The 12 Most Notable Movies Of 2017

Twelve movies that dominated the social conversation throughout 2017. The list also notes the financial impact of these movies, with their budget and worldwide gross. These films shaped the water cooler discussions and reflected the entertainment values of America. Split Budget: $9 Million/ Gross: $278 Million   The Comeback Story: after finding his footing again…

“Shall we begin?” Game of Thrones (S7.ep1) – Dragonstone Review

Preamble: The biggest television show in the world returns for a truncated penultimate season. Budgeted at around $100 million Director of Photography Robert McLachlan is on record as saying, “[T]hey only did seven episodes this year, but I think their budget’s probably the same, so I think you’re going to see, whereas before, we’d have one…

The Game Awards 2016 Nominees

Uncharted 4 & Overwatch lead nominations w/ 7 & 6 respectively. Titanfall 2 w/ 4 & Quantum Break shutout. It is interesting to note the changes from year to year; as performance categories have smartly melded into one of voice and performance capture gender inclusive category. VR is a new addition and curiously, the best…

Suicide Squad Divide: Critics v. Fans

Contains mild spoilers for Suicide Squad. Not enough to convince you to not see the film. Your most loyal friends are the ones that stick with you through thick and thin. I admire those who defend Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice because Zack Snyder is a unique visual stylist who at least tried, though…

Case 3: Crisis Communication – The Microsoft Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death

Analysis/ Context of Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Problem Affecting Stakeholders Figure 1:Crisis framing applied to the Xbox 360’s life cycle The scope of Microsoft’s Billion-dollar problem: ‘Xbox 360’s Red Ring of death’ coined by the early social media age of the mid 2000’s is difficult to discern, because it is so unique in nature. Its place…

Modern Electronic Film Composing in the 2010’s: Case ‘Legacy & Oblivion’

Featuring the music composed by “Daft Punk” and “M83”: Mission Statement: Big-time Hollywood director Joseph Kosinski made his mark on movie history landing an expensive debut with Tron Legacy and following it up with the relatively big Oblivion, an adaptation of his own sci-fi treatment. Both times he collaborated with musicians outside the movie industry….

True Detective Season 1+2 Review, Comparison & Analysis

                                                                      Season 1- The Louisiana Bayou / Season 2- Sunny California Coast S1: Time is a flat circle/ S2: Sometimes your worst self… is your best self. Cast 1: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson Cast 2: Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch I do love when instead of retreading old material, follow ups do something different from…

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…

Leap of Faith – “Interstellar” Review

Director: Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight)    Producers: Kip Thorne (exec. consultant), Linda Obst, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, , Thomas Tull (exec.) Writers: Jonathon Nolan, Christopher Nolan Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema Music: Hans Zimmer Running Time: 169 minutes/ 2 hours, 49 minutes Studio: Paramount (production), Warner Bros. (International Distribution),    Legendary Pictures (co-financing) Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne…

“It’s On Again” – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Review and Analysis

DECONSTRUCTING THE MODERN BLOCKBUSTER Director: Marc Webb  Producer: Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach Studio: Sony Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Actors: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Sally Field, and Paul Giamatti Plot: The charm and villain from the first Spider-Man, the emotional resonance of Spider-Man 2, the excess of Spider-Man 3, with that comic book feel. Running…