This year, I started my own business, which means I haven’t had much time for my beloved Trashwire. Aside from Comic Con this summer, the bulk of my days is spent creating Facebook and Twitter strategies for my clients. Not that I’m complaining, I absolutely LOVE my job!
This week, I had the chance to see two new movies, The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp, and In Time, starring Justin Timberlake. My reviews for both films are up on Trashwire now. Here’s a little taste:
The Rum Diary, based on the early Hunter S. Thompson novel, takes a searing look at excess and corruption in Puerto Rico in 1960. Johnny Depp stars as Paul Kemp, a journalist who travels to the island to write for a failing newspaper. Paul is a go-with-the-flow kind of guy who’s not out to mix up anything but a cocktail. Read the rest at Trashwire.com…
And here’s the one for In Time:
Time is money in In Time, starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. In this future society, everyone stops aging at 25 (when they’re at the height of hotness, coincidentally) and gets one year of time to “spend” trying to extend their lifespan. The super rich can live forever while the poor end up dying in the streets–yep, they’re dropping metaphors here–and someone’s got to shake up the entire system. Read the rest at Trashwire.com…
My good friend Brett Walker also wrote a review of In Time for Trashwire. You can check his review out at: itson.tw/sI0QCN.
My goal for 2012 is to update this blog a lot more, so hopefully I’ll have time to post more than twice a century! Until then, follow me on Twitter or like Trashwire on Facebook to get connected.
I was searching Netflix earlier today for Trapped in the Closet (that’s a whole ‘nother story) when I noticed that The Expendables was listed on the same page as R.Kelly’s delightfully tacky “Hip-Hopera”. Either Netflix knows that I love fun trashy crap like this or it’s some wonderful coincidence.
When you think of a comic book hero, the first name that pops into your head probably isn’t Seth Rogen. In fact, many things about The Green Hornet aren’t exactly conventional. The script was penned by Rogen and pal Evan Goldberg, who also wrote Superbad, and directed by Michel Gondry of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fame. This unconventional team is exactly what makes this film feel new and different from the Iron Man explosion fests of the world. … Read entire article »
It’s that time of year again! Time for every film blogger on the internet to put out a top 10 list. We’ve whipped up a list of our own with some of our favorite movies of 2010 from comedy to drama, indie to big budget Hollywood productions. Some of these are Oscar-caliber and some are… well, some are definitely not, but we still loved ‘em and they’re all worth checking out. So here it is, Trashwire.com’s top 10 of 2010.
See the list at trashwire.com…
I really wanted to talk about the way technology is presented in film and the way it’s used to make films. It’s a little more film geekish than my usual reviews, but check it out and tell me what you think.
Through out film history, there have been films that have changed the game using technological innovations. Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings and more recently Avatar became milestones for filmmaking because they used new technology to show us things beyond our wildest dreams. The original TRON was very innovative when it was released almost 30 years ago because realistic computer graphics were still a ways off in the future and more traditional methods had to be retooled to bring the film to life. Disney’s 2010 sequel, TRON: Legacy, uses the familiar CG we see in every movie to try to bring us the next chapter in the story, but the sleek filmmaking techniques of today don’t always bring the same awe factor.
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