Hollywood remake syndrome

Remakes, remakes and yet more remakes – have the creative juices of Hollywood run dry? In just the past few months we’ve seen remakes of Hollywood classics such as Clash of the Titans, Alice in Wonderland and A Nightmare on Elm Street, which begs the question, are there any truly original ideas left in Tinseltown,

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Recession hits James Bond

One of Hollywood‘s longest running franchises, and costume party favourite, James Bond, suffered a major blow this week with the announcement that the 23rd installment has been postponed indefinitely. The delay has been caused by financial problems at the parent studio MGM. With debts estimated at $3.7bn, it’s thought the only way for the studio

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Cannes Robin Hood cut it?

All eyes in Hollywood have turned to Europe as they prepare for the big film festivals. First out of the starting blocks is Cannes with the opening movie announced this week. Following a recent trend for films with popular appeal – last year’s choice was the heart-warming Pixar animation Up – Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

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