Newport Beach Film Festival

Driving around Los Angeles I’ve seen a lot of great promotion for the upcoming Newport Beach Film Festival (which starts tomorrow). The 12th annual Newport Beach Film Festival won’t begin until April 28, but it is getting plenty of attention already, thanks to a comprehensive promotional campaign from RPA. The multimedia effort, spearheaded by creatives Scott McDonald,…

The Style of SUCKERPUNCH

I know there are a lot of naysayers out there right now, coming down pretty hard on Suckerpunch. I’m just going to throw my two cents in there- I disagree! But maybe that’s because I wasn’t looking at it like a movie. I was looking at it the way I’m betting it was intended- as a piece of art. While Suckerpunch did contain the usual dazzling special effects, over-the-top action sequences and all-around badassery necessary for a movie with such a title, I believe the true star of this film is it’s style. Suckerpunch immediately draws you in, and paints a very grim picture in the process, with a noir-esque opening montage…