I honestly don’t think there’s a such thing as an ‘unfilmable’ novel–not any more, at any rate–especially with so many ways to present a work. You could choose network television–which brings certain advantages–or maybe HBO or Starz, or streaming options like Amazon or Netflix. You have to match the material to the venue. This is […]
This review is a long time coming because while I’m a huge fan of the original Pacific Rim I didn’t know how to approach the sequel, especially since the director of the first, Guillermo Del Toro, wouldn’t be returning to the franchise. Steven DeKnight (Spartacus, Marvel’s Daredevil) directed the sequel, and his approach–to be expected–is […]
This is really weird. Here’s the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom And here’s the first trailer for the same movie: Have you noticed that if it weren’t for the same cast and dinosaurs that they play like trailers for entirely different movies? And that’s because the final trailer gives away plot points perhaps […]
If you ask me the true test of whether or not a movie is a good one is that of time, namely if it can stand up well to repeated viewings.
When we first meet Will Bowman (Josh Halloway) he’s preparing breakfast–or at least attempting to–for his family, that consists of his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies, most recently of The Walking Dead) and three children, before he heads out to work. Though one of his sons is missing, and Will is doing all he can […]
Isn’t it remarkable what a few days can bring? A few weeks ago, a thriller like Michael Mann‘s Blackhat–a movie that revolves around about Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) a cyber criminal released from prison to counter the threat of a cyber terrorist with the ability to bring a nation to its collective knees–would probably have been an […]
The full trailer for Jurassic World was released a few hours ago, and the first thing I noticed was that it’s produced with Legendary Pictures, which was unexpected. What was also a bit unusual was that lots of people being literally eaten by exhibits in the last two films didn’t seem to faze the backers this […]