May 14, 2012
Robert Zemeckis with ironically creepy mo-capped eyes.
(original image via oldfilmsflicker)

Robert Zemeckis with ironically creepy mo-capped eyes.

(original image via oldfilmsflicker)

December 29, 2011
Roger Ebert revisits Robert Zemeckis' CONTACT; you should, too.

This kind of thing is why Ebert is still Ebert. Rattles off over 1,000 words on a 14-year-old movie and his prose and points make you not only contemplate the nature of the universe, but YOU WANT TO WATCH THE MOVIE AGAIN despite its debilitating McConaughey factor. That, my friends, is blogging magic and the man (Ebert, not McConaughey, obvs) has it shooting out of his pores.

Naturally, the comment string that ensues is pretty epic as well.

March 15, 2011
"Who wants to see a mom abandoning you? It's very odd," one studio marketer says. "Also, animation works better when they aren't people. That's why things like gnomes do well."

goldenfiddle:

“The title shouldn’t have been Mars Needs Moms, but Boys Need Not Come.”

studio exec

That quote in the link is both an explanation, and the reason, for the problem.

And also: Robert Zemeckis, please come back to us. Make some real movies and I promise we’ll forgive you.

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