Now in Theaters Everywhere

Now in Theaters Everywhere

A Celebration of A Certain Kind of Blockbuster

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Provides movie reviews of select, big budget movies, offering a behind-the-scenes look at "Blade Runner" and "Conan the Barbarian," and covering notable filmmakers and actors.

Perseus Publishing
In his popular Never Coming to a Theater Near You, Kenneth Turan celebrated the great films that you may have missed because they never got the screen time they deserved in a blockbuster-dominated culture. Now Turan tells fans of these smaller, lesser-known films what big studio successes they shouldn't neglect. Now in Theaters Everywhere collects Turan's illuminating reviews of the smart and satisfying films you may have underestimated precisely because they dominated the box office.

As independent films like Sideways and Brokeback Mountain become increasingly mainstream, sophisticated moviegoers tend to dismiss everything Hollywood produces as merely blockbusters or crowd pleasers. True, not every blockbuster is worth your while. But the studios produce more than cinematic fast food, and Turan will turn you on to big-budget movies that supply real sustenance. His collection of close to 150 reviews defends these cinematic pleasures, pointing readers to the thought-provoking bigger films they may have skipped. Most importantly, he shows readers what makes these films so great, and tells us why we may have to venture no farther than the megaplex for a movie that's worth seeing.

The best-selling film critic profiles intelligent and original big-budget Hollywood films that sophisticated moviegoers may have dismissed ? and shows us why they're worth our time

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586483951
Characteristics: xiv, 385 p. ; 25 cm

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