I detest remakes. It shows such a lack of respect for the original material and really demonstrates the lack of creativity in Hollywood. Especially when they do things far more for contractual reason rather than creative (see Amazing Spider-man). That being said, there is a movie that SHOULD be remade in my opinion. It’s the 1959 Peter Sellers film THE MOUSE THAT ROARED.
I am a firm believer in keeping relationships revived and alive and when I see something that stabs my heart, I love sharing with my friends! We all need to keep our relationships alive and exciting and filled with love til death do us part. I was in a domestic partnership for over 10 years until I had a serious health condition and the relationship crumbled shortly after. If you read this, stop and tell your spouse that you love them and then slap those ungrateful spoiled asses and say goodbye because you deserve better.
No, that isn’t a porn term. In television, most people know what a PILOT episode is, but a little more rare is the BACKDOOR PILOT. This is when a successful TV show intentionally tries to spinoff some of their characters into their own shows within the series proper - showing the TV execs with Nielsen ratings how people might think of the series. The benefit also being that they don’t have to expend money on a potential pilot TV episode and roll it into the existing series’ expenditures.
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So there’s a new Peter Jackson - Tolkein movie out. The whole drama surrounding this “High Frame Rate” issue made me curious. I saw the movie in Imax 3D in the standard 24 frames per second digital projection, then saw the 48 frames per second HFR version a week or so later. The issues at hand surround the new “look” of the movie.
So several blogs ago I wrote about the new Star Wars films, the 7-9 of the series being done by filmmakers other than George Lucas and before that I wrote about the tangled web that is Marvel Studios and the comic book licensing rights to studios like 20th Century Fox and Sony’s various branches. Funny how all this seemingly disparate elements can all come together in a perfect storm.
Eric Clapton released a milestone album in 1989 called JOURNEYMAN. It might as well have been named DUETS because there were so many collaborations with other artists but you’d never know it from the album cover or promotions.
Time to weigh in on the controversial STAR WARS-DISNEY story. Star Wars was the first film I ever saw on the big screen when I was 5 years old. George Lucas is a huge influence on me and my life as a whole. The first 45RPM I ever owned was the John Williams Star Wars Main Title/Cantina Band B-side. I spent the first half of my life wanting to write music for movies because of this. The DV/Desktop Editing Revolution of the late 1990’s allowed me to create visions like I saw on the big screen in 1977. And George Lucas has sold it all to Disney...
So my first foray back into a blog in several months, and
this time I’m going to examine a moment in 80’s metal history.
I just saw the trailer for the new AMAZING SPIDER-MAN due out next year. It was way too familiar for me. Seeing a reboot so soon after just starting the last series seems a bit odd. I felt similarly about BATMAN BEGINS and it has been 8 years since the last sequel (1997’s BATMAN AND ROBIN). In this case it will have only been 5 years since SPIDER-MAN 3 and 10 years since the last franchise even started.
As an audience, we psychologically make a commitment to the characters, which means continuity of actors is far more important than film companies believe. It’s also really annoying to see the same origin story over and over again.
Why would a company like Columbia (owned by Sony) do this? I will tell you why...