Here at Waffler Towers we're often baffled by the praise heaped on movies we feel are undeserving. Other times we champion a movie only to see it trashed in the mainstream. Using Rotten Tomatoes as a reference point, here are 10 examples from 2013 where our evaluations differed wildly from the general consensus. Were we completely wrong or just not drinking the right Kool-Aid?
Christmas. For some it’s a time to reflect on the birth of Jesus. For others, it’s about spending quality time with the family (or pretending to enjoy the company of your in-laws). But if you’re a movie lover, the holiday season is all about bingeing out on your favourite festive flicks while flopped on the couch like a pregnant hippo, preferably with a glass of mulled wine in one hand and a box of extremely fattening chocolates within reach of the other.
Here at TMW we love to promote indie films by reviewing them on equal terms alongside Hollywood's latest blockbusters. In our dealings with first time film-makers, however, we often notice a few mistakes when it comes to promoting their product. Here are five tips to help get your film noticed.
Horror as the basis for a television series is a comparatively recent phenomenon. Historically, there have been a number of attempts at this and they seem to fall into three relatively distinct stages based on my observation. However, it seems to be only relatively recently that really effective horror based television series have become available in the media.
Director Pamela Green and Co-Director Jarik Van Sluijs, nominated for an Emmy as co-producers for the 2010 documentary 'Bhutto' are using Kickstarter to raise financing for their documentary-in-the-making about the first female film director 'Be Natural: The untold story of Alice Guy-Blaché'. You can help them reach their goal by clicking on the link below:
For most people, their introduction to the directing prowess of the Coen Brothers comes in the form of a shaggy-haired, bearded man in a dressing gown with a propensity to being called ‘The Dude’.
Mel Brooks was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926, and was already working as a comedian in his neighborhood by the time he was a teenager. After serving in World War II, Brooks returned home and worked as an entertainer in various resorts in New York’s Catskills region, performing standup comedy and even working as a drummer at times.
In a summer exploding with sequels, reboots and potential franchise starters, one couldn’t be blamed for forgetting the animated films being released in the coming months. 'Man of Steel', 'The Lone Ranger', and 'Pacific Rim' are just a few of the many summer hopefuls that are appearing on many want-to-see lists. Even so, one shouldn’t overlook the animation field, which is constantly expanding, and this summer is no exception. Here are the 5 biggest animated films of this summer.
In Mount Jerome Cemetery in Dublin’s Harold’s Cross, rests an unspoken piece of Hollywood history. There you can find the grave of one Anthony Hepburn-Ruston. His name may be meaningless to you, but if you read the inscription you’ll see mention of a daughter named Audrey. Yes, Anthony was the father of one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars, Audrey Hepburn.