Movie Discussion: M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs (2002)

Monthly Theme: Alien Invasions The Film: Signs Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: August 2, 2002 Studio: Touchstone Pictures, et al. Distributer: Buena Vista Pictures Domestic Gross: $228 million Budget: $72 million (estimated) Director: M. Night Shyamalan Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, et al. Screenwriters: M. Night Shyamalan Adaptation? No. Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto […]

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Movie Discussion: Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Shaun of the Dead Country of origin: U.K. Date of U.K. release: April 9, 2004 Date of U.S. release: September 24, 2004 Studio: Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, et al. Distributer: Focus Features Domestic Gross: $13.5 million Budget: $4 million (estimated) Director: Edgar Wright Producers: Tim Bevan, et al. Screenwriters: Simon Pegg […]

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Movie Discussion: Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Monthly Theme: Zombies The Film: Dawn of the Dead Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: March 19, 2004 Studio: Strike Entertainment, et al. Distributer: Universal Pictures Domestic Gross: $59 million Budget: $26 million (estimated) Director: Zack Snyder Producers: Marc Abraham, et al. Screenwriters: James Gunn Adaptation? Yes, of the 1978 film Dawn of […]

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Movie Discussion: Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone [El espinazo del diablo] (2001)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Devil’s Backbone Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: El espinazo del diablo Date of Spanish release: April 20, 2001 Date of U.S. release: November 21, 2001 Studio: El Deseo S.A., Canal + España, et al. Distributer: Sony Pictures Classics Domestic Gross: $754,000 Budget: $4.5 million (estimated) Director: Guillermo del […]

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Movie Discussion: Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy [Oldeuboi] (2003)

Monthly Theme: Ultraviolence The Film: Oldboy Country of origin: South Korea South Korean title: Oldeuboi Date of South Korean release: November 21, 2003 Date of U.S. release: March 25, 2005 Studio: Egg Films & Show East Distributer: Tartan Domestic Gross: $707,000 Budget: $3 million (estimated) Director: Park Chan-wook Producers: Kim Dong-joo, et al. Screenwriters: Hwang […]

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Movie Discussion: Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

Monthly Theme: Ultraviolence The Film: The Devil’s Rejects Country of origin: U.S.A Date of U.S. release: July 22, 2005 Studio: Lions Gate Films, et al. Distributer: Lions Gate Films Domestic Gross: $16.9 million Budget: $7 million (estimated) Director: Rob Zombie Producers: Peter Block, et al. Screenwriters: Rob Zombie Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Phil Parmet Make-Up/FX: Wayne […]

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Movie Discussion: Eli Roth’s Hostel (2005)

Monthly Theme: Ultraviolence The Film: Hostel Country of origin: U.S.A. Date of U.S. release: January 6, 2006 Studio: Raw Nerve, et al. Distributer: Lions Gate Films Domestic Gross: $47 million Budget: $4.8 million (estimated) Director: Eli Roth Producers: Quentin Tarantino, Scott Spiegel, et al. Screenwriters: Eli Roth Adaptation? No. Cinematographer: Milan Chadima Make-Up/FX: Greg Nicotero, […]

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