In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb_yml922hbs9ztawpg1qoslgcpcr1

Aloha

Aloha feels like several films at once, crammed together and sped up, with results that are emotionally hollow and narratively confusing.

Thumb_tu_dors_nicole

Tu dors Nicole

Funny, heartfelt, and gorgeously shot. This is an excellent film.

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb_xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

Thumb_jrluxpegcv11ostmz1fqha1bkxq

Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Cannes Archives
Other Articles
Far Flunger Archives
Other Articles
Channel Archives

DVD menus may contain spoilers!

From: Steve Tanenbaum

I saw “Red Eye” at a movie theater and last week rented it to play for my wife. I'm setting up the DVD player and suddenly the DVD menu, like so many others, runs scenes from the film behind the Menu options list. Until one kills the menu screen, scores of scenes continue to play and in this case 'spoil' by previewing almost all key scenes. I was aghast and could not believe my eyes as I find myself seeing, before the movie has begun, many of its key scenes…

While trailers all too often 'ruin' a film by giving away too many scenes, trailers at least have a sales purpose.

But DVD's have already been rented or purchased. So what do such DVD creator lame-brains seek to gain by running suck totally spoiling movie clips behind the menu, which pretty much ruins the movie experience???

NOTE: I chased my wife out of the LR before she saw the “Red Eye” spoiler scenes.

Popular Blog Posts

Video games can never be art

Having once made the statement above, I have declined all opportunities to ...

Bill Murray, iPhones and Our One-Handed Species

An essay on how technology has rendered us a one-handed species.

Mad Max: Day of Wrath

An FFC writes about the use of Giuseppe Verdi's "Dies Irae" in "Mad Max: Fury Road".

Cannes 2015: "Macbeth," "Ice and the Sky"

A final film report from Cannes on two of the last films for 2015: an update of Macbeth and an environmental document...

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus