Role of a Film Producer

If you’ve gone through the rigors of film school and are ready to break out into the world, you may find yourself a bit taken aback at how hard it is to get your foot in the door. Most everyone wants to be a film director, yet it doesn’t always work out that way. There are many important positions in making a film; one which has a lot of clout, is that of the producer.

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Season 2 Thoughts

It’s been a while, but The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has finally returned to our TV screens, debuting its second season with an impressive episode, bringing classic characters such as Dr Doom and The Fantastic Four into the animated universe. With an impressive season behind it already, I believe Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is well on its way to becoming one of the best-animated superhero shows of all time!

Choosing the Best Corporation

This article shows the reader different options on where they can rent their movie. It gives a description about several different companies that I felt were the best and most efficient.

Angels and Demons Film Takes New Path

Hurtling along the tunnels of the Hadron Collider and into the inner sanctums of the Catholic Church, the new Ron Howard film is a well-paced rollercoaster ride through the centuries-old clash of religion and science. But there is a shadowy figure at the heart of Dan Brown’s novel Angels and Demons that you won’t see this year on the silver screen. In the film adaptation opening this week there is instead a racial controversy avoided, and perhaps a lesson learned.

The Devil Inside Film Review

How did you find the new UK showing of the much talked about movie ‘The Devil Inside’? Well, I was not too took over by it.

How Actors Learn Stunt Driving

Are you thrilled watching car chases in the movies? There’s a way to learn how. Can you learn it too?

Movie Review: Suing the Devil (2012) (Not Rated)

To watch Suing the Devil is to witness the birth of a cult classic. Mark my words: You will someday see it in midnight movie houses, and people, in all likelihood dressed as their favorite characters, will wait in line to see it just for the giddy thrill of making fun of it mercilessly. Here is a movie so flimsy in premise, so poorly written, and so badly acted that it achieves a perverse level of hilarity. I cannot recall the last time I laughed so hard at a movie that was clearly not intended to be funny. The more I think about it, the more astounding it becomes that it was released, and before that shot, and before that written, and before that conceived of. If John J.B. Wilson is the diligent moviegoer he seems to be, he’s going to have his hands full at next year’s Razzie Awards.

Movie Review: We Have a Pope (2012) (Not Rated)

No matter how capable we are in life, there are some responsibilities we’re simply not able to assume. We Have a Pope tells the story of a man who comes to this realization after several days of soul searching. His name is Cardinal Melville (Michel Piccoli), who’s part of a conclave gathering in Rome following the death of John Paul II. After several tedious and psychologically grueling rounds of voting, he’s elected Pope by a substantial margin. His initial reaction appears to be speechless surprise. But then comes the morning he’s to be introduced to the faithful, who have gathered by the thousands in St. Peter’s Square; the instant the Cardinal Protodeacon exclaims, “Habemus Papam!” to the cheering masses, Melville has a screaming panic attack and retreats to an inner chamber within St. Peter’s Basilica.

Movie Review: American Reunion (2012) (R)

What I appreciate about the American Pie films is that, beneath the raunchiness and juvenile slapstick humor, there rests a kernel of truth. American Reunion continues in that tradition. Although it utilizes the kind of crude sexual humor that I don’t find particularly funny, there is evident a compelling examination of friendship, love, and the general ups and downs of relationships at an adult life stage. In this case, that would be thirteen years after graduating high school; this is the point in time at which we find Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs), Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Chris “Oz” Ostreicher (Chris Klein), Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott). Now around thirty, they each have their own lives and have had their fair share of success and failure.

Movie Review: The Hunter (2012) (R)

The Hunter is slow, inconsistent, and annoyingly unclear about what its intentions are. It is, on the one hand, a wilderness thriller about the search for an elusive animal; the search is so competitive that people are willing to kill for it. On the other hand, it’s a soppy relationship drama founded on nothing made apparent to the audience, apart from the convenience of the right characters being in the right place at the right time. Thirdly, it’s a vague, unrewarding examination of the conflict between the industry and environmentalism, proponents of the former desperate to keep their jobs simply because it’s the only way to keep the local economy going. Finally, it’s an impenetrable character study, the subject a man whose past is a mystery and whose current actions stem from an inexplicable change in perspective.

Movie Review: Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (2012) (PG-13)

San Diego Comic-Con International began in 1970 as a one-day only convention in which comic book fans gathered in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel and bought and traded magazines. A little over 100 people were in attendance. That, according to original founders Mike Towry and Richard Alf, was considered a successful turnout. Could they have foreseen that it would balloon into an annual pop culture phenomenon that in recent years never had less than 100,000 people in attendance? Although they are still given areas for showcasing, it isn’t so much about comic books anymore; major media companies, especially TV networks and movie studios, vie for space to promote their latest productions, with big name Hollywood celebrities and filmmakers serving as hosts for gigantic press panels.

Movie Review: ATM (2012) (R)

The first twenty minutes of ATM play like a particularly bad romantic comedy, the three leads spouting dialogue so inane and amateurish that it’s downright embarrassing to listen to. We have David (Brian Geraghty), a young investment banker. There’s his friend and coworker, Corey (Josh Peck), the vulgar, obnoxious boozehound who pressures David into finally approaching the girl he has wanted to ask out. This would be Emily (Alice Eve), who has accepted a job with a different company. This is David’s last chance. And so he takes it at the office Christmas party. At around midnight, just as Emily is about to hail a cab, David offers to drive her home. Corey, being the annoying leech he is, hitches along, as he has no money to pay for a cab. During the ride, he browbeats David into making a stop at an indoor ATM machine, as he wants to withdraw money so that they can make yet another stop at an all-night pizza joint.