Posts tagged Fifty Shades of Grey
GUEST CRITIC #21: Fifty Shades Darker with Sharon Mulyk

Two years ago, Sharon Mulyk graced this website with her guest review of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and we were all made better people for it.  I couldn’t let the sequel come around without inviting her back for “Fifty Shades Darker.”  Enjoy our newest GUEST CRITIC post!  

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MOVIE REVIEW: Nocturnal Animals

The leap for every filmmaker is translating their creative eye to the cinematic medium.  Hitchcock’s feverish writing fed his mise-en-scene and attention to detail.  Spielberg grew his outdoor sense of adventure to the highest possibilities and beyond.  With an eye for the cultured human form and colorful finery, Tom Ford saturates every edge of his films with ornate style.  The man is never boring and neither is one iota of “Nocturnal Animals,” Ford’s second feature film and a cage-rattling psychological thriller.

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OSCAR PREDICTIONS 2016: The music and sound categories

Through several editorial features, here is my analysis to formulate my official Academy Award predictions.  In this first post, we look at the musical and sound categories that include original score, original song, sound editing, and sound mixing.  Stick with me and I will win you your Oscar pool!

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COLUMN: Who should win/will win the 2016 Golden Globes?

More and more each year, the Golden Globes have become more an a popularity contest than a true precursor to the Academy Awards.  What you're watching on TV is a party thrown by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and hosted by Ricky Gervais in an effort to be loved and share some love.  To its credit, the awards show still garners legitimate attention and ratings.  The winners do get a pretty positive rub and the marketers gain a few more "Winner of..." graphics to put in the newspapers next to their films.

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COLUMN: New Year's Resolutions for the Movie Industry in 2016

As I say every year, plenty of regular everyday people make New Year's Resolutions, but I think bigger entities, namely movie makers and movie moguls, need to make them too.  Over the life of this website, this is my absolute favorite editorial to write every year.  I have fun taking the movie industry to task for things they need to change.  I'm sarcastic, but I'm not the guy to take it to the false internet courage level of some Twitter troll.  This will be as forward as I get all year.  

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GUEST CRITIC #10: Fifty Shades of Grey

Since "Fifty Shades of Grey" has splashed onto the scene as box office juggernaut, grossing over $81 million and counting, I knew this film would and could attract more than one "guest critic."  Women are coming out of the Pinterest and beach-read woodwork by the box-wine-load to see this flick.  I put the all-call out on Facebook have picked up some sinners and winners.  I've got two takers so far.  Mr. Shanahan will see you now...

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GUEST CRITIC #9: Fifty Shades of Grey

I'm a busy guy and I can't see everything every weekend, but I have good friends who can fill in the gaps.  Since "Fifty Shades of Grey" has splashed onto the scene as box office juggernaut, grossing over $81 millon and counting, I knew this film would and could attract more than one "guest critic."  Women are coming out of the Pinterest and beach-read woodwork by the box-wine-load to see this flick.  I put the all-call out on Facebook have picked up some sinners and winners.  Mr. Shanahan will see you now...

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