Some may scoff at the total lack of irony and unapologetic sentimentality in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, but there’s something so inherently romantic about this story and sport that anything else would feel inappropriate. They don’t make movies like this anymore and haven’t for decades. Yet, 42 suggests that it might not be a terrible idea to dust off those old naïve Hollywood filmmaking techniques every now and then if the material suits that style.
We chat with famed and beloved character actor John C. McGinley, who gets to call the games of Jackie Robinson's first season in Major League Baseball as iconic Brooklyn Dodger announcer Red Barber in the biopic 42. We also talk about working with Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland, playing a sports reporter, and the how his approach here was somewhat similar to his small part in Office Space
The teaser trailer for Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens — based on the graphic novel of the same name — has hit the web. Set in 1873, the film sees the small town of Absolution in the Arizona Territory attacked by mysterious invaders. Cowboys & Aliens stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde.
“Han Solo, P.I” is the creation of YouTube user TheCBVee. The video is a mashup of Star Wars and the 1980’s TV show Magnum, P.I. starring Tom Selleck. Oh, internet you never cease to amaze me. The Star Wars spoof is a painstaking shot for shot re-imagining of the original Magnum, P.I. intro sequence, as you […]
Mystery Man on Film has leaked a 125-page transcript of a 1978 brainstorming session for Raiders of the Lost Ark, with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Lawrence Kasdan. Two of these men, Lucas and Spielberg, both fresh off of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind respectively, are at their creative peak for […]