A Curious Case for Adaptation Readers

The prestigious holiday season is written in books

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Each year, the multiplexes offer more translations from page to screen. A quick glance at 2008's literary screen gems features entries from the comic and graphic novel frames ('The Dark Knight'), breezy mass-market reads ('The Ruins') and more serious literary tomes ('Snow Angels'). The resulting films offer audiences the chance to feel like they’ve broadened their horizons, and the meaty roles attract top-notch performers seeking golden gifts from the Hollywood magi.  

Essential Home Viewing

A discerning look at the year in DVDs

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Choosing the year's best DVDs is a difficult task. The market has become so large, divergent, inclusive and specialized that comprehensive surveys are Herculean efforts, with the only guarantee being that something of worth is overlooked.  

Batman vs. Mad Men

Dissecting the big fictional dramas of the moment

0 Comments · Sunday, August 17, 2008
I can mark my life as a Baby Boomer -- and maybe, too, our changing society -- by the ongoing waves of cultural impact Batman has had. As Boomers have grown into adults, Batman has stayed with us as a  

Breaking the Silence

'Lest We Forget' is a not-so-secret history that must be seen and heard

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The new Ben Stiller movie Tropic Thunder arrived with advance buzz about the potentially off-putting use of blackface by Robert Downey Jr. as a highly decorated method actor who undergoes experimental  

Playful Gig

Anna Faris shifts gears to play 'The House Bunny'

0 Comments · Saturday, August 23, 2008
Nobody has ever accused Anna Faris of being the "hot chick" onscreen, but that's been her own choice. While Faris' spacey roles -- from her career-making turn as Cindy Campbell in the Scar  

State of the Art (House)

Art-house cinema tries to adapt to a changing marketplace

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Film is the toughest of all art forms. The amount of money and people necessary to create a feature-length movie inevitably leads to compromise, often at the expense of a filmmaker's original vision.  

James Flynn

[cool filmmaker]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
James Flynn’s film directorial debut, Eastern College, tells the story of a small group of recent college gradu ates who are about to go their separate ways. Shot on location at Flynn’s alma mater, Miami University, Eastern College manages to avoid the clichés of many college set coming-of-age come dies, putting a personal spin on a well-worn genre.   

James Crump

[cool image]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
James Crump just arrived in Cincinnati to serve as the Cincinnati Art Museum’s new curator of pho tography.