Patrick (H) Williams spends 20 minutes analyzing a 10-second shot from Brian DePalma's "infamous 1990 bomb," Bonfire of the Vanities that involved no special effects and cost $80,000. He calls it "one the craziest, most difficult shots ever attempted."
Denis Villeneuve's Dune opens in a couple of weeks in wide release, but the reviews are already up and it's 90% fresh on the tomatometer: looks like he nailed it. People who have read the novel will surely find David Klion's review in The New Republic most interesting, as it covers the important bases that… READ THE REST
The hypothesis behind The Walk of Life project is that "Walk of Life" by Dire Straits is the perfect song to end any movie. Above and below are several examples supporting this hypothesis. (via Kottke) thumbnail: cropped cover art of Dire Straits' "Brothers in Arms" READ THE REST
Dallas Buyers Club [Amazon] was an excellent Oscar-winning movie about Ron Woodroof, a Texas cowboy type who contracted HIV and was abandoned by his friends and family, but found new meaning helping other sufferers procure their treatments of choice in the grim early days of the AIDS crisis. The movie made some doubtful choices for… READ THE REST
We all live with stress. Of course, parents are not only dealing with their own anxieties and worries, but trying to make sure their kids navigate the world safely as well. With school back in full swing, increased pressure at work, and the holiday season now bearing down like a freight train, it's no surprise… READ THE REST
What do dribbling coffee on your white shirt, getting caught in rush hour, and stepping in dog poop all have in common? They're some of the most annoying ways to start off your day. But none of these nightmares can even compare to the anger that bubbles up inside you upon realizing you have no… READ THE REST
Just like unexpected rain or the sudden realization that you're fresh out of milk after pouring a bowl of cereal, a case of writer's block can really ruin an otherwise perfect day. Whether you're working on a blog or drafting a catchy tagline for your business's website, writing the right words doesn't always come as… READ THE REST