Tag Archives: Fantasy

Chinese Dragons Are Cool: The Dragon Pearl

The Dragon Pearl (2011; directed by Mario Andreacchio) is an Australia/China co-production. It has a huge Chinese dragon in it. It also has Aussie stars Sam Neill (who has been in lots of stuff, but I’m going to name In … Continue reading

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Introducing the B-Movie Celebration

As the Backbrain has been honoured with the task of introducing the films scheduled to screen at the 6th Annual B-Movie Celebration’s Film Festival being held in Columbus, Indiana during September, it’s appropriate that the official press release appears here … Continue reading

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Sinbad Voyages Again in Dynamation!

At least one production studio — aptly named Giant Flick Films  —  is hell-bent on ensuring that their addition to a great cinematic tradition will replicate the sort of mythic monsters that made the originals so enchanting. Sinbad: The Fifth … Continue reading

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Designing an Undersea Empire

For some time now I’ve been talking informally to several people directly involved with the Chinese/US fantasy blockbuster Empires of the Deep, being given updates and behind-the-scenes stories that I couldn’t report for reasons of confidentiality. Now that the new … Continue reading

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New: Dark Nemesis

The trailer for Dark Nemesis (US-2010; dir. Drew Maxwell) has been released by production company Shoreline Entertainment. Originally titled Ferocious, Dark Nemesis is a post-apocalyptic monster movie, with some nifty independent production design work and a grotesque three-eyed monster. Synopsis: … Continue reading

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