6 items from 2017
The nice thing about a show being on the air for a long while is that the creators can reach back and dust off an underutilized character for another go-round.
If the character is still living, that is. And that isn't necessarily a deal-breaker.
Harry was a welcome breath of nicotine-polluted air and came from the wise-cracking gumshoe tradition.
He literally brought the case of the week to McGarrett, and it was a good twisty, turny one.
A selfish rich man hired Harry to follow his wife, who got kidnapped right in front of Harry. His attempt to intercede didn't go well, which was why he ended up at Five-0 headquarters, getting his head stitched up. »
- Dale McGarrigle
Darren Aronofsky has no trouble creating films that are deeply unsettling. Pi and Requiem for a Dream both have a specific air of dread about them. Then there is Black Swan, the beautiful, yet frightening film that stunned audiences and… Continue Reading →
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- Jonathan Barkan
Plus: A news and article roundup and five perfect shots
If it’s Monday, then it’s time for a new week of episodes from our One Perfect Podcast channel.
Up first and dropping today, the latest installment of After the Credits, our new kind of review show with Columnist Matthew Monagle. This week Matthew is once again joined by Fsr Chief Film Critic Rob Hunter, and the film up for discussion is the Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds sci-fi freak-out Life.
Then, coming up on Wednesday it’s the newest episode of Shot by Shot in which myself, Fsr Video Content Editor H. Perry Horton, and One Perfect Shot founder Geoff Todd will be discussing the cinematography of the most adrenaline-fueled action film of all-time, Mad Max: Fury Road.
And finally, Fsr head honcho Neil Miller is back on Friday with another episode of The Big Idea, his weekly take on the biggest media and entertainment news »
- H. Perry Horton
Tim Curry has stolen my heart and he’s taking it into Communist space.
Full-Motion Video games were a mid- to late-1990s fad that were either semi-playable movies (where you shot at bad guys running on screen) or incorporated live-action cutscenes into otherwise animated games. Think Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but on your grandma’s PC. They’re usually all as silly as you’d imagine, either aimed at a younger audience delighted to watch some over-the-top fantasy or an older audience wowed by the possibilities of technology. It seems like the perfect home for character actors and infomercial escapees to camp it up with little career risk and some quick cash, right?
The weird thing is how many A-list actors — or at least people you’d never expect — appeared in these games. What’s even weirder is how crazy most of their roles were. Nobody’s a heartfelt dramatic lead, they »
- Jacob Oller
One of the most lucrative and successful movie franchises in cinematic history, Batman prefigured the current superhero franchise craze and set the standard after Tim Burton’s 1989 picture established a succession of films which changed the long-held perception of Batman on screen as a camp throwback to his 1960’s colourful incarnation. As The Lego Batman Movie debuts, launching the Caped Crusader into a new animated dimension, it’s interesting to consider the numerous Batman projects that never made it out of development hell, because even though we’ve had the Christopher Nolan trilogy in recent years which sent the character into the stratosphere, it’s not always been plain sailing for the Dark Knight.
“But this film happened?!” a million voices all cried out in terror. Yes indeed, last year’s Dawn of Justice, part of the formative and troubled DC Extended Universe, »
- Tony Black
The Sundance Film Festival is one of the biggest and most important fests of the year, and with good reason: some of our most famous and venerated directors working today premiered their first work there, people like Darren Aronofsky (Pi), Paul Thomas Anderson (Cigarettes & Coffee), Alexander Payne (Citizen Ruth) and Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies, and Videotape). This year should be no different, as a host of new faces and cool newcomers are making appearances with films like Newness,...
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6 items from 2017
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