Years ago, I publicly ridiculed the casting of a certain actor from 10 Things I Hate About You as the villain of a certain Batman movie, and the resulting embarrassment prompted me to make a solemn vow never to render early judgment on a movie again without – at the very least – seeing some footage.
For the most part, I feel… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Importance of Family in 'The Fantastic Four'
This weekend’s box office winners and losers defied expectations in extreme ways; with its estimated $ 51.1 million debut, the R-rated comedy “Neighbors” knocked “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” off its perch and earned $ 10 to $ 15 million more than anyone predicted, while the animated musical “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” barely managed an eighth-place debut with an estimated $… Continue reading Box Office: 'Neighbors' and the Importance of Theater Count
Actor Ezra Miller is laying on a king-sized bed — puffy white comforter over half his body, shirt unbuttoned, Sigur Ros playing on his iPod dock — waxing poetic about the fact that he’s conducting all of his interviews in promotion for his latest film, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” from the comfort of his own mattress. “If we could bring more beds to conflict zones, it could be… Continue reading Ezra Miller, 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Star, On Teen Angst And The Importance Of Beds
In essence the chief difference between mainstream films and corporate films is that the latter tend to have a marketing purpose behind them. Beyond that, the two genres can be quite closely linked, f Continue reading The Importance of Purpose-Driven News