4 items from 2014
He also said, “I still hope to one day come back and do another Marvel movie, which may or may not happen, but I'm definitely being optimistic about it.”
Of course, Elektra was based on a Marvel character, but not a Marvel Studios film. However, whether or not they're made by Marvel Studios, superhero films based on Marvel characters (and DC characters, for that matter) have the potential to be both character-driven and examples of grand spectacle, which many of them pull off successfully.
Beck said “That movie did pretty poorly at the box office, even though I enjoyed the film very much.” It sounds like he's referring to enjoying the film itself, as well »
"Bonnie and Clyde" ambushed Emmy voters on Friday night to discuss the ambitious miniseries that aired last December simultaneously on Lifetime, History and A&E. It's a good year for the production to compete, considering the previously combined categories for minis and movies were just separated, thus creating room for more contenders. "Bonnie and Clyde" got an early head start in the industry-awards derby by nabbing four guild nominations (sound, costumes and art direction) in January. Gold Derby not only recorded the event (listen to the audio podcast below), but I moderated the chat with director Bruce Beresford, stars Emile Hirsch and Lane Garrison, writers Joe Batteer and John Rice, plus Marilyn Vance (costumes), Derek Hill (art direction), Francis Kenny (cinematography) and John Debney (music). -Break- The gang reveals the meticulous work and research that went into recreating the outlaws' America of the 1930s (many scenes were shot »
Ivan Reitman's early comedies leaned heavily on the idea of the scruffy underdogs who managed to retain their personal quirks within systems designed to break them down. Whether it was the rowdy campers and counselors of "Meatballs" or the shabby soldiers of "Stripes" or the Ghostbusters, Reitman's movies seemed to celebrate these characters and the entire idea of rebellion. After those films, though, he became an A-list director whose movies seemed to lean on high concepts that were much less interesting. "Legal Eagles" and "Twins" were both dispiriting efforts that leaned heavily on movie star charisma in place of actual scripts and characters. In general, any film Reitman made with Arnold Schwarzenegger felt like a total refutation of the things that Reitman did well. The one bright spot in his post-"Ghostbusters" filmography was "Dave," which started as a sharp and funny script, and if "Draft Day" feels like any of his prior films, »
- Drew McWeeny
Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb...
"Tyler’s resume also includes The Expendables films, Now You See Me, and a handful of the Fast and Furious movies. He did an alright job with the music in his previous Marvel efforts, but as I said before, none of them were exactly memorable. The studio must like him though if they want to bring him back for Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Let’s just hope that he does as good a job with the superhero team-up as Silvestri did the first time around."
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I think Garcia is well aware of flawed ‘alright’ critique of Tyler’s previous efforts. Considering the success of Marvel’s Universe of films, this is a core element that is consistently below par. »
- Gary Collinson
4 items from 2014
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