Wall-E is such a charismatic character, it’s amazing that Stanton is able to get away with it. He makes maybe four noises the entire movie and much of the first act is without dialogue.
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” is an imaginative and boisterous movie brought to the screen by the enigmatic yet elegant Guillermo del Toro. The film is the follow-up to the 2004 original so it doesn’t suffer from the drag of origin stories that have become so customary.
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Crane’s “The Open Boat” is a perfect piece to examine the naturalistic mode of writing. It contains elements that include a pessimistic tone and external forces that are indifferent to the characters in the story. As a naturalist, Stephen Crane is a leader.
Kate Chopin’s last novel, originally titled “The Solitary Soul,” was published at the turn of the century in 1899. The Awakening would grow to become Chopin’s most recognized piece of literature and an invaluable study of early 20th century American writing.
Unfortunately for audiences going to see the new movie “21,” the producers of the film didn’t adhere to that all-important Vegas slogan that gives reprieve to the city of sin: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is no stranger to the Hollywood treatment of his books.It started in 2000 with Ron Howard’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and was followed by “The Cat in the Hat,” starring Mike Myers in 2003. While both of those films were live action, this most recent Dr. Seuss adaptation of “Horton Hears a Who” has dipped into the ever-expanding realm of computer animation.
Realism was often told regionally as writers tried to capture the “local color” of their towns as they slowly dwindled into urbanization. It largely came from the South and Midwest regions.
Gondry’s latest venture, “Be Kind Rewind,” stars Jack Black and Mos Def as friends who, through a quirky series of events, find themselves making their own versions of popular movies.
“Charlie Bartlett,” from director Jon Poll, follows the titular 17-year-old boy, played by Anton Yelchin, whose shenanigans have had him continuously kicked out of private schools.