On the 35th anniversary of its release, That Shelf takes a retrospective look at Rob Reiner's coming-of-age masterpiece, "Stand By Me."
While having at least a passing understanding of the TV series is an almost necessary prerequisite to understanding and appreciating the kickstarted Veronica Mars feature film, fans should get exactly what they want out of this condensed outing.
A long time ago Kristen Bell was on one of the most beloved and tragically cancelled TV shows of all time. This weekend, Veronica Mars is back on the big screen and on On Demand. We got a chance to talk with her about why the time was right to make the movie, how the film's Kickstarter campaign helped them get distribution, what it was like getting the band back together, the conflicted nature of Veronica’s quest this time out, and if she really did try to smuggle a burrito into The Oscars.
Most filmmaking is a seat of the pants endeavour fraught with pitfalls and last second changes. Nothing goes according to plan, but more often that not on major Hollywood productions things tend to go more swimmingly. That is, of course, provided that they aren’t making a sequel to one of the previous year’s biggest success stories. Scream 2 stands as a testament to director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson. It's a film that managed to be almost equally as good as the original and actually far more interesting on an academic level.