It’s been awhile since Kimberly Peirce directed a feature film [that would be her first, 1999’s Boys don’t Cry], but she’s back with another character driven drama that is important for more than just its characters – Stop-Loss.
In this age of bowdlerized fairytales and Political Correctness, it would seem that most venues for storytelling are more concerned with not offending someone than actually telling a story. The writers of the five volumes of The Spiderwick Chronicles created their stories with a refreshingly dark edge – something that kids of all ages immediately gravitated toward. It is my great pleasure to tell you that the makers of the film adaptation have not watered the books down. Any changes [and there are a few] are solely to bring the books’ dark enchantment to the big screen.
It’s a good thing that Cloverfield is only eighty minutes long [not including closing credits] – otherwise I might not have been able to leave the theatre afterward! As it was, I felt like I had been through an actual wringer when the lights came up.
Los Angeles CA, January 16, 2008
As we all know, most shows are currently in reruns until the end of January when new episodes will be trotted out for February Sweeps Weeks. To put themselves ahead in the ratings game, CBS/Paramount has come up with a unique way to draw viewer interest to the reruns currently airing of CSI and has sent around a publicity image titled ‘Behind the Crime Scene: Ten things you didn’t know about this week’s episode of CSI’. This week’s rerun of CSI is a rebroadcast of the episode ‘Go to Hell’, which airs this Thursday, January 19th at 9pm EST on CBS. Above is the publicity image containing the ten things we didn’t know about ‘Go to Hell’. Continue reading CBS/Paramount Comes Up With Unique Way to Promote CSI Reruns