Archive for December, 2014

Disney’s Maleficent asks the question of the why notorious Sleeping Beauty antagonist became the most terrible, hated, evil villain in the Disney canon. The first part of the answer is “because of a boy”, the second is “just kidding she’s actually a really good person”. Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) is the guardian of the fairy land   Read More …

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One year in some board room, Tim Burton bumped into Disney. “You got Halloween on my Christmas!”, Disney exclaimed; “You got Christmas in my Halloween!” Burton retorted. Together… they still make a Christmas movie (it must be a dominant versus recessive thing). Jack Skellington, beloved resident of Halloween Town, grows bored of his horrific holiday.   Read More …

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There existed a major dilemma: everybody enjoys watching The Rock laying the smack down, but not everybody likes to watch wrestling. WWE Studios saw this gap in the market and made Walking Tall (2004). Based on a true story, Sheriff Chris Vaughn (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) comes home from the army to find his hometown   Read More …

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A Night at the Roxbury (1998) in itself is an impressive creation: producer Lorne Michaels boldly turns a four-minute generally dialogue-less Saturday Night Live sketch that essentially boils down to a Haddaway song and a neck movement and turn it into a full-length film (that still essentially boils down to a Haddaway song and a   Read More …

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As a writer, Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Predator) has a knack for buddy cops, private detectives, depressing leads and repartee. As a director, he’s about the same – his debut film, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), he takes what he knows and forces it to its healthy extreme. Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a   Read More …

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