Man of Steel
The title "Man of Steel" tells you what you're in for when you buy a ticket to this immense summer blockbuster: a radical break from…
HONOLULU--Consider the eyes in the photo that accompanies this article. They are from a movie. Is it live action, or animated?
Luis Bunuel, who would have been 100 this year, said he never wanted to die because "it's like quitting in the middle of a serial."
Countless media outlets have reported that actor Gary Oldman, a conservative, bad-mouthed his new movie, "The Contender." He and his manager, Douglas Urbanski, charged that DreamWorks, the studio that released it, forced editing changes to fit with its Democratic leanings. Urbanski said the film was a "piece of propaganda" on par with that produced by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
I've been swamped with e-mails attacking my comments on George W, Bush's sloppy speech. My correspondents do not defend their man; they embrace his goofy way with the English language. I am "elitist," they tell me. "He speaks the way regular people speak," one writer says. "We know what he means even if he doesn't say it."
Is the most famous short film in the history of the Internet--a movie its makers claim to have made at home in their spare time on a couple of consumer computers--not quite the low-rent achievement it seems?