All posts tagged "macguffin"

  • Entertainment
    Movie Review: Racing Around the World with INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES

    People forget that when Steven Spielberg unleashed Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, he was coming out of a massive slump.  It\’s hard to believe that Hollywood\’s favorite wunderkind ever tasted anything other than Success\’ sweet nectar, but so is the power of his WWII comedy 1941; that film belly-flopped so...

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    Movie Review: Thrilling, Funny AVENGERS Emphasizes Character over Action

    The Avengers\’ most important hero doesn\’t appear on-screen during the film\’s surprisingly spry 140-minute runtime; more important to the feature than Robert Downey Jr.\’s Iron Man or Samuel L. Jackson\’s glowering Nick Fury is writer/director Joss Whedon, who turns a popcorn action-adventure into one of the genre\’s essentials.  Whedon learned a thing...