Aug. 04, 2010 | 6:34 p.m.
Genius. . — Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED Christopher Nolan’s dim view of 3-D SILLY: Wait, “Inception” stole everything from Scrooge McDuck? ‘Inception’ questions? Here’s the most in-depth article on the film REVIEW: ‘Inception’ dreams darkly with film noir soul Brad Pitt and Will Smith were early candidates to star in ‘Inception’ MINISTRY OF GOSSIP: The ‘Inception’ premiere in Hollywood Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page dream big ‘Inception,’ the only movie that matters?
Dec. 14, 2009 | 6:43 p.m.
The Golden Globe nominations will be announced tomorrow and this Hollywood awards season arrives with some interesting subplots for fans of fanboy fare. Steven Zeitchek and Rachel Abramowitz, two frequent contributors to the Hero Complex, have a story suggesting that, for fanboys films, there’s still a force field surrounding the best-picture category of Oscars. Spock and Kirk may have to wait for their Oscar. When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this summer that it was doubling its best picture nominees to 10, the move was seen by many as a way to boost television ratings by bringing more populist films into the fold. The movie world reveled in the possibility that films far from the bleak tones of “No Country for Old Men” or “Million Dollar Baby,” which have won best picture in recent years, […]
June 24, 2009 | 7:35 p.m.
“The Dark Knight” might not have beaten “Slumdog Millionaire” in last year’s Oscar race, but it would’ve been interesting to see it given a chance. And “Iron Man” versus “Doubt?” Many would’ve chosen the Golden Avenger. Now we will get to see these types of matchups since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expanded the best picture field to 10. Of course, even with the expansion, some movies will still never have a chance in this category (“Watchmen,” probably way too polarizing), and aside from a couple of crowd- and critic-pleasers, many may not have the quality to compete. But as this news gently wafts over the awards world, we wonder how it can/will benefit the fanboy community. — Jevon Phillips RECENT AND RELATED Heath Ledger’s Oscar will not go to his parents after all “The Dark Knight” snubbed […]
May 30, 2009 | 1:03 p.m.
I can’t wait to see “Up” if it’s as good as the reviews. And, really, I have no doubt that it will be. It’s pretty amazing what Pixar has been able to accomplish with a run of extraordinary films, best among them “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E.” I also absolutely adore “Toy Story” and its superior sequel “Toy Story 2,” which has one of the most evocative uses of music in a scene in any film ever with <a href="” target=”_blank”>Sarah McLachlan’s forlorn “When She Loved Me.” There are very few film franchises that can carry their energy into a quality third film (the third editions of “X-Men,” “Spider-Man” and “The Matrix” were hollow exercises, for instance) but here’s guessing that “Toy Story 3” will be just as good as we expect. Here’s the just-released teaser trailer… –Geoff Boucher RECENT AND […]