Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Goodnight, Prince of Darkness

The contributions of celebrated cinematographer Gordon Willis to movies are so monumental it's hard to imagine what modern filmmaking would look like without his influence. Here's a look back at some of his most memorable images:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Curse of the Sad BatAffleck

When the first image of Ben Affleck from Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman Vs Superman movie was revealed yesterday, I can't say I was able to get too excited about it. But thanks to the internet's army of hard-working photoshoppers and gif-makers, there's at least some amusement to be had from the hilarious memes flooding in...
If you need a quick laugh, click here to see a bunch of 'em.

Friday, May 9, 2014

One Perfect Shot

For those of you geekier -- perhaps more technically inclined -- movie buffs who have Twitter, you need to follow Geoff Todd's One Perfect Shot. The Portland filmmaker has been tweeting what he constitutes "a perfect shot" -- that one single, perfectly composed moment that captures the soul of an entire movie. Some great eye candy for your Twitter feed, plus of course, a fantastic reminder of the beauty of cinema.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

First NZIFF Films Announced!

As we head into winter, the New Zealand International Film Festival is warming up, starting today with the announcement of the first four -- all musically-themed -- films confirmed for this year's programme: Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht's peek into Britpop band Pulp; the experimental Nick Cave doco 20,000 Days on Earth; Jimi: All Is By My Side, the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Outkast's André Benjamin; and the offbeat comedy Frank, which features Michael Fassbender in a giant paper mache head for what seems to be most of the film. Check out the trailer for the latter below, and visit the NZIFF website for more info.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Recut Trailer: Dumb & Dumber

In the vein of those classic creepy-horror recuts of Mrs. Doubtfire and Mary Poppins, here's Dumb & Dumber re-imagined as an "epic drama". It's not as good as those two but still pretty good...