Welcome Back Carter

Every once and a while a movie comes a long that builds anticipation longer than it runs in theaters. Some movies are coy and tease you with only bits of the movie, building anticipation through mystery. The Ring was really good at this and Dark Knight toe'd the line. Other movies, however, build the anticipation for you, by comparing it to other successful movies. When Disney takes this tactic, they have big hitters in their league, combined with the expectation of quality they've built for themselves.  Seeing as how I just spent a month talking about TV, it felt good to come back to movies. They're shorter and cheaper (per hour, anyway) and you're a hell of a lot more likely to listen to me when you don't have as much to lose. … [Read more...]