Happy 40th Birthday Ewan McGregor!

One of my favorite Scottish actors Ewan McGregor turns 40 today! Boy, he still looks so youthful. He certainly ages well and is still busier than ever! I've only seen about a dozen of his work, which sounds like a lot but it's only a quarter of the number of films he's churned out. Ewan …

Continue reading Happy 40th Birthday Ewan McGregor!

Advertisements

Random Thoughts: Fabulous actors, puzzling choices

This is another one of those posts that's been sitting in my draft folder for ages. I actually started writing this back in December! But some of the comments on the Gary Oldman post questioning his decision to take on Red Riding Hood inspired me to finish this. The Twilight-ish version of the classic fairy …

Continue reading Random Thoughts: Fabulous actors, puzzling choices

Musings on my favorite Lois Lane and Amy Adams casting

Those who've been following the updates on the upcoming Superman reboot surely have heard that 36 year-old Amy Adams has been cast as Lois Lane. More on that later. As everyone's processing that bit of casting, I'd like to take the time to highlight my favorite Lois Lane in Superman adaptation: Margot Kidder. Just as …

Continue reading Musings on my favorite Lois Lane and Amy Adams casting

FlixChatter Review: Jane Eyre (2011)

After nearly a year of waiting, finally I got to see the latest version of one of my favorite classic love stories, Jane Eyre. The oft-filmed Charlotte Brontë's gothic novel has been adapted into tv and motion pictures more than two dozen times, not to mention countless theater work of the same name. It's amazing …

Continue reading FlixChatter Review: Jane Eyre (2011)

THIS JUST IN: ‘Three Musketeers’ Trailer

I've always had a soft spot for Alexandre Dumas' 17th century classic tale The Three Musketeers. Now, I haven't seen any of Paul W. S. Anderson's movies (for better or worse), as he's known for movies like Resident Evil, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Death Race, etc., none of which is my cup of tea. So …

Continue reading THIS JUST IN: ‘Three Musketeers’ Trailer

Everybody’s Chattin: It’s Friday link love time!

Happy Friday all! It's the first Friday of Spring this year, though here in the Land of 10,000 lakes, temps are still hovering in the low 30s F, about 15 degrees cooler than average! 😦 But why be gloomy right? After all, it's link love time! Check out these links for your reading enjoyment: Zack …

Continue reading Everybody’s Chattin: It’s Friday link love time!

Chat-Worthy Thespian: Gary Oldman

This is my LAMB Acting School debut post. It's kind of perfect timing as the British thespian just turned 53 this past Monday! If I were to come up with top ten great actors who haven't won an Oscar, Oldman would've certainly made the list. If you think that idea is atrocious, get this, he …

Continue reading Chat-Worthy Thespian: Gary Oldman

Guest Post: Musings on Darren Aronofsky’s departure from The Wolverine… and who should replace him

So late last week, Fox announced that Darren Aronofsky won't be directing the new Wolverine film. As a fan of Wolverine and the X-Men franchise, this was a huge blow to me. Even though I've never read any of the comic books, I was a huge fan of the cartoon show that aired in the 90s. I also …

Continue reading Guest Post: Musings on Darren Aronofsky’s departure from The Wolverine… and who should replace him

Conspicuous Trailers of the Week: The Desert of Forbidden Art and The Princess of Montpensier

I didn't have my trailer post for last week, but today I'd like to highlight a couple of indie films that caught my attention. The Desert of Forbidden Art When I saw the trailer of this 80-minute documentary by Tchavdar Georgiev, I was blown away. As a designer, I feel an immediate curiosity to the …

Continue reading Conspicuous Trailers of the Week: The Desert of Forbidden Art and The Princess of Montpensier

The Flix List: Past and present directors who could/should still make great films

By Ted Saydalavong I’ve written two articles for this site about Hollywood directors, both the hacks and the great ones. So this post completes my directors trilogy posts 🙂 This time I’d like to focus on the past directors who have passed away and some who are still with us but hasn’t done anything significant in …

Continue reading The Flix List: Past and present directors who could/should still make great films