In the spirit of both Thanksgiving, and general, Internet list-making, I thought I'd write down 15 things for which I'm thankful.
ames McBride would be Luke Skywalker. This year's underdog, McBride is the surprise winner in fiction with Good Lord Bird.
Do you wear a watch? By watch I mean an analog device, with hands sweeping around a dial, possibly augmented by "complications" as they are known, and all designed to look good on your wrist.
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...
This Sunday, Manning returns to Lucas Oil, the Death Star, for the first time since he put on a Broncos uniform. Manning will play the Colts and have something to prove.
We play dress up to hide behind another persona, but chances are that choice of persona reveals volumes about who we are pretending to be.
The problem, as I see it, is with the whole "mountain" part of the equation. Riding up a mountain involves nothing but unmitigated pain, and riding down a mountain -- when one is as bad a biker as I am -- is a terrifying, white-knuckle experience.
In August, Entertainment Weekly published an interview with Joss Whedon in which, at one point, he laments about the state of movies today relying too much on already established popular culture. He does so by complaining about one particular scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: "A movie has to be complete within itself; it can't just build off the first one or play variations. You know that thing in Temple of Doom where they revisit the shooting trick? ... That's what you don't want. And I feel that's what all of culture is becoming -- it's becoming that moment." Now, this is a very astute observation (and I've written about this quote before), but these words came rushing back to me as I watched a terrible movie called Machete Kills, because that entire movie's existence seems to be built on "that" moment.
Chibuihem Amalaha claims he has used science and magnets to prove that marriage equality is wrong, so I thought I would use Star Wars and the concept of the Force to prove how being against marriage equality is wrong.
For this week's MovieFilm excursion, we start things off with some highlights from my roundtable interview wit...
For years many people in the film industry have told me I needed to write about my career running United Artists, Paramount and Columbia, the hundreds of movies I made or was responsible for getting made, and the famous and infamous characters with whom I worked.
Recently, Disney announced that the new batch of Star Wars movies will feature standalone "origin story" movies. This has brought hope and terror to nerds everywhere.
From James Bond to Frank the Tanks, movie characters we'd love to drink with.
I came to the conclusion that I could let what isn't happening ruin one of the best days of my life, or I could enjoy the very real things sitting in front of me.
How many film posters do you see today that are as memorable as Drew Struzan's? I personally don't see many. Sadly, the illustrated poster is a thing of the past because we are so enmeshed in the digital age that everything is done on computers.