10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Bridge of Spies’

Insurance attorney James Donovan is sent to East Berlin to negotiate a prisoner exchange for downed U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers in Bride of Spies.

Steven Spielberg returns to his continuing series of history-based films (including Schindler’s List, Amistad, Munich and Lincoln), turning his attention this time to the Cold War, and the result is a mature and intelligent film about a good man trying to act according to his conscience in a world where that’s unappreciated. Continue reading

Magic: The Gathering Is Coming to the Big Screen!

Magic: The Gathering logo

I’m giggling so hard I’m giddy! Okay, enough of the super-fan. Magic: The Gathering, property of Hasbro and iconic trading card game, is now slotted to be a Twentieth Century Fox film franchise. Wizards of the Coast recently made the official press release, and fans all over the world are already anxious to see what happens next. Continue reading

Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters

Book cover for Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters

I think what I find most fascinating about these books is the glimpse into the creator’s mind that they afford us–watching how a mere idea progresses through character building, world building, story-boarding, and ultimately into the reality of film. Sure, I know that most of it is CG these days, but that doesn’t detract from the artistic talent and vision that went into creating it. Continue reading

New Pacific Rim Trailer Gives Us Awesome Gundam vs. Giant Alien Monsters Action

Screen capture of the trailer on Youtube.

Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for my most anticipated movie of the summer. Pacific Rim is a sci-fi action flick with giant robots, giant aliens, and [hopefully] a whole lot of action scenes. I don’t expect this to be as serious as District 9, nor will it be likely to win any awards, but robots! Continue reading