Flicks Worth Clicks?: Matrix Reboot, Venom, and DC Switch-Up

Man, there’s a lot of movie news flying at our faces every day now that there’s like 80 different cinematic universes to deal with. Here’s my attempt to pare down some of that into nuggets of fun (most of the nuggets are not fun). THERE MIGHT BE A MATRIX REBOOT The Hollywood Reporter reported an exclusive story that Warner Bros. is in very early stages of developing a reboot of the Keanu Reeves classic. This is a very bad idea. Joel Silver, producer of the original trilogy, is reportedly spearheading the project and pushing it to exist despite the cries … Read more

Shaky Cam: I feel like I’m… *barf*

Shakycam (also known as Queasicam, Hand-held cam, or free cam) is considered to be a cinematographic technique. A technique? Seriously? Let me explain. So I’ve all but completely stopped watching movies made in… oh… the last decade or so? Why you ask? Well, hang on. In movies, tv, and live action, pretty much anything that has film or tape involved, you can have a cinematographer (also known as a director of photography). What do cinematographers do? The cinematographer selects the camera, film stock, lens, filters, etc., to realize the scene in accordance with the intentions of the director. Relations between the cinematographer and director vary; … Read more

Girls in Boxes

I noticed something the other day while watching a movie, and now I can’t seem to stop noticing it: girls in boxes. Yep. So many movies have girls in boxes! Glass boxes, specifically, though I started noticing all kinds. Now the same thing could start happening to you. It might start when you are innocently exploring the career paths of the cast from Dawson’s Creek and happen upon a movie you haven’t seen in decades… …then you start remembering it in other films you’ve watched. (To be fair, Kim Cattrall may have requested this setup. Andrew McCarthy was not known … Read more