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Star Trek XI Casting Too Young?

I am cautiously optimistic of the upcoming Star Trek XI. I have to admit to liking the crew of the original Enterprise more than their successors, and I am cautiously enthusiastic about seeing new actors try to take on…

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Farewell To A Legend: William Tuttle

Before there was Rick Baker, Tom Savini, Stan Winston and KNB, William Tuttle was one of Hollywood’s most respected makeup artist and pioneer of special makeup FX. Tuttle was the former head of the makeup department at MGM, where…

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Norton Talks The Incredible Hulk

At the recent San Diego Comic Con Incredible Hulk panel, Edward Norton talked a bit about the methodology of the new film, and this YouTube video is a snatch from his talk on the superfluous, hurried nature of origins…

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The Scary Maze

So, surely most of you are familiar with the herding instinct that occurs when, for example, you see someone take off running.  Some force in your body pulls at you and makes you want to run after or with…

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Five Implausible Sci-Fi Robots

Implausible robots ranking poll >> Science fiction cinema is no stranger to implausible robots, running the full gamut from implausibly cool to implausibly terrible. It is easy to see how it happens: requiring some hook to differentiate their clanking, lumbering…

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Steve McQueen: The King Of Cool

During the 1960s and 1970s, you just couldn’t get any cooler than Steve McQueen.  The legendary actor/anti-hero exuded hipness from his first appearance on the screen as an extra in Girl On The Run (1953).  Here are a dozen…

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Scorsese & De Niro, Together Again

On one fateful night in the early ‘70s, Martin Scorsese met Robert De Niro at a party. That casual encounter would lead to one of modern film’s most enduring collaborations. Scorsese’s girlfriend at the time, Sandra Weintraub, recalled that…

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Iron Man Director Gets Creative Freedom

First Showing Dot Net has a gorgeous write-up of Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr.’s upcomig mech-suit epic Iron Man. I was initially blase about the film: I’ve certainly seen enough lackluster superhero films come and go, helmed by directors…

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Rumor: Star Trek XI’s Casting Sheet?

Bold claims for the utterly redoubtable Ain’t It Cool News, purveyors of rumor sometimes, fact almost never and fiction predominantly. So take with a grain of salt. But Moriarty is claiming to have laid his hands on the official Star…

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E Is for Excess

Over the top. Below the belt. Times and fashions change, but a good horror movie is always supposed to do more than just frighten you. It’s supposed to disobey the basic rules of good conduct — to hit you…

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