Magic Mike XXL: Steven Soderbergh shared a photo from the first day of shooting on Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the male stripper drama he made in 2012. This time, however, the directorial reigns have been handed to his longtime collaborator Gregory Jacobs, with Soderberg serving as director of photography (under his nom de plume Peter Andrews) and film… Continue reading Movie News 'Magic Mike XXL' Starts Production (Photo); Star Rumors for 'Escape From New York' Remake
A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a mind-blowing vision of a lone warrior (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan! Hailed as “stylish and scary” (Los Angeles Times), “dark and dangerous” (Newsweek) and “gloriously…fun” (Tyler Morning Telegraph), this fast-paced and furiously entertaining… Continue reading Escape from New York
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'
Conventional wisdom regarding most franchises is that the sequels are never quite as good as the original. With rare exceptions, each installment is sort of like a recording of a recording from the analog days – diminishing with each iteration. After seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier over the weekend, though, I couldn’t help thinking that the geekier side of Hollywood might be… Continue reading The Geek Beat: How Comic Franchises Escape the Sequel Curse