The film tells the story of the notoriously ingenious, multicultural people of Trinidad and Tobago, who fought to hold on to their African drum and in the process created the steel-pan, the only new instrument to be invented in the 20th century.
President Obama, you must lead. It is you who must "settle." Or it will be you who gets blamed for the second credit downgrade and second recession in five years, not your oft-blamed predecessor, George W. Bush.
The Golden Rule teaches that we should treat others as we, ourselves, would wish to be treated. This basic ethic is repeated in a multitude of variations in the texts of all the great religions of the world.
Altruism is a lofty aspiration. The do-gooders of the world are widely revered for their pureness of heart, selflessness and generosity. Could it be that they have an ulterior motive? Even if their reward is simply to feel good about themselves?
Snow White and the Huntsman is a failure both as a reinvention and a movie. It earns points for production value, Theron and Hemsworths' respective star turns, and for a promising initial reel that makes promises the film can't keep. But it goes nowhere.
A national film commission could have a positive impact on the creative potential of the American film community by connecting it more directly to other national film commissions and thereby to the global marketplace.
Fox, Warner Bros, Sony, and Universal have announced this week that they will begin offering 'first-run' theatrical features on Video On Demand through DirectTV just sixty days after their theatrical release.