Category Archives: Shooting the shit

Spielberg’s Alien Visitation Trilogy: The Fall And Redemption Of The Father

When Steven Spielberg was a boy his parents divorced. This had a profound effect on him and his movies. Over his career he has made three movies which deal with alien visitation on Earth. Each of them are standalone stories but when watched in order there is another common theme which unifies their narrative. Over the course of these three films we see the father deconstructed and redeemed. The extra terrestrial visitors play an important part in that during the course of the movies. I’m going to carry on assuming you’ve seen all three of the movies discussed here. Continue reading Spielberg’s Alien Visitation Trilogy: The Fall And Redemption Of The Father

Ben Affleck No Longer Directing His Solo Batman Film

According to THR

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ben-affleck-not-directing-batman-movie-970390

Hmm. Must say I’m a little bit disappointed. I like Affleck as a director  – and I loved him in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

I really believed a Batman adventure with him both behind the camera and in front could’ve really been something special.

Oh well. He’s still writing, producing and starring as The Caped Crusader. So his expertise as a filmmaker will still inform the project.

Question is now – who’s going to direct? I’m thinking of Dennis Villeneuve. Could also be a good time for Justin Lin to step in?

This is a blow – but I’m still really looking forward to the film.

You guys got any suggestions?