The Social Network

Can a film be thrilling when instead of exploding automobiles or grenades or bombs, the only thing explosive is an idea? Do you think you want to see a movie where instead of an ever-increasing body count, what becomes paramount is the rapidly rising number of ‘unique visitors’ or ‘page hits’? Apparently the answer to […]

Side Effects

Steven Soderbergh and his screenwriter Scott Z. Burns have crafted a psychological thriller which stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Channing Tatum. It is a gripping and involving drama made all the more interesting due to the lack of the usual overload of explosions, gun fire, and car chases that we get in […]

Rich Man, Poor Woman

Start with a character a bit further along yet still like the one Jesse Eisenberg played in The Social Network (Mark Zuckerberg). You know, a savvy computer guy who struck gold. Blend in a character somewhere between Cinderella and the one played by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman – the point being a beautiful girl […]

The Newsroom

This Post is just the Intro to the series. If you want to read the Recap of Episode One, click —–> this link to go to the Ep 1 Recap If you want to read the Recap of Episode Two, click —–> this link to go to the Ep 2 Recap If you want to […]

David Fincher – Film Style With Sharp Edges

David Fincher: what’s with this guy? I think you know – which is why you’re reading this. Recurring themes in his stylish and edgy films include creepy cellars or basements, serial murderers who commit gruesome murders seemingly without motive, but more likely just for the fun of it. Then there are strong and successful protagonists who […]

2012 – Index and Previews of the Articles

As always – newest is on the top of the list. Click the text links in red. December 2012 Les Miserables –  December 27th, 2012 – The classic Broadway musical brought to the big screen Cocktail – December 24th, 2012 – From India, but set mostly in London UK. One guy and two girls. Starring […]