3rd. Article in our 5-week series on The Next Generation of Films for Women
It’s common knowledge that men and women differ somewhat when it comes to what to watch at the cinema. Men like action and sci-fi, women like romantic comedies and dramas. But the majority of us know these are just clichés. Men and women like a range of genres, not just the assigned stereotypical ones. However there is a problem when it comes to female driven movies that aim to be something more than just the usual superficial films that we expect. Continue reading
By Open Book
We wrote about this subject some time ago and decided to follow up on this topic given the amount of CGI films still slated to come out this summer. Almost every commercial film is being offered in 3-D. Is this overkill? Did Pixar and Disney ever imagine CGI would become this popular?
By Open Book
It would appear in recent years the number of R rated films has been reduced in the U.S. In Sex & Violence in Film: Part 1 we reviewed the film rating system in the UK to see if there were any similarities in how the two countries classify explicit content. Based on the review on the UK (BBFC) rating system they do appear to be more liberal in regards to their classification on sexual content yet, stricter on violence. In this article we will examine some of the challenges Directors face in Hollywood over the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating system.
Welcome to New Movie Hot Seat where each Saturday we will review new films that’s opened in theaters this week. We will have a live debate discussing the pros and cons of one of the newly released films, then vote if it’s worth the money. Also, each week we will put up a poll for consumers to vote on, which film we will put in the hot seat and debate next. Continue reading
Kicking off our special series on Upcoming Summer Films please welcome guest writer:
This summer, Castle Rock Entertainment, along with Screen Gems and Zucker Productions is releasing the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits July 22nd 2011. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis star as Dylan and Jamie: two friends dumped by their significant others. In the film they are both emotionally damaged and turn to each other for a strictly physical relationship. Alas, it’s not long before both characters want something more.1 This film is very similar to No Strings Attached, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, released in January 2011. Again, both characters seek a physical relationship but soon discover they want more emotionally. Both movies bring to mind one of the most debated questions of all time: Can men and women be friends?