DiCaprio’s Drought

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the greatest actors alive. Some may place him a small notch below Daniel Day-Lewis and Meryl Streep, but he’s undoubtedly in the upper echelon, above even strong performers like Jamie Foxx and Matthew McConaughey. However, he has been forced to watch Foxx and McConaughey give acceptance speeches on the stageContinue reading “DiCaprio’s Drought”

Ben Affleck’s Student Film

I am a Ben Affleck defender, so much so that my latest book was partially inspired by the fact that I wanted to defend him so I dedicated a chapter to him (the racial undertones in the hatred for his relationship to Jennifer Lopez are all too real). I think he’s underrated as an actorContinue reading “Ben Affleck’s Student Film”

Jay and Seth Versus The Apocalypse

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have written some great films together, including Superbad and Pineapple Express. My favorite aside from Superbad is probably 2013’s This Is the End, a hilarious film about Rogen and his actor friends – James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Jay Baruchel (playing hyper versions of themselves) –Continue reading “Jay and Seth Versus The Apocalypse”

Quentin Tarantino’s Amateur Film

Quentin Tarantino is a genius. We can argue the details, but as a filmmaker, he is almost unmatched. Pulp Fiction alone changed cinema forever. He can work in any style and deliver a fantastic film. Nearly every film is not only good or even great, but spectacular. Even his weakest effort (and the fact that noContinue reading “Quentin Tarantino’s Amateur Film”

Stanley Kubrick’s Annotated Copy of Stephen King’s “The Shining”

Following up on yesterday’s post on Room 237, here are some photos from Stanley Kubrick’s copy of Stephen King’s novel, complete with his notes and ideas.

Quentin Tarantino’s Original Wish List for the Cast of “Pulp Fiction”

Pulp Fiction is one of those films where it’s hard to imagine anyone portraying the characters other than the actors that were ultimately in the film. However, this list of Tarantino’s dream actors for the cast is great. For me, the most interesting case is Lance, the drug dealer in a robe, who was ultimatelyContinue reading “Quentin Tarantino’s Original Wish List for the Cast of “Pulp Fiction””

Eric Stoltz: The Original Marty McFly

Eric Stoltz is a really good actor. Depending on your age or tastes, you may known him from Mask or Pulp Fiction or Killing Zoe or, sadly, Glee. However, he originally would’ve been known to all of us as Marty McFly. Alas, the part was given to Michael J. Fox and his career went throughContinue reading “Eric Stoltz: The Original Marty McFly”

Kevin Smith’s “The Flying Car” [2002]

This should’ve been Clerks II   Christopher Pierznik is the author of nine books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or followContinue reading “Kevin Smith’s “The Flying Car” [2002]”