Some works of art have long been thought to be unfilmable. Marcel Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time. David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest. James Joyce’s Ulysses. Pac-Man. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from trying, and occasionally it’s led to some fairly decent results: Michael Ondaatje’s difficult, non-linear novel The English Patient was pretty good, John [...]
In an item that is news, but shouldn’t be news, but IS news, so let’s just deal with it and discuss: Lakers legend Magic Johnson has three kids, one of whom, EJ, is gay. TMZ briefly interviewed EJ about, I don’t know, bathrooms or unicorns or whateverthehell the people at TMZ concern themselves with, when [...]
Ah, St. Patrick’s Day! The day when we celebrate…when we celebrate, umm… *Googles* *Clears throat* The day when we celebrate the arrival of Christianity to the Emerald Isle and the life and death of the patron saint of Ireland. Lá Fhéile Pádraig, as I’m sure you call it around the house. Well, my family’s roots are [...]
The problem with remakes like Jack The Giant Slayer is that…oh, I’m sorry. You weren’t aware that Jack The Giant Slayer is a remake? Well then: the original was called Jack The Giant Killer, and it was pretty awful.
The remake is called Jack The Giant Slayer, and by all accounts, it too is pretty awful. Starring Ewan McGregor and the guy who played Beast in X-Men: First Class, the new version is yet another CGI-laden Lord Of The Rings wanna-be. More »