Monthly Archives: August 2014

Netflix’s Newest Streaming Additions for September

Netflix provided a list of additions to their streaming catalog for September, complete with synopses and release dates. There are several titles you’ll likely recognize, from Cool Runnings to Crocodile Dundee to Silver Linings Playbook. But, personally I can’t wait to add The DoubleFilth, and Le Week-end to my list!

3 Days to Kill (2014)  After a terminally ill secret agent retires to spend his remaining time with his family, he’s asked to complete a dangerous last mission in exchange survive its hallucinatory side effects – Available 9/17

All is Lost (2013) Robert Redford  In this harrowing drama — which has no dialogue — Robert Redford portrays a man stranded alone at sea, courageously battling a ferocious storm as he struggles to survive with just a sextant and maritime maps to guide him. – Available 9/5

Bad Grandpa (2013) Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Madison Davis In-character encounters with real folks provide comic fodder in this franchise featuring Johnny Knoxville in lecherous-gramps disguise. With hidden cameras in tow, Irving Zisman (Knoxville) takes his grandson on an offbeat cross-country tour. – Available 9/27

Beginners (2011) Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos, China Shavers, Melissa Tang Oliver, a graphic artist, is coming to grips with the imminent death of his father, who, at 75, has one last secret: He’s gay. Inspired and confused by his father’s determination to find true love at last, Oliver tentatively pursues his own romance. – Available 9/16

The Believers (1987) Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia, Elizabeth Wilson, Harris Yulin, Lee Richardson Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two youths. – Available 9/1

The Blue Lagoon (1980) Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Elva Josephson, Glenn Kohan Set in the lush environs of a deserted tropical island, this coming-of-age tale follows two shipwrecked children — Emmeline and Richard — who are stranded for years. As the cute kids turn into beautiful teenagers, nature takes its course. – Available 9/1

Cool Runnings (1993) John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, Raymond J. Barry, Peter Outerbridge A fictionalized account of the unlikely story of Jamaica’s first bobsled team, Cool Runnings follows their journey to the 1988 Olympics. When Derice Bannock’s (Leon) chances of qualifying for Jamaica’s track team are dashed, he looks for another sport. Derice persuades U.S. bobsledding gold medalist Irv Blitzer (John Candy), who now lives in Jamaica, to coach him and his friends as they attempt to become a world-class bobsled team. – Available 9/1

Crocodile Dundee (1986) Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil, Ritchie Singer, Terry Gilliam, Mark Blum When a New York reporter (Linda Kozlowski) plucks crocodile hunter Dundee (Paul Hogan) from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it’s a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. Dundee proves that his instincts are quite useful in the city and adeptly handles everything from wily muggers to high-society snoots without breaking a sweat. Hogan’s script earned an Oscar nod. – Available 9/1

Deadly Code (2013) Arnas Fedaravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jonas Trukanas, Vitalij Porshnev, Peter Stormare, John Malkovich Friends Kolyma and Gagarin come of age in a Siberian crime family where Kolyma’s iron-fisted grandfather enforces rules that keep the young men at odds. Their relationship is further tested when they both fall for the same beautiful woman. – Available 9/10

Dennis Miller: America 180 (2014) Five-time Emmy winner Dennis Miller takes a look at the state of the nation in a stand-up routine that touches on health care and climate change.  – Available 9/11

Detention (2011) Shanley Caswell, Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, Aaron David Johnson, Jan Anderson In this genre-bending slasher flick, a high schooler gets slapped with detention on the same night as senior prom. But plenty of other kids will also be missing the big event when a past-her-prime prom queen shows up to slay them. – Available 9/1

The Double (2013) Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Yasmin Paige, James Fox Jesse Eisenberg plays the dual roles of a timid office worker and his charismatic doppelganger in this cinematic adaptation of a Dostoevsky tale. First spotted on the bus, then at work, Simon’s double may share his looks, but he’s no carbon copy. – Available 9/25

Filth (2014) James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell, Joanne Froggatt, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent An arrogant, corrupt cop who believes he’s the only competent person in his department sees a recent murder case as a path to promotion. But the investigation brings the deluded officer into a rendezvous with reality that he’s wholly unprepared for. – Available 9/11

