These dozen films all went into the stars, just like Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR, and all of them touched upon some of the same themes. Continue reading 12 Films That Probably Inspired INTERSTELLAR
In an age of torrents, gossipy websites and photo hacks, what has become of hero worship? This is a question Nacho Vigolando ponders with his new film OPEN WINDOWS. Though truthfully, he should have pondered it a bit longer. The … Continue reading OPEN WINDOWS, or: Where Curiosity Ends and Victimization Begins
Week 2 of the best and worst in film advertising art brings us some high-profile debacles, a few gems and the oddity that is generic art featuring Dominic Purcell. There used to be some sense of pride and accomplishment when … Continue reading MASTERSTROKES AND PHOTOFAILS: The Best and Worst Release Art – Week 2
Episode 6 of MOVIOCRITY is here and man, is it ever a wacky one. The focus on this episode is the 1982 haunted house flick, SUPERSTITION (a.k.a. THE WITCH). In this film, an evil witch is killed by an … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY Episode 6 – SUPERSTITION
There used to be some sense of pride and accomplishment when it came to marketing your film. The poster or cover art used to be a key element that drew people in. In this age of digital downloads and mass … Continue reading MASTERSTROKES AND PHOTOFAILS: The Best and Worst Release Art – Week 1
Believe it or not, David Gordon Green used to have credibility. His first few films were hard-hitting, critically acclaimed dramas. Films like GEORGE WASHINGTON, UNDERTOW, ALL THE REAL GIRLS and SNOW ANGELS. Haven’t seen any of those? Well, you … Continue reading Director of YOUR HIGHNESS Is Sad He Can’t Ruin SUSPIRIA
Bruce Willis has had a rough time. He got booted from EXPENDABLES 3 after demanding a major pay increase. Sorry, if Sly isn’t going to pay Carl Weathers, he sure isn’t going to pay you. But it turns out … Continue reading Bruce Willis Is As Bored of Bruce Willis As We Are
This story was over at Dread Central as well as a number of other sites. It suggests that a recent casting notice suggests that Universal or some other entity is at least considering a reboot of JAWS. The story … Continue reading Are They Trying to Cast People for a JAWS Reboot?
Have you noticed that the people you used to depend on can’t be depended on anymore? I’m not talking about people who have made a few bad films, I’m talking about something much more serious. In this episode of Moviocrity, … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY: Episode 5 – Have These People Stopped Trying?
Johnny Depp once made a western about a man who was in a sense a walking ghost, a man on a quest for his ultimate destiny, as guided by a loyal Native American companion. The year was 1995 and the film was Jim Jarmusch’s DEAD MAN. It was a brilliant and unconventional film, one that probably wouldn’t appeal to the masses. Nevertheless, I found the film to be alternately thought-provoking, beautiful and funny. That was when Johnny Depp made good movies. Now, once again Johnny Depp has made a western about a man who is in a sense of … Continue reading THE LONE RANGER Stumbles Between Cynicism and Buffoonery