Movies On the Brain: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Last year Warner Bros. Pictures tried to launch a new spy franchise with the release of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. The movie, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Henry Cavill, Alicia Vikander and Armie Hammer, has the three of them trotting around Italy trying to keep a nuclear device out of the hands of a…… Continue reading Movies On the Brain: The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Must Love Dogs – Marketing Recap

John Cusack needs to get out of whatever artistic funk he’s been in since about High Fidelity. There was a brief moment of hope after I watched Max but other than that it’s been a steady stream of studio flicks that have done nothing to stretch him creatively or live up to the promise of…… Continue reading Must Love Dogs – Marketing Recap

Movies on the Brain: The Day After Tomorrow

WATCHED: 10/19/2004 I had reviewed the campaign for this one in my Movie Marketing Madness column at FilmThreat and now get to trash the actual movie. Who says life doesn’t have it’s perks? 0:00 – There are certain studio logos that will always be associated with specific movies for me. The 20th Century Fox opening…… Continue reading Movies on the Brain: The Day After Tomorrow

Chronicling Hidalgo

WATCHED: 8/5/2004 00:00 – Nice forest. I think I see Richard Dreyfuss and Audrey Hepburn discussing how to get rid of Brad Johnson in the background. 00:01 – C. Thomas Howell! His career really did peak at Soul Man, didn’t it. “Mom! Dad! There’s something I have to tell you… I’m black. ” 00:04 -…… Continue reading Chronicling Hidalgo

Chronicling Master and Commander

Pretty good movie. Interestingly, the most epic-feeling portions of it occurred in the smaller, more character driven moments. Crowe had a few scenes that actually had him acting, which is a plus. I also liked the fact that until the French ship was boarded, we never saw their faces. Nice touch that added to the…… Continue reading Chronicling Master and Commander