While I'm Not There has numerous plot threads spinning every which way, Ledger takes his particular story line one step further by letting his darkest emotions creep into his gut to explore what's left after love degrades.
Who is the bigger sadist: the Joker? Or the man writing the actions of the Joker, Scott Snyder?
We ride past a group of buildings in the massive Brooklyn Navy Yard, spread out over 300 waterfront acres. Felipe speaks to us through his walkie-talkie. "Ready to go to the farm?"
The Dark Knight showed that a comic book movie could be not only big, but epic. That it could thoughtfully engage major themes and concerns in society while providing a thoroughly satisfying entertainment experience.
Technology unites us, but at the same time, isolates and distracts us. The level of discourse in our national debate is at a low point. We feast on trashy, tabloid reality shows. And we are awash in violent images.
What if Eric Stoltz starred in Back to the Future? The following, in no particular order, are my 10 favorite sci-fi fantasies that never happened... at least not in this universe.
During a single year of the not-great Harding presidency, four great cartoonists came into the world. Two of those 1922-born men died recently -- "The Family Circus" creator Bil Keane in November and the Joker creator (some say co-creator) Jerry Robinson in December.
One interesting aspect of waiting to see certain Hollywood blockbusters on DVD is that you hear a lot in advance from the people who plunk down the bi...
No one was interested in John Curran's ideas to make Stone. Then Robert De Niro attached himself to the project. And suddenly everybody was interested.
New York lawmakers are now considering two very different approaches to address accidental overdose fatalities: One bill will most certainly make the problem worse, while the other will likely save lives.
The 27 Club (also known as the Forever Club) is reserved for those people (specifically famous rock musicians) who died around the age of 27 often under mysterious circumstances.
America's fascination with celebrities, perpetuated by the media, is a hard pill to swallow. Our culture oftentimes seems to thrill at watching a train wreck, but stars are not an alien race.
I've been hearing that Director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth and so much more) has been hard at work on a futuristic water thriller/musical, and I had to get the inside scoop.
It's a genre light week with no new horror, fantasy, or science fiction titles released in cinemas, so we're shining a little much-deserved light on some overlooked and/or under-rated genre titles.
What about seeing a black President of the United States in whiteface? And what if that insult emanated not from a meaningless talent show down under but from the RNC's official fundraising presentation.
It's a basic tenet of good storytelling that whatever plans your characters put into action, it can't hurt if things don't go quite as smoothly as anticipated.