When one covers Hollywood, there's a certain level of cynicism that comes into play considering its inconsistent history. Before we get into that let's give credit where it's due with the Film Academy recognizing Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite as Best Picture in the 2020 Oscars. Could anyone else picture a contemporary foreign language film 5-10 years […]
As we roll into the fall and winter movie seasons it's time for some really interesting projects to come out of the woodwork. It's always fun to see what various creatives come up with and this season is looking very promising. One of those promising and interesting projects comes from Ang Lee. While Lee doesn't […]
Zhang Yimou's latest movie Shadow opened in limited release across the US to very little fanfare. That's too bad, because it's well worth seeing. This is a tale about court intrigue, betrayal and shadow doubles. Ziyi, the grievously injured military commander and war hero uses his double, a "shadow" to take his place in public […]
This morning, Paramount Pictures finally released a trailer for their upcoming Gemini Man film from visionary director Ang Lee, which stars Will Smith. First debuted during CinemaCon 2019, the film features Smith playing BOTH versions of his character- a 50 something version and a young 23 year old version. You can see the first trailer below: Gemini […]
Life of Pi director Ang Lee returns to drama with Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. In the film, newcomer Joe Alwyn stars as Billy Lynn, a Bravo Squad solider temporarily brought home after a harrowing battle in Iraq for a victory tour. But as he becomes the center piece of a Thanksgiving Day football game […]
With the latest version of the Hulk in theaters this weekend in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the Cinema Sins crew have put together an Everything Wrong With... video for the 2003 Ang Lee Hulk film and the Ed Norton Incredible Hulk by Marvel. Folks keep talking about a new standalone Hulk film, but this reminds […]
Vin Diesel is one giant social media troll. So what's he up to now?
It looks like the old two-year pattern from years gone by might not be so easy to stick to these days.
Life Of Pi's CG secrets. VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer on tigers, the oceans and magical skies.
The Other Life of Pi.
It's live, so anything could happen. So I hope they don't have the tiger on the panel.
Because who else are you going to play when you go on a beautiful, life affirming journey?
Bigger than big, with some cutting edge FX. And it's going to be a banner film for 3D.
Instead of releasing typical teaser trailers for The Life of Pi, 20th Century Fox have decided to play out scenes from the film, in full. One if screening now in US cinemas, before 3D, non-IMAX screenings of Prometheus. As regards online footage, they've gone for something much less substantial. But here it is: the internet's […]
Reputedly making great use of 3D and set to wow us with wall-to-wall but invisible FX work of the highest calibre, Ang Lee's adaptation of The Life of Pi is, in fact, a relatively contemplative and thoughtful drama dressed up with some fantasy trappings. To say too much more would be to spoil it, but […]