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Chris Pratt

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‘Moneyball’ (2011): Think, Don’t Feel

Directed by: Bennett Miller || Produced by: Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt Screenplay by: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin || Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Bishop, Reed Diamond, Brent Jennings, Ken Medlock Music by: Mychael Danna || Cinematography: Wally Pfister || Edited by: Christopher Tellefsen || Country: United States || … Continue reading

The Bad ‘Jurassic Park’ Movies: ‘The Lost World’ (1997), ‘Jurassic Park III’ (2001), & ‘Fallen Kingdom’ (2018)

Directed by: Steven Spielberg [LW], Joe Johnston [JP3], J. A. Bayona [FK] || Produced by: Gerald R. Molen, Collin Wilson [LW], Kathleen Kennedy, Larry Franco [JP3], Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Belen Atienza [FK] Screenplay by: David Koepp [LW], Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor [JP3], Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow [FK] || Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, … Continue reading

Using Movies as Personal Soapboxes

As I noted in my commentary on genre-snobbery in film criticism, film style supersedes film content and films must be judged on their terms if we consider ourselves to be true, objective lovers of cinema. Using a particular movie as a case-study for sociological analysis, for instance, in which complete disregard of the study of cinematic … Continue reading

‘Jurassic World’ (2015): A Franchise Achieves Self-Awareness

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow || Produced by: Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley Screenplay by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow || Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong, Irrfan Khan Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography by: John Schwartzman || Edited by: Kevin Stitt || … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Future of the Superhero Film

As much as someone like Mark Cousins would love to argue otherwise, the multi-billion dollar industry that is the international movie business is dominated by blockbusters. Blockbuster films, high-concept, big budget “event” movies that attract and pander to the masses with their glorious (or mind-numbing) spectacle and entertain (or insult the intelligence of) millions upon … Continue reading

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (2014): It’s ‘Star Wars,’ but Marvel

Directed by: James Gunn || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman || Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro Music by: Tyler Bates || Cinematography: Ben Davis || Edited by: Craig … Continue reading

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ (2012): Kathryn Bigelow Embraces Cinéma Vérité

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow || Produced by: Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison Written by: Mark Boal || Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Jennifer Ehle, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramirez, Joel Edgerton Music by: Alexandre Desplat || Cinematography by: Greig Fraser || Editing by: Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg || Country: United States || Language: English Running … Continue reading