Flubber (1997) Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine, Clancy Brown On the verge of losing his girlfriend and his job, a scatterbrained college professor accidentally invents a bouncy material called Flubber. The substance stands to save the day — if the professor can defeat the many rivals who try to sabotage him. – Available 9/1

Girl Rising (2013) Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Priyanka Chopra, Chloë Grace Moretz, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington Nine filmmakers each profile a young girl from a different part of the world to weave a global tapestry of youth in the 21st century. From a 7-year-old Haitian earthquake survivor to an Afghani child bride, these stories inspire and captivate. – Available 9/1

Girlfight (2000) Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon, Santiago Douglas, Ray Santiago, Víctor Sierra First-time director Karyn Kusama’s powerful film tells the story of Diana (Michelle Rodriguez), a Brooklyn high-schooler who gets little support from her dismissive single father and takes her frustrations out on her classmates. But when she wanders into a local boxing gym, she’s instantly drawn to the action. And though it’s a male-dominated world, boxing provides her a newfound discipline and sense of purpose, as well as a positive male role model. – Available 9/1

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl When his manic radio show proves a huge morale-booster, Armed Forces Radio disc jockey Adrian Cronauer gets sent to Vietnam, where his monkeyshines — lampooning any and all sacred cows — tickle the troops but land him in trouble with his superiors. – Available 9/1

Grace Unplugged (2013) AJ Michalka, James Denton, Kevin Pollak, Shawnee Smith, Michael Welch, Jamie Grace Every Sunday, 18-year-old Grace performs at church with her ex-rock star father, but she longs to share her talent with the rest of the world. Heading for the bright lights of Los Angeles, she soon must choose between stardom and faith. – Available 9/12

Guess Who (2005) Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott, Hal Williams, Kellee Stewart Ashton Kutcher stars in this remake of the 1967 classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? But the tables are turned this time around, as he plays the fiancé of an African American woman who’s met with skepticism and suspicion from her father. – Available 9/1

Hoodwinked (2005) Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers In this nod to Little Red Riding Hood, investigators uncover a tangled web of events when they’re called to Granny’s cottage to look into a domestic disturbance involving a sardonic wolf, an axe and a crimson-caped girl. – Available 9/1

Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (2013) Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Eliza Dushku, Tara Strong, Ralph Garman, Neil Gaiman, Ben Gleib After hitting the lottery jackpot, Jay and Silent Bob use their newfound cash to become crime-fighting superheroes Bluntman and Chronic. – Available 9/1

Justin and the Knights of Valor (2013) Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Rupert Everett, Freddie Highmore, Saoirse Ronan In this animated saga set in medieval times, a young boy slips away from his family home and begins a long journey to pursue his dream of becoming a knight. Seeking instruction from three wise monks, he makes his way to their remote abbey. – Available 9/13

Kid Cannabis (2014) Kenny Wormald, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Ron Perlman, Aaron Yoo, John C. McGinley, Corey Large Teaming with his best friend and a ragtag group of potheads, enterprising teen Nate Norman sets up a lucrative operation smuggling large amounts of marijuana from Canada to Idaho. But the young drug traffickers soon sow the seeds of their downfall. – Available 9/6

Killing Them Softly (2012) Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Vincent Curatola When a couple low-level crooks make a dumb move by robbing a Mob-protected poker game and unwittingly bringing a recession to the area’s criminal economy, a slick enforcer is hired to track down the offenders and take care of business. – Available 9/30

Le Week-End (2014) Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander, Judith Davis, Xavier De Guillebon Returning to Paris long after their honeymoon there, a British couple hopes to rediscover the magical feelings of their early years together. There, they meet an old friend whose perspectives on love and marriage help them recover what was lost. – Available 9/6

Lords of Dogtown (2005) Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, John Robinson, Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed, Heath Ledger Stacy Peralta, one of the competitive skaters portrayed in the film. Known as the Z-Boys, the radical riders invent a brazen style of skating and deal with heartache when the sport they live for turns into big business. Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch and Rebecca De Mornay co-star. – Available 9/1

Lullaby (2014) Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anne Archer, Jennifer Hudson Long after breaking ties with his family, Jonathan learns that his long-ill father has elected to take himself off of life support in two days. Drawn in by the dire news, Jonathan returns to face his kin in an intense emotional encounter. – Available 9/29

