Mel Brooks celebrated this week his 90th birthday. He was born on June 28, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York. When he was 18, he searched for landmines in North Africa during World War II. Now, he is one of the very few people who ever won an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscars, Tony Awards). Actually he needs one more Oscar to win a double EGOT. Mel Brooks - Short Biography He is the son of James and Kate (née Brookman) Kaminsky, Jews from Danzig (Gdansk, Poland) - the father's family … [Read more...]
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Marvel dated back in 1939 as an American comic book series. The first number was titled “Marvel Comics”, but to the next, “Mystery” was added in the title, so the collection became “Marvel Mystery Comics”. The group took again the Marvel Comics name as an imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc. in 1961. The main characters created were Captain America, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk. More about Marvel Marvel has a tumultuous history. Marvel Entertainment filed for bankruptcy … [Read more...]
The General is another relevant Irish movie, like Intermission (2003), or The Guard (2011), to mention only two others. As you have already guessed, it's not about the 1928 Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman production, a movie with the same title. It was released in 1998 as well, like Great Expectations and a whole more wonderful productions from the same year. It is funny even though I won't include it in my "Comedy" category. It's more like a very specific Irish crime movie with sparks of … [Read more...]
This first installment of Warcraft, named "The Beginning", has been an awaited event for ten years. Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the game Warcraft, announced their plans to develop a movie back in May 2006, but they didn't proceed until 2013, when director Duncan Jones was brought into the project. Here he contributes to the screenplay, as well. The movie follows the plot of the highest grossing video game of all time, the war between humans and orcs. It sounds exciting. … [Read more...]
Great Expectations is a remarkable Charles Dickens' novel, and this Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) adaptation is no less than that, only that it's just an inspiration, a pretext, if you like. The movie was released in 1998 and this is another review of mine from that extraordinary year. Soon, I'll publish a whole list of my already watched 1998 movies, with comments and recommendations, of course. This wonderful movie is actually borrowed from Dickens, Cuarón changed some names and more than that, … [Read more...]
The Jungle Book is a famous collection of stories written by Rudyard Kipling at the end of the 18th century, apparently inspired by his life in India. Roughly fifty years after the successful animated film, a new movie version of "The Jungle Book" is being released on April 15 in the UK and worldwide, and this article is brought to you by Cineworld Cinemas. Kipling, Disney and other Facts As most of you already know, Kipling was an English journalist, a short stories writer, a poet, and a … [Read more...]