Violated, shat upon, sedated, narcotized, appalled, and bored stiff case file #52: Only God Forgives · My World Of Flops. My World Of Flops is Nathan Rabin’s survey of books, television shows, musical releases, or other forms of entertainment that were financial flops, critical failures, or lack a substantial cult following.
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 American breakthrough film, Drive, had a cultural significance that transcended its box-office performance. It was an instant touchstone in the cinema of cool that transformed Ryan Gosling from a well-liked young star into a contemporary Steve McQueen as good as any actor alive at not saying anything at all.
The film established Gosling as the ultimate strong, silent type, a soulful and sensitive loner whose mournful eyes and perpetually haunted expression betray a profound inner sadness. The protagonist’s scorpion jacket ignited the imagination of hipsters and cinephiles alike. If people were put off by the graphic violence in Drive, they were liable to be sickened by the stomach-churning ultra-violence of Only God Forgives. “On se souvient toujours de ‘Blade Runner’, on a oublié ‘Minority Report’”, Alain Damasio, écrivain - Cinéma. Les sitcoms doivent-elles devenir tristes? «La rançon du succès?
Pourquoi maintenant y a une dose de ouin ouin dans chaque épisode? Faudrait pas commencer à se prendre au sérieux, comème! Ouaip, c'était mieux avant...». «Sérieux ils deviennent de plus en plus glauque et triste les Bref là. WTF?» Publicité Il y a comme un air de déjà vu sur la page Facebook de la série Bref depuis que Kyan et Navo ont décidé de mettre un peu de drame dans leur série comique.
Les premiers sitcoms, à la fin des années 40, sont des adaptations d'émissions de radio. M.A.S.H., la rupture Dans les années 70, tout change. La scène finale, totalement inattendue, de la troisième saison vient alors de traumatiser l'Amérique. «J'ai un message. En quittant la salle d'opération, Radar laisse une équipe de médecins abasourdie et muette puis en larmes. Star Wars Movie Review & Film Summary (1977)
J’ai vu TOUT Star Trek et je peux vous dire quelle série et quel film sont les meilleurs. Why people hate Michael Bay (but love Furious 7) Furious 7 didn't just have a big opening over Easter weekend, it broke Hollywood records.
Many of them. What's interesting is how much of the pop culture world seems to be in love with The Fast and the Furious series, complete with marathons, timelines and all sorts of excited nerdiness leading up to the film. Many of the same people who heap scorn on Michael Bay are unapologetic Furious 7 fans. Is Avatar a Revisionist Take on Aliens? I know this isn’t exactly a new idea, but it’s one I’ve been mulling over quite a bit lately – especially since my aunt picked up the Alien Anthology on blu ray for Christmas.
It’s been fairly frequently remarked, on-line and in-print that James Cameron’s Avatar bears remarkable similarities to his Aliens. However, it’s not the similarities that interest me, it’s the differences which reveal quite a bit. Most fascinating – at least to me – is the idea that Avatar represents an attempt to revise Cameron’s work on Aliens. Killer queen... Aliens is the story of a team of marines on a different planet repelling an aggressive force which, while implicitly not native to the environment, are certainly more attuned to their surroundings.
Aide to Kubrick on ‘Shining’ Scoffs at ‘Room 237’ Theories. That, at least, is the notion behind “Room 237,” a documentary by Rodney Ascher released on Friday.
The movie is a series of voice-overs atop scenes from Kubrick movies by a small assortment of obsessives who have developed baroque theories about the true meaning of “The Shining.” One believes the film is about the slaughter of American Indians, another that it is about the Holocaust. Yet another claims it is a kind of apology by Kubrick for the putative role he played in helping to fake the moon landing.
And there’s more. The documentary could be construed as a sly tribute to “The Shining” as measured by the startling variety of fanciful postulations and close viewings it has inspired. That makes the theories fair game for a sober assessment. Mr. “I was falling about laughing most of the time,” he said by telephone. Take, for instance, the scene near the end of “The Shining” in which Jack Torrance is about to chop down a door as he chases his wife and child with an ax.
Mr. Mr. «Vice-Versa» est un tour de force, pas un chef-d'œuvre de cinéma. Is The Shining About Native Americans? You know how interested I am in quirky interpretations of the deeper meanings of popular culture – like the discussion over whether Anton Chigurh of No Country For Old Men is actually an angel or whether this year’s Torchwood: Children of Earth miniseries was actually about the recession.
So it should come as no surprise that when I read about how The Shining by Stanley Kubrick is supposedly about the genocide of the Native Americans, I was more than a little intrigued. Even the baking powder is in on it... The main proponent of this thesis is Bill Blakemore, who proposed it in a 1987 article in the San Francisco Chronicle. He makes the point that the film’s overt refences to Native Americans (the fact that the Overlook Hotel is on a Native American burial ground) were added to the film, and were not present in the book: J'ai vu tous les films de Steven Spielberg... et je n'aurais peut-être pas dû. Retrouvez notre classement des vingt-six films de Steven Spielberg publicité Steven Spielberg a toujours entretenu une relation étonnamment houleuse avec l’Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Le chapelet de ses premiers classiques (Rencontres du troisième type, Les Aventuriers de l'arche perdue, E.T.) lui a valu des nominations pour l’Oscar du meilleur réalisateur sans jamais lui en faire remporter aucun. Certes, La Liste de Schindler, qui lui a rapporté moult récompenses dans la catégorie meilleur film et meilleur réalisateur (Oscars, Bafta, Golden Globes, Césars...), peut avoir des airs d’apothéose, mais près de vingt ans plus tard, il fait plutôt figure d’exception. How does a 'terrible' movie make $300 million in three days? 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' makes a strong argument for humanity's extinction.