Part of being an adult is having the ability to know when not to say what’s on your mind, a skill lost on most children, whose nature lends itself to an almost brutal honesty. For instance, if you’re feeling vulnerable, don’t ask a child a question with an expectation that the answer will somehow buttress […]
According to Deadline, Netflix is considering bringing back “Terra Nova,” the time travel series recently cancelled by Fox. My problem with this idea is that “Terra Nova” wasn’t that entertaining to begin with, and extremely expensive to produce, so I am a bit dubious about this one. Besides, any television series that can have time […]
Anne Hoyt, one of the originators of this website, is back. She has upcoming a review of Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” starring Michael Fassbender, as well as an interview with Gary Oldman.
Disney’s upcoming “The Lone Ranger” has been stopped because of cost overruns. This has happened despite the proven box office heft of Johnny Depp, who would have played Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s Native American scout and friend. Find the story here, via Deadline.
It appears that this is Justin Timberlake’s year. First “Bad Teacher,” Friends With Benefits,” and now “In Time.” He has an earnestness that’s refreshing, though I am not sure that I buy him as a serious badass, or someone that can carry an entire movie. Then again, the film also has Cillian Murphy, who’s always […]
Here’s a link to an interesting story on Mediate about Spider-Man, who he is, who he isn’t and what the some in the Conservative media have to say about it.
Edited 7/24 1753 Captain America, or rather the decision to star as the title character, drove Chris Evans to therapy. From reading the New York Times story, it appears that he’s a fascinating, somewhat introspective man; though for people who want more news about Marvel Studios’ plans, stick with it.
Today Apple released Final Cut Pro X, their flagship video editing application. It’s available via the Apple App Store for $299. The prior version, Final Cut Studio, is in high demand by movie studios for film editing, though it remains to be seen if Final Cut Pro X is adopted as enthusiastically. At first, seeing […]
In spite of the French cinema vs. Hollywood cinema perception, the truth is that nobody loves American films as much as the French, especially when they come from auteurs—a concept they invented—who moved to Paris at the height of their careers, as Terrence Malick did. This year’s Palme d’Or, Cannes’ top prize, went to Terrence […]
Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): ‘The Tree of Life” by Terrence Malick (United States) Grand Prize: Shared between “The Kid with the Bike” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium) and “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) Jury Prize: “Poliss” by Maiwenn (France) Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn for “Drive” (Denmark) Best […]