There has never been a Batman film like director Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
Denis Villeneuve on Dune, adapting the story for the screen, his influences, and where science meets spirituality
Denis Villeneuve is one of Canada’s best directors, and to date the Québécois filmmaker has taken on some bold, often massive stories, from Blade Runner 2049, and Arrival, to Sicario, Enemy, and now Dune.
The GATE is giving away six Blu-ray™ Combo Packs of director Christian Ditter’s How To Be Single, starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, and Alison Brie.
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DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures need their collective heads examined if they think the trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice does either character “justice”. Maybe the comic book nerds of the world will celebrate the trailer and the film, but it just looks cliche and disappointing.
Whether you like it or whether you aren’t so taken with it, The Wizard of Oz is one of the most enduring classics in cinema history, and that fact is not really up for dispute. This 1939 musical film was hailed in its day as a technological marvel because of its use of colour and make-up effects and those very elements of the film are just as evident today, in watching the new Warner Bros. Blu-ray 3D remastered version, as they were 75 years ago.
Call me a media sucker, but I love a good event, and frankly, not many people throw an event as well as the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment here in Canada. Last Thursday they threw an awards-themed celebration to promote their latest lineup of DVD and Blu-ray releases, and I can happily say I was pleasantly wined and dined by the end of the night.
Welcome to 2011, my friends, which I’m dubbing the year of “Gettin’ Stuff Done”. What the stuff will be, I have no idea, but I’m already feeling 65% more efficient with the concept alone.
Today felt like a very long day, made all the longer by what I can only call an exasperating movie.
At 7:30 tonight I was at Warner’s public screening for The Book of Eli, which stars Denzel Washington as a religious wanderer with a crazy kung fu grip. The story falls under the usual “post-apocalyptic America” plot where a long-forgotten war has left the country, and most likely the world, devastated and practically unlivable, which effectively ends all civilization as we know it.
A couple of interesting things came to my attention today, and they all revolve around writer Max Barry.
Barry is of course the amazing author who wrote one of my favorite books, Jennifer Government, a satirical story about a dystopian-type alternate reality where corporations have become their own nations within the world’s weak political climate.