Morning Report February 22, 2012
Here at morning report, we rub the crust from our eyes and take a look at the earliest breaking news in the film blog-o-sphere.
The big news this morning is the newly released production diary from 007 Skyfall. It features Mr. Mendes waxing on about his love for bond, the new direction the series has been taking, and how he looks to bring a little bit of the fun back. That a good thing because when you think of fun cinema you automatically think of Sam Mendes. Other than some brief glimpses of the technology they’re using on the film, its strickly epk stuff. Perhaps the diaries will get more varied and interesting as time moves foward.
Most of the film blog-o-sphere has reported this, pointing out the obvious Peter Jackson influence. Some find it lacking in comparison to Jackson’s more in depth approach, but on the whole they find it satisfying. Here is a link to the official Skyfall website.
Some film sites are also keeping a tab on the new film “Detention” from Torque director Joseph Kahn.
There is general excitement from most film bloggers that this unique slasher flick has finally received distribution. Some may find any excitement over the new film from the guy who directed Torque tedious, but I would challenge you to watch the film and take a close look at Joseph Kahn skills with the camera. He is very talented. Although I think most film bloggers like him specifically for the so bad its good thrill. They take a high horse approach to the premise and don’t acknowlegde his obvious viseral visual pedigree (as also displayed in his many music videos). For someone who does appreciate the film check out film critic Armond White’ s review.
That is it for now, but I’ll be back throughout the day with updates and more worthy movie news and film blog critiques.