the news...

Top Ten Dystopian Universes

Top Ten Dystopian Universes

The concept of dystopian worlds is one that has always been popular in cinema, but seems to have captured film-goers imagination more so than ever in recent years. With massive franchises taking on the subject matter, the notion of a future in which something is very, very wrong has transferred from cult sci-fi to the mainstream. To celebrate the release of...