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Widescreen: Mean Girls’ Lovable, Narcissist Plastics

Brutal drama and cheeky humor, with a dash of 00s fashion, Mean Girls (2004) as the typical dramatic comedy has aged well with its animated narcissists. Much of the early 2000s still echoes with “fetch”, “you can’t sit with us” and “on Wednesday we wear pink”. Mean Girls is one of those movies that has melted […]

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5 practical tips for making your first indie film

Whether you fancy yourself as the next Kurosawa or you simply have a story you’re itching to tell, getting started in filmmaking is a daunting task. These tips and tricks should help you on your way. 1. Get the script right first With a lot of amateur filmmakers, there seems to be a rush to […]

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Widescreen: Horror Holidays

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas books some time off, packs her camping gear and heads off on a horror holiday, but will she make it back alive? The dream-holiday-gone-wrong is a staple horror trope: where would films like the Hostel or Wolf Creek franchises be without their legions of wide-eyed young people whose dreams of seeing the world […]

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Brand X: Bloomberg stock exchange report

A unique take on imaginary brands in the movies ++ technology ++ technology ++ technology ++ technology ++ technology ++ technology ++ Some of the globe’s biggest tech stocks shifted again in yesterday’s trading. Los Angeles-based Fischer-Morrow (NYSE: FIM) may be a shadow of its former self following last year’s demerger but was still up […]

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Brand X – Time magazine interview with Eldon Tyrell

Few figures in North American industry today can be said to be true giants in their field. Long-established names have suffered gradual collapse or found themselves targets for amalgamation or overseas take-over, leaving just a handful of firms standing. The genetics sector especially has seen often fierce consolidation since its beginnings in the early 1980s, […]

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Fan Phenomena: Heroes with issues: Fan identification with Batman

I realized that he was a ‘superhero’…he is just a man walking among gods, but he can take every single one of them out and they all know it.

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Fan Phenomena: Fashion from a galaxy far, far away

So there I was, standing in line, surrounded by a Sith Lord, a space rebel and a slave girl…

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Brand X: The Sport of Rollerball (Norman Jewison, 1975)

2018 World Championship final commentary. Houston Vs. New York And as you join us at Madison Square Garden here in New York City for tonight’s World Rollerball Championship final, it’s shaping up to be the most intense battle we have ever seen in the history of the game. Hosts New York meet powerful Houston in […]

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Brand X: Bugatti BgR-79 flying vehicle from Elysium (Neil Blomkamp, 2013)

Is the new Bugatti BgR-79 worth the wait? ExecAir Review takes her up and tests her out. Although Bugatti is the name in medium-haul, exo-atmospheric shuttles, the marque comes late to the crowded S3H (Single Seat, Short Hop) market. Fiercely competitive, with the likes of Mercedes-Dornier, Bombardier Aerospace and Saab all well established, the firm’s […]