“Three Billboards” is polished and impressive “small film” about a grieving mother and her escalating attempts to humiliate a small-town police chief into solving the murder of her teenage daughter. Frances McDormand plays the mom, Mildred Hayes, and the billboards in Ebbing are the site of her campaign. I enjoyed […]
Here’s the thing. Since I started working in the economic development side of the movies, I can’t watch anything without wondering how many local suppliers were involved in the production. Just imagine the contract to provide hardware, wood & carpentry, steel products etc. for a project like this?
In 2015, a quarter of the twenty top-performing live action films from were shot on location in Africa, including Mad Max Fury Road, which spent nearly US$20 million on location in Namibia, and The Avengers Age of Ultron which shot in Johannesburg. International TV series such asHomeland and Black Sails […]
It’s no secret that I’ve become totally obsessed with Penny Dreadful. It’s literally startling television, sumptuously styled, brilliantly acted and superbly, viscerally marketed. I’ve also simply marvelled at the fantastic dialogue, expertly delivered. “The glory of life surmounts the fear of death. Good Christian’s fear Hellfire, so to avoid it […]
The success of zombie spin-off Fear the Walking Dead has also boosted AMC’s inspired transmedia engagement chatshow/podcast, Talking Dead. Deadline reports that the episode which aired after the Season 1 finale delivered 2.9 million viewers, 1.8 million adults 18-49, and 2.0 million adults 25-54 in Live+3 ratings. No surprise then […]
“Big Game” is not a Hollywood movie; it’s equal parts ingenious contemporary scam and blast from the 1970s past, when every American hit movie spawned legions of low-budget European imitations… Shot in Germany with an English-speaking cast that includes Victor Garber as the vice president, Felicity Huffman as the CIA […]