Month: March 2010

THE MICHAEL CERA EFFECT

A young Canadian actor named Michael Cera came to our attention with a breakthrough performance as part of the brilliant ensemble cast in the masterful comedy TV series Arrested Development (immense gushing praise I know…but it was a damn good show). As with many an excellent show before it,

NO REST FOR THE WICKED

As legend has it, Robert Zemeckis hired the more or less unknown (to mainstream Hollywood) Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh to work on a Tales from the Crypt film, which he would direct. Zemeckis was so impressed with the movie-making couple, that it was decided that The Frighteners would

SIX DEGREES OF PIXAR

Eleven years ago I was very excited to go see a new non-Disney non-musical animated movie called The Iron Giant. Equal to thoughts that I had that it was going to be great, I also had a feeling that it would make no money. I was fairly confidant that

They killed his family. Now he's going to run them over.

In 1971 a former medical doctor who had seen a lot of carnage in the emergency room met an aspiring filmmaker at a summer school film program. They produced a short titled Violence in the Cinema, Part 1, which won a number of film festival awards. Eight years later

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