Tag Archive for 3D

Ten for ’11

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

Any honest annual top ten list would have to stipulate that they are the foremost movies the writer was actually able to see. It is improbable, if not impossible, to attend every release in a given year. There are a…

Guns, guts and gadgetry

Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

Brad Bird loves James Bond. This was evident in the Sean Connery-era 007 touches he infused into his Pixar hit The Incredibles. It is even more evident in the director’s recent Mission: Impossible episode (gone is the numerical increment, instead…

And for the defense…

Asa Butterfield and Chloƫ Grace Moretz in 'Hugo'

As the 3D debate rages on, more directors are taking up the medium even as the public seems to be rejecting it. James Cameron promised great things with Avatar but delivered an unremarkable animated tale whose 3D was as flat…

America needs a captain

Chris Evans as 'Captain America'

For about an hour, Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger is the best superhero movie of the summer. Channeling the same pre-war simplicity he brought to his underperforming classic The Rocketeer, Johnston does something that few directors since Richard…

In case you missed it…

Recapping last week’s news in movie entertainment so you don’t have to. August 27, 31: James Cameron mouthed off about the misuse of 3D, specifically targeting Piranha 3D. Subsequently, Piranha 3D producer Mark Canton threw it right back in his…

What is Past is Prologue.

This month in movie history. While art in any form, be it films or books or music, is sometimes mired in the current or even the next big thing, looking back can afford a glimpse into that very present and…