Christopher Symonds

A small little underdog of a movie: it’s hard to believe but that’s exactly what Silence of the Lambs was. It was a film nobody wanted to make. Gene Hackman, who had paid for half the rights, bowed ou...
With a billion dollar franchise like Twilight to her name it was inevitable that Stephanie Meyer’s other works would quickly find their way to the big screen. According to those in the know, Meyer qui...
In this increasingly creatively vacuous arena we call Hollywood it is something of a miracle when (A): someone can present a new take on something; and (B): it actually gets made. Credit goes to Summi...
There are few films in the history of cinema with such reverence attached than 1939’s The Wizard of Oz . It is a tall order to rise above expectation that any film could enter that world and ingrain i...
To celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel , we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become...
To celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel , we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become...
To celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel , we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become...
To celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel , we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become...
You could never accuse JJ Abrams of not having courage. Here is a near 50 year old franchise with more television and cinematic entries than most in the world, with a rich history, and a ravenous and...
So concludes the four picture deal that began so spectacularly in 2008 with Marvel’s major cinematic gamble: Iron Man. Now three stand-alones/and a crossover film later, has that film gotten a worthy...
Tom Cruise has been a busy boy of late: first Jack Reacher and now a big budget science fiction adaption from the unpublished graphic novel Oblivion . The writer of that graphic novel happens to be th...
Robert Zemeckis could never be accused of resting on laurels or past successes. Despite Romancing the Stone and Back to the Future being two of the 80s’ most successful offerings, Zemeckis wanted to p...
Universal’s monster catalogue had long been dormant, come the 1950s, and a smaller British production house called Hammer were savvy enough to recognise the potential of plundering those long beloved...
The anti-hero, the McGuffin, the duplicitous femme fatale, film noir, German expressionism seeping its way into film—these things have influenced movies for longer than this reviewer’s father has been...
After the fiasco that was 1995’s Judge Dredd , fans of the popular character from British anthology 2000AD would wait almost two decades to see their beloved anti-hero return to the big screen. The or...