Everyone assumes that directors and writers get to decide what goes into a movie, but a lot of times the movie star is the most powerful person involved with a project. For instance, when Jim Carrey wanted to make a movie about his favorite number, The Number 23 hit theaters across the country. A much more entertaining abuse of this star power occu
There are some fairly idiot-proof tasks that movies pretend are difficult. Story structure demands things like clever arguments, plot twists and wealthy billionaires dancing through shifting fields of laser beams, and it turns out reality is decidedly less crazy about those things.
At a certain point, future generations are going to come to us with questions like, 'What? Why?' Fortunately, neurologists and sociologists have identified a number of mental disorders that are perfectly designed to explain the decade I grew up in.
Bill Murray has become the urban equivalent of Bigfoot -- a mythical figure who generates sightings anywhere people are too drunk to totally trust their memory. Instead of being half-human, half-ape, Bill Murray exists somewhere between celebrities and the rest of us.