On "May the Fourth Be With You" Day, droves of Americans will dress up and celebrate, and I will be one of them.
Saving the movie-going experience won't save America's middle class, but letting it go will lead us deeper down the hole of Internet isolation and greater separation from each other at a time when Americans need more real-world, interpersonal connections, not fewer.
Even as Boomers wallowed in the glories that were the films of the 1970s, we took all the wrong lessons from them.
And so an epic battle began. It pitted big, science fiction and fantasy concepts against niche, humanistic narratives about the lives of ordinary people and historical figures.
The current, rather frothy debate about proposed development at Crissy Field in the Presidio at San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which arguably ranks in significance with New York's Central Park and Washington, DC's National Mall, deserves more national attention.
A sure way to make yourself less productive is to artificially limit your individual sleep needs. We can't do without sleep. But can we do without dreams? The scientific evidence is less clear on this point.
In The Wind Rises and in his essay last summer Miyazaki is forcing his viewers and readers to confront a nasty truth about the human condition. War can be exciting -- stirring up visceral emotions to an intensity we don't often feel in our normal lives.
There has been a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the development of Episode VII as of late. There have been rumblings for awhile that J.J. Abrams hasn't been the happiest of souls thus far, as production crawls along. Last week's departure of screenwriter Michael Arndt (who wrote the first Episode VII treatment and script) only added fuel to this already explosive story.
On Thursday, news broke that Michael Arndt's script for Star Wars: Episode VII was being rewritten by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, effectively b...
Though rare, the incident is far from the only case of large appliances being used to attack film directors.
The Presidio Trust is in charge of deciding which of the three proposals, if any, will break ground in the most beautiful urban national park in the world. There is great potential for amazing things to happen.
Here are some random but real hints: 41st time's the charm; no-blame game; maybe he'll become Harvard's president again, instead; and that'd become da museum. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz.
I don't know them personally, but through interviews and observations, they are the best of friends.
It tells us too much about Apple, and not enough about Jobs. And what it does tell us about Jobs is more a depiction of of events rather than an incisive look at what made him the great, maddening, transformational figure he was.
I've argued that the rise of high-profile Kickstarter campaigns is already shifting the paradigm of how movies are funded, and that's probably a good thing. But with filmmakers getting financing directly from their fans, won't the Hollywood studios lose their raison d'etre?
The film industry may not be dead yet, but new businesses are already opening up to take over from the movie moguls.