Your handy Hollywood to English translation guide

Your handy Hollywood to English translation guide

Director's chairIn the world of movie hype, certain words and phrases come up again and again. Thankfully, history has given us plenty of clues to decode the Hollywood PR machine. Therefore, I present to you your handy Hollywood / English phrase book. Print out and keep in a handy place…

Why I won’t watch “white poster” films

Why I won’t watch “white poster” films

Seven PoundsWhen choosing movies to see, I have one rule – no ‘white poster movies’. What is a white poster movie, I hear you ask? Quite simply, they are movies where the poster says absolutely nothing about what you’re invited to see, opting instead for a major shot of the big drawcard celeb(s) instead.

Moon: Out of this world!

Moon: Out of this world!

It took a while to be released in Australia, but finally I’ve seen Moon (imdb) – one of my most anticipated films of this year. It’s usual with highly anticipated films to feel disappointed as the final result can very rarely live up to the expectations that grow in the imagination. Moon is not one of those films.

How to stuff up your own viral campaign

How to stuff up your own viral campaign

This post started out being merely a quick plug for a YouTube video that really tickled me. It has turned into something else because of the bizarre actions of the video creators. Yesterday, two YouTube vids of Google Wave Cinema were doing the rounds – Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting

Hollywood — Act Your Age!

Hollywood — Act Your Age!

There are certain stories that just crop up over and over and over. 17 Again is a new film starring Zac Efron — he of the screaming girls, photoshopped smile and unlikely High School career. I’m sure I don’t need to spell out the plot; I was able to guess the entire logline from the title and I’m sure you will too. After all, we’ve already seen the film when it was made as Freaky Friday or Peggy Sue Got Married or Like Father Like Son or even 18 Again.