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Trailers reveal too much plot


Trailers are an ingrained part of the moviegoing experience now. Going into a theater, you know that the first 15 to 20 minutes or so after the posted start time are dedicated to trailers as opposed to the feature you paid to see. As the lights dim for the start of the usually eight or […]

Modern audiences gravitate to television storytelling format


Have we reached a point where television is more influential to popular culture than film?   That’s what Vanity Fair seems to argue, at least. The lifestyle magazine made a point to say that television, rather than film, “enriches the iconography and collective lore of pop culture,” as culture critic James Wolcott was quoted as […]

Remakes prove to be unpredictable projects


Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out two weeks ago, followed by Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night last week. Soon they will be joined by The Three Musketeers and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Even Death Note and Akira are emerging from development hell. Besides a fetching male lead, these films […]