In this monthly column we spotlight new Blu-ray/DVD releases by interviewing directors about the scenes that stood out most for them while making their movies. This month, we talk to Randy Moore about his black-and-white guerilla-made thriller set in Walt Disney parks, Escape from Tomorrow (out now on DVD/Blu-ray).
Struggling to get his scripts noticed in Hollywood, Randy Moore came up with a radical… Continue reading Director's Notebook: Randy Moore on the Hardest Scene to Shoot at Disney for 'Escape from Tomorrow'
Is Steven Spielberg really going to remake West Side Story? Who knows, but according to Deadline he’s interested in doing something with the 1961 classic, itself an adaptation of a stage production that retooled Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (itself a remake of Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe). Maybe he just wants to give the familiar story yet another update of some kind. Probably nothing will ever come of… Continue reading Which Movie Musicals Would You Like Remade by Your Favorite Directors?
If you’re a hardcore genre fan, the below list of movies just announced for the SXSW Midnight program is probably going to make you drool just a little bit. It’s the kind of roster that should light up the eyes of anyone who actively seeks out genre movies from all over the world. If you’re only a casual horror fan (and that’s totally okay), let’s… Continue reading SXSW Announces Midnighters From the Directors of 'Inside,' 'Blair Witch,' 'Legend of Beaver Dam,' 'Last Exorcism,' and More
“Big Bad Wolves” is a dark, unsettling film about revenge, centering on a group of men seeking retribution against a man they believe kidnapped and murdered a child. It is also broadly a film with metaphorical allusions to the Middle East peace process, while equally showcasing the power of a nagging mother on the phone. In… Continue reading 'Big Bad Wolves' Directors: This Movie Isn't Solely About Sadism
They were known as the master puppeteers behind the jovial and adorable Muppets characters, but Jim Henson and Frank Oz directed a nightmarish project in 1982: The Dark Crystal. The Universal Pictures feature about an elfin creature in search of a crystal shard that promises to restore balance and unity to his alien world was marketed as a family film, despite some frightening scenes that startled… Continue reading Watch a Cool, Freaky, Fan-Made Director's Cut of Jim Henson's 'The Dark Crystal'