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
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