Pete’s Dragon – Trailer

I’m not quite sure what to make of the retooled Pete’s Dragon except that it’s apparently nothing like the original, though oddly enough, what they both share in common is the significant role animation plays–though in this instance it’s the result of–more likely than not–hundreds of computer artists, as opposed to relatively few of the hand-drawn variety. […]

Pete’s Dragon – Official Trailer# 1

Pete’s Dragon was a Disney movie made in 1977 that–like other Disney movies at the time–was a mixture of live action and hand-drawn animation. Think of it as the CGI of its time. What about the new version?  Looking at the trailer, I Initially thought that I was revisiting The Jungle Book, which also revolves around a […]

‘Boyhood’ Review

  Boyhood Is A Fascinating Movie More Because Of How It Was Made, Than The Movie Itself I just saw Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, and it was pretty interesting, though mostly on the technical level (it was filmed over a period of 12 years); as an exercise in innovative filmmaking.  As a movie meant to engage an audience, it’s way […]

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Review

“”Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Easily Ranks Among The Best Marvel Studios Films.” Let me get something out of the way:  You know all those critics that say that “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was a great superhero film that’s evocative of spy thrillers like “Three Days of the Condor (both which happen to have Robert […]

The Falcon Quandary

That title sounds like a Robert Ludlum novel.  “The Falcon Quandary.” Marvel Studios, I think, has run into a minor speed bump.  Since they have no right to use characters that are referred to as mutants–because of a licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox, made when the company was flirting with bankruptcy–there are no super-powered […]

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Poster

Superherohype has revealed a new poster for Chris Evans’ upcoming Marvel Studios movie (which has been described as a political thriller in the vein of “Three Days of the Condor,” which is awesome because that’s a great movie and ‘Soldier’ also happens to star Robert Redford, who also starred in ‘Condor.’ In the poster, Cap […]

The Parallax View

I don’t actually think that Alan Pakula’s “The Parallax View” has stood the test of time very well.  The movie revolves around a reporter, Joseph Frady (Warren Beatty) who stumbles upon a plot by a mysterious corporation, The Parallax Corporation, to create assassins. I haven’t read the book by Loren Singer but it appears that virtually everything in […]