Dying To Do Letterman Premieres at Cinequest

Liver cancer and comedy prove a perfect match. **UPDATE** Dying To Do Letterman invited to qualify for Academy Award – raising funds at Kickstarter. Live Your Dream Or Die Trying At 35, comedian Steve Mazan learned he was dying of liver cancer. So he did what any sane person would do: he dedicated the next […]

Black Swan – mini review

Saw Black Swan tonight. It was everything I wanted it to be… almost. Intense, dark, sexy, twisted. I enjoyed it, but in the end I was a little bit “that’s it?”. Why? Story. Again. Sure, all the parts are there, but the whole wasn’t greater than their sum. I’m not sure the characters did anything […]

Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief – A lesson in storytelling?

(aka: Percy Jackson: The Story Thief) “Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief” – a review about mismanaging story *** NOTE: Spoilers galore. *** I am not one of those “the movie is never as good as the book” guys. Ever read Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (the source material for Blade Runner)? […]

where the wild things are – review

Where The Wild Things Are – a disappointing imbalance of dramatic and thematic intent. I knew going in. I’d heard the reports, seen the reviews, and I knew. “It’s awfully dark,” they’d say. “It’s not a kid’s movie.” “But it’s a kid’s book,” I’d say. “It’s about a boy who imagines a land with friendly […]

Paranormal Activity: the review

Paranormal Activity horror film review “Once every five years, a guy makes a movie for a nickel that can cross over to a broad audience,” says “Paranormal Activity” producer Jason Blum, who, as a senior executive at Miramax Films, had a producing credit on “The Reader” and acquired the supernatural thriller “The Others.” “And there […]