Category Archives: Features

Sequels: giving actors roles with their favourite characters and putting black marks on their filmographies

Movie sequels are a mixed bag, with some leaping on the earlier film’s success and attracting top names, while others flounder… Shia LaBeouf anyone?

The legacy of Ray Harryhausen

Anyone who grew up with the wonderful stop-motion effects in the likes of Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans will know the name Ray Harryhausen. Last week, the stop-motion maestro sadly passed away – but he leaves behind a rich legacy of work that continues to inspire today’s blockbusters.

Danny Elfman: master of the musical macabre

Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful is currently proving magical at the box office – and it also features another wondrous score from Danny Elfman. I take a look back at the remarkable career of the endlessly inventive composer – one of the most creative individuals in the world of film music.