History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 1)
Censorship is a familiar word for everyone who grew up in the former Soviet republics. It is feared, it is hated, it is reproached, but one of the most terrible…

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The ghoulish seven: top scariest movies of the 2000s (part 2)
5. "Horror Amityville" (The Amityville Horror, 2005) And another bright representative of the genre in 2005 — "Horror Amityville". We finally got to the spirits and demons. And again, a…

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The success story of the Marvel cinematic universe and its impact on culture (part 2)
"Dr. Strange" raised important questions of belief in oneself and in the world, questions of perception of reality and how it can be influenced. It is impossible to leave aside…

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“Draft”: in this world, the book was spoiled

What book adaptations can be called successful? The first head of the average citizen is likely to be “Lord of the rings” “Hobbit” and “Harry Potter”, more sophisticated remember, for example, “blade Runner”, “johnny Mnemonic” or some version of “Sherlock Holmes”, and from recent works, even a “First player to get ready.” But who exactly will not fall into the lists of successful film adaptations-the newly released “Draft” based on the novel of the same name by Sergei Lukyanenko.

What is the secret of a successful film adaptation? Clearly not to transfer to the screen every word written in the book — even in “the hobbit” six hours of video footage does not correspond to 100% of the story in the 60-plus pages. Continue reading

TV series “Chernobyl”: peaceful atom in the service of the entertainment industry

Chamber mini-project for 5 episodes caused a real surge of spectator activity. There is talk of the decline of the serial era, “Chernobyl” has become a kind of small TV reactor, where a minimum of fuel releases a giant amount of energy.

Atomic Affairs are always the twilight element. Recall that the processes in RBMK-1000 went out of control at the minimum power of the reactor. When I started reviewing the now-super-famous HBO production, I was subject to a few restrictions that made the writing even more interesting.First, given the reverent attitude of the editors Stereo.ru in addition to political statements, the assessment of the historical context of the 1986 accident remained outside the brackets. Secondly, the phenomenon of the series “Chernobyl”, which leapfrogged the popularity of “Game of thrones” and became the leader of IMDb, has already been spoken by everyone – in conversations, podcasts, Facebook and television screens. Continue reading

17 music videos with the participation of film characters
Today we remember the glorious and, unfortunately, forgotten art form-music videos in the style of cinema. The 80s and 90s of the last century are magical times filled with music…

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"Fantastic beasts: the crimes of green de walda": the darkness of heartache
What certainly expects the viewer, going to the film on the universe of "Harry Potter"? Most likely, the feeling of magic, tales — sometimes naive, sometimes harsh, sometimes too close…

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"Chronicles of predatory cities": the triumph of the picture over the meaning
Authors, artists and other creators regularly come up with a variety of ends of the world for our world, describe in detail the worlds that grow out of the ashes…

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