2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

Dated: Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter are not good anymore!

Burton will resume his love affair with a mysterious frequently unknown collaborator. After making one sorta apparently decent movie without her, the famous director and his wife who acts, are in typical Burton fashion are putting an end to a life, of marriage after 13 years. It is unknown whether or not this will affect their…

Best Scenes: Rush Hour 2

The action genre is a bit under-served now. A void left to fill by mostly young adult adaptations and superhero films. The protagonists I grew up on aren’t superheroes or major figures of influence they’re just plain humans. And putting simple humans together in a fight with only a drop of character easily creates an interesting dynamic….

UPDATE: ‘The Interview’ is back on! The White Elephant: Case/ Solution

Sony gives the people what they want!!! We await Christmas Day Annihilation! UPDATE: The movie will be shown in a number of independent theatres such as the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas and a number of theatres in Los Angeles. An official statement from Sony Pictures Michael Lynton reads: “We have never given up on releasing…

The 2014 Black List

Last Year, we looked at a few films that came out this year among the most well liked screenplays of the year before. It was shown that quality varies from concept and sometimes things are lost in Translation. Looking at Bad Words, Draft Day, The F Word, and Edge of Tomorrow this was a good…

Annie (2014) – Review “Rather Fly”

Director: Will Gluck Producers: Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Jay-Z Writing Credits: Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna, Thomas Meehan (stage play book) and Harold Gray (comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”) Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, and Cameron Diaz Plot: A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when she’s taken in by a billionaire cellular tycoon turned mayoral…

“Shadow of the Ring” The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Review

Director: Peter Jackson Writers: Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Fran Walsh, and Guillermo del Toro, (based on the novel by) J.R.R. Tolkien Studio: New Line (Warner Bros.) Run Time: 144 Minutes Starring: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Aidan Turner, Hugo Weaving, Benedict Cumberbatch (voice), Stephen Fry, James…