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Revisiting Robert Zemeckis's "Back to the Future" 30 Years Later
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Category: Production
Tagged: Back To The Future
Thirty years ago, Robert Zemeckis redefined the sci-fi genre with a film that had all the high stakes of a family sitcom.
Added by on 7/3/15
The Complicated Legacy of 'Batman Begins'
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Category: Analysis
Tagged: Batman Begins
Ten years after Christopher Nolan reinvented the superhero movie, studios are trying to emulate its darker mood without seizing on what really makes it special.
Added by on 6/21/15
Cameron Crowe Takes Us on a Musical Tour Through His Filmography
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In anticipation of his latest film, Aloha, @vanityfair asked the director to take a look back at his body of work through the lens of the passion that started it all: music. Read on to find out why that famous boom-box scene originally had a much creepier vibe, what music Scarlett Johansson prefers to put on a mix, and what the original ending of Almost Famous was.
Added by on 6/21/15
Mad Max: Fury Road is Great. Here's Why It's Also Important.
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Category: Analysis
Tagged: Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road premiered to an avalanche of praise, with an astonishingly high Rotten Tomatoes score, an even higher IMDB score, and nigh unanimous praise. Many people also noted the film's feminism and the environmental themes. But here was one thing I noticed: even in reviews that were a little more in-depth, many of them didn't actually dig into what makes this film important, and how it is a giant step forward for the Mad Max series: a trilogy that seemed to go out with a hilariously over-the-top bang in 1985.
Source: www.tor.com
Added by on 6/3/15
Zack Snyder's Darker Man of Steel Recalls Superman's Earliest Days
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Some fans are complaining that Zack Snyder's envisioning of the Man of Steel is too grim—but it's less a departure than a return to the superhero's roots.
Added by on 5/25/15
With "Grow-A-Guy," SNL saved the weird stuff for James Franco; SketcHistory
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Category: Production
Tagged: Saturday Night Live: Season 40
In SketcHistory, The A.V. Club gets the story behind some of our favorite comedy sketches from the people who made them. The sketch: "Grow-A-Guy" from the 40th season of Saturday Night Live
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 5/23/15
Scott Glenn on serial killers, Alan Shepard, and almost ending up on 'Sons Of Anarchy'
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Scott Glenn did a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a reporter before it ever occurred to him to try to act. Glenn's first on-camera work was on the small screen, where he continues to pop up on occasion, but he remains best known for film. In addition to having appeared in films like Nashville, Apocalypse Now, Urban Cowboy, The Right Stuff, Silverado, and The Silence Of The Lambs, Glenn recently explored serial killers from the other side of the fence in The Barber
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 5/21/15
  Dark secrets of the sex robot: Alex Garland talks A.I., consciousness and why "the gender stuff" of 'Ex Machina' is only one part of the movie's big idea
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Category: Cast & Crew
Tagged: Alex Garland, Ex Machina
The writer-director of the provocative sci-fi hit "Ex Machina" on why the movie's sexualized A.I. is its real star
Source: www.salon.com
Added by on 4/28/15
9 Great Films Influenced By Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo'
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Hitchcock's classic continues to have an impact on first-rate cinema. A new screening series in New York illustrates the movie's impact.
Added by on 4/18/15
How 'Pretty Woman' Revived Romantic Comedies
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Category: Production
Tagged: Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman was initially conceived as a gritty story of a drug-addicted prostitute. In an early version of the script, Vivian Ward uttered lines like, "Are you sure you want me to stay for the entire night? I could just pop you good and be on my way." A condition of her unusual arrangement with the billionaire Edward Lewis was that she stay off cocaine for the week they spent together. The whole thing, at first, was meant to be a dark exploration of class divisions in Los Angeles and beyond. It was meant to be a cautionary tale. It was definitely not meant to be a romantic comedy.
Added by on 4/11/15
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