Mirage Men (2012) Fascination and controversy regarding UFO sightings have been with us for centuries, but this absorbing documentary offers a disturbing new thesis: that the U.S. military has been distributing false information about them for decades.  – Available 9/1

The Moment (2013) Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson, Alia Shawkat, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Meat Loaf After her lover vanishes, a photojournalist winds up in a psychiatric hospital, where she tries to make sense of her fragmented memories — and begins to uncover some unexpected and disturbing truths. – Available 9/11

One Day (2011) Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Romola Garai, Rafe Spall, Tom Mison, Jodie Whittaker, Joséphine de La Baume, Ken Stott After a romantic tryst on college graduation night, Emma and Dexter pursue separate dreams. This romantic drama based on a novel of the same name checks in with them each year on the same date, tracking their personal and professional progress. – Available 9/16

Refuge (2012) Krysten Ritter, Brian Geraghty, Logan Huffman, Madeleine Martin, Juliet Garrett, Joe Pallister, Chris Papavasiliou, Helen Rogers After Amy’s parents abandon her two younger siblings — one of them brain-damaged — she’s obliged to leave college to take care of them. While struggling to accept her dreary new existence, Amy meets a man who may change everything. – Available 9/6

School of Rock (2003) Jack Black, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack, Sarah Silverman, Mike White, Lucas Babin Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fourth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock ‘n’ roll. – Available 9/1

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, John Ortiz After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, bipolar Pat has no choice but to move back in with his football-obsessed parents. While he tries in vain to reconcile with his wife, Pat meets a woman who’s as unstable as he is — and she changes his life. – Available 9/16

A Simple Plan (1998) Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe, Jack Walsh, Chelcie Ross When brothers Hank and Jacob discover a dead body and millions of dollars in cash in a downed plane, they plot to hide the loot and split it later. It’s a simple plan — until things go murderously awry amid suspicion and mistrust. – Available 9/1

A Single Man (2009) Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Jon Kortajarena, Paulette Lamori, Ryan Simpkins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Teddy Sears, Paul Butler Set in 1962 Los Angeles, this stream-of-consciousness drama centers on a day in the life of George Falconer, a gay college professor who plans to commit suicide in the wake of his longtime lover’s recent death. – Available 9/11

Small Apartments (2012) Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, Juno Temple, James Caan, Peter Stormare, David Koechner Franklin Franklin has a dead landlord on the kitchen floor and an investigator (Billy Crystal) questioning him. But none of this fazes Franklin. He waits each day for a letter from his brother (James Marsden) who has the secret that can set him free. – Available 9/1

Swiss Family Robinson (1960) John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing adventure suitable for the whole family, this Disney adaptation of the classic Johann Wyss novel stars Dorothy McGuire and John Mills as Mother and Father Robinson. – Available 9/1

The Unbelievers (2013) Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Stephen Hawking, Ricky Gervais, Woody Allen, Cameron Diaz,  Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss — the dynamic duo of science — travel the globe seeking to promote a scientific worldview and the rational questioning of religious belief, with celebrities, professors and ordinary folks supporting their work. – Available 9/1

Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013) Gael García Bernal In the oppressive desert heat, Arizona authorities find a man’s decomposing body with only one clue to his identity: a tattoo reading Dayani Cristal. Gael García Bernal portrays the unknown man in dramatic segments of this intriguing documentary. – Available 9/9

Your Sister’s Sister (2011) Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass, Mike Birbiglia Jack, who is mourning the death of his brother, has a complicated relationship with his best friend, Iris, who used to date his brother. Their chaotic situation becomes even more tangled when Jack has a drunken tryst with Iris’s flighty sister. – Available 9/6

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Trailerama! – New Previews for Rosewater, Leviathan, Foxcatcher, and Bang Baby Bang

Bang Baby Bang

Here’s a synopsis you don’t see everyday:

A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.


Foxcatcher

The newest film by Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. There have been other previews out for a while now – it was originally scheduled to be released for the last awards season, but got pushed back a year – but this new trailer gives a little different look at the tone of the film.


Rosewater

Last year, Jon Stewart took an extended break from The Daily Show to direct this film. He also wrote the script based on the memoir, Then They Came For Me, by journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal). According to Wikipedia…

Bahari’s imprisonment is connected to an interview he conducted on The Daily Show in 2009; the authorities presented the interview as evidence that he was in communication with an American spy.


