Upcoming Project: Terminator Reboot TV Series & Film
Ugh.
Look — I love this world. I love Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. But I don’t want to go back to this world.
My heavy remake fatigue doesn’t stem as much from the worlds themselves. As ideas, killer robots and time travel are just always going to be interesting. But modern science fiction, as this article points out, has problems.
As I reflected today on the content of a film, I realized the question I always ask is: what are you saying? The response I have to a film is always in direct reaction to that question. The only reason I enjoyed the television show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is that it dealt with time, love, cognition, life and death. It respected the world of the two great films — and it had something to say.
The films we remember, the reason to even bother rebooting in the first place, is because the original filmmakers had something to say — something that became memorable, powerful, and influential. Sci-fi that changed the world.
You’ll pardon me if I don’t want to go back but today’s remakes have nothing to say. If they did, they’d say it in their own worlds.

Upcoming Project: Terminator Reboot TV Series & Film

Ugh.

Look — I love this world. I love Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. But I don’t want to go back to this world.

My heavy remake fatigue doesn’t stem as much from the worlds themselves. As ideas, killer robots and time travel are just always going to be interesting. But modern science fiction, as this article points out, has problems.

As I reflected today on the content of a film, I realized the question I always ask is: what are you saying? The response I have to a film is always in direct reaction to that question. The only reason I enjoyed the television show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is that it dealt with time, love, cognition, life and death. It respected the world of the two great films — and it had something to say.

The films we remember, the reason to even bother rebooting in the first place, is because the original filmmakers had something to say — something that became memorable, powerful, and influential. Sci-fi that changed the world.

You’ll pardon me if I don’t want to go back but today’s remakes have nothing to say. If they did, they’d say it in their own worlds.

Upcoming Project: Jane Mansfield’s Car

In what critics are calling his best work as writer/director since SLINGBLADE, Academy Award® winner Billy Bob Thornton stars - along with Oscar® winner Robert Duvall, two-time Oscar® nominee John Hurt and Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon - in this story of fathers and sons, wars and peace, and the turbulent time that changed America forever.

It’s 1969 in a small Alabama town, and the death of a quirky clan’s long-estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families for the funeral. But do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart or expose truths that could lead to the most unexpected collisions of all?

Robert Patrick (WALK THE LINE), Ray Stevenson (“Dexter”), Frances O’Connor (THE HUNTER), and Katherine LaNasa (“Deception”) co-star in the acclaimed comedy/drama that Twitch Film calls “A perfect film for a lazy summer day with near-perfect performances across the board!”

Available on-demand August 20th & in select theaters September 13th!

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New Images: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ | Empire (ht FilmThrasher)

Now, where is that beautiful trailer?

Apparently, it’s breathtaking.

From Cinema Blend:

Everything I had previously read about Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty had me believing that the film was going to be a broad comedy…

But watching the premiere footage from the film today during 20th Century Fox’s presentation of CinemaCon I discovered that not only is the movie more of a dramedy, it looks like it could be a film that everyone is talking about during Oscar season. Mixing both light and dark tones and featuring some absolutely beautiful cinematography, the The Secret Life of Walter Mitty reel is the best thing I’ve seen so far at the week-long Vegas convention, and the movie is now cemented on my must-see list for the rest of 2013.

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Upcoming Project: Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)

YES!!!!!

A Kickstarted documentary film about the impact of the newspaper comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, created by Bill Watterson by Joel Allen Schroeder.

Check out the official site for more information on the filmmakers, the supporters, clips, the poster, and even their original Kickstarter page.

Look for it November 15th.