Darren Aronofsky, So Hot Right Now

For years, Darren Aronofsky has held on to his wish to direct a big-budget adaptation of Noah’s Ark.  Over the years, Aronofsky has established himself as an art house director, directing critical successes like Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and Black Swan.  Any moviegoer should be thrilled that he wants to do something on a … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 6-13-11: Is Original Content What We Really Want?

Super 8 debuted at #1 this weekend, scoring $38 million.  As this summer’s Inception, bloggers everywhere are touting it’s results as proof that original ideas can be profitable (it cost $50 million and was marketed $25 million more).  Indeed, it is a beacon of hope, but the same praise is usually followed by the same … Continue reading

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Does NBC owe J.J. Abrams a residual check?

NBC’s The Event premieres tonight, with the network’s hope that it can fill the void left by Lost and 24.  Realistically, it’s like the NBA losing Bird and Magic and trying to promote someone other than Jordan to take it over. The impression that I’ve received from the billboards, TV spots, and reviews is nothing … Continue reading

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