Not too long ago, the mere mention of director Michael Bay's name sent shivers down my spine! I used to regard him as a hack, who couldn't tell a good story even if his life depended it!
Then, I saw "Transformers" last year! It's not an instant classic, but it's entertaining, and definitely, the popcorn movie of the summer! So all's well right? Wrong!
Michael Bay, the producer, symbolizes what's wrong with our current Hollywood system! Lack of creativity! Just remake films, pray that contemporary pop culture will lap it up, and make lots of money!
Just look at his oeuvre as a producer, it rivals the horror section of your friendly video store:
2003 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
2005 "The Amityville Horror"
2006 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning"
2007 "The Hitcher"
2009 "Friday the 13th" (pre-production)
2009 "The Birds" (pre-production)
2010 "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (pre-production)
But wait there's more!
I've been ticked off that Bay thought he could out-Hitchcock Hitchcock with "The Birds" remake for this generation, but wait until you see what he's planning to do next. Read More...
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George Clooney and Brad Pitt star in the new film "Burn After Reading" by the iconic directors, the Coen Brothers.
Focus Features announced that it will open "Burn After Reading," the new film from Joel and Ethan Coen, Academy Award-winning directors of this year’s Best Picture Oscar winner "No Country for Old Men," domestically nationwide on Friday, September 12th.
I'm already counting down the days!
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Sarah Polley's "Away From Her" dominated the Genie Awards! Although the film tied with David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises" in the number of awards won (7 wins for each), "Away From Her" won the big prize -- Best Picture!
The Genie is Canada's answer to the Oscars!
"Away From Her" also dominated the acting categories, as Gordon Pinsent won for best actor, Julie Christie earned the best actress crown and Kristen Thomson won for supporting actress.
I enjoyed this film, it's a bit depressing, but this Alzheimer's-themed movie is definitely thought provoking! Kudos to young actress Sarah Polley for showcasing her talent as a helmer!
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Yes I know, I've been talking about that funky title ever since I heard the film is in development, but I love Sam Raimi, and after a misstep with "Spider-Man" 3, I'm glad he's back doing what he does best -- horror films! And he co-wrote this movie with his brother to boot!
Now, we heard that "Juno" actress, Ellen Page , is stepping down due to scheduling conflicts.
"Drag Me to Hell" is about a supernatural curse, and it seems that Mister Sam is experiencing his own curse in casting this film. But have no fear, we have a replacement!
So who's getting dragged to replace Page? She's an equally competent actress! Read More...
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