Tag Archive: Film industry

Hosted by Keanu Reeves
Featuring: James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Robert Rodriguez, Martin Scorsese & Steven Soderbergh
Directed by Christopher Kenneally

A documentary on the impact that digital filmmaking has had on the movie industry.

Keanu talks film
versus digital, yet can’t
act well in either.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Side by Side is playing now in select cities.

Featuring: Phil Rosenthal
Written and directed by Phil Rosenthal

When Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal travels to Russia to help adapt his show for Russian audiences, he encounters a great number of setbacks involving unique characters and unbelievable situations.

Phil, if their paying,
who cares if Russkies crap all
over your baby?

Grade: B-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Exporting Raymond is available now on DVD.

Starring: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, Stephen Dorff & Kevin Nealon
Written by Adam Sandler & Allen Covert & Nick Swardson
Directed by Tom Brady

A small-town loser discovers that his parents were adult film stars and decides to move to California to follow in their footsteps.

Ummm, I’m pretty sure
someone forgot to write jokes
for this limp premise.

Grade: D-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/17/12.

Haiku Review: The Artist (2011)

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell & Penelope Ann Miller
Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius

A silent movie star struggles with irrelevance after the invention of talking pictures.

This picture speaks a
thousand joyful words while you
enjoy the silence.

Grade: A

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Artist is now playing in select cities.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson & Judi Dench
Written by Adrian Hodges
Directed by Simon Curtis

Based on the memoir of a young film industry lackey who spent a week befriending a troubled Marilyn Monroe while she was in England to make a movie with Sir Laurence Olivier.

Come for Williams, who
explodes as the blonde bombshell,
seductive yet frail.

Grade: B-

By Daniel J. Hoag
My Week with Marilyn is now playing in select cities.