I understood Brian DePalma’s Mission: Impossible the first time I saw it in theaters. I had no trouble following Chris Nolan’s brain-twister thrillers (Memento, The Prestige, Inception). It was work, but I more-or-less ‘got’ the core narrative beats of LA Confidential and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. But by golly John Carter is a confusing muddle of a movie. There has been all kinds of hand-wringing about the film’s rather large… Continue reading Review: Confusing and Unengaging, John Carter Makes Avatar Look Like, Well... Avatar.
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If there was ever a set of Emmy categories that is really hard to pin down, it’s the catch-all categories for the series and specials in the “outstanding music, variety and comedy” field.
We had to put the name of the field in quotes, because it’s not three separate categories; music, variety and comedy encompasses… Continue reading Emmys 2011: The music-variety-comedy categories are a confusing catch-all
Review in a Hurry: In his first nonadaptation, director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) seems to be trying for the most expensive art film ever, but the story—about girls in a mental institution…
Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed that he was so confused with the script of ‘Inception’ that he had to ask director Christopher Nolan to explain the plot. He said he had struggled to figure out the complicated plot of the sci-fi movie and spend hours talking with the director to develop his character Dominic Cobb, a [...] Continue reading ‘Inception’ script was incredibly confusing, admits Leonardo DiCaprio
Movie Trailers – Movies Blog Could a Black actor play Spider-Man?Donald Glover (No relation to Danny….) thinks its high-time one of the comic book world’s most celebrated heroes got a splash of “color.” The young actor — who plays Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community — has launched a Twitter campaign in an official [...] Continue reading Stan Lee: “Black Spider-Man Would Be Confusing”