I’ve been very lax in my blog this year. I’ve got a half dozen “year end” and “preview” type posts from January that I never scheduled to be published, so the next couple of weeks will be a bit of a clearing house of stuff that I’m moving from Draft to Published. 2009 turned out… Continue reading Most Anticipated Movies of 2010
This has been a big year for movies. There was a lot of really good stuff. Star Trek set the bar of how good Sci Fi could be and rejuvinated a tired franchise. The Hurt Locker set new standards for what tension could be. Inglorious Basterds reinvented the war movie. UP showed us that even… Continue reading Movie Review: Avatar
I love movies, that’s one of the main reasons I went into TV and Film production. The sad reality though was that making movies is really kind of glorified construction work, and I don’t have the patience for that stuff. I love the pre and post work of movie making, but hate the chewy middle… Continue reading Most Anticipated Movies of 2009
(Updated to include The Wrestler and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) – Continuing my Best of 2008 series, we have the Best Movies of 2008. It was a really good year for movies this year with some of my favourites not even truly being 2008 films. Gone Baby Gone, Juno, and No Country for… Continue reading The best movies of 2008
Apparently there’s a petition out on the interwebs asking mean old Warner Brothers to keep the sanctity of Zack Snyder’s upcoming Watchmen movie in tact and allow a 3 hour cut to be released theatrically. Watchmen is one of my favourite graphic novels of all time, it’s a fantastic read and it totally re-invented comics… Continue reading Why Watchmen should be 2 hours
The first Hellboy movie was a good film. It had spectacular visuals, it had a good protagonist, it had cool villians, and it told a decent story. It wasn’t great though. For all of the “good stuff” about it, there was something missing. I feel this way with all of Del Toro’s movies (although Pan’s… Continue reading Movie Review: Hellboy II The Golden Army
So with The Dark Knight currently at $400 million in 18 days, it’s well on the way to the all time box office record (currently held by James Cameron’s Titanic at 600 million), it is inevitable that a third installment will be filmed. What’s in question right now is whether or not Christopher Nolan will… Continue reading Batman Next, who should the villain be?
Last year when Halo 3 came out and sold more than $300 million dollars worth of copies in 7 days, Hollywood trades blamed it as the reason that Ben Stiller’s movie “The Heartbreak Kid” made less than $14 million opening weekend. Halo 3 drained gamers’ everywhere will to see the movie. This week GTA IV… Continue reading Stupid Hollywood excuses
Iron Man, he’s a B level comic book super-hero. He’s best known for being one of the founding Avengers, being rich beyond most people’s dreams, and for a groundbreaking storyline where he battled alchoholism. John Favreau has never done an action movie before. He’s the guy who brought us Swingers (which he wrote, but didn’t… Continue reading Movie Review: Iron Man
I read this morning that studios are dissapointed with B.O. takes. Meanwhile they release The Matrix in nearly 4000 theatres. There was a time where you couldn’t get tickets to opening week of new movie (never mind opening night) and the studios knew that, so they counter-programmed. You might not go see The Matrix, so… Continue reading How can studios be so dumb?