On of my loudest and most obnoxious klaxon wails is about the fragility of digital media…not just movies, but text, photos, research, etc. If we don’t fix it onto some tangible, archival medium, much of the history of our civilization … Continue reading
Governor Martinez has chosen to target the subsidy used to entice the film industry to produce movies and television shows in the state. While she could have targeted any of $1.2 billion paid to subsidize other industries, for example, gas and oil, she has instead targeted one of the few good PR sources this state has. Continue reading
The tail ended up wagging the dog…and that never works out well. The Day the Movies Died: Movies + TV: GQ.
You hear the lament all the time about how Hollywood can’t make a good female superhero movie/television show. While not exactly true, the fact remains that Hollywood is much less persistent in seeking a successful formula here than it does with the male superheroes. Continue reading
It doesn’t make a lot of sense to shoot your wad on a blockbuster for maybe a big payday instead of making 5-10 smaller films that are more likely to make a sustainable profit. It also allows for the diversity … Continue reading
On occasion, I like to support projects of people I’ve come to know and like. Aurora is trying to fund her short film, Incredible Girl, and is seeking investors. You don’t have to have a ton of cash, either. Anything from $5 to $5,000 will be appreciated–though, to be fair, more money invested gives you more perks. Continue reading
Another creative lamb has been sacrificed on the altar of a Wonder Woman project. Maybe they should let me take a crack at it. Continue reading
What child can’t relate to the problem posed in A Christmas Story: Ralphie Parker wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. He commits himself to the quest of getting his beloved present despite life tossing numerous obstacles in his path. Continue reading
Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol, has been done, re-done, re-imagined, re-gurgitated, re-thought, and just generally re’d. It’s easy to get jaded about it. What a wonder it is to be presented with what I consider to be the definitive filmed version. Continue reading
Cody Cullen is a soldier who returns from his latest tour to find the setting for an anonymous Christmas card he received while in-country. His adventure grows when he’s smitten by Faith Spelman; the woman who, unbeknownst to him, also happens to be the writer and sender of that card. What could go wrong? Continue reading
The latest brouhaha facing the questionable practices of the MPAA when it hands out ratings has once again come to the fore. This time it’s with assigning an “R” rating to The King’s Speech mostly, if not entirely, based on one small section were curse words are uttered. Continue reading
It’s all the rage. All the cool studios are doing it. What’s not to like about 3-D movies and TV? Well, a lot, but I just don’t want to be a naysayer. It’s possible that 3-D will stick around this time for it to develop into something still only seen in SF movies. Continue reading
I’m with Ebert on this one–on every point. It’s frustrating. There are times I really miss the studio system. Roger Ebert: Why I Hate 3-D Movies – Newsweek.com.
An oddly engaging parody of A Christmas Story and German expressionist film. YouTube – Eine Weinachtsgeschichte (A Christmas Story).
This has been my feeling since I left Jurassic Park 3. Directors more in love with the tech than the story. Serenity often looks better for the “low-budget”/”low-tech” practical effects. Does CGI Ruin Movies? – Avatar – io9.