If you add up all the European countries, you have a group of people roughly the size of the American population. That means, that for a multi-million dollar movie to be made you need international appeal, otherwise it'll probably end up in the indie circuit. This is not necessarily a bad thing: there are loads of great indies. It does however pose interesting problems when you're filming a book from a series with a massive amount of fans almost exclusively…
you are the worst feminists. Most of you don't even need blatant sexism to keep you down, because if there is one target audience that loves to shoot itself in the foot it is women.
This is of course a rampantly chauvinist statement. I shouldn't generalize by putting all women in some big category, as if having a vagina somehow makes you all similar, but guess what? This is what the entertainment industry does. Unlike me, they do…
GOP conventions be damned, I still love Clint Eastwood. He is the ultimate manly man: he rarely ever dies on screen, and he doesn't seem to age like normal people do; Eastwood just gets extra layers of leather to, well, probably to repel bullets with. He had a mean streak of iconic action movies in the seventies, and the Eiger Sanction is one of the more entertaining films in that series.
The premise is ridiculous: Hemlock is a retired assassin,…
Normally I do a review with an italic bit, sometimes placing a movie in my viewing context, or setting up a particularly hilarious joke I recycle time and again in the rest of the review.
Not this time. Well, maybe the italic part (due dilligence), but no lengthy explanations or plot descriptions today. Cronenberg's Cosmopolis is so far up its own ass, that watching it feels like a prostate examination.
The plot: there is none. It plays out like a…