"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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"Predator" 2018: it would all be funny if it wasn't tasteless
September 13, "Predator" (the Predator) returned to the big screens. The film was directed by Shane black (Shane Black), who played one of the roles in the cult action film…

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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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“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 of a nuclear war or some major cataclysm. Each Apocalypse is different details, but all scenarios are similar in one thing: people do not change and still crave power, strength and power, despite the mistakes of the past. In the film “Chronicles of predatory cities” (Mortal Engines) also shows this story.

The basis for the film was a series of books by Philip Reeve-teenage adventure novels. And the first film almost completely illustrates the events described in the first book, slightly changing the details, removing most of the clumsy teardrop moments, but generously scattering epicness. Continue reading

“Ralph vs. the Internet”: deep thoughts in a child’s wrapper

Animation has long ceased to be a genre for children. Hundreds of threads on forums are devoted to search of various Easter eggs and references to the real world and serious topics in animation, and in discussions about a plot in the style of “what the author really wanted to say” the strongest minds of mankind fight. And to combine a bright, cartoon design with something close to an adult, you really need to be able to. Fortunately, the creators of the cartoon “Ralph against the Internet” (Raplh Breaks the Internet) it turned out.

Recently, cartoon franchises have been growing with their viewers. On the sequel to finding Nemo-finding Dory – most of the movie room was occupied by teenagers and students, not children, and they were happy to return to the characters of childhood. Continue reading

(Not)heroes: the story of a deconstructed superhero image in comic book adaptations

Marvel now many took out. More precisely, not even Marvel itself as such, but the dominance of their film comics. Film adaptations are full of stamps and even self-copying (I still laugh at how similar the plots of the third “Thor” and “Black Panther” are, and how much they differ in implementation), and the conveyor feed of content simply tired some viewers, and a trip to the cinema for a fan of comics turned from a holiday into a routine. But then deconstruction burst onto the stage of film adaptations again — and this time it appeared on time and in a big way.

Spoonful of history: the eighties was a difficult period for the comic book industry. Stories began to gradually move away from the riot of colors, irrepressible pathos and ultrapositive, deeper and stronger to consider social problems, to climb into politics, to criticize the existing system, through the prism of other, artificial worlds to tell what is happening in the real world, exaggerating events and their outcomes. Continue reading

Kim Ki-Duk, high five! Top 5 films of the main humanist of Korean cinema
On December 20, 1960, the world-famous Director Kim Ki-Duk was born in Sobenni village (South Korea). The biography turned out to be motley: he left school as a 15-year-old teenager…

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History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 2)
Self-censorship didn't work. Therefore, in 1968, the MPAA rating system appeared. And the debate about it has not subsided until the threat of government censorship , together with the court…

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«Once... in Hollywood": he did it again
"He did it again, "the guy behind me said with some undisguised admiration, as soon as" Once... in Hollywood" (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) ended and went to credits.…

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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…

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