Normally, I don’t talk about the art of movie making from a technical standpoint. But something that Apple did this in 2020 made me so angry that I had to say something. I am talking its vertical ad, shot by Oscar-award winning director, Damien Chazelle. It came out months ago, but I have decided to write about it now. Below is the ad, in case you didn’t see it:
Once upon a time during the Jurassic period, I was an aspiring cartoonist. When you’re interested in any industry, it’s always important to know the history behind it and get a sense of where it’s headed; and when I went to art school in the 1980s and 1990s, the comic industry in the United States was going through a major transitional period, one that goes a long way in explaining why today’s comics have gone all dark and gritty for all the wrong reasons:Continue reading “Why Comic Book Movies are Justifiably Called Man Baby Movies”
I did not see the movie, Cuties (2020). However, having heard that it was mired in controversy, I wanted to read up on what the movie was about and why it caused so much uproar.
Once upon a time, I did not like The Heartbreak Kid, starring Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd. There were many reasons. The first one was that when I initially saw it, I thought it was just one tediously long set up to a very obvious and simple joke. The set up is that a guy goes to ridiculous lengths to pursue a woman who’s completely out of his league. The punchline is that as soon as he gets her, he becomes disenchanted because when you get down to it, he never really loved her; it was all about the thrill of the chase. My initial reaction was that if this was the entire point of The Heartbreak Kid, a lot more could’ve been done with this joke.Continue reading “Why I Appreciate the Heartbreak Kid (1972) Now”