Hollywood's Fascination with the Comic
by Dave Gieber
Movie production companies and TV have been creating feature
length movies, movie serials and TV shows for years exploiting
the public fascination with Superheroes. But as special
effect technology and costume designs became better and
better, Hollywood kicked it up a notch with feature-length
high budget productions. Superman, the Movie and the 3
sequels started in the 1970s and the '90s and beyond brought
us Batman, The Hulk, the X-Men and the now infamous Spider-Man,
to name a few.
2004 Poor for Movies
by Ryan Parsons
Here is a case in point- 2004 was a strange, if not bad,
year for movies. Now, I'm not talking about the quality
of films, they were probably right on par. But, Hollywood
has been growing scared. Scared to create films that fall
away from standard conventions and afraid to try films
that may tilt a couple heads or raise a few brows. If
it wasn't for a few HUGE films in 2004, including some
that distributors were afraid of, everybody may have felt
that Hollywood was losing us. However, it seems that Hollywood
is willing to turn a cheek and come stronger than it ever
has this century [never mind Lord of the Rings] with the
bringing in of 2005.
For the Movie Watcher Who Cant
by Scott Foreman
You love movies. Thats obvious or you wouldnt
be here. Youve got a good system where you can watch
your movies. Thats also obvious. Now comes the fun
part, what do you watch? Because youve seen so many
movies, the local movie rental store may not be giving
you a decent supply of films.
Las Vegas & The Movies
by Iulia Pascanu
Sunny Las Vegas hosted hundreds of movies or movie-scenes.
Some of them got the Oscar. Others got lost on the way.
But Vegas surely remains a classic attraction for film-makers
since the glory of the Rat Pack days. To be completely
fair, the early 60's weren't really the first screen action
days in Las Vegas. Frank Sinatra's first movie, Las Vegas
Nights was set back in 1941. However, the Rat Pack Days
are always a good point to start.
by Jed McKenna
This isn't a movie review list and it's not comprehensive.
It's just some notes about a few movies I think are useful
for the purposes of awakening and why, or that aren't
and why not. With tools of understanding, bad is often
better than good.