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BOOK REVIEW – Aliens: The Set Photography by Simon Ward

By Marty Mulrooney

Aliens The Set Photography

Aliens: The Set Photography is a new hardback photography book that documents the making of director James Cameron’s 1986 science fiction classic Aliens. Released today in the UK (9th August 2016) by Titan Books to coincide with the film’s thirtieth anniversary, this beautiful tome takes fans behind-the-scenes for a ‘visual celebration’ that includes a wealth of never-before-seen pictures, along with a new interview with Carrie Henn (Newt) and new quotes from Jenette Goldstein (Vasquez).

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of The Jungle Book by Ellen Wolff

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of The Jungle Book by appropriately named writer Ellen Wolff is the official companion to the recently released live-action Disney adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories of the same name. Published by Titan Books, with a foreword by the film’s director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man 3), the book offers an inside look at the technological magic behind the art of the film, along with interviews with all of the key cast members.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ryan Colucci (Orient City – A Hand Drawn Animated Film Kickstarter)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Orient City: Ronin & The Princess is an upcoming animated film described by its creators as a “samurai spaghetti western.” Featuring gorgeous hand-drawn animation, the film was recently announced via Kickstarter, with the project’s two filmmakers and graphic novel creators hoping to raise $30,000. Having previously reviewed his graphic novels R.E.M. and Harbor Moon, AMO is delighted to present an exclusive online interview with one of the talented creative minds behind Orient City, Ryan Colucci!

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FILM REVIEW – The Hateful Eight

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Hateful Eight is a Western mystery film directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained). His eighth feature film, the titular ‘Hateful 8’ are played by Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. Some time after the American Civil War, eight strangers seek shelter from a blizzard at a stagecoach stopover know as Minnie’s Haberdashery. Bounty hunter John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth (Russell) is transporting fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh) to Red Rock, where she will be hanged and he can collect his $10,000 reward. But not everyone seeking shelter from the blizzard is who they say they are…

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FILM REVIEW – Spectre (IMAX)

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Spectre is the twenty-fourth James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s fourth (and quite possibly, final) outing as Ian Fleming’s 007. Once again directed by Sam Mendes (returning after the huge success of Skyfall), the plot features the global criminal organisation Spectre – their first appearance in an Eon Productions film, due to years of legal wrangling, since Diamonds Are Forever in 1971. When a cryptic message from beyond the grave sets Bond into unsanctioned action, a chain reaction is triggered that will propel him around the world and eventually bring him face to face with the author of all his pain…

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BOOK REVIEW – Back To The Future: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin and Randal Atamaniuk

By Marty Mulrooney

Back To The Future The Ultimate Visual History

Back To The Future: The Ultimate Visual History, created in conjunction with Universal Pictures and fully endorsed by director/co-creator Robert Zemeckis and producer/co-creator Bob Gale, is a deluxe, officially licensed book that goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of the Back to the Future films. Written by Michael Klastorin – the production publicist on the second and third movies – and Back to the Future expert Randal Atamaniuk, this treasure trove for fans features hundreds of rare and never-before-seen images from the set, concept art, storyboards and other visual treasures, along with brand new exclusive, in-depth interviews with key cast and crew members. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel into the future, to the 21st October 2015 – today! The release of this book commemorates that date, as well as the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the original film in 1985.

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FILM REVIEW – The Transporter Refuelled

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Transporter Refuelled is an action thriller directed by Camille Delamarre and produced by Luc Besson (who also co-wrote the script). The fourth film in the Transporter franchise, it’s the first to see Jason Statham absent as former special-operations mercenary Frank Martin, replaced for this latest outing by relatively unknown actor Ed Skrein (he played Daario Naharis in the third season of Game of Thrones). The plot revolves around human trafficking this time round, but the series has always been best known for its brilliantly choreographed fight scenes, driving sequences… and Jason Statham. So with ‘the Stath’ out of the picture, can the transporter still deliver?

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