The kids are NOT all right (or alright, for that matter)

Posted by · 10:02 am · June 14th, 2010

This post is so unnecessary because it is an obvious lost cause. It really shouldn’t even be enough to get a rise, but in me, it just…does. You know, once upon a time the MTV Movie Awards (which are voted on publicly) actually seemed to reflect an edge in America’s youth. Think about it. “Terminator […]

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COMIC-CON: Visionaries Jackson and Cameron address the masses

Posted by · 11:49 am · July 25th, 2009

The crowning jewel of the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, by far, has been the Entertainment Weekly-sponsored “Visionaries” panel yesterday evening, featuring filmmakers Peter Jackson and James Cameron.  So many real-world, in-the-trenches, eye-on-the-future topics were discussed that it became tedious to sit and transcribe the proceedings, so after a while I just committed myself to as […]

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COMIC-CON: Peter Jackson receives standing ovation at first ever Con appearance

Posted by · 11:31 am · July 25th, 2009

Peter Jackson made his long-awaited first trip to Comic-Con yesterday in support of Neill Blomkamp’s “District 9,” which screened to a select audience Thursday. He received the expected standing ovation by the many Ringers and Bad-Tasters in attendance. “This is a moment to remember for the rest of my life,” he said after snapping a […]

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TCM’s top 15 most influential classic movies

Posted by · 12:33 pm · April 13th, 2009

Well, here’s something I guess.  Rope of Silicon points us to TCM’s list of the top 15 most influential “classic” films of all time.  I actually started working up such a list for the site a while back but abandoned it for whatever reason.  It was going to include all comers, though, not just classic […]

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‘Lovely Bones’ next year’s Oscar victor?

Posted by · 9:39 am · February 24th, 2009

Kris recently took his initial stab at predicting next year’s Oscar nominees, so I thought I would join the madness by planting a flag for “The Lovely Bones.”  I read the book in three days at the suggestion of my daughter, who knows that I admire Peter Jackson and that this is his next film. […]

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What is the most watched film of all time?

Posted by · 3:46 pm · July 8th, 2008

It’s a question that just came to me this evening when talking with some friends.  What would you say is the most watched film of all time?  How many films would even be on that list of contenders? Off the top of my head I would have to consider “The Wizard of Oz” and “It’s […]

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Peter Bart chats it up with Guillermo Del Toro

Posted by · 10:38 am · July 3rd, 2008

Variety’s Peter Bart sat down recently with “Hellboy 2” director Guillermo Del Toro, presumably for the upcoming episode of AMC’s “Shootout.” He also has some nice pics up of the inventive filmmaker’s infamous sketchbooks, though they’re covered in watermarks.  I assume it’s all in the way of plugging Sunday’s episode (which should be a good […]

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