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ZACK SNYDER GETS SPACE OPERATIC WITH REBEL MOON: PART ONE – A CHILD OF FIRE

By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Netflix. A parallelogram was implemented for when Tarak seeks to tame a Bennu, which is a hybrid of a crow, raven and tiger. As Akira Kurosawa was a major influence on George Lucas' The Hidden Fortress in particular, Zack Synder was inspired by Seven Samurai for what was initially [...]

NOT A LONG TAIL, NOT BY A LONG SHOT, FOR THE KILLER

By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Netflix. Michael Fassbender portrays an assassin simply known as The Killer in the latest feature film collaboration between David Fincher and Netflix. Producer and long-time David Fincher collaborator Peter Mavromates extend their partnership in the The Killer where an assassin seeks revenge after a botched assignment. The Netflix feature [...]

GODZILLA MINUS ONE GAINS GLOBAL RECOGNITION

By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Toho Company. An effort was made to heighten the fear by bringing Godzilla closer to the characters. Not since Neill Blomkamp released District 9 in 2009 has an international production received receive Academy Award and VES Award nominations for its visual effects work. But Takashi Yamazaki has repeated the [...]

EXPANDING AND HONORING THE MONSTERVERSE WITH MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS

By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Apple+ and Legendary Entertainment. Cinematographer Jess Hall decided to go with anamorphic lenses because they compress perspective thereby bringing the creatures even closer to the viewer. The AppleTV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters provides the backstory for the mysterious organization formed upon the discovery of kaiju through a family [...]

BRINGING THE ZOMBIES OF THE WALKING DEAD TO FRANCE FOR SOMETHING NOUVEAU

By OLIVER WEBB Images courtesy of AMC Networks. France's heritage of abandoned buildings provided vacant hospitals, schools and churches for zombies to be found. (Photos: Emmanuel Guimier. Courtesy of AMC) Following the events of the final season of The Walking Dead, Daryl Dixon washes ashore in France and must undertake a perilous journey in order [...]

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