Tag: cineruminations

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT and HFR, Part 2 - The Journey Continues

Just over a year ago, I wrote an article trying to delve into the vagaries of the form of cinematic presentation that Peter Jackson chose for his Hobbit trilogy. At the time, there was already much consternation and gnashing of...

STAR WARS Ruminations: A Film A Year, Plus Chewbacca's Severed Head

Things have slowed down relatively speaking on the Star Wars front, with most of J.J.'s time spent prepping his second (and presumably final?) foray into the word of Star Trek.Still, there was some solid news confirmed today. At Cinemacon this...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT, 48 Frames Per Second, and A Whole New Journey

"To a regular cinemagoer...attendance at the motion-picture playhouse today is a continuously disturbing experience...The discovery that the shadowy images of the screen could be made articulate was as fruitful for exploitation to the captains of the cinema industry as was...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: SKYFALL And The Bonds Of Nostalgia

We've gone a little Bond crazy here at ScreenAnarchy, with a whole slew of Bond-themed articles dissecting the casting, the cars, the tunes, and so on, leading up to the North American release of Skyfall. Collectively the Bond flicks...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: Disney, STAR WARS, and a New Hope

"This will be a day long remembered..." The pithy quotes and snide, snarky tweets came fast and furious yesterday as we received the bombshell news: Lucasfilm is now part of Disney, and there will be (at least) three more Star...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: LOOPER, Eco, and a Constellation of Clich├ęs

In one of Looper's most delicious scenes, two versions of the same lead character are discussing the vagaries of time travel. When asked to explain how the technology works, "old" Joe deadpans a response to deflect the question, stating that...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: 70mm, 4K, and THE MASTER's Split Personality

Ever since Paul Thomas Anderson announced that he'd be shooting The Master for large format celluloid presentation, many of us have been drooling at the prospect of a modern, epic 70mm masterpiece slipping out of Hollywood. It's been 16 years...

Commentary: On BEASTS and Burdens

I first heard about the film Beasts of the Southern Wild from reading my Twitter feed. Wendel Pierce, Louisiana native and star of both The Wire and Treme, was extolling the virtues of a little film that was to play...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: PROMETHEUS, Preboots, and Parasitic Cinema

Stepping back from the fracas that occurred within the nerdosphere over the release of Ridley Scott's latest film, one of the more interesting tensions that rose was between those that steadfastly refused to consider it a sequel to the Alien...

Oy Canada: GOON And The Apotheosis Of Jewish Wish Fulfillment

In one of the many classic scenes from the 1980 film, an old lady asks the stewardess aboard her AIRPLANE for something "light" to read. She's in turn handed a "leaflet" entitled  "JEWISH SPORTS LEGENDS".Cue audience laughter. It's long been...

An Ode To Jar Jar: THE PHANTOM MENACE In 3D

Let's get all the preconceptions on the table, shall we? I get it, most of a certain age despise the inelegantly titled STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE - THE PHANTOM MENACE. It managed for many to deflate decades of pent-up expectation...