Posts Tagged ‘Dark’

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

Sometimes the marketing of a movie becomes just as iconic as the movie itself.  Fonts are a big part of the branding. Hell I could have posted my grocery list for the week in the above font, and besides thinking “Wow this dude is gonna have a heart attack in 5 years,” you would of course know that it was the Back to the Future font.  So after seeing this font posted by the BTTF Facebook page (yeah I really love that movie), I got to thinking what are the best movie fonts out there? Well don’t worry because I’ve done the legwork for you and included links to download them!  (WARNING: Do not use these fonts to type your master’s thesis with…I learned that lesson the hard way.)  (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

According to Deadline, Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13, Willow) will be directing the first of 3 film adaptations of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower series, as well as the first season for a television show. This had been rumoured for a while but now the deal is closed with Universal/NBC taking the project on. The series is 7 books strong so there is plenty of material to be used. I actually found this story while looking into reading it, as it has been compared to Clint Eastwood meets The Lord of the Rings. I don’t know about you but that sounds awesome.

What makes me less excited about this project is that Akiva Goldsman is set to write the first film and first TV season. His most recent work was producing Jonah Hex . A movie so bad I couldn’t even review it since my mom always taught me – if I couldn’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all. Well there was definitely nothing nice to say at all and I actually think the Producer was one of the biggest culprits. But to be fair he’s writing this project, not producing. However, he’s ruined his fair share of book adaptations too. He turned Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi masterpiece I, Robot into a silly Will Smith vehicle. He then did almost the exact same thing with Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend. He’s worked with Ron Howard in the past, writing A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man a long with piss-poor adaptations of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. To me, his writing-style is boring and Ron Howard is the very definition of ‘hit or miss’. Let’s hope they decide now is the time to make their masterpiece and we all get something even close to the level of The Lord of the Rings to which this project obviously aspires to be.

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[Posted by: Justin Wagner]

Our Toronto International Film Festival Preview series features the best films that will be shown at the prestigious film event to be held Sept 9-19th. Our first edition highlighted the Japanese film Norwegian Wood. Today Justin Wagner takes a look at the highly anticipated new Woody Allen film, “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger”.

Four decades strong and 40 films deep, Woody Allen has one of the most immense and impressive filmographies of any director.  To add more to his résumé, Allen has the most screenwriting nominations at the Academy Awards (all of which are “Best Original Screenplay”), his screenplay for Hannah and Her Sisters was the first ever screenplay to be considered for a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and he is one of the three directors to ever receive the Palme des Palmes.  In recent years,though, Woody Allen has been making some of his least interesting work.  Known for taking the best bits from classic films, condensing them, and making them just as good, if not better, than what he is taking from, Woody has for the last ten years or so just been making rehashes of his old New York inspired films.  On Allen’s 41st film, he retreats back to his recent muse, Europe, but with a script that seems to be “classic” Woody Allen. (more…)

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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]
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Christopher Nolan’s Inception is one of the best films I’ve seen this year, mostly because of its unique Matryoshka doll plot structure and the way it blurs the line between dream and reality. I like movies that give me a little credit as a viewer and ask me to bring my brain to the theater instead of leaving it at home. If you want some more mind-twisting films that also dabble in dreamscapes, check these out. In no particular order: (more…)

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[Author: Danny Moltrasi]

Christopher Nolan, 2010 / “If I'm going to perform Inception, then we need imagination.”

Inception arrived today among a great deal of hype and expectation. Christopher Nolan is the, at least for the average-cinema fan, the biggest name in 2000s film. Hitting the scene with Memento, and then most recently with the rebooting of the Batman franchise, Nolan has done no wrong in his career so far. After pleasing critics, Batman fans and Warner Bros., Nolan decided to take on a more personal, low-budget film as a quick break between the second and third Batman movies. Well, he missed out on the low-budget aspect, but Inception is a Nolan movie, about making a Nolan movie, and it is about as epic as it can get. (more…)