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January 26, 2014

Films in 2014 – Remakes, reboots and sequels

As with previous years, films in 2014 are teaming with sequels and various reboots and remakes. This isn’t a bad thing as long as they are handled well. This being said, sequels are notorious for being bad and therefore I am pessimistic about the quality of films in 2014. It will most definitely be a year which boasts advances in CGI and there will be blockbusters, but unfortunately this prevents the emergence of new original films.

February sees the release of ‘Robocop‘, a remake of the beloved sci-fi franchise. It’s peculiar release date of February is usually when not so great films are released and therefore I question if this film [...]

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January 11, 2014

2014 BAFTA Nominations – Is Gravity over-hyped?

Gravity – Is it overhyped?

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It was recently announced that ‘Gravity‘ seized 11 BAFTA nominations making it the lead contender which beat ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’.  This didn’t come as a shock to me as I knew the British film institution would favor a film developed in the UK over others such as Russell’s ‘American Hustle’.  Although it wasn’t a shock, it found it dissatisfying that this film achieved so much attention and hype solely due to its spectacular effects and it’s impressive use of CGI. ‘Gravity’ failed to resonate with me, it was a marvelous [...]

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