Category Archives: Thinking About Movies

Kevin Smith: “I haven’t taken my shirt off since I was nine.”

The “Mallrats” and “Clerks” director talks to The Guardian about, among other things, being a big guy: “The first time I became body-conscious was when I was nine and went to the water park with my cousin. We were having … Continue reading

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Superman Gets Animated: From The Depression Until Now, A Man (Of Steel) For All Seasons.

With all the hype surrounding “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder’s rebooting of the stagnant Superman franchise, now seemed as good a time as any to go back and review The Last Son of Krypton’s animated adventures. From Max Fleischer’s … Continue reading

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Dear Hollywood, Please Stop Adapting Dr. Seuss Books For The Multiplex. You’re Not Good At It.

Dear Hollywood: We need to talk. Now. Look, I get it. You look at the books authored and drawn by the late Theodore Seuss Geisel and you see box office gold. Their technicolor hues and soft, rounded angles fairly scream: … Continue reading

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Five Favorite Film Music Moments.

Because it’s Friday, let’s shake things up a little bit. It’s reader participation time. Here’s my five favorite film music moments from more than 30 years of going to the movies. List your own in the comments and we’ll compare … Continue reading

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How The Oscars Might Still Surprise Us.

Writing in The Wrap This Morning … … film critic Steve Pond offers some prescriptions on how the 94th annual Academy Awards might still surprise us. For instance, when it comes to Best Actor, Pond writes that George Clooney was … Continue reading

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Paying Tribute To Dario Argento.

In addition to giving the world his daughter, the comely Asia Argento, Italian film director Dario Argento is also responsible for some of the creepiest (read: best) horror films in modern cinema. Writing in the L.A. Times’ “Hero Complex” blog, … Continue reading

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The Weekend Box Office And Your Monday Must-Read.

Good Monday Morning, Everyone. “Safe House” won the President’s Day Weekend. But even the lure of seeing Nicholas Cage on fire in 3D wasn’t enough to put “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” atop the box office heap. Once again, courtesy … Continue reading

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