Short Ends and Leader

February 2008

‘Jumper’ is Jive

Casting is crucial to the success of a film. Just ask anyone who suffered through 2006’s god-awful (no pun intended) remake of The Omen. While


It’s VILE-entine’s Day

Don’t you just hate the false sentiment, the “love them or else” aura that surrounds this so called holiday of love. Ever since marketers


Just Say No - Hayden Christensen as an Action Hero

You want proof that there’s no God. Want incontrovertible evidence that 99.9% of Hollywood executives have their heads so far up their rectums that they


Strike Out

If we are to believe the whispered scuttlebutt (since confirmed by major media outlets), the four month old strike by the Writers Guild of America


Deep Roy: Roy Scheider: 1932 - 2008

Now, over three decades and a billion jaded movie experiences later, it’s hard to explain the impact Jaws had on those who first experienced


The Royal Tramp Collection

Stephen Chow is the Daffy Duck of Hong Kong marital arts superstars. Far more subversive than Jackie Chan ever was, and endearingly idiosyncratic compared to


Flatland: The Movie

Ever since Pixar proved that three dimensional animation could be considered art, the battle between traditional pen and ink cartooning and the high tech tool


Surround Sound: Personality Crisis (Juno/ Walk Hard/ Into the Wild)

It’s clear that some filmmakers inherently understand the value of music in setting up the tone of their film. It’s a two way


Sending the Wrong Message

They say that successful movie marketing is an art. If it is, it’s one of the blackest. Nothing against advertisers in general, or the


Hannah Hosanna

It’s time to stop hatin’ on Disney - not that they don’t still deserve a little manufactured wholesomeness dissing. Critics clamor over the


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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

// Sound Affects

"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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