Bashing In Minds – Author: cabridges September 12, 2010
Of all the props or prop replicas from TV shows or movies I’ve ever coveted, the one that has been the most inexplicably absent, as far as I was concerned, was the sword of Inigo Montoya from the movie “The Princess Bride.” A focal point of the movie, this stunning blade was famed throughout Spain, Guilder, Florin, and much of the rest of Europe as the blindingly fast weapon of the sword master Inigo Montoya. The finest sword ever crafted by his father, the greatest swordmaker in the world, it became Inigo’s when the sword’s buyer haggled over the price and ultimately killed his father. Inigo spent years devoting himself to the practice of the sword so that one day, when he met this six-fingered man again, he could say, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Continue reading
Ahoy maties! Get ready for The Princess Bride Readalong starting October 2nd. This gives you all over a month to dig out your old copies, or beg, borrow or steal* copies (well, not steal. We’re not real pirates.) from various sources for the official start of the readalong. Continue reading
Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice hits SA’s screens on Friday 27 August and is set to become an instant hit amongst fantasy film fans! The genre is one of the most lucrative and followed of films, appealing to old and young alike. The top 10 Fantasy Films of all time, according to the experts is below. Continue reading
The Devil’s Advocate Movie Reviews by Ashley Davis
In 1987, Director Rob Reiner’s film, The Princess Bride, was released to the big screen. This started a sort of cult-following of the film. The movie, which is based off a book with the same title, followed the story of the love between a farm boy and a beautiful girl. The movie stars Fred Savage, as a 10-year old boy who is sick from school. His grandfather, played by Peter Falk (who is most recognized as playing Colombo), comes to his bedside, and reads him The Princess Bride to make him feel better. The actual story starts off with Westley (Cary Elwes) as a farm boy and works for a beautiful country girl, Buttercup (played by Robin Wright in her debut role). Continue reading
HIT FIX – Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 by Drew McWeeny
Every now and then, you ask for an interview and things come together just right.
I saw Rob Reiner’s new film “Flipped” a few months ago, and I was charmed by it immediately. At that point, I started asking Warner Bros. to put me together with Reiner for a long-form interview like the one I conducted last year with Terry Gilliam at Comic-Con.
That may sound like an easy request, but these days, it’s really not. You’re typically given ten or fifteen minutes, and since they’re typically interested in talking about the new movie or TV show or book or whatever, and since you’ve got publicists hovering nearby to suggest that you keep the conversation somewhat on-topic, you rarely get a chance to just relax and discuss the full body of someone’s work. Continue reading
Peach Pizzazz – June 25, 2010
I’m a sucker for movie-themed parties, not to mention it’s where I got my start in party-planning. I love how you can interpret aspects of a film into a party design! And since there are almost endless films to act as inspiration, it’s a never-ending challenge! One example that has been on my mind for awhile is a Bridal Shower based on The Princess Bride, (Princess Bride-al Shower?) Maybe it’s the bride’s favorite movie, or maybe you just want to interpret this cult-classic love story into a fun theme – I’ve got the ideas right here! Continue reading
Smashwords.com – Ebook By MaryAnn Johanson
Do you know the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp? Have you fallen victim to one of the Classic Blunders? If you’d love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley, then you need this breezy deconstruction of the cult-favorite movie by popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson.
Relaxnews Tuesday, 11 May 2010
The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on May 11. Continue reading
Starz Bunnies – check this out!