Monday, November 30, 2020

SPIKE LEE: WHY HE FINANCED HIS LATEST MOVIE

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When Spike Lee was asked following the screening of his movie Red Hook Summer at the Sundance film festival what he would have done differently if he had had access to a big Hollywood budget, he launched into a high-decibel, expletive-laced rant at studio executives that left those in his audience somewhat shell-shocked. The question […]

ANIMATED FILMS RIDING HIGH

April 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Animated Films accounted for half the top-ten movies of 2010, and they’re leading the field in 2011 as well, the Los Angeles Times observed in a blog post by entertainment writer Steven Zeitchik on Monday. “In a winter-spring period when few movies have mobilized us to the theater, animated movies have been the exception,” Zeitchik […]

SUPER BOWL ADS “STUMBLE,” ANALYSTS SAY

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The challenge this year for Super Bowl advertisers, whose commercials generally receive as much attention as the game itself, could be summed up with the presumptuous question, “Can you top this?” The consensus among media critics is that they could not. The Wall Street Journal‘s Emily Steel remarked that advertisers “had plenty of fumbles.” However, […]

TWILIGHT: A LONG TIME BEFORE DAWN

August 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

In a controversial move, Summit Entertainment plans to release the second installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn one year after the first installment hits the screens in November 2011. The two films are being shot back-to-back, leading Los Angeles Times movie writer Steven Zeitchik to remark that “in taking its time between the movies, […]

EXPECTATIONS TOO HIGH FOR “INCEPTION”?

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Early reviews of Christopher Nolan’s Inception have been so ecstatic that they have prompted Los Angeles Times entertainment writer Steven Zeitchik to warn that they could result in unrealistic expectations among moviegoers. In today’s (Wednesday) edition, Zeitchik remarked that they could “lead the people distributing a film to believe they have a bigger hit than […]