By Adam Brannon
Roald Dahl’s inspiring novels have had a chequered history when it comes to turning them into films. Danny DeVito’s Matilda is widely regarded as one of the best adaptations, with Tim Burton’s Charlie & the Chocolate Factory rendered a monstrosity by fans of the author and movie critics alike.
So when Steven Spielberg was announced as director of The BFG, my personal favourite of all Dahl’s novels, I was equal parts pleased and wary. Could my favourite filmmaker really do this amazing book justice? Continue reading
By Adam Brannon
Can you believe it’s been one year since the release of Jurassic World? The long awaited third sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster smashed box-office records across the globe, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time in less than a month.
It now stands as the fourth highest-grossing film, surpassed by Star Wars: the Force Awakens, Titanic and Avatar. Here, Adam Brannon pays a special birthday tribute to the film with a special MM Top 5. Naturally, a prehistoric-sized spoiler warning is in force. Continue reading
BRIDGE OF SPIES (UK CERT 12A)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Music: Thomas Newman
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda
By Rob Stoakes
When it comes to film, the general public are always being portrayed as a load of big crybabies who run away from everything. Though, honestly, why not? When we’re not being stomped on by Godzilla, Loki is mind-controlling us with his evil magic and cute face, or were-vampire aliens are rising from the dead. No wonder we’re being portrayed as so panicky and frightened all the time; in the world of cinema, everything wants the public dead.
And in Bridge of Spies, the public is presented with the greatest threat of all; Russians. Continue reading
JURASSIC WORLD (UK CERT: 12A)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Music: Michael Giacchino
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Omar Sy
REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon
Can you believe it’s been 14 years since genetically modified dinosaurs rampaged across our screens in Joe Johnston’s underwhelming Jurassic Park III?
After being stuck in development hell for over a decade, Steven Spielberg handpicked indie director Colin Trevorrow to helm the fourth instalment of the popular adventure franchise, Jurassic World, but can it return the much-loved series to form? Continue reading
The fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World is expected to open to bumper figures when it roars into cinemas next month.
The film, helmed by indie director Colin Trevorrow takes place 22 years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s breath-taking Jurassic Park, which was released in 1993. Continue reading