Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Daily Dark Knight: More Details For The Fanboys.

A total nerdgasm here (courtesy of Comic Book Movie): The Dark Knight Rises IMAX prologue will be released on Dec 21 with M:I4, but *only* in theatres with a proper film projector – no digital!  So make sure it’s a proper 70mm projection … Continue reading

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Duck And Cover: Hero Complex Asks Whether “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Is Overrated.

Oh boy … here’s one that’ll get the fanboys a-rioting. With the 30th anniversary of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” upon us, the folks at Hero Complex tackle a thorny question: Is the warmly remembered film of our youth actually … Continue reading

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The Five Faces Of “The Great Gatsby:” The Trouble With Getting A Great Book Right On Film.

With the release this week of new set photos of the Baz Luhrman-directed “The Great Gatsby” hitting the Web, I got to thinking about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of The Jazz Age and why, despite the best efforts of … Continue reading

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Grading The Historical Accuracy Of “My Week With Marilyn.”

Writing in The Guardian This Morning … … critic Alex von Tunzelmann gives the new Michelle Williams film (already being touted as Oscar-bait for the talented actress) a grade of C+ for its historical accuracy. For those not in the … Continue reading

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The “Dark Knight” In Twilight And The Problem With Action Movies.

There’s a pair of fascinating Black Friday reads in The Guardian this morning. In the first, film critic Ben Child goes inside “The Dark Knight Rises,” to consider what the film might hold if — as director Christopher Nolan claims … Continue reading

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“The Artist”: Remembering The Hollywood Of Old.

It tells you everything you need to know … … about the state of contemporary cinema that filmmakers are looking back longingly at an era when Hollywood actually seemed to be in the business of making myths and not cynically … Continue reading

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A “Before Sunrise” Sequel?

If, like me, you were a 20something slacker in the early 1990s, then the chances are pretty good that you have a soft spot for director Richard Linklater’s series of “Sunrise” movies. The films, which starred ur-Slacker Ethan Hawke and … Continue reading

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New James Bond Set Photos.

From the good folks at Starburst Magazine, here’s a bunch of set photos from the 23rd James Bond flick Skyfall..

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Kristen Wiig: “My Next Movie Will Be A Porky’s Prequel.”

The “Bridesmaid” and Saturday Night Live star … … dishes to The Guardian about her very big year and her plans to conquer Hollywood. As always, here’s the nut graf: “I mean. Yes, no. It feels weird to say that; … Continue reading

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A Reason To Be Thankful: The Muppets Are Back.

Oh Yeah. I’ll be so taking my wife and daughter to see this over the holiday weekend.

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