The Oscars™ fascinate me. I’ve been watching the telecasts (sometimes, hate-watching it) for many, many years. What can I say? I love seeing millionaires congratulate one another. If you’re a cinephile like me, you’re probably frustrated like me, since The Academy™ seems to get it wrong most of the time. Sometimes it seems it’s a popularity contest, not an artistic achievement accolade.
I still … Continue reading
Welcome, blog hoppers, to the 2013 New Year’s Blog Hop, brought to you by Indie Writers Unite. The hop runs January 11-14. All you have to do to win is TWEET (see how to do it HERE).
Here are the four grand prizes (to see the other prizes, click HERE):
8.9″ KINDLE … Continue reading
As a fan of action movies, fantasy and role-playing games, I pay a lot of attention to adventurers and their weapons. Some prefer the catharsis of bashing a villain with a mace, and others pin for an old-fashioned sword fight. Bows remain my preference.
I’ve even tried to take archery lessons, but life (read: laziness) got … Continue reading
One of these trailers is for a failed pilot episode; the other two are fake.
Second: Aquaman (failed pilot)
Would you watch any of these movies? They don’t look more ludicrous than the Battleship trailer :-) Do you have a favorite cartoon, game, hero, or book that you’d like to be mande into a movie?
Get ready for a double dose of romance! Today, I’m over at Myndi’s blog talking about my favorite Romantic Comedy movie. I also share a formula for most movies of the genre.
I am a fan of Romantic Comedies, but even I can’t deny there’s a blueprint for making them.
If you enjoy those movies, here’s a bonus game! Close your eyes and pick one item from each column (the stars, the “fun” … Continue reading
After seeing “The Avengers,” I was satisfied and impressed. However, I thought it could have been even… bigger. Maybe they were saving a true epic story for part two, like so many other adventure movies. I loved the action scenes, and they reminded me of an unheralded epic movie.
Have you ever heard of “Endhiran” (“Robot”)? It’s the most expensive Indian movie ever made, and the most popular in terms of box … Continue reading
I admire many actors. There are method actors like Brando and intuitive like Olivier. Magnetic stars like Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Character actors that own every scene like Judi Dench, Morgan Freeman, and Ian McKellen. “Serious” actors like Jodie Foster and Ralph Fiennes. Pretty faces turned into fine thespians like Nicole Kidman.
Acting awards like the Oscars sometimes turn the job into a competition—a sport. It’s not, but if it were, … Continue reading
Sometimes my wife likes to unwind and watch what she calls “silly movies.” The main character in those movies is generally played by Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Lopez, and sometimes even by Kate Hudson or Katherine Heigl. Yep: romantic comedies! They vary wildly in quality. They all follow a blueprint. Brain engagement is usually optional. And they can be re-watched indefinitely.
Please, don’t get me wrong. I love to watch … Continue reading
I was browsing boxofficemojo.com, and I stumbled upon a screenwriter who I admire. He’s prolific, having 19 credits to his name (a huge number for this trade). And he penned a lot of blockbusters. They earned $66 million domestic on average. He’s a Golden Globe, Oscar, BAFTA, and WGA nominee.
This certain director is also a favorite of mine. He only made 8 movies, but all hits. Together, those titles made $626 … Continue reading