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C'mon Hollywood: Don't forsake your films to terrorism

This past month we’ve been inundated with the messy chaos that is the Sony Hack; Leaked private information, including social security numbers and medical records, as well as e-mails that detailed catty conversations and spit-balling movie ideas, many of which were turned into a headline free-for-all. At first, it seemed like this may be an isolated incident, but after the daily...

C'mon Hollywood: Is Hollywood dumbing down its summer blockbusters?

It was a mostly “okay” summer for movies with some memorable entries and quite a few flawed ones that didn’t quite live up to their potential. In fact, some dismissed potential altogether for pure spectacle, leaving the meat of story, thrills, and performances somewhere in the clouds. Thankfully, not every summer flick took to insulting our intelligence, but those that...

C'mon Hollywood: Where are the animated films this summer?

Let’s just get this out of the way; it’s been a pretty lackluster summer at the box office so far. Maybe some of you will disagree and that’s fine, but it feels like we’ve had a cavalcade of ho-hum entertainment so far, with a few cool entries sneaking by. 2014 was always going to serve as a preamble to 2015, which has a far more impressive line-up of pics that,...

C'mon Hollywood: Why do good movies fail?

No doubt many of you have already seen Tom Cruise ís EDGE OF TOMORROW and the majority who have seemed to walk away feeling that it was a solid, fun, and rousing sci-fi flick that hit all the right notes for a successful summer entry. It's not going to win an Academy Award, but it's damn fine entertainment. However, that sentiment doesnít seem to have trickled out to the masses, which...

C'mon Hollywood: When does the R-rating matter?

It was recently announced that THE EXPENDABLES 3 would be rated PG-13 , which brought out the usual disdain for a non R-rated pic featuring our favorite ‘80’s action star icons. Many dismissed the film outright, calling it a lost cause without the blood-boobs-and-expletives R-rating, even though both Arnold and Sly’s recent R-rated efforts failed to bring the box...

C'mon Hollywood: Build characters before franchises!

We toss around the term “character development” a lot. It’s used pretty much anytime we feel we didn’t get enough from a character in a film, be it back story, personality, charisma, redemption, etc.; something was simply missing. In some instances it’s more of our personal opinion that drives this feeling, but in others, piss poor character development...

C'mon Hollywood: Get back to the gore, Peter Jackson!

Sticking closely to shoe-string budgeted films and appropriately titled "splatstick" horror comedies, Peter Jackson wasn't exactly the biggest name being passed around the film community back in the day. It wasn't until he received recognition for his work on HEAVENLY CREATURES that he was able to break away from the cult director status he associated himself with and before long,...

C'mon Hollywood: Let's get Jim Carrey back on track!

We all know that Jim Carrey is a funny guy. With a resume full of projects that range from ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE and LIAR LIAR † to his work on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and IN LIVING COLOR , it's hard to find someone who hasn't been amused by at least one thing he's appeared in. However, as funny as Carrey can be, his filmography isn't without its clunkers, especially lately....

C'mon, Hollywood: Where is our next great American action film?

It seems like action movies from the U.S. these days just arenít all that great, you know? Aside from comic book adaptations, giant robots and Jason Statham vehicles, itís pretty slim pickings for an action junkie looking to get his rocks off cinematically speaking. The last great action movie I can think of at the top of my head is easily THE RAID: REDEMPTION and you can imagine...

C'mon Hollywood: Make The Hateful Eight anyway, Tarantino!

There’s really nothing quite like a Quentin Tarantino script, is there? Sure, there are great scripts out there, probably better than any of his, but there’s something distinct, flavorful, and exciting about his writing that creates a stir of exhilaration unlike any other screenwriter working today. Now, I know some people have soured on Tarantino throughout the years, be...

C'mon, Hollywood: Please don't ruin our 90's nostalgia!

I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but I'm a nostalgic bastard. If it came out before the harsh realities of life set in and I was just another happy lad (the 90's), I probably remember and look back on it fondly. Hollywood, however, has a knack for having its way with those memories. I can't imagine, for example, growing up with STAR WARS and standing in line waiting to...

C'mon, Hollywood: Don't let The Expendabelles become a generic chick flick!

Not too long ago, there was an announcement of an all female version of THE EXPENDABLES hitting theaters, called THE EXPENDABELLES , which I personally thought sounded supremely awesome. While we've gotten films like UNDERWORLD , RESIDENT EVIL and KILL BILL featuring women kicking ass and taking names, this would be the first time a movie had so many gals†doing that†at the same...
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