Slinky Movie

Who walks the stairs without a care? It shoots so high in the sky. Bounce up and down just like a clown. Everyone knows its Slinky.

Though the age of technology and screen-based entertainment may have made the Slinky a little more obsolete, the springy toy is still a classic, and the story of how it came to be a staple of many childhoods is going to be told in a new movie. Slinky will tell the true story of the inception of the toy that can famously walk down stairs, and Billy Madison director Tamra Davis is set to direct it. Read More »

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

Read More »