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Screengem: The Monkey King’s Magic Staff (The Forbidden Kingdom, 2008)

As the MacGuffin powering the plot of the film that at last brought Jackie Chan and Jet Li together onscreen, The Forbidden Kingdom’s magic staff was destined to be an evocative object for fans of martial arts movies – but it merits consideration as more than just the emblem of that unprecedented pairing. The main […]


Wallpaper Wednesday | Kill Bill Vol.1

Here at The Big Picture we’re all about the joy and power of the cinematic image. What better way then to enjoy this widescreen wonder (apart from actually going to the cinema) than with a selection of carefully chosen movie-oriented wallpapers to download. Continuing our tie-in to The Big Picture issue 10 ‘Rebellious Loners‘ theme, […]