Gosling or Cooper? This week, Films vs. Movies goes hunk.
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What’s going on in the Monkey Biz this September?
Here’s your Top 10 roundup in this month’s movie business news to date:
1. As per usual, September kicked off sans bang with a lackluster Labor Day weekend, with The Possession hauling in $21.1M and Lawless making $12.9M. Even though The Possession‘s haul was a bit off from recent Lionsgate horror flicks (like The Last Exorcism), it still had one of the best debuts … Read More
Now that The Ball has dropped, it’s that time again. The gym is a little more crowded than usual, strangers are giving up their seats for old people on the subway, a few less packs of cigarettes are being purchased at the corner deli, the animal shelter has an influx of new volunteers, and salad is the most ordered meal at the local Friday’s.
With 2012 just days away, here are fifteen things you have to look forward to in the coming year.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are a few things in the movie industry that you should remember to be thankful for come turkey time tomorrow evening!
You’re a good person. You recycle. You keep promises. You generously lie to friends about the way they look in skinny jeans. But life is complicated, and sometimes you need to be a little less good. Whether it’s driven by career ambition, a personal vendetta or a desperate need to nab the last cupcake, sometimes you just have to screw someone over.
In fact, deceptive marketing is one of the better things to happen to this film. I entered a theater expecting that typical thriller genre-film, that sly Gosling smile, that fast-paced formulaic save-the-girl-next-door-and-drive-wicked-fast movie. I got all that. But I also got more. Drive is so groundbreaking and is generating such buzz because the film honors the foundation of its genre while at the same time defying it.
Forget sports movies or survival stories. For me, the most thrilling challenge film characters can face is overcoming their intimacy issues or commitment phobias. When someone levels their gaze, shrugs casually and quips, “I don’t believe in love.” All I can think is: GAME ON! You are about to learn some lessons of the heart, bitch!
Bellflower, the directorial debut of Evan Glodell, features two best friends devoted to preparing for the violent end of life as we know it, and their roles as rulers of the post-apocalyptic earth. Sign me up, these two sound like hoot! Plus, they have a flame-thrower, so that’s definitely going to end well. There’s one of these in every bunch. You’re hanging at the beach, soaking up the sunshine and … Read More