The Summer Movie All Stars: From Tudyk to Byrne, Who Has Stood Out 1 year ago
We’re at the All Star Break in Major League Baseball, so here’s a list of my Summer Movie All Stars so far.
By Michael Lee
“Bridesmaids” is a great movie. It deserves every bit of praise it’s been getting and it will change Hollywood. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen
That scene where Paul Walker and Vin Diesel drive a car off a hundred-foot cliff? That might as well have been Wile E. Coyote
It’s good in that it touches on ideas that are very timely and provocative. It’s bad in that it completely kills the suspension of disbelief
Hanna has been called an art-house "Sucker Punch." I prefer to call it a "Sucker Punch" that remembered to make its central character interesting
Instead of having past associates recreate "This is Your Life," why not have somebody like Judi Dench talk about the performances, or Quentin Tarantino chat writing; give us some real insight into the craft
From "Rebecca" to "Sound of Music," here are the first five award winners who weren't worth their weight in Oscar gold
With just a a digital projector, a screen and a Twitter hashtag, social media can truly be something we enjoy together
Why conservatives should think twice before making the Golden Globes host their hero
Science fiction has become more action oriented while action is death by procedural
Your NFL team has only been in release one week, but what are the results?
The time is now for a project based on the national craze, but here's hoping it's done right
How did we get from the action movies of Errol Flynn to those of Clint Eastwood?
It takes more than a concept to make a good movie, but originality isn't much valued in Hollywood
Try zeppelins, savate or kaiju, plus seven other unknown or underused action movie tropes
The rewrites are in, but some concerns remain about direction some sagas are taking
Some hope this week's draft brings a sequel, while others need a page-one rewrite
Michael Lewis' "The Big Short," explaining how the financial meltdown happened, would make an enlightening movie
From hobbits to spies to superheroes to exotic martial arts, entertainment was all about the geek
Has the "Avatar" director succumbed to his own hype?
Big-budget zombie movie gets so lost in its global scale that it doesn't give us a flesh-and-blood hero who makes it all matter, despite Brad Pitt's best efforts