This Saturday piece comes out of an interview I recently conducted with Mark Millar, if you can bear with me for a moment while I explain where the title and the article below comes from. I had asked Millar why so many of his comics are used as the basis for movies, not just Millarworld creator-owned books like Kick-Ass and Kingsman, but also comics work like Marvel’s Civil War, The Ultimates and Old Man Logan. “I think it’s because of the straight-forward ideas.
It’s an argument that keeps surfacing whenever a movie gets a low Rotten Tomatoes score then bombs at the box office: Should all movies be screened early for critics? This past week, Sony answered that question with a resounding “NO,” as the studio didn’t screen its remake of Flatliners to critics in advance, probably realizing the movie was unlikely to get good reviews.
Luca Guadagnino’s CALL ME BE YOUR NAME had all the Oscar buzzers buzzing since it first debuted at Sundance. It had already been picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics even before its World Premiere there. Adapted by James Ivory from André Aciman’s 2007 novel, it’s a coming-of-age story about 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who becomes obsessed with his father’s American student, Oliver, played by Armie Hammer.
It's Saturday and you know what that means... #SsturdayShift! So if you're looking for me, I'll be over on @MyTrackingBoard trying to write interesting things for those of you who don't have other Saturday plans.
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