Friday, March 15, 2013

Overlooked Gems - Rollercoaster (1977)

With so many movies being released year after year, it’s generally accepted that quality will shine through over time and the truly great examples of the medium will be remembered and celebrated throughout the ages. However, sometimes something goes awry and a fine movie will fall through the cracks. Perhaps it’s released at the wrong time, the marketing fails, or it gets buried by a studio or distributor for some random reason. Sometimes it's even a success in its release but somehow gets dusty and forgotten over time. It’s time these overlooked gems get the attention they deserve...








Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Opening Shot...


That's right, yet another movie-related blog. But we're hoping to offer something a bit different here.

Here we hope to offer appreciation in place of derision; to provide analysis instead of snark; to inspire interest and discussion and help increase the joy that can be derived from viewing and thinking about motion pictures rather than engaging in cynical grumbling, celebrity gossip and mean-spirited sniping. Here we celebrate the most dynamic form of art in modern times.

There will be reviews, profiles of actors and artists in the filmmaking world, commentaries, fun stuff but most importantly, a closer look at the meanings, minutiae and magic contained in great and not-so-great films, hopefully to include many that do not normally get this kind of attention or consideration.

So, the projector has fired up. The coming attractions are done. The cue has gone through and the lights are dimming...

Let's see a show.