Movie Discussion: James Wong’s Final Destination (2000)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Final Destination Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 17, 2000 Studio: New Line Cinema, Zide-Perry Productions & Hard Eight Pictures Distributer: New Line Cinema Domestic Gross: $53 million Budget: $23 million (estimated) Director: James Wong Producers: Chris Bender, et al. Screenwriters: Glen Morgan, Jeffrey Reddick & James […]

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Movie Discussion: Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil (2002)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Resident Evil Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 15, 2002 Studio: Constantin Film Produktion, et al. Distributer: Screen Gems Domestic Gross: $40 million Budget: $33 million (estimated) Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Producers: Jeremy Bolt, et al. Screenwriter: Paul W.S. Anderson Adaptation? Yes, based on the 1996 video […]

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Movie Discussion: James Wan’s Saw (2004)

Monthly Theme: Blockbusters The Film: Saw Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: October 29, 2004 Studio: Evolution Entertainment & Twisted Pictures Distributer: Lions Gate Films Domestic Gross: $55 million Budget: $1.2 million (estimated) Director: James Wan Producers: Lark Bernini, et al. Screenwriter: Leigh Wannell Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: David A. Armstrong Make-Up/FX: Tom Bellissimo […]

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Movie Discussion: David Lynch’s Inland Empire (2006)

Monthly Theme: Highbrow/Lowbrow The Film: Inland Empire Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: December 6, 2006 Studio: StudioCanal, et al. Distributer: 518 Media Domestic Gross: $861,000 Budget: ? Director: David Lynch Producers: Jay Aaseng, et al. Screenwriter: David Lynch Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: David Lynch Make-Up/FX: Gary D’Amico Music: Marek Zebrowski Part of a […]

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Movie Discussion: Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

Monthly Theme: Highbrow/Lowbrow The Film: House of 1000 Corpses Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: April 11, 2003 Studio: Spectacle Entertainment Group & Universal Pictures Distributer: Lions Gate Films Domestic Gross: $12.6 million Budget: $7 million (estimated) Director: Rob Zombie Producer: Andy Given, et al. Screenwriter: Rob Zombie Adaptation? No. Cinematographers: Alex Poppas […]

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Movie Discussion: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Pulse [Kairo] (2001)

Monthly Theme: Highbrow/Lowbrow The Film: Pulse Japanese title: Kairo Country of origin: Japan Date of Japanese release: February 10, 2001 Date of U.S. release: November 9, 2005 Studio: Daiei Eiga, Hakuhodo & Imagica Distributer: Toho Company/Magnolia Pictures Domestic Gross: $51,000 Budget: ? Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Producer: Yasuyoshi Tokuma, et al. Screenwriter: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Adaptation? No. […]

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Movie Discussion: Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek (2005)

Monthly Theme: Highbrow/Lowbrow The Film: Wolf Creek Country of origin: Australia Date of Australian release: November 3, 2005 Date of U.S. release: December 25, 2005 Studio: The Australian Film Finance Corporation, et al. Distributer: Dimension Films Domestic Gross: $16.1 million Budget: $1 million (estimated) Directors: Greg McLean Producers: George Adams, et al. Screenwriter: Greg McLean […]

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Movie Discussion: John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps (2000)

Monthly Theme: Women on the Verge The Film: Ginger Snaps Alternate title: n/a Country of origin: Canada Date of Canadian release: May 11, 2001 Date of U.S. release: October 23, 2001 (DVD release) Studio: Téléfilm Canada, Lions Gate Films & Canadian Television Fund Distributer: Unapix Entertainment Productions Domestic Gross: $2,500 Budget: $5 million (estimated) Director: […]

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