Josh Cooley, a Pixar story artist created ‘Movies R Fun’,a collection of illustrated movie scenes done in the style of a kids book . Unfortunately it’s sold out so you’ll just have to enjoy them online instead.
1. Flight is the first live-action feature in over a decade from Robert Zemeckis, who did Back To The Future, then won a Best Director Oscar for Forrest Gump, then decided to ill-advisedly devote himself to making creepy motion capture pictures like The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol. That said, he directed Used Cars with Kurt Russell. So he gets a free pass.
2. Forget Clooney – Denzel Washington is THE only great movie star still in the game. So what if he spends most of his time collecting big paychecks for dodgy runaway train flicks? Denzel is the man.
3. Cinematic Equation: Stones on the soundtrack = Zemeckis getting his
Marty Scorsese on.
4. John Goodman appears to be channeling The Big Lebowski here. Not
necessarily a bad thing. The diet seems to be working, too.
‘And Introducing…’ and ‘Encore’ – two ‘video essays’ from Flavourpill featuring dozens of famous actors and entertainers in their debut roles. The first video went viral last month, the sequel came out this week.
Of this common movie poster device (click to enlarge), Christophe Courtois, who spends a lot of time cross-referencing such things, sez:
The process is obviously to deprive the viewer of a face that would look natural, to direct their attention to another detail (a costume, posture, hand, breast …): the manipulation is actually quite sexist , but quite effective. Only the world-famous actresses, will be readily understood and escape the guillotine.
I have nothing to do with the movie I am just a big AICN [movie website] fan and it’s wonderful to see an independent Irish Movie getting such a great writeup.
“The tone of the film is a rock solid slow burn creep-out style built by tense set-ups, eerie sound design, a haunted leading performance and a deteriorating urban landscape that evokes a plague epidemic movie feel.
While I won’t go into any radical spoilers I will say that they don’t cop out with this premise. These little hoodied fuckers aren’t projections by a fractured psyche, but real life horror shows that would be at home in early Cronenberg or Argento films.”