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SEX AND SHAMPOO: NEW HOLLYWOOD’S FINEST FARCE

 

Shampoo, released in 1975, is the brainchild of two genius writers, Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, and a genius director at the top of his form, Hal Ashby. The film examines sex and relationships; and it’s one of the important and underseen films of the New Hollywood Era.

Portraits of Greed: Lasting Lessons of The Treasure of the Sierra...

John Huston's 1948 masterpiece, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, examines the dark psyche of humanity; and continues to influence cinema into the 21st Century. Humphrey Bogart, one of our finest actors, encapsulates the greed, power, betrayal, and violence that looms inside humanity.

The Timelessness of Loneliness: Billy Wilder’s The Apartment

From the factory-like offices of the 1960s to the endlessness of the internet in the 21st century, The Apartment is an evergreen classic that endures to remind us that a little companionship can go a long way.

5 Other Movie Franchises That Crashed Onto Television

News this week came in that the final planned Divergent Series movie would be skipping the theaters and go direct to television/DVD.  It’s a rare move for such a major studio franchise to make, and it got me to thinking about other movie series that fizzled and did the same.  Come inside to check out a history of downward sliding franchises! 

Delayed Sequels Have Become Immediate Profits

Can studios really expect theater audiences to keep coming back to old franchises decades after their original release? Looking at data over the last couple decades, the answer has become a resounding yes. This is an in-depth look at why that is. 

Forbidden Planet: The Film that Inspired Star Trek Turns 60

While there’s been a lot of attention paid to the fact that this year is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, not a lot is being been said about a movie that came out 10 years before which inspired the series. In honor of its 60thanniversary, Cinelinx looks at the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet.

The 10 Best Opening Shots in Film

The opening shot of a movie is the audience's first impression, and we've all been told how important first impressions can be. These are our picks for the best 10 opening shots of feature films.

Breaking Down Batman v Superman – 3 Things That Worked and...

As many predicted, Batman v. Superman has proven to be vastly divisive among movie-goers and fans alike.  Even as someone who genuinely enjoyed the on screen adventure, I found plenty of things I both loved and didn’t love within the film.  With my initial review keeping things spoiler free, this is a great time to break down those divisive moments with a lot more freedom.  

Examining Hollywood Remakes: Alice in Wonderland

It’s time to talk remakes and we’re delving into Disney again with their two versions of one of the most famous children’s stories ever. With a sequel coming out this May, it’s a good time to dissect the previous cinematic adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Six Reasons Why Civil War is the Opposite of Batman v...

While both Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are based on a similar premise, the trailers indicate that they may be telling opposite stories. A study of what we know so far illustrates the different approaches both films are taking.

The Mandalorian’s Razor Crest is the Latest HasLab Project

During the PulseCon virtual event, Hasbro revealed their latest HasLab crowdfunding project focused on The Mandalorian's spaceship! Star Wars, which kicked off HasLab with...