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Wadrick Jones

Wadrick Jones has written 112 posts for GritFX T-Shirts Magazine

Bill Hunter – An Oz Icon

To me, Bill will always be the sympathetic Major Barton in the trenches of Peter Weir’s Gallipoli, softly humming to Adagio in G Minor as he writes one final letter to his wife. Despite appearing in more than sixty films, if there is any regret to be had at the passing of Bill Hunter it is that he did not make more films for us to enjoy in perpetuity…

Stephen King Speaks

Read James Parker’s interview for The Atlantic: Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction, and More…

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

My instinct with Battle: Los Angeles is to drive in the skewer, place it over an open fire and roast it until the skin begins to crackle. But I’m not going to do that. A film with a title of “Battle: Los Angeles” damn well better deliver a battle in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what this film does. It offers no apologies for its by-the-numbers approach, and as an audience member with popcorn box and coke in hands, it delivers precisely what you’d expect…

RIP Sidney Lumet

Hollywood has lost one of its true filmmaking legends with the passing of director Sidney Lumet at age 86. Although he may not be a household name, Lumet was a giant of American cinema, directing – in his fifty-year film career – some of the most recognised and acclaimed movies the industry has produced…

The Hobbit – Finally!

Finally, after many delays and other mislaid plans, shooting has finally commenced in New Zealand for Tolkien’s The Hobbit…

The Parallax View (1974)

From the records, The Parallax View was a box office success in ’74, but in the years since it has been relegated to the forgotten box of American cinema. Denied a substantial DVD release, the film can now be found (if you’re lucky) for $3 sitting at the bottom of a video store bargain bin, beneath ex-rental copies of Jennifer’s Body and Scary Movie 4…

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

Unlike any number of gratuitously violent films of recent times, The Killer Inside Me treats its violent content as an extension of character, rather than a necessary, exploitative story device. The credit for this could go equally to Affleck, Thompson, or director Michael Winterbottom (Code 46Welcome To Sarajevo); each has contributed to the pleasantly sour taste that The Killer Inside Me has left in my mouth…

Star Wars Wrestling

Jedi master Oldredjalopy has created some retro wrestling posters of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker vs Obi-Wan Kenobi…check them out at Bit Rebels…

2001: Rediscovered

Seventeen minutes of footage cut from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has been discovered in a salt-mine vault in Kansas…

RIP Pete Postlethwaite

It was sad to learn today of the passing of a minor screen legend – English actor Pete Postlethwaite – once described by director Steven Spielberg as the greatest actor in the world. Pete had an entire elocution lesson as a surname, and those unfamiliar with that name would have at least recognised the mans’ face and muttered “Oh, that’s the guy from…”

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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