As a rule (and in practice), commercial filmmaking requires compromise, sometimes overtly (subject matter, casting), sometimes subtlety (story choices, dialogue, locations), but when that compromise takes the form of blatant product placement – and unfortunately that’s exactly what happens in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller’s first film
It’s tough for me to say this is one of the better efforts from The Newsroom this season. Last week is still better, I feel.
This weeks biggest release is Magic Mike – I guess we can call this week Ladies Week! I’m sure all the ladies out there have already rushed out to the nearest Target or any other store and bought it. Here’s a lovely clip from the film: [springboard type=”youtube” id=”B8V6rY1ZJhQ” player=”scin001″ width=”560″ height=”315″
It’s that time again! Another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup! Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! There are several big release this week which include: The Adventures of Tintin, The Descendants, My Week with Marilyn and
Day two of SXSW 2012 came and went quite fast. My day was fun-filled with four films total. At SXSW they have these things called SXXpress Pass (pronounced South by Express Pass) that you can get on the day of any particular showing. The box office opens at 9am with
YOUNG ADULT isn’t just the best drama/comedy of the year, it’s also a horror story that plays out in terrifying slow motion. By the end of the movie, Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron in an inspired role, her best acting since MONSTER) hasn’t changed. In fact she’s become worse, a more insular version of the stifled personality that’s killing her at the beginning of the film, and it seems as though redemption has been lost. Yet the journey to this awful destination is two hours of quality entertainment, and the best that the JUNO creative team of writer Diablo Cody (UNITED STATES OF TARA) and director Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) have yet offered, and a startling reminder that there are still films that don’t require thousands of pounds of dynamite to have the most powerful explosions.