Leviathan

This dark take on corruption in Russia is considered a heavyweight for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. (Sadly, it’s not about a mythological giant sea-monster.)

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The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, on Ferguson, MO

As you probably know, up until this summer I had lived in St. Louis for 6 years. I worked a just little south of Ferguson. In fact, my office was ON Ferguson Ave.

And of course, the protests and riots and violence spread beyond just that one little suburb. There were incidents at the mall I used to go to all the time. There was even a shooting in my old neighborhood, a couple blocks from my house. It was probably “officially” unrelated, but I guarantee that the high tension that had permeated the area in the 2 weeks following the killing of Michael Brown helped to make every bad situation just that much worse.

It’s been surreal, seeing the places I just left covered non-stop by social media and the 24-hr news cycle. I know it’s even crazier for all my friends that still live there. I’m three states away, and I still felt the fear and tension. I feared for my friends and family just trying to travel to and from work.

Anybody who knows me, knows my politics and values. I even let it slip from time to time in this blog. So you probably has a pretty good idea where I stand. I won’t add any more commentary or analysis, because there’s absolutely nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said.

But you know who can say it for me? Jon Stewart.

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to watch The Daily Show regularly, but apparently he had been away on vacation – probably airing reruns – during the worst of the situation. Upon returning, he offered this particularly enraged segment, in which he gave his usual hilarious and biting commentary. He directed his rage specifically at Fox New’s (unsurprisingly, yet still offensively) skewed coverage of this situation.

Note how fast he is talking in this segment. He is doing everything he can to get out as much information as possible in this 9-minute segment.

 

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‘Weird Al’ Sings TV Theme Songs at the Emmys, Calls Out George R.R. Martin [Video]

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic has been big recently, with his intelligent 8-day online music video campaign to promote his newest album. So no surprise he was asked to take part in last night’s Emmy Awards ceremony.

It’s always fun to see him do new things, though the lyrics to these TV Themes were obviously written pretty hastily. At least they saved the best for last: the Game of Thrones segment was pretty hilarious, including handing George R.R. Martin a typewriter and telling him he needs to write more.

EDIT: You’ll have to go to YouTube to watch the clip. They’ve disabled embedded playback.

 

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2014 Emmy Award Winners

Full disclosure:

Despite writing a film and television blog that focuses heavily on the awards season, I rarely pay much attention to the Emmy Awards. There are a number of possible reasons for this: I’ve never seen most of the nominated shows; It’s timing doesn’t coincide with the rest of awards season, and thus just doesn’t feel right; Just plain apathy. Pick any reason, and there’ll probably a little truth to it.

So I didn’t watch the Emmys last night. But they went on nevertheless. And unlike Dr. Schrödinger’s eponymous kitty, their outcome was unaffected by my observation, or lack thereof.

Looking back on the night, the big surprise turned out to be Breaking Bad beating out True Detective in every category except directing. But is it that much of a surprise, really? Yes, True Detective is one of the absolute greatest things I’ve ever seen on television, and Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were revelatory and every bit deserving of recognition for their work. And yes, most pundits expected them – or at least McConaughey and the show itself – to get that recognition.

On the other hand, not only is Breaking Bad also one of the greatest TV shows ever made, it’s also being rewarded for it’s outstanding final season. (Personally, I’ve got about 6 episodes left to go, as of writing this.) Honestly I don’t know how you DON’T recognize that. It’s kind of like the final Lord of the Rings sweeping up every award it was nominated for at the Oscars.

Here are last night’s winners…

  • Drama: Breaking Bad
  • Comedy: Modern Family
  • Miniseries: Fargo
  • TV Movie: The Normal Heart
  • Variety Series: The Colbert Report
  • Reality: The Amazing Race
  • Actor – Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • Actor – Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Actor – Mini/TV: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Actress – Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Actress – Drama: Julianna Margulies
  • Actress – Mini/TV: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Supporting Actor – Drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Supporting Actor – Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Supporting Actor – Mini/TV: Martin Freeman, Sherlock
  • Supporting Actress – Drama: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Supporting Actress – Comedy: Allison Janney, Mom
  • Supporting Actress, Movie/Mini: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story
  • Writing – Drama: Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad, “Ozymandias”
  • Writing – Comedy: Louis C.K., Louie
  • Writing – Mini/TV: Steven Moffat, Sherlock
  • Writing – Variety Special: Sarah Silverman, We Are Miracles
  • Directing – Drama: Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective
  • Directing – Comedy: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
  • Directing – Mini/TV: Colin Bucksey, Fargo
  • Directing – Variety Series: Glenn Weiss, 67th Tonys

