Do Movies Still Have The Power To Change Our Lives?

the-mistI’m going to make a couple assumptions here. First, that you have seen or don’t care about the ending of The Mist. It’s just those last few minutes of the movie to which I’ll be referring, so if you don’t care about the ending and still want to read on, you may want to catch up with a review of the movie. Second, I’m assuming that at one point it was expected that watching a movie could change your perspective on life and that generally speaking, those days are long behind us.

I suppose I’m making a third assumption as well- that you’d believe I hold myself to be a fairly pragmatic person. It may [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 12-19-08

tale-of-despereaux-bookWell it’s finally the big, huge pre-Christmas weekend. It’s also the weekend where they shoehorn in the movies that couldn’t hang with the big boys in November but are too big to dump in January.

Snatch up a copy of my spreadsheet before they’re all gone.

The biggest release this weekend is Yes Man, in 3,434 theaters. It looks to be Jim Carrey’s return to inane comedy. He hasn’t gotten to run around flapping his arms and making faces much since Bruce Almighty. You could argue that Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events were big successes for Carrey, but seeing as how there’s someone else’s name in [...]

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Tim Burton Picks Up A Couple Queens

The latest news on the new Alice in Wonderland movie is the casting of woman-Tim-Burton-will-have-kids-with-but-won’t-marry Helena Bonham Carter and girl-with-the-Photoshopped-face Anne Hathaway. [...]

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