Inside Cinema


May 02, 2016 - 12:37 pm   |   By

Duelity! Two characters facing off, each with their own agendas. Their goals conflict with one another.

“What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?”

The battle goes back and forth, an even fight between two worthy opponents. It takes everything the protagonist has to stop the antagonist. And it often doesn’t end as expected. Or without some cost. The protagonist is pushed to the limit. The antagonist is almost justified in his actions, at least from his point of view. The antagonist represents what the protagonist could become but has the fortitude and strong morality not to.  [Read on here…]

[Editor’s Note: This column contains spoilers for all of the Terminator films. Read at your own risk.]

The Terminator movies began as a dream in James Cameron’s mind and evolved into a series of films, each reflecting the times in which it was made.

It was in the early 1980’s that Cameron had a vision: a nightmarish view of the future. On The Terminator Blu-ray, he describes how it came to him while he was working in Rome. [Read on here…]

Ender’s Game: The Magic of Digital Domain

February 20, 2014 - 12:10 pm   |   By

They cut your head off and it’s all that remains.

After spending an afternoon at Digital Domain for The Digital Bits, I discovered the wizards behind Ender’s Game kept only the face of the actors during many of the scenes in the movie.

Everything else is CGI and looks surprisingly good.  [Read on here…]

The Walking Dead: More Than Zombies

October 09, 2013 - 2:10 pm   |   By

[Editor’s Note: This column contains spoilers for the first three seasons of the series.  Proceed with caution!]

The Walking Dead is a show about more than just zombies.

Behind some of the violence and gore, The Walking Dead is about friendship and trust in a new society of a post-apocalyptic world.  Right from the first episode, individuals come together to survive against an endless army of undead.  They don’t trust each other yet but learn to adapt at a time when society has been extinguished from what they’ve known before.  Soon, a large family unit has risen from a world crawling with zombies.  [Read on here…]

The Wizard of Oz will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in style, remastered and converted into 3D.

For a one-week engagement beginning September 20th, The Wizard of Oz will be shown with impressive visual details never before seen and in a spectacular 3D format.  One of the best places to see this new vision of the film is at the TCL Chinese Theatre where it originally premiered back in 1939.  [Read on here...]

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