‘Paddington’ Trailer 1

Paddington is based upon the children’s storybook character Paddington Bear, who I imagine is bigger in Europe, like The Adventures of Tintin, which formed the basis of a 2011 film directed by Steven Spielberg that was produced by Peter Jackson and written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat.   I also expected to be creeped […]

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ UK Trailer

Now this trailer I like!  Unlike the ones that have been produced for domestic consumption, this has a narrative cohesion that they lack.  In fact, amidst all the chaos, it almost has a Spielbergian feel at times (particularly with the little boy who’s being taken by aliens). This is the trailer that should have been […]

‘Godzilla’ Review

Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla Isn’t The Same Monster Many Of Us Grew Up Watching, Which Sometimes Isn’t A Good Thing In The Beginning… I remember when I was growing that I spent many Saturday afternoons in front of a television, watching monsters like Gamera, Mothra and Godzilla.  They tended to have come into being due to the hubris of Man, as […]

Sam Raimi Directing ‘Poltergeist’ Reboot?

Now this is interesting news.  The original “Poltergeist,” directed by Tobe Hooper (or Steven Spielberg, depending upon how deeply you look into things) was not exactly in need of a remake, mainly because the original film, from 1982, holds up surprisingly well, in my opinion. That being said, with the whole found footage trend that’s […]

‘Shark Night 3D’ Review w/ Commentary

Is “Shark Night 3D” better than the Steven Spielberg classic, “Jaws,” the film that single-handedly make millions afraid to go into the water? No.  In fact, it’s not even close.  “Jaws” is a better film by just about any metric you could use to measure such things. For those that haven’t seen David Ellis’ “Shark […]

‘Djinn’ Trailer

Tobe Hooper is back with “Djinn,” and while he is a talented director, he’s also somewhat erratic in terms of the quality of his output. There’s a lot of debate over whether he directed “Poltergeist,” which looks like a typical Steven Spielberg film (other than the subject matter), though that could be due to the […]

The Amazing Mr. Spielberg

Happy New Year to everyone, and I hope for the best for you and your loved ones. That being said, is there nothing that Steven Spielberg isn’t involved with?  I just finished watching “True Grit”–a little bit choppy in the editing department, but otherwise very entertaining–when I noticed that Steven Spielberg was listed as an […]

Brian’s ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Review

“Tintin,” while perhaps not for everyone, is so well-done that the occasional misstep is easily forgotten.  I must admit that I went into “The Adventures of Tintin” with somewhat low expectatations, due less to the input of Steven Spielberg, (director) Peter Jackson (producer)  and Steven Moffat (Dr. Who, Sherlock), Edgar Wright (Shawn of the Dead, […]

Insidious

I recall former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders saying, in reference to abortion, that “We must stop our love affair with the fetus.” I feel the same way about horror films (as well as abortion, but that’s another matter) because too many of them treat children as if they’re weak, and far more fragile than they […]

‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Trailer

Here’s the latest trailer for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s “The Adventures of Tintin.” All the spectacle looks really interesting–especially the parts were the two ships are dueling. That being said, and based only on the images that I have seen thus far, the characters still haven’t shaken that rubbery look CGI motion capture is […]