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In Review: War Horse

By Jeff Galasso

Ever wonder what Sam and Frodo’s relationship in The Lord of the Rings would be like if Frodo had been a horse?  Steven Spielberg must have and War Horse is his answer. It is also his entry into the 2011 Academy Awards race; a move that can be charitably described as “misguided”.  Continue reading


Tintin Origins: The Crab with the Golden Claws

By Anthony Nield

There’s a famous tale relating to MGM and their 1944 adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight. Keen not to have any other version impinging on their success, the studio attempted not only to suppress the earlier British film from 1940, they reportedly even tried to destroy the negative. Continue reading

In Review: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

By Helen Cox

Hollywood has a lot to answer for when it comes to trashing the treasures of my childhood but as I am not a joyless film critic for a national newspaper or a French literary critic lacking any sense of social sensitivity I will not be using the phrase “partying with ghosts” or the word “rape” in this review. Except just now, of course, when I had to use it to explain that I wasn’t going to use it. Continue reading

Sheb Wooley: King of Screams

By Emma Hutchings

Fay Wray of King Kong (1933) fame may historically be known as the Scream Queen but the King of Screams is undoubtedly a less-talked-about star of the Western genre called Sheb Wooley; the  man behind the voice of the Wilhelm scream. Not sure if you even know what the Wilhelm scream is? I promise you, you do…  Continue reading