The filmmakers capture experiences most of us are unlikely to be near in our lifetimes. Among the memorable scenes is that of an avalanche that occurs very near the bears on their way down the snowy mountain.
It's very nice that Oscars made a special tribute to movie musicals. The only problem is that not a single one of the musicals honored (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Les Miz) was ever eligible for Oscar's own category of "Best Original Musical."
If Wreck-It Ralph's estimate holds, it will have the biggest three-day debut for a non-Pixar Disney cartoon ever. Coming in next was Flight , which inexplicably opened on just 1,800 screens but still had a comparitvely massive opening.
Carnage refocuses itself in this film. Unlike the play, it is not simply about the breakdown of civilization -- or at least, of civilized behavior. It's about the very untwining of the ties that shelter civilization from the dominance of self-interest.
While the red carpet presentations at the 34th Starz Denver Film Festival feature Oscar-worthy films with box-office potential, there are enough under-the-radar temptations to please the most critical cinephile.