I’ve reached the final day of Newport Beach Film Festival. I’ve managed to take in a load of films, but there are a whole lot more I could get to.
My movie choices at Newport Beach Film Festival on Tuesday were stories filled with humanity, love, and compassion.
There was a threat of existential angst that ran through the films I saw yesterday at Newport Beach Film Festival. But the films were all very different and approached those questions in different ways.
You’ll note I never give you a preview of what I’ll see the next day when I make my report each day. That is because one never knows what will be sold out leading me to figure out a plan B (or plans B throughout the day).
Over the last few weeks there has been tons of discussion about the future of the cinematic experience, that is, the practice of watching movies in actual movie theatres (as opposed to the 55 inch/7.1 surround sound setup in your living room. The epicenter of said discussion was CINEMACON – the annual convention where studios tout… [Read More]
I only got in one film yesterday because (a) it was a light day on the schedule, and (b) there were some technical problems with the second film I went to.
Jerry Bruckheimer has done it again. But is it really necessary? Will Dead Men Tell No Tales enhance the franchise, or just extend the misery many fans have expressed? For me, the trailers look promising. Bruckheimer has said he wanted to breathe new life into the franchise, and it appears the new directors, Joachim Rønning and… [Read More]
The trailer leaves us with many new questions. Obviously, we won’t know the answers until December 15, but there will be lots of interesting conversations until that day.
The year was 1967. Technology hasn’t provided DVRs or even VHS tapes, but seven-year-old Kelly Asbury visited the local movie theater one afternoon. Spellbound by a re-release of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Asbury told his brother that he had to find a way to make his drawings move that way as… [Read More]
The big news to hit the internet in the past couple weeks was news about Disney crossing boundaries into uncharted territory. But will the actuality meet the hype? Sometime during post-production, Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), and director Bill Condon were interviewed by Attitude, the British magazine directed toward a gay audience. Just before the… [Read More]