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'Pretty Woman' at 25: 10 Reasons Why This R-rated Cinderella Still Works Its Magic
Category: Analysis
Tagged: Pretty Woman
The two biggest box-office openings so far in 2015 are a pair of fantasies aimed squarely at the female movie-going population: "Cinderella" and "Fifty Shades of Grey." These two cinematic success stories have something else in common. They owe a debt to a massively popular predecessor that combines elements of both stories. Namely, "Pretty Woman," which celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.
Added by on 3/23/15
The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind 'Mad Men'
What was in the original 5-year-old script? Who was the other choice to play Don Draper? And the question that kicked off everything: "Who the f--- is AMC?"
Added by on 3/12/15
Stop trying to copy 'How I Met Your Mother'
The writer @meghandemaria explains why rom-com sitcoms just don't work
Source: theweek.com
Added by on 3/11/15
Who Won the Scenes? Sylvester Stallone vs. Kurt Russell in 'Tango & Cash'
Category: Analysis
Tagged: Tango & Cash
Tango & Cash wasn't designed to be a showcase for superior displays of theatrical virtuosity. But it did offer a subtle subversion of each man's onscreen persona. In short, Tango & Cash permitted Tango to act a little like Cash and Cash to act a little like Tango.
Source: grantland.com
Added by on 3/10/15
How long is the runway in Fast & Furious 6?
Category: Analysis
Tagged: Fast & Furious 6
Action movie Fast & Furious 6 has been a huge global success - but it would take a very long runway to make one climactic scene a reality, finds the BBC's Ben Carter.
Source: www.bbc.com
Added by on 3/10/15
Lorne Michaels's Other Show
Here is the Lorne Michaels-backed show I wish had lasted for 40 years, or at least more years than it did: the Toronto-based Kids in the Hall. For these reasons.
Added by on 3/10/15
Neill Blomkamp: I didn't get 'Elysium' right
Category: Cast & Crew
Tagged: Neill Blomkamp, Elysium
Neill Blomkamp's third full feature film as director, Chappie, arrives in cinemas this Friday. The film features Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman, and it follows the huge success that Blomkamp enjoyed with District 9, and the not quite so much success he had with Elysium.
Added by on 3/4/15
Maria von Trapp: The Preeminent Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Category: Analysis
Tagged: The Sound Of Music
The Sound of Music, which turns 50 today, is either a towering work of cinematic genius, a twee adaptation of a Rodgers & Hammerstein show about a good-looking musical family, or an endlessly reliable babysitter, depending on one's experiences with it growing up. But even for those who've never seen it, the film's cultural influence is indubitably vast and impossibly contagious.
Added by on 3/2/15
The Razzies decide they hate Kirk Cameron now
The Razzies, the only awards show to apply the principle of "negging," handed out awards in Hollywood this Saturday—at an actual theater this time—and, as usual, no one was there.
Source: www.avclub.com
Added by on 2/24/15
'Birdman' creators on rehearsing the labyrinth-like film
A new video exclusive to the @LATimes offers a glimpse into how the filmmakers conceived of the setting, which snakes around the stage, hallways and exterior of a Broadway theatre, and how the actors learned to inhabit it.
Source: www.latimes.com
Added by on 2/13/15
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