This week on The Witching Hour, Calum gets into the thorny question of genre pastiche with Amer.Read More
We have recently celebrated twenty years of the magical world of Hogwarts. I thought it was only fitting that this week’s throwback takes us back to 2001 and the release of the first Harry Potter movie. Now anyone who knows me knows how much I love the Harry Potter franchise, and I may have only been 7 when this film came out but I remember it so vividly. At this point I had only read the first three books, but knew that this franchise was going to stay with me for a lifetime. When Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released, I naturally had some high expectations.
On the first of a weekly column exploring films of the old and weird variety, Calum takes on Quatermass and the Pit, a classic, schlocky sci-fi film with a strong political streak. Buckle up.Read More
Say what you will about the Bible, but it has some dope stories. So when Dreamworks made the decision in 1998 to dip their toe into the risky business of retelling an important religious tale, one wonders why they settled on the story of Moses.Read More
This week’s throwback is Disney' classic number 42. An underrated classic from 2002 where the legendary "loot of a thousand worlds" inspires an intergalactic treasure hunt where 15-year-old Jim Hawkins (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) stumbles upon a map to the greatest pirate trove in the universe. This is Walt Disney Pictures' thrilling animated space adventure, "Treasure Planet." Based on one of the greatest adventure stories ever told - Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" - this film follows Jim's fantastic journey across a parallel universe as a cabin boy aboard a glittering space galleon.Read More