Monthly Archives: January 2016

‘The Chickening’ – A Film Editing Masterclass?

A video called The Chickening has been posted to YouTube which re-imagines Stanley Kubrick’s masterwork horror, The Shining, as an explosive X-Rated B-Movie about a fried chicken fast-food theme park resort.  There is nothing of worth that I can think to say about this video. What I can say that every other edgy viral video […]

‘Some Animals Were Harmed in the Making of this Film’ – The Revenant

Staying to the end of The Revenant’s credits you might notice, if you’re looking for it, a suspicious lack of the usual ‘No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of this Motion Picture’ message, accompanied by the American Humane Association’s iconic multispecies stamp. This is troubling, because it means there may have been insufficient levels […]

Product Pictures and Big Movie Business

Did you see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX and break out into excitable spasms over your false childhood memories of watching A New Hope in the cinema for the very first time when you were negative 18 years old? False nostalgia is an odd mental state, one that the general geekdom has fallen […]

Chalk It! – The Lord of the Rocks

  In the Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy – which, from now on, will be the only Middle-Earth movie saga officially recognised by Movie Quibble – the characters carry out many acts of heroic sacrifice and bravery. Battles are fought, brethren are lost, and pipe weed is smoked in the most copious […]