A little over two years ago, in mid-October of 2015, Peter Jackson released his extended edition of The Battle of the Five Armies. The Middle-earth fan base assumed that was all this generation would see of Tolkien’s works on film. After all, the Executor of the Tolkien Estate, J.R.R.’s son Christopher, had expressed his disdain… [Read More]
If there was any concerns whether or not Rian Johnson did a good job on The Last Jedi, they were put to rest this week when Lucasfilm announced that Johnson will be creating a new trilogy that is “…separate from the episodic Skywalker saga. Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy… [Read More]
On the heels of another Comic-Con come and gone, one of the biggest trailers revealed was the trailer for Justice League. Hoping to keep the momentum of Wonder Woman, the trailer showed a ton of action and, of course, our first look at the villain, Steppenwolf. Still, truth be told, all the action made it… [Read More]
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]