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May 04 2019

Yes,No,Maybe So: "Sonic the Hedgehog"

by Tony Ruggio

One of these days big Hollywood will get a video-game adaptation right.Judging fromSonic's teaser trailer,one that has sent Twitter into a frothing hate-frenzy and earned more dislikes than likes on Youtube,November 8,2019 will not be that day.I don't know a thing about the Sonic the Hedgehog games though I vaguely remember playing them once or twice as a child.Until this week I had no idea the character had a discernible fanbase.That being said,there's something oddly intriguing about a project so ill-advised.

Let's do the Yes,No,or Maybe So treatment after the jump...

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Mar 18 2019

Beauty vs Beast: Won't You Remember Me

Jason fromMNPPhere on this chilly March afternoon thinking of leaving it all behind and boarding a train out to Montauk -- tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of one of the Great Films of the new century (née millenium),Michel Gondry'sEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,which rescrambled our brains for the first time on March 19th 2004,and we've never been the same since.Have you watched it lately?I watch it basically once per year,which guarantees I have one great big sobbing session at least once per year.Anyway we've already done one of our "Beauty vs Beast"contestsfor the film's leads before,so today we'll dive a little deeper into the film's exceedingly fine stable of supporting players -- on one side we have the delectably weaselly Patrick (Elijah Wood) and on the other the more-confused-by-the-minute Mary (Kirsten Dunst),who both enrich the film's main romantic thrust in surprising and sad ways...

PREVIOUSLYY'all truly surprised me withlast week's contest that pitFilm Stars Don't Die in Liverpool's lead lovers against one another -- Jamie Bell took the lead early on and never looked back,taking 65% at the end;it's very rare for actresses to lose here on TFE!Why do you think it happened this time?SaidMareko:

"I'm #TeamGloria in life (what an underrated talent) but lean toward #TeamPeter in this movie.Annette and Jamie really are sublime together,and isn't it interesting that she did back-to-back movies set in 1979?Imagine Dorothea Fields and Gloria Grahame in the same universe,living a mere hour away from each other!"

Nov 09 2018

Posterized: Dr.Seuss and "The Grinch"

by Nathaniel R

The children's book author Dr.Seuss (also known as Theodore S.Geisel) is such an icon part of popular culture that he's even had his own postage stamp.But did you know he was also a screenwriter?In addition to the screenplay of the fantasy family filmThe 5000 Fingers of Dr T(1953) he wrote the script for the Oscar winning documentaryDesign for Death(1947) which was a documentary about Japanese and what led to the attack on Pearl Harbor.Far outside the wheelhouse that was!But mostly when it comes to the screen when we think of Dr Seuss we think of the once-perennial TV airings ofHow the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The bulk of screen adaptations of Dr Seuss's work have been in the short film format which makes sense,given the short visual books he wrote.Of the many shorts based on his work the following were all nominated for Oscars:亚博主页The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins(1943),And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street(1944),Gerald McBoing-Boing(1950 - OSCAR WIN),andGerald McBoing!Boing!on Planet Moo(1956).One short based on his work,Daisy Head Mayzie(1995), was Emmy nominated.

But with the release ofThe Grinch(2018) today,let's look back on all the feature films (and the three most prominent TV specials) that are Dr Seuss related.How many have you seen and will you be seeing The Grinch?The posters are after the jump...

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Oct 05 2018

"I dont know.You erased me."

Aug 02 2018

Months of Meryl: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

JohnandMattheware watching every single live-action film starring Meryl Streep.

#31 —Aunt Josephine,an agoraphobic,grammar-obsessed,hermetic eccentric.

MATTHEW:  Who says Meryl Streep doesn't make movies for kids?In 2004,Streep lent her talents to Brad Silberling's film adaptation ofA Series of Unfortunate Events,Lemony Snicket's (néeDaniel Handler) acclaimed literary series that,over the course of 13 novels,chronicled the many misfortunes and menacing adventures of an orphaned trio of children...

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Mar 30 2018

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Mashablebadly seeded March Madness brackets are terrible storytelling
Film School Rejectspicks the 18 best movies of 2018 thus far (weird-ass rankings if you ask me,especially withIsle of DogsbelowA Wrinkle in Time...and the kind of obnoxious indie supernatural ovieThe Endless)
Deciderlooking back at an oldTiny Toonsepisode about representation in 1990
Screen Crushman died when head got stuck in seat at movie theater (I'm going to have nightmares)
E!OnlineArnold Schwarzenegger has emergency open heart surgery

Tracking BoardTwice delayed X-Men adjacent movieThe New Mutantshas been a nightmare to make;Fox keeps changing their mind about what they want it to be.While we all might complain from time to time about Marvel Studios (who are far from perfect -- especially in regards to gender) at least they seem to know what they want every time and how to get there.Even if what they want has been a bit formulaic until recently.
Cartoon Brewit only took 32 years (oy!)  for a woman to get to direct a Pixar short
AV Clubhere's another cute report about that movie which is calledBaoand about a dumpling that comes to life
My New Plaid PantsKlaes Bang,ofThe Squarefame,made a gay short film
Jim CarreyI somehow missed that in his spare time the seemingly retired movie star has become a political cartoonist.A pretty good one,too.This reminds me of the first time I saw him.Anyone remember his short-lived sitcomDuck Factoryin which he played a cartoonist?
Vanity Faira good pilot season for South Asian actors - lots of roles in all sorts of shows
Deadlinethe cast ofSex & the Citysupporting Cynthia Nixon's run for NY Governor
Theater ManiaDesperate Measures,which was so so wonderful in its premiere engagement (we talked about it here) is getting an open ended run off Broadway soon.Here's hoping the hilarious original cast is available.

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