Bad movies are a waste of time and money. But really, truly, exceptionally bad movies can be great entertainment — and, in their own way, transcend to high art. After all, passionate fans of truly terrible movies tend to be intelligent, or at least knowledgeable about pop culture. Such fandom requires us to be smarter […]Read More How This Got Made: Hollywood’s Greatest ‘Disaster’
The “coming out” film has been the cornerstone of queer cinema for at least a couple of decades. For all the progress the LGB… (sorry, I’ve lost track of how many letters are supposed to be attached to that alphabet soup) movement has made in shifting from the niche to the mainstream in that time, […]Read More Monsters In Moonlight: The Year’s Best Dramas Come Out To Play
Ah, porn. The redheaded stepchild of cinema proper. Hollywood has a fascination with the stuff, even if not a whole lot of movies explore the industry in depth. The most famous is, of course, Boogie Nights, the gold standard to which all films about the adult entertainment industry will now be held up. The latest […]Read More In Too Deep: Girls Gone Wild In ‘Lovelace’ & ‘Spring Breakers’
I saw Oz The Great And Powerful earlier this week, and I am pleased to report that it is only a minor desecration of my childhood.Read More Return To ‘Oz’: A Minor Desecration Of My Childhood
Dear Sam Raimi, Please don’t obliterate my childhood. Love, HardintheCity.Read More Trailer Trash: ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’
(Originally posted over at Fabulous Apple. In preparation for this year’s “Not-Oscars,” here’s what I said about last year…) We all know the Oscars don’t always get it right. Of course, “right” is a matter of opinion — but with some perspective, there are a few awards and nominations we collectively agree did not go […]Read More The Not-Oscars 2010
(Movies discussed in this post: Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.) I had the makings of a fanboy. Things could very well have turned out differently for me, had I continued my worship of Batman and the T-Rex instead of turning my eye […]Read More I Need A Hero: Is Tom Cruise Still The Best Action Star We’ve Got?