Why “Romeo and Juliet for the Twilight Generation” Doesn’t Mean as Much as You Think

Over the weekend, clutchers of pearls everywhere reacted to a sound bite from the publicist of the new Romeo and Juliet movie. Said publicist foretold that the upcoming adaptation would be the first Romeo and Juliet specifically tailored to "the Twilight generation," and -- more appallingly -- that while the dialogue would retain "Shakespeare's flavor," … Continue reading Why “Romeo and Juliet for the Twilight Generation” Doesn’t Mean as Much as You Think

Toby Maguire is the Nick We Need, Not the Nick We Want

The Great Gatsby's first trailer came out this week, and while people are rightfully disappointed and dismayed by a lot of the elements they saw in those brief two minutes, the casting of Toby Maguire as narrator Nick Carraway shouldn't be one of them. The general consensus seems to be that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would have … Continue reading Toby Maguire is the Nick We Need, Not the Nick We Want