Something that I rail against is the abhorrent greed shown by the entertainment industries. It’s really amazing that they are in business at all given that (according to their armies of accountants and lawyers) nothing ever actually makes money. Continue reading
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
When I watch television and movies, I feel cheated. I tune in wanting to watch my favorite actors ply their art to their full ability. All too often, now, I don’t get to see that performance. 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
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
I’ve had anime and manga on my mind, lately. I’ve been watching shows and drawing images in this distinctive style quite a bit in the past month or so. I can’t put my finger on why, exactly, except that I’ve been a fan of the style since its early days in America. 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.
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.
The Internet continues to force content creators and IP-hoarders to re-imagine the future of their business models. The trouble is…no one knows where it’s all heading. Continue reading
With Comic-Con sprouting again in San Diego in ’09, I can’t help feel like this year is different. I’ve had this sense before with other sorts of conventions. Has Comic-Con’s popularity caused it to meet their fate? Continue reading