I wasn’t what you’d call a “normal” teenager — if there is such a thing. See, most teens watch a movie like I Know What You Did Last Summer eagerly awaiting the bloody kills, rooting for the bad guy to gruesomely dispatch his sinful adolescent targets. Me? I cried when they died. When asked how […]
Read More The Movies That Made Me: Teen Screams
Any cineaste worth his salty popcorn knows the legend of the Lumiere brothers’ 1895 short Arrival Of A Train At La Ciotat, one of the first films ever screened. (Back in 1895, they preferred titles to tell it like it is — no fancy-pants The Upside Of Anger or Broken Flowers.) The Parisian audience settled […]
Read More The Reel Me: Unmasking The Man Behind The Mockery
James Cameron’s new film Titanic is quite a spectacle! It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as star-crossed lovers named Jack and Rose. He’s a poor guy, she’s a rich girl, but they buck class conventions clearly delineated by the ship (and the world at large) and decide to hook it up in an old-timey […]
Read More Ballad Of Jack & Rose: Are We Ready To Go Back To ‘Titanic’?
The tagline for the original Scream is: “Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far.” I’m about to do the same.
Read More Meta 4: Wes Craven Takes Another Stab At ‘Scream’
Where were you when it happened? Not when the Titanic sank, of course. That was almost 100 years ago! But where were you when you first saw the James Cameron movie? Okay. Now hold that thought and skip ahead fifteen years, because Titanic is being re-released on the 100th anniversary of the ship setting sail […]
Read More I’ll Never Let Go, Jack: Not Even Fifteen Years Later