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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE AVENGERS

May 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Even many of the critics who had long ago grown weary of the typical superhero movie appear delighted by The Avengers. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times says that the difference between this superhero movie and the ones that came before is that it “gives us much, much more of the same.” He concludes that […]

WARNERS REMAKING BUFFY WITHOUT INPUT FROM CREATOR

November 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is aiming a satirical stake at the heart of Warner Bros. after learning that the studio plans to make a new movie version of his creation, without so much as a nod in his direction. “This is a sad, sad reflection on our times,” he wrote […]

3D: THE BACKLASH

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Possibly emboldened by the box-office success of the non-3D Inception, filmmakers are mobilizing in what amounts to a backlash against 3D. The New York Times surveyed several prominent directors at the recent ComiCon conventional in San Diego and found few 3D enthusiasts. Jon Favreau, the director of the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens, insisted that Westerns, […]