Interstellar – Review

I think Christopher Nolan’s talent as a director is indisputable. The problem is that–like most of us–he finds his comfort zone, and sticks with it. Which I’m okay with if Nolan stuck to one particular genre. Instead he moves from everything from superhero movies (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) to historical-based […]

John M. Chu Does Action Better Than Christopher Nolan

Yeah, I didn’t believe it either, till began to think of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, starting with The Dark Knight Rises backward, and John M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which I am currently watching on Netflix. As much as I hate to admit it, Chu captures action much better than Nolan, which almost feel like sacrilege to […]

‘Interstellar’ Trailer

The British trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar was posted by Warner Bros a few hours ago, and it’s…OK.  It seems that at some point in an indeterminate future we lose the ability to feed ourselves (despite the huge cornfields in the trailer) though luckily Matthew McConaughey is around to pilot a mission to find other habitable worlds. […]

‘Man of Tai Chi’ Trailer

Keanu Reeves amazes me.  We have computer-generated technologies that can make it appear that a man can fly, that can enable giant robots and monsters to roam the earth, and yet no technology yet invented can make him seem like he has emotions and feelings like the rest of us.  I know that that sounds […]

The Viral Campaign For ‘Pacific Rim’ Has Begun

Many movies, to compete in a very competitive market, market their films in ways that go beyond the traditional.  For instance, for 2010’s “Tron: Legacy” the makers of the film had a campaign that led the inquisitive to FlynnLives.com and as a reward let them see a light cycle before the general public. I don’t want […]

An Extra Day: The House of Cards

I spent all last Thursday as an extra on Netflix’s upcoming series, House of Cards (an Americanized version of a British series), and had a great time. Prior to “House of Cards,” I worked as a policeman on “The Dark Knight Rises” (TDKR). You would think, since TDKR had a massive budget compared to “House of […]