Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 2)
7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe ("Mirrors", "the hills have eyes") in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert... This…

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"Bohemian Rhapsody": the birth and fall of a legend
I can't assess the impact of Queen on the world — I was born after Freddie mercury died, and I didn't see Live Aid or the Barcelona Olympics or anything…

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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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“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

“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 in 1987. We watched the sequel to the famous franchise and tried to understand what “Predator 2018″ has to do with the original, if at all.

Everyone knows the merits of the first two films of 1987 and 1990. Director John McTiernan turned a commando RAID into an ancient Greek tragedy in the midst of a green jungle hell, a March of the doomed. The second film gave way to the debut of” Predator ” commercially, but still Stephen Hopkins also managed to impress with the atmosphere of a sultry bloody summer in Los Angeles and the will to live of the protagonist. Further in the epic there came a time of timelessness when the former assistants of assistants on special effects pitted “Predator” with “Stranger”, and even charged to deal with a monster to the comic suffocator Adrian Brody. Continue reading

Short on the main thing: five mini-series that you can watch in one day

2018 gave a lot of good projects mini-format, and we have selected for you the best of the best. The list includes the premieres of the outgoing year, which appealed to us, critics and viewers around the world: from the nominees for the “Golden globe” to those who are almost unknown to us. One season, ten episodes at most, and a lifetime of events.

Patrick Melrose (Patrick Melrose)5 series, 60 minutesimdb: 8.2 drug Addict, alcoholic, psychopath and just handsome Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) learns about the death of his father. To celebrate, he is going to permanently get off drugs, but there it was. To erase the nightmarish memories of his childhood, Melrose Jr. drinks, sniffs, swallows, stabs and harasses others .The series doesn’t drive hunter Thompson’s books (“Fear and loathing in Las Vegas”) or Danny Boyle’s movies (“on the needle”) as it might seem at first glance. Bad trip is a completely different kind of hero: traveling through the mazes of memory, Melrose goes a long way of accepting himself. Continue reading

"Rocketman": rock ' n ' roll trip through the corridors of someone else's soul
It seems that the era of musical biopics is beginning again in the film industry. But" Rocketman " (Rocketman) has one huge difference from most of these pictures: the main…

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(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…

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"MiG": 25 meters.
At the box office, a fantastic Thriller with a concise title " Meg " joint American-Chinese production. Declared in the list of the hottest new films of the summer season,…

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"Spider-man: across the universes": a movie comic in the truest sense
The franchise "spider-Man" began its life in the sixties of the last century and for such a considerable period has grown seriously. If all began with the story of Peter…

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