• Review: 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' offers visual resplendence at the service of the same o
Another mistake Fox made is preceding “Continental Drift” with a five-minute short starring another famous silent ‘toon character, Maggie Simpson of TV’s “The Simpsons.” “The Longest Daycare” puts the pacifier-fixated waif on an adventure at the Ayn Rand School for Tots, and it’s far wittier than anything that follows it – and it features a luscious musical score by Hans Zimmer.
• 'The Hobbit,' James Bond, 'The Twilight Saga': Anyone else tired of the onslaught of
Atlas Shrugged movie |
Hollywood suits don’t see creative endeavors, they see money-printing machines. (Note, this does not explain the existence of the “Atlas Shrugged” series, or the plan to make more “Oogieloves” movies. These seem like insane passion projects fueled by deep pockets who curiously don’t seem to want a return on their investments. There’s always an exception.)
• •Q&A with Dennis Miller
One of my favorite characters in fiction is this guy named Howard Rourke, in this kind of melodramatic, weird movie called "The Fountainhead," a remake of Ayn Rand. There's a great moment where this architecture critic comes up to Gary Cooper, who's stuck to his guns and been ruined in the architecture community. He says, "What do you think of me, Mr. Rourke?" and he's gloating over him. And Rourke said, "I don't think of you." I love that.