Archive for Thoughts on Film

Todd Haynes Movies

Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Films Directed by Todd Haynes I can honestly say that I haven’t seen any of the Todd Haynes movies on this list. In fact, I had forgotten his name until I came across it while searching through a rundown of American directors. I don’t say this to diminish his abilities, but only to illustrate that […]

John Singleton Movies

Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Films Directed by John Singleton John Singleton exploded over Hollywood like an inner-city atomic bomb, specifically one that looked like Ice Cube and talked like Laurence Fishburne. His debut film, Boyz n the Hood made him the youngest person even nominated for a Best Director Oscar, as well as the first African-American to earn such […]

George Lucas Movies

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Films from George Lucas George Lucas movies have made the bearded geek a billionaire in spite of himself. While he’s turned out some of the most iconic films in motion picture history, he’s also proven himself to be maddeningly inconsistent. The same guy who wrote the scripts for Star Wars and Indiana Jones also managed […]

2011 MTV Movie Awards – Nominations and Predictions

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

The 2011 MTV Movie Awards take place on June 5th, and it provides yet another chance for the music video dinosaur to pretend it’s still hip. SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis will serve as the host, and celebs scheduled to act as presenters include Ryan Reynolds, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Shia LaBeouf, Danny McBride, Emma Stone, […]

M. Night Shyamalan Movies

Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 7:39 am

I’ve never been a big fan of M. Night Shyamalan movies. After having a monster hit thanks to the presence of Bruce Willis and a twist ending that caught audiences by surprise, almost all of his subsequent releases have relied on the same gimmick…with increasingly diminishing results. That being said, I still wanted to put […]

10 Best Clint Eastwood Movies

Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 7:57 am

Walk up to the average person on the street and ask them about Clint Eastwood movies. You’ll quickly learn that he’s regarded as an American icon, evoking the same rugged individualism that made John Wayne so popular. His career has spanned seven decades with five Oscar wins and over 50 motion pictures in the can. […]

Kevin Smith Movies

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7:59 am

If you’ve watched one or more Kevin Smith movies, then you’ll notice a number of recurring elements. First, there’s the toilet humor and liberal use of foul language. Then there’s the constant appearance of stoners Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith). And let’s not forget about pop culture references, especially those related to […]

Ridley Scott Movies

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:16 am

For over four decades, Ridley Scott movies have been entertaining audiences and racking up big numbers at the box office. From intimate, character-driven stories to legendary sci-fi movies and period pieces, this English director and producer has left an indelible stamp of the history of filmmaking. In this article, I’ll be taking a look at […]

Peter Jackson Movies

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:17 am

Peter Jackson Movies Like a kid in a cinematic candy store, New Zealand director Peter Jackson never misses an opportunity to sprinkle his films with fantastical elements and often a healthy dose of black humor. He’s best known for his big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, but he also made a […]

Chris Columbus Movies

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 8:05 am

If you’re familiar with Chris Columbus movies, then you’ve no doubt noticed a sense of optimism that runs throughout his works. The Ohio native believes in family values and he was once quoted as saying “I can understand the validity of showing people the ugliness of the world, but I also think there is a […]