Tag Archives: Summer Season

The Future of CGI/Animation Film Franchises: Part 2

13 Jun

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?

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Are you looking for some Drama this Summer?

11 May

By: Parisienne

With all the action films being released this summer there are some excellent dramas that will premiere as well.  Most of the dramas we selected have quite an interesting premise that stands out among the rest. The films that follow will be released nationwide.[1]

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Thor: Likely a Very Interesting Brew!

5 May

Guest Author– Comic Relief

If you are a movie fan you know Thor opens on Friday May 6th 2011.  What is Thor; funny you should ask?  Thor like so many comic book legends is a twisted combination of social, literary, religious and historical events that depending on your sensibility or taste may be a very interesting “brew” (yes, get ready for a lot of Hollywood old English vocabulary in the movie) of fantasy entertainment.  Yet adults, to make this interesting we might have to delve into those issues we are not supposed to talk about in polite society: politics, race, and religion.  Once we skim over that territory, we can immerse ourselves in the fully bodacious elements of this character’s story that might actually make this film a lot of fun to go see. Continue reading

Breaking Asian Films Into the Mainstream

4 May

By Ozzie

After seeing 13 Assassins on our New Movie Hot Seat poll, this foreign film appeared as though it could be a summer hit. What could be the key to achieving that success? After taking a closer look. It turns out it was produced by Toshiaki Nakazawa, who won an Oscar for best foreign film (Departures 2009) and Jeremy Thomas who has a talent for breaking Asian films into the mainstream market. The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence are just two of his well know break throughs. Also, it stars Koji Yakusho, who was in Silk (2007), Babel (2006) and perhaps his best-known role in the Western world, Nobu in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). That’s a pretty good start! So what is the movie about?

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