–Advertisement– I’m not the audience for This Is 40. This “Sort of Sequel to Knocked Up” follows a pair of that film’s supporting cast, the unhappily married Pete (Paul Rudd, reprising his role as loveable everyman) and Debbie (Leslie Mann, reprising her performance from every other movie she’s ever been in where she plays… Continue Reading If “This is 40″ is accurate, I give up.
–Advertisement–Did I just mash up two Bond film titles? Yes. But the more significant question is this: does Skyfall redeem the franchise after Quantum’s big flop, and if so, can it revive the series making it once again the epitome of spy action-thrillers the world has come to know and love? The answer: YES! And… Continue Reading Skyfall: Because Tomorrow Never Dies
When faced at the end of the loop, the realistic style of director Rian Johnson’s “Looper” is both horrifying and engrossing. Have you ever wondered how the world with time travel would operate? “Looper” offers the most intense interpretation of this intellectual abstraction by showing how the mob of the future completes hits and… Continue Reading Looper: Coming Full Circle
The Dark Knight Rises takes place 8 years after the events of The Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne must decide whether he returns to the vigilante mantle that’s left him physically disabled and worn to shambles. Despite hanging up the cape and cowl, it’s apparent to the majority of Bruce’s close friends, Alfred Pennyworth and Luscious… Continue Reading The Dark Knight Rises: A Finale of 3 Stories
Spidey has returned to the screen with impact and flare in The Amazing Spider-man, coming to theaters Friday. And with the re-invigorated vision of director Marc Webb powering the franchise, the character and story have reclaimed at least some of the dignity of the original comics. Sam Raimi’s trilogy has been put into the past, and… Continue Reading Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man
The general consensus from the discussion had at deadCENTER’s Distribution Panel is that when it comes to finding audiences for your films the two most important angles to consider are both knowing who the audience for the film is and the exact genre of the film. It is essential that these two identifiers are known… Continue Reading Film Salesmen: The deadCENTER Distribution Panel
Within the purview of cinema, there’s a tendency to offer every angle of a certain ideology in one lens, while violating the virtue of the other, especially in the area of sexuality. There’s an expectation to be fulfilled by David Fincher’s film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: one of a feminist tale in full… Continue Reading A Split Perspective: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Feminist Parable