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11.06.10
Hollywood Film
The book version of "Day and Night" is very much like the movie, and I'm pretty sure kids who have seen the Pixar short will enjoy it. So having a book that has a few words added ought to help children
03.11.10
Hollywood Film
(reposted from Matrix Magazine issue #85) The Old Feminism came up with some pretty good slogans. “The Personal is Political,” for instance, still works pretty well! But when the subject of feminism came up in an art history class that I
01.22.10
Hollywood Film
Pee-Wee Herman appeared last night on the second to last episode of Conan O'brien's "Tonight Show," to help break down the events that lead up to Conan's break from NBC. Pee-Wee (AKA Paul Reubens) aficionados know that the character -- loosely
01.20.10
Hollywood Film
Mysteries, quests and shady characters are some of my favourite things about winter movies. (I personally challenge you to dispute that comedy is best viewed while wearing shorts!) Leonardo DiCaprio trapped in an insane asylum? Definitely! What's coming: Martin Scorsese's new
11.29.09
Hollywood Film
Over the weekend I had a chance to check out director James McTeigue's ("V for Vendetta") new bloodbath film, "Ninja Assassin." McTeigue and his producing partners, Larry and Andy Wachowski ("The Matrix"), offer up 99 minutes of shadow-laden ninja fights linked
11.26.09
Hollywood Film
This is the final instalment of an extra-long interview conducted between Taien and me as we attempted to wade through the often-murky and varied ground of film soundtracks. As the film curator, Taien was in a very good place to speak
11.26.09
Hollywood Film
To wrap up our extended look at music and film this month, I'll be looking at my favourite musicals! Of course, there are the classics: Singing in the Rain, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music, all of which I've
11.25.09
Hollywood Film
It's pretty much impossible to discuss Roman Polanski right now without addressing his presence in the news. (He was arrested in Zurich for charges in the U.S. dating back to 1977, and is reported to be released on $4.49 million dollars
11.23.09
Hollywood Film
Here's a little throwback in honour of this week's holiday! You may remember this Eli Roth trailer from Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse" release.... My kind of Thanksgiving!!
11.23.09
Hollywood Film
An archive is a repository for objects that have either gained value over time, or that are now recognised to contain value. I think some of the thoughts-or memories that we store in our subconscious can also act
11.20.09
Hollywood Film
GraceAnne: I like it when music and/or 'musical sound' is used creatively and is incorporated as another 'character' in the film. Can you think of any experimental film that is based entirely on the sounds-musical or otherwise, and in which the
11.20.09
Hollywood Film
Taien Ng-Chan: What are your favourite film soundtracks, ones that you own the soundtrack to, and you listen to them over and over? Here, I want to exclude musicals, movies about music or musicians (I’ve already compiled a list of Zeitgeist
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