Why Frank Herbert’s “Dune” Is So Difficult to Adapt into a Movie

This could easily be a one sentence post.

Because it’s Frank Herbert’s Dune.

But, well, let’s elaborate on that. Continue reading Why Frank Herbert’s “Dune” Is So Difficult to Adapt into a Movie

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Movie Review: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Perry: Talking money…
Harry: A talking monkey?
Perry: Talking monkey, yeah, yeah. Came here from the future, ugly sucker, only says “ficus.”

Even though he had his fair share of problems, including a nasty drug addiction, Robert Downey, Jr. – a very controversial actor – succeeded to overcome it all and make a great comeback by playing in low budget movies such as A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints or Good Night, and Good Luck. Movies in which his performance was top notch. Continue reading Movie Review: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

The Best Movies about Writers

Finding Forrester (2000)

In a way, I just couldn’t start with any other  movie, simply because Finding Forrester was so cute and sweet and sincere that I almost cried at the end.

Starring Sean Connery and his manly voice in the role of William Forrester, a very successful and yet reclusive writer, this movie actually has some pretty good advice on writing. Continue reading The Best Movies about Writers

Movie Review: The Fall

“You might want to see [it] for no other reason than because it exists. There will never be another like it.” – Roger Ebert about The Fall

Even though this movie only earned $3.7 million at the box office, which means not a lot of people watched it, or even heard of it, and even though it received mixed reviews from critics, The Fall is one of my favorite movies ever. Ever, ever, ever.

It’s storytelling done in such a strange way, it’s simply beautiful on so many levels, and there are parts of it so good that beautiful feels a lazy word if used to describe them.  Continue reading Movie Review: The Fall

Fictional Worlds You’d Love to Live In [+ Vote for Your Favorite]

There’s no doubt that art has always aimed not at recreating reality as it is, but at enhancing it. Art represents our hopes and ambitions for a better future.

Here are some fictional universes you’d (most probably) love to live in.

1. The Harry Potter Universe

We have J.K. Rowling for making us all want to be wizards when we were kids. Imagine attending Hogwarts, working for the Ministry of Magic or even hanging out with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Continue reading Fictional Worlds You’d Love to Live In [+ Vote for Your Favorite]

Velvet Buzzsaw: Something truly god damn strange is going on here!

After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

Velvet Buzzsaw. Is it worth it?

Well, to be honest, it’s not that scary, it’s not that funny. It’s not a genuine thriller. It’s neither mysterious in terms of the plot. It’s not complicated or complex or overly intellectual.  It’s superficial, but sometimes it kind of shows us more.

It tries to be all these things all at once, and it kind of fails at them all.

But you want to know something genuinely funny?

It’s still worth watching. Continue reading Velvet Buzzsaw: Something truly god damn strange is going on here!