Once again, as we near closer to another Academy Awards ceremony, people are asking the same old question: do the Oscars still matter? It’s a silly question by itself, because we must consider whether they’ve ever mattered, and if so to what extent. To address the debate in full would take a lot of thought and a tremendous amount of words. Fortunately for my sanity this… Continue reading Doc Talk: Do the Oscars Still Matter?
Awhile back, to the woeful delight of the Internet, Brad Pitt dropped a career bomb — that he maybe could be quitting acting in a mere three years (!) — focus on producing and being a father to a caravan of children.
Now, after the release of Angelina Jolie’s (notoriously tumultuous) directorial debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” Pitt’s partner may be looking to bow out from acting, too.
“I… Continue reading Angelina Jolie May Quit Acting If She Can't 'Find Roles That Matter'
Pauline Kael is having a moment. The legendary New Yorker movie critic is the focus of three new books — an anthology of her work, a biography, and a memoir by one of her disciples — and the topic of debate among fellow movie critics and pundits at film festival panels. Not bad for a woman who passed away 10 years ago and… Continue reading Who Was Pauline Kael and Why Does She Still Matter?
The Internet is abuzz over comments made by Disney Animation chief technical officer Andy Hendrickson at the Siggraph business conference last week. His matter-of-fact assessment of movie business priorities confirmed what Hollywood’s most cynical observers have always suspected: story doesn’t matter and they don’t care if you know it, because all they care about is getting your money.
“A tentpole film is one where you can seed the desire… Continue reading Disney Exec Admits Story Doesn't Matter In Movies; Have You Proven Him Correct?
Although April is being considered a risky month to release films because of cricket tournaments like World Cup and IPL and school exams on top of that, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan is unperturbed even though two of his films are being releasing next month. April 1 will see murder mystery “Game” hitting the marquee and […] Continue reading Release dates don’t matter for good films: Abhishek Bachchan