Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Very Sad News Regarding Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, has died of an apparent stroke today at age 84, just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died from a heart attack at age 60.  

She was a prolific actress and singer with many great roles to her name including starring with Gene Kelly in Singing In The Rain.

One of the best musical numbers ever!
Her great work lives on forever.

R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds.  April 1, 1932 - December 28, 2016.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher 1956 - 2016

Sad news today that actress Carrie Fisher has died.  She suffered a heat attack on a her way back from filming in England.  Although she was said to be in stable condition yesterday she died this morning at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.   Carrie Fisher was the daughter of two famous parents, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher and worked in Hollywood most of her life.  She is best known for playing the character Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.  She performed other memorable roles in other films including The Blue Brothers.  She was also known as a writer for the autobiographical book Postcards From The Edge which was made into a movie released in 1990 .  Postcards From The Edge explored the drug problems and mental issues that she suffered.

She is survived by her mother, Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Billie Lourd
Carrie Fisher October 21, 1956 - December 27, 2016. R.I.P.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Trailer For Baywatch (2017)

Not sure this is a good idea.

Astronaut John Glenn Dead At 95

The last surviving astronaut from the Project Mercury space program has died.

John Glenn was portrayed by Ed Harris in the great 1983 film, The Right Stuff.

He was a great American hero.  R.I.P. John Glenn.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Director Tim Miller Is No Longer Directing Deadpool 2

Tim Miller has abruptly exited as director of Deadpool 2 citing creative differences with actor Ryan Reynolds.

Tim Miller

Ryan Reynolds

This news does not bode well for Deadpool 2 but don't give up all hope.  Stay tuned for news on director Miller's replacement.

more info @ Hollywood Reporter

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder 1933–2016

Gene Wilder died today at age 83 from complication due to Alzheimer disease.  His given name was Jerome Silberman until he adopted his now famous stage name at age 26.  His work includes many great films including Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory which is still the best adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charley And The Chocolate Factory.  R. I. P.   Gene Wilder.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What's Up With PG-13?

This video attempts to shed some light on the subject.
Warning:  Many F*** bombs.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Filmmaker Garry Marshall 1934 - 2016

Well known actor and director Garry Marshall has died at age 81. He was born November 13, 1934 in New York City.  He was a prolific writer and director up until his latest film Mother's Day(2016), starring Jennifer Aniston.  He was a writer for The Dick Van Dyke Show and many other shows from the 60's and 70's. He produced many well loved TV series including Mork And Mindy, The Odd Couple (70's, 80's, and latest version), Laverne And Shirley, and Happy Days. His best know film is probably Pretty Woman but he was a talented and prolific filmmaker that contributed a lot of great work to film and television.  Garry Marshall may be more familiar to younger audiences for his acting in the latest iteration of The Odd Couple and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.  His voice is heard on the animated series BoJack Horseman and episodes of The Simpsons.  He is survived by his younger sister, actress Penny Marshall, best know as the star of Laverne & Shirley.  His great work lives on.

R. I. P. Gary Marshall

New The Magnificent Seven (2016) Trailer

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Russo Brothers Are Developing A Warriors Television Series!

Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, are developing a new TV series based on the 1979 Walter Hill film The Warriors.  Fans of the original film have reason to get excited.  The Russo Brothers have developed a reputation for creating original content and adapting existing material starting with the popular TV show Community and more recently with the adapting of Marvel comic book material.  They have managed to achieve box office and critical success.

more detail @ Deadline

It will be hard to top this classic moment.

IMAX Voyage Of Time Trailer

Brad Pitt narrates Terrence Malick's new Imax film.
Coming October 7th, 2016.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sound Design In Captain America: Civil War

What Makes A Pixar Movie

Some good points but there may be a chink in the Pixar story telling armor with The Good Dinosaur.
First Rule: Why does this story need to be told?  Not sure that it does.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

New Trailer For Ben-Hur Remake

The William Wyler version is one of the greatest revenge stories ever.

It won a much deserved Best Picture Oscar.

The greatest chariot race ever filmed.

New And Final Daredevil Season 2 Trailer

Looking forward to it.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Power Of Editing On Full Display

Amazing work!  Thank you!

New Official Ghostbusters Trailer Is Here!

Reserving judgment for now.

Check out the "FanCut" version of the Ghostbusters Trailer.

An improvement but there's not much to work with.

The original is tough to beat.

Movie Review For Bone Tomahawk: Not For The Squeamish But Worth Watching

Bone Tomahawk had a limited release back in October 2015 but it deserves attention and a quick review.  It's simple.  A rogue tribe of cannibals has taken captives and a search party sets out to make a hasty rescue.  It's as if The Searchers and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre had baby.  It's more violent than your typical western but still old fashioned in its language and sensibilities. It's limited 1.8 million dollar budget doesn't take anything away from the story.  It likely serves the film better by forcing the filmmakers to stick to less expensive practical effects. The pace can be a bit slow at times but the fantastic cast. Kurt RussellPatrick WilsonMatthew Fox and others manage to keep things interesting even when not much is happening.  Kurt Russell's beard looks like it came directly from the set of The Hateful 8.  He and others give committed and convincing performances.  Bone Tomahawk has one of the most violent death scenes ever, among many death scenes.  Director S. Craig Zahler pulls off an excellent directorial debut.  Don't watch it if you can't handle violence.

 It's rated R for extreme violence.  Bone Tomahawk is currently available to buy, rent, or free via streaming with Amazon Prime.  It gets a solid 7 out of 10!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

New Pete's Dragon Teaser

Disney is going to remake every classic film and every ride at their parks into a movie.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Star Wars: The Despecialized Edition, Coming Soon?

Thank goodness that some people who love Star Wars have too much time on their hands.
A cease and desist order is likely coming soon, from Disney/Lucasfilm.  This is some amazing work and we thank you! 

Deadpool: Behind The Scenes

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Los Angeles' 6th Street Bridge In Films

The 6th Street bridge is being town now.  It will be replaced with a stronger, safer bridge,  more sutible for earthquake prone California.  The original bridge will live on forever in films