Category Archive: Spotlight

One Hit Wonder: Gore Verbinski

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Welcome back to the One Hit Wonder series, where we look at directors who are best known for one big hit and ask whether or not they are deserving of the title. For… Continue reading

One Hit Wonder: M. Night Shyamalan

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Continuing the series that puts the spotlight on film makers who haven’t been able to get past that one big hit and asks: are they more than one hit wonders? Who is He?… Continue reading

The History of Dracula on Film (Part 4)

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This is the continuation of the history of Dracula as one of the most iconic figures in film history, the previous installments can be found;here, here, and here. The Cold War was beginning… Continue reading

One Hit Wonder: Kevin Smith

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Last time in this series we looked at documentary film maker Morgan Spurlock, with the judgement and public votes both declaring him a one hit wonder. Now we aim for a (ahem) bigger… Continue reading

The Best Batman Writers in Comics

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I am going to take a risk and suggest many visitors to this web site are fans of Batman. It is no secret that the writing staff here is and what is not… Continue reading

Legendary Directors Who Never Won an Oscar

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The Academy Awards seem to work mostly in hindsight. They wait until a director has proven themselves over time before slinging them a Best Director statue rather than giving one to rich new… Continue reading

Tribute to Dennis Farina

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Last week the film and television community lost gifted performer Dennis Farina. The Italian-American actor made a mark for himself playing roles on both sides of the blue line – cops and criminals.… Continue reading

The History of Dracula on Film: Part 3

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As covered in the previous segments of this series (available here and here) Universal Studios, under the management of Carl Laemmle and his family, brought the first official adaptation of Dracula to cinema with great… Continue reading

The History of Dracula on Film (Part 2)

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As we covered in the previous chapter of this series, Universal Studios now owned the rights to Dracula and they were itching to put their horror star, Lon Chaney into the film. The studio had been founded… Continue reading

One Hit Wonder: Morgan Spurlock

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One of my favourite things on the internet right now is the One Hit Wonderland series by Todd in the Shadows over at Channel Awesome. He takes bands and musicians who created one… Continue reading