Breaking Bad S5 screenshot

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler [Trailer]

Jake Gyllenhaal has a new movie coming out this fall. No, Nightcrawler isn’t about a teleporting blue dude with a tail. From the looks of the trailer, it’s about a freelance journalist who’s more than happy to cross the limits of journalistic ethics to sell a story. I see End of Watch or Training Day meets Network. I also see lots of awards season attention for Gyllenhaal’s performance. I mean, just look at that smile! That thing sends chills.

Opens this Halloween. Watch the preview, and scroll down for the poster.

nightcrawlerposter

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Love is Strange [Trailer]

In lieu of describing this Sundance standout starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow, I offer this amazing quote from a review by critic James Rocchi of The Playlist:

It has been noted that early couples say “I love you” with the force of a thousand exploding suns, but that long-standing couples say “I love you” in a way that can also ask, unspoken, if it was you who happened to leave the goddamn garage door open again. That kind of love is rarely seen on film, and hard to portray when it is; Molina and Lithgow make that happen here, with all of the feeling and fights and closeness that a real couple would have.

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Alan Rickman in “Dust” [Short Film]

Dust is a 7-min short film starting Alan Rickman as a mysterious man who stalks a little girl and her mother. It’s dark and beautiful and deceptively simple. There’s practically no dialogue, and it’s all the better for it. The twist is more than a little reminiscent of Rickman’s character in one of my favorite movies, but it’d be cheating to tell you which one.

 

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Phone and Computer Screen Design on Film [Video]

And speaking of screens onscreen (see the trailer for Jason Reitman’s new Men, Women & Children)…

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film is a 5-minute video exploring a multitude of varied styles of expressing onscreen information in film.

Showing phone and computer screens, or the activity on them, within the context of a film is an interesting design problem. While the need for showing displays is nothing new – the original A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV series had hand animated cells for each frame of it’s titular “book” – creatively, we’re still in the wild wild west. Every filmmaker ends up having to develop new techniques, and in so doing, they often find a big part of the films stylistic voice within the design.

Babel Fish

So why doesn’t everybody just point the camera at the computer and film the screen? Well many do, and it seems to work well for shots of TVs or movies-within-movies. But one of the big hurdles with computers is that it’s difficult to ask an audience to sit and read a static image for too long within the context of a motion picture. You may not notice it, but most movies are edited in such a way that a screen wouldn’t be shown long enough to read all the necessary information.

Another problem is text size: in relation to the size of the phone or computer screen in question, important text/images/windows are usually pretty small. Have you ever noticed how many films – especially action films – give their characters computers with outlandish displays that don’t look like any operating system you’ve ever seen? Well sure Q is going to equip James Bond the newest and coolest technology, but in reality it has more to do with the director needing to find a way to show all the important information visually in a way that can be deciphered easily on film.

skyfall Q's display

Texting seems to be a special problem, but as the video explores, several films – notably the BBC series Sherlock – have pioneered a style of showing texts as floating subtitles without really showing the screen at all. Not only is this an elegant choice, but also allows the filmmakers use creative title designs to give their work that special unique voice. Again Sherlock is at the forefront for beauty and simplicity, and was one for the first amazing things that drew my to that series.

But it’s certainly on the be all and end all. As this video shows, onscreen display design in films is ever changing, and filmmakers are inventing new techniques and ideas constantly. It’s fun to live in an era where we can watch this art evolve in front of our eyes!

Sherlock

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The Onscreen Star IS the Screen in Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” [Trailer]

Jason Reitman’s (Juno, Up In the Air) newest film Men, women & Children, technically stars a large cast that includes Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner, J.K. Simmons, Rosemary DeWitt, Dennis Haysbert, and Dean Norris (Hank from Breaking Bad). But from the look of this quiet, introspective trailer, the real star appears to be the series of phone and computer screens that everyone moves between and essentially lives on.

Kind of apropos to this little blog called The Screen Life, no?

 

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