There's something about traveling that changes cultural perspective, and with that in mind, I set out for two radically different cultural experiences last month.
The latest Depp venture, "Rango," is more suitable for adult Depp fans than kiddies, but that hasn't stopped parents from dragging their offspring in for the fun. Sadly for kiddies, there is very little to get excited about.
Rango is the very definition of an odd duck. It is a gorgeously-animated little fable that works both as an homage to westerns and film noir, as well as a thoughtful and spiritual hero's journey.
The critically-acclaimed and nearly-existential Johnny Depp vehicle grossed $38 million over the three-day weekend. That's the biggest opening for a Paramount animated feature not from Dreamworks.
The film pays loving tribute to classic western movies. It's a great reminder of the genre's glory days and also a great primer for kids to discover what makes it so fun.
Visually, Gore Verbinski's Rango is so stunning and clever that you can almost forgive it for the fact that, really, it's just not very funny. Almost.
We've joined together in previous posts to share what it really means for women to look and feel attractive. Now we can add new perspectives about men from real people like you.
By now everybody has seen clips of Ricky Gervais' scorched earth emcee stint for the Golden Globe Awards, as well as selected negative reactions to it...
In celebration of Hollywood's drunkest awards ceremony, we've picked seventeen (er, make that sixteen-and-a-half) of the Golden Globes' most clear-headedly sharp style moments.
These are things I would like to improve upon or accomplish in 2011 in no particular order and for no particular reason other than to bring my already exceptional self a little closer to perfection. Read 'em and weep.
I'm not going to tell you about the plot -- it is ridiculous. For me to even discuss it would take away whatever pleasures might be there. But if I were you, I would do what most audiences have done: not go.
That Disney was able to convince the moviegoing populace that they wanted to see a sequel to a 28-year old film that barely anyone remembers in any detail is both a testament to Disney's marketing skill and a sad commentary on blockbuster filmmaking.
The Tourist is not one of the top ten movies of the year. It doesn't seem to aspire that high.
A platoon, while once just an overrated movie about the Vietnam War, is also a smart way to properly match your hitting against opposing pitchers.
As the excitement for the upcoming release of the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" builds, here at Black Tomato we have been in...
The Tourist is more like steerage than coach, a tarted-up piece of product that's flat and witless. Hopefully, Henckel von Donnersmarck will go back to making his own films and put Hollywood in his rearview mirror.