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When Bruce Wayne set out to turn himself into the Dark Knight, he spent years travelling, studying and training. He also invested untold millions of dollars from his inheritance equipping himself and his ever-increasing fleet of bat-themed custom vehicles. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could be as effective in their crusade against crime without … Continue reading

Top 10 Potential Simpsons Spin-Offs

This week came the news that the cast of ‘The Simpsons’ would need to take a massive pay cut in order to keep the show on air. They weren’t keen on this idea since they only get paid per episode, not based on how often the episodes get shown, and need to make a living. … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Comics that Should be Movies Already

Comic books and cinema have long been a collaboration. Batman and Superman appeared in cinematic serials  as early as the 1940’s, and there’s been a steady trickle since then. When Bryan Singer’s X-Men became a box-office, star making hit studios were quick to dust off old scripts and hurry to secure every marketable title not … Continue reading

Movies Featuring Songs By The Beatles

When assembling this list, one must set out some criteria first. Will this focus on the best movies that feature The Beatles, or movies that have the best Beatles’ songs? Or is it the movies that make the best use of the music? Instead of narrowing things down, we’ve instead looked for the movies that … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Best Voice-Over Narrations

Many screen-writers consider the use of a voice-over narration to be a cheat tactic, but when used right it can be an emotive and powerful contribution to story. Here’s some of the best examples of the narrative technique. 10. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang – Robert Downey, Jr. **Clip below is from the END of the … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Comic Characters on Film

Comic books, like any form of story-telling, relies on strong characters to connect with the reader. When dealing with such fantastic and otherwordly characters, this becomes a greater challenge for comic book writers, especially when they make the leap to the silver screen. This turned out to be a remarkably tough list to narrow down … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Leitmotifs

Some of you are no doubt looking at that heading and wondering what a ‘leitmotif’ is, possibly wondering if it’s a form of Eastern Europeon cinematic style you don’t care about, or if I’m making up words for my own personal amusement. It is, in fact, a musical term used to describe a recurring piece … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Most Annoying Fans

If you’re reading this then you are a movie fan. We love are movies and some we love than others. But we’ve all met someone who has taken their love too far… 10. Trekkies I’ve got no big issue with Trekkies. I haven’t seen enough Star Trek to judge it myself and the fans usually … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Music Videos By Movie Directors

The music video market is a great place for directors to make their mark before moving onto bigger and better things. Other directors will take the chance to use the platform as a form of experimentation, or to lend their expertise to making a short film centred around a music performace. Here’s the ten best: … Continue reading