Road Rage in the Movies Pt 1: Mad Max (1979)

In 1979, Australian director George Miller created one of the most memorable pulp-fiction anti-heroes of the time. His name was Max and he was portrayed in the film by then unknown, Mel Gibson.

Is There Too Much Face-Time In Comic Book Movies?

A little while ago I did a post on if there’s too much face-time for high profile actors in comic book movies. Whilst this is not a new concept, it is definitely an ever-increasing one. The latest and greatest comic book movies are now starting to damage the integrity of their characters and storylines by altering classic costumes, or causing impracticalities to the storylines, just to get the actors some facial recognition? Is it worth it?

Acting Workshops – How To Choose The Best One

Finding the best acting workshops require a comprehensive research about the credentials and reputation of the institution. In this article, we will discuss about the points that will help you to choose the best acting workshop.

The Guard Film Review

No one ever really dies. Do you believe that? Well if not, for you, it’s almost over now. Fortunately for Galway, one Gerry Boyle has no doubts about his own mortality. The Guard begins with a red sports car speeding down an empty stretch of tarmac, loud music pounding out a rhythm while a cliche of young men pass around drinks and drugs.

How to Select a Great Movie to Watch

The best thing about selecting a great movie is that there’s so much choice and so many opinions these days. As each year passes more movies are released and there’s still many of the good old favorites around, and so comes the question of how to select a great movie to watch. Whether it’s a blokes night or a chicks night, you can decide a theme.

Is The Lightsaber The Ultimate Movie Weapon?

Nobody can deny that the Star Wars movie franchise changed how movies were made forever. The vision that George Lucas had (I think it’s long since gone) raised the bar for movies everywhere but especially for anyone trying to or even thinking about making science fiction movies.

2011 Movie Costumes

Trying to figure out what you want to be this Halloween? Every year some of the most popular costume ideas come from the hottest new movie releases. Here are some movie costumes Ideas for 2011!

L’Amour Fou

There is a new documentary film entitled, “L’Amour Fou,” which I heartily recommend to anyone with interest in the fashion world as well as those who can appreciate a real love story. Translated from French, the title means Crazy Love, and it is the story of the intertwined lives of Yves Saint Laurent and his life partner and business manager, Pierre Berge against the background of an auction sale after Saint Laurent’s death in 2008, of their museum quality artwork, artifacts and objets d’art accumulated over the course of their fifty year relationship.

What an Acting Class Should Be

Acting is a tough, competitive nasty business. Here in LA especially. The promise of a National Commercial or a Recurring Role on a series means a lot of money for struggling actors. A good movie role can start a career if the actor is ready for the audition and ready to deliver in front of the camera. The problem with these situations is the pressure it creates. Every audition counts. Good auditions for good projects are hard to get. So, when you audition, are you prepared? And who helped prepare you and how did they help you?

Movie Review: Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Visually, this new Conan feels authentic, with gallons of blood spattering against tempered steel as muscular men wage war with beasts and each other alike. Yet while the action and carnage might sate the most bloodthirsty of viewers, the film feels rather soulless as the endless battles carry on with no pause for dialogue, character development, or plot. The mishmash tale of revenge and an evil tyrant trying to conquer the world is the very definition of generic and the actors don’t attempt to move beyond the scope of their stereotypes.

What the Hell Is Going on Here? Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Doesn’t Suck?

A movie review of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. This is a prequel to the Planet Of The Apes franchise.

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

The latest in the series of Planet of the Apes turned out to be entertaining enough and faring better than most of the summer’s blockbusters. The beginning was a bit slow, but set a good foundation to build on Caesar’s character. With all the newest technology, the CGI captured Caesar’s emotions and made him come off human enough.