I know, this sounds quit silly but I have seen far bigger corporations stumble into problems before than Dreamworks Animation. The reason I come up with this assumption is because I have noticed something unbelievable: a Photoshop Disaster. Made by Dreamworks. Or is it a (C)? I don’t know.

The movie I am talking about is the upcoming MONSTERS VS: ALIENS, due in 2009. For this seemingly interesting movie they started to create first promo materials – or better: one which they recycle many times.

Let’s dive into the world of business decisions and business processes and take a look at the promo poster:

Monsters Vs. Aliens Promo Poster

Simple, aedequate. Nothing spectacular.

And now, let’s take a look at a screenshot I took of

THE DARK KNIGHT nukes everything

by Gunther Heinrich, 22 Jul 2008 in Movie News The Movie & Me

Heath Ledger as the unforgettable Joker in The Dark Knight

It is truly mind blowing what the latest installment of the Bat achieved in the last few days. Only some days after I reviewed the animated part of the movie franchise, the second movie came and won big time. And boy, this one really sneaked up on me, I really didn’t see that one coming – in many ways.

Is this the end of M. Night Shyamalan?

by Gunther Heinrich, 12 Jun 2008 in The Movie & Me

It seems that Mr. MNS (M. Night Shyamalan) has lost his Mojo. If you call yourself a movie geek or someone who can read a newspaper or someone who can turn on his TV you know that Mr. Shyamalan has made a new movie called THE HAPPENING.

Well, judging by its title I never had high expectations. Because…come on…this is the most §$&%! non-translated title I stumbled across in a while. THE HAPPENING is as telling and interesting as MOMENT BY MOMENT, this pseudo-title a writer uses before he finally has found the true one. It is a non-title because in a good movie there will always be some kind of HAPPENING. On the other hand, both working titles were not better to begin with (GREEN PLANET and THE

Two Trailers. Two Worlds. One Movie.

by Gunther Heinrich, 25 May 2008 in Movie News The Movie & Me

Some weeks ago I saw the American trailer for WANTED, starring Angelina Jolie. My original thought was in the line of “Bleh…!” Although the glimpse of action looked nice I hated the main story setup of a geeky looser coming into contact with a badass killer association.

And here’s the surprise: although the final result (the movie) is absolutely the same, the trailer workers in Russia managed to create something completely different out of it. I don’t understand one single word they say but in the Russian trailer I get the impression that this guy hates is job, hates his colleagues, hates his life and is in need for a change. And the change is coming. But there is more: this guy doesn’t run, this guy learns to stand

A Visual FALLING DOWN with Scarlett

by Gunther Heinrich, 4 May 2008 in The Movie & Me

Currently I am reading STORY by McKee for the n-th time and while I am searching for my brain so I can write something constructive (perhaps it is in the bar…) I present you something I stumbled across today: the music video to the song called FALLING DOWN. Sung by Scarlett Johansson. Yes, the actress!

Well, after watching this music video, I know two things for sure: 1. she can sing – somehow…in a way. And 2. I love this damn thing.

When you read comments about the new album you will note that many if not most of the super-duper music lovers hate it (as it seems because she IS no Whitney Houston or someone in that league). But in my eyes this fact is a) not important because of