Category: Commentary

the rise and fall of Jerry Bruckheimer

the rise and fall of Jerry Bruckheimer

Posted May 1, 2012 : Commentary

We’re on the cusp of summer movie season and what better way to celebrate than to take a look at the man who, for all intents and purposes, defined the modern day blockbuster.

You can argue with me about that assertion, if you like, but let’s look at a few facts.

unseen judgement

unseen judgement

Posted April 13, 2012 : Chris Hemsworth, Commentary

For the record, I have not seen Cabin in the Woods. But I did read the script about 3 years ago (Jan. 30, 2009), so this post is based on that version of the script and the thoughts I wrote

The Angelina Jolie Gap

The Angelina Jolie Gap

Posted April 12, 2012 : Angelina Jolie, Commentary

I came across an interesting phenomenon sometime last year. It actually was a bit of a surprise, but the more I talked to people about it, the more I discovered there’s this interesting gap when it comes to Angelina Jolie.

The Terriers Effect

The Terriers Effect

Posted February 14, 2012 : Commentary

I realized the other day that I’ve mentioned The Terriers Effect and even tweeted about it, but never really explained it. Ok, so upon searching a bit I’ve actually only tweeted about it once

Gladiator

Gladiator

Posted December 28, 2011 : Commentary, Review

Gladiator is more interesting now then it ever was when I first saw it in May of 2000. Because now I have the context of Ridley Scott’s later films (Kingdom of Heaven and Robin Hood) so it’s fascinating to see him working out a particular aspect of his world view.

the highs and lows of fantasy

the highs and lows of fantasy

Posted December 15, 2011 : Commentary

I had this whole plan to write a post this month about December fantasy films because for years I’ve loved a good fantasy film in the winter. With the completion of the Harry Potter franchise

the feminism of breaking dawn

the feminism of breaking dawn

Posted December 7, 2011 : Commentary

I’m almost done with Twilight. No, that’s not true. There’s going to be another movie next year and it’ll start again, but for now I’m almost done.