Archive for August, 2014

James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

James Franco & Scott Haze discuss Child of God

| August 10, 2014

James Franco and Scott Haze are on a mission– to adapt American literary masterpieces of the 20th century into film. OK, maybe they’re not on a mission per say, but in the last couple of years their collaborative efforts have included adaptions of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury, […]

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Boredom

Boredom

| August 10, 2014

I’m sure we all have words in our vocabulary that we have no problem using correctly in everyday conversation, but when asked to define we struggle conveying the word’s meaning to someone else.  This is largely how I felt watching Boredom, a new documentary about what it means to be bored.  As filmmaker Albert Nerenberg […]

Legendary

Legendary

| August 8, 2014

The best way to draw attention to an upcoming film is to catch the audience’s attention with a clever title. Normally, the title has something to do with the film in question. For example, Gremlins has gremlins terrorizing a small, peaceful town. Also, there is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is pretty self-explanatory. And then there’s Legendary which neither describes […]

The Protector 2 and The Ong Bak Trilogy

The Protector 2 and The Ong Bak Trilogy

| August 7, 2014

I was thrilled to learn that Magnolia Home Entertainment was slated to release four new Blu-rays featuring Thai action star Tony Jaa—The Protector 2 (2013) and a collected re-release of The Ong Bak Trilogy—on a single day (July 29th, 2014 o be exact). After all, Tony Jaa is one of my favorite martial artists currently […]

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The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

| August 5, 2014

The Trip to Bountiful is a delightful movie that stars Cicely Tyson as Carrie Watts who is the matriarch of a family that has moved from a small town in Texas to Houston. She was born and raised in Bountiful, and she is dead set on returning there again before she passes away. But there […]

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