After yet another pain au chocolat for breakfast, I walked through some relentless rain, cursing my giant umbrella. Here in Cannes, the smartest guys are the umbrella sellers posted on every corner.
Waking with a start, my tired eyes struggled to focus. Wait, where am I? I asked myself, and… am I late for something?
Given all the traveling I do, you’d think I’d be good at it. This month, by the time I get back to LA after Cannes, I will have sat in a plane seat for about…
Why didn’t The Cabin In The Woods show at my local cinema but Andre Rieu’s Maastricht Concert is? I mean, Mama and Evil Dead (2013) are barely getting a release over here yet did fairly well in the US.
Film geek ladies and gentleman, I am once again thrilled to announce the addition of another fantastic contributor to the ranks of Graffiti with Punctuation.
One of the best films of this barely embryonic century is a 62-minute stick figure animation. And you’ve probably never seen it.
In the past week two very different films have premiered that offer completely different versions of the world we know. No, the latest feature from Pablo Larrain and Oblivion, the sophomore film from Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy).
It’s a “game over man” moment. It’s as if these people are hoping that their tweet will be some divine intervention that will send you bolting to the cinema door.
I think I get Harmony Korine’s Springbreakers, but where to start with it?
Here’s a few pointers as to why this would be a success …
Maria Lewis’ final ‘Young Adult’ Adaptation Fixation: Mortal Engines
What is clearly evident however is director Jon M. Chu hasn’t spliced this opening together with some clever editing as influenced by gangster films of the 70s. Rather, the inspiration is drawn from that old device that sat under the television during the 90s – the Super Nintendo.
Concealed behind a shiny single serve soda bar, entering through a faux ‘cool room’ door is one of Sydney’s newest and coolest night spots; The Soda Factory.
Hellsing is an absolute mainstay staple of an anime series, but it is also one of the most out-there horror genre efforts ever.
Want to talk author success stories? Forget E.L. James. Meet Veronica Roth: author of the best-selling dystopian YA series that begins with Divergent. She wrote the first book while in college and at the age of 22 girlfriend had sold the film rights before the first book was even published. At 2011 Comic Con Summit Entertainment were pushing Roth and her tale heavily and it’s easy to see why.
It’s with a Frank Capra-esque joy that I welcome another terrific writer to the ranks of Graffiti With Punctuation – Lisa Malouf.
In a post Harry Potter world, in a post Twilight universe, there’s no denying the power the Young Adult (YA) novel has had on modern moviemaking. They command huge box office and attract a frenzied…
Hi and welcome to a new segment Out-there Anime. Here I aim to highlight some groundbreaking and unexpectedly great series available in Australia, without further ado, let’s begin with one I almost shrugged off on title alone; Princess Jellyfish. Allow me to elaborate!
The potential for a safe franchise has led them to rival comic book movies in recent years as the go-to tent pole film. In a five part series we take a look at several YA properties heading for the big screen and consider their prospects. This is Adaptation Fixation – Warm Bodies.
… the director’s chair on one of the world’s biggest film franchises is open.