One of my favorite movies of all time is Jurassic Park. When I first saw it, I really thought that is how dinosaurs would look like if they were alive today. I had never seen how a behemoth of that size would move so quickly and naturally, as opposed to costumed men in T-Rex suits (Godzilla) or stop motion animation creatures (Land of the Lost TV show). The subsequent sequels, part 2 and 3, were aberrations and lacked the Spielberg directorial touch. Once again, Spielberg does not want to direct the 4th part, Jurassic World, but executive produce. Will it return to be as good as the original, improve upon it or fail miserably once again? Watch the trailer and be the judge. Read More
With the conversion of animation to live-action, Disney could have hit stardust gold. Cinderella is the first experiment from the Walt Disney company to “refresh” their animated legacy properties to “real life”. If successful, you will see Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled and yes, Frozen, be adapted to the big screen with real actors. Imagine a Frozen live-action movie? We’ve seen glimpses of how it would look like through the Broadway shows, but film is a whole other medium and beast. The amount of money to be generated from recycling old content is a potential game-changer for the Disney’s film division. Only time will tell if it works, but we at least have this trailer for now to judge it on. Have a look! Read More
The end of the prequel trilogy of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings is here. The official main trailer of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has just been released and from the looks of it, it’s going to end with a bang! Take a look and make sure you blow it up full screen in 1080p HD. The film will be released on December 17th.
The “1-4-0″: As someone who worked in a newsroom for close to 10 years, I can tell you that director/screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s dark and twisted crime journalism film, Nightcrawler, walks a fine line that borders on farcical. Despite a terrific performance from Jake Gyllenhaal and an interesting premise, the film’s gloomy and gritty approach only accomplishes a glimpse of the truth of how that field of the TV newsroom operates.Read More