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Amanda Seyfried and Hank Azaria in Lovelace

Great performances save ‘Lovelace’ from cautionary tale cliches

Amanda Seyfried and Hank Azaria in Lovelace

Hollywood has always had a fascination with porn. Even back in the days of Star 80, mainstream films have presented tales of starlets drawn in, chewed up and spit out by the corrupt porn industry. Lovelace, written by Andy Bellin and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, brings us a similarly familiar story: an innocent girl from a religious family meets a guy who is nothing but trouble, he corrupts her, she is used and exploited, then she has some kind of redemption by renouncing her old life. The thing is, cliches are cliches for a reason and the story of Linda Lovelace is a real-life version of the cautionary tale we’ve seen in movies since the early days of the motion picture. Continue reading

Green Lantern

Green Lantern confuses CG for story

It’s not every day we get to be excited for a new comic book movie like Green Lantern. No, we only get that excitement once every couple of months when Hollywood decides to churn out a new CGI-filled comic book adaptation. With a cast of Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Peter Sarsgaard with Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness) at the helm, the film had fans excited. However, somewhere along the line, something went wrong with Green Lantern. Continue reading