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Alan Taylor

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The Forgotten ‘Terminator’ Movies: ‘Rise of the Machines’ (2003), ‘Salvation’ (2009), & ‘Genisys’ (2015)

Directed by: Jonathan Mastow [1] , McG [2] , Alan Taylor [3]  || Produced by: Hal Lieberman, Colin Wilson, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna, Joel B. Michaels [1] , Derek Anderson, Mortiz Borman, Victor Kubicek, Jeffrey Silver [2] , David Ellison, Dana Goldberg [3]  Screenplay by: John Brancato1-2, Michael Ferris1-2, Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier … Continue reading

‘Rome’ (2005, 2007): The “Game of Thrones” Prototype

Created by: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller || Written by: Bruno Heller, William J. MacDonald, John Milius, Scott Buck, Todd Ellis Kessler, Mere Smith Directed by: Michael Apted, Mikael Salomon, Allen Coulter, Alan Poul, Steve Shill, Timothy Van Patten, Alan Taylor, John Maybury || Starring: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Ciaran Hinds, Kenneth Cranham, … Continue reading

‘Deadwood’ (2004-2006, 2019): The Thinking Man’s Wild West

Created by: David Milch || Written by: David Milch, Regina Corrado, Ted Mann, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Jody Worth, Bryan McDonald, Malcolm MacRury Directed by: Ed Bianchi, Daniel Minahan, Davis Guggenheim, Gregg Feinberg, Mark Tinker, Steve Shill, Alan Taylor || Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes, Paula Malcolmson, Leon Rippy, … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019): The Contemporary Reboot of Fantasy

Created by: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss || Written by: David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, George R. R. Martin, Bryan Cogman, Vanessa Taylor, Dave Hill, Jane Espenson Directed by: Alan Taylor, Alex Graves, David Nutter, Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Daniel Minahan, Michelle MacLaren, Alik Sakharov, Miguel Sapochnik, Neil Marshall || Starring: Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Future of the Superhero Film

As much as someone like Mark Cousins would love to argue otherwise, the multi-billion dollar industry that is the international movie business is dominated by blockbusters. Blockbuster films, high-concept, big budget “event” movies that attract and pander to the masses with their glorious (or mind-numbing) spectacle and entertain (or insult the intelligence of) millions upon … Continue reading

‘The Sopranos’ (1999-2007): The Great Television Anti-Hero Progenitor

Created by: David Chase || Written by: David Chase, Terrence Winter, Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess, Matthew Weiner Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Drea de Matteo, David Proval, Aida Turturro, Nancy Marchand No. of Seasons: 6 || No. of Episodes: 86 … Continue reading