This Month In . . . 1993 (June)

June 1993 was all about one movie: the long-anticipated adaptation of Michael Crichton’s prehistoric Techno-thriller Jurassic Park.

In hindsight, it is hard to imagine anyone other than Spielberg at the helm of such a big-money extravaganza, but everyone from Tim Burton to Richard Donner were clambering for the hotseat until Universal finally won out and snatched the rights. Naturally, they presented their prize asset to the man who gave birth to the summer blockbuster […]

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Robocop 3 (1993)

Back in 1987, actor Peter Weller worked miracles to help create one of science fiction’s best-loved characters.

This may seem like something of an overstatement considering he spent the majority of Robocop hidden behind bulky armour, but believe me, once you see another actor attempting to pull off the role of OCP’s most noble creation, you tend acquire an increased appreciation for Weller’s most definitive mainstream performance […]

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American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1993)

Back in the summer of 1991, James Cameron’s Terminator 2 blitzed the mainstream movie industry.

Not only was it the most expensive and impressive looking film in history, it was a breathtaking exercise in action as terrifying as it was ironic, taking an already winning formula and flipping it on its head. Not only would this ingenious turnabout wow audiences the world over, its influence would inspire a multitude of low-budget production companies looking to cash in on its popularity […]

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Stalking in Seattle – the twisted reality of Hollywood’s most famous crush.

The other night I found myself channel surfing like I sometimes do in the wee small hours.

On this occasion, Sleepless in Seattle happened to be on, so I began watching, happy to revisit what is admittedly an old favorite of mine. I know it’s hard to believe, but I do love me some schmaltzy love stories, particularly those that have a hint of nostalgia to them. However, it wasn’t long before I began to realise something […]

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Star Spangled Rage: Under the Skin of Falling Down

By the time Bill Clinton began his presidential tenure, The United States of America had become a land of great financial disparity. 

Under the Reagan and Bush administrations, military expenditure had grown exponentially, and while the public sector felt the burn of widespread austerity, many workers were made obsolete by the growing threat of technology, which had begun to impact upon working society in a way not seen since the great depression. It is no coincidence that Falling Down’s Bill Foster has become outmoded in his role as a manufacturer of weapons […]

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