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Clash of the Titans

The producers of Clash of the Titans, a loose remake of the 1981 film that existed primarily as a vehicle for the stop-motion animated effects of Ray Harryhausen, have reason both to thank and to curse the gods that landed their movie in theaters two weeks after the opening of How to Train Your Dragon.

Terribly Happy

The difference between film noir and comedy is primarily tone. Think of your average Ben Stiller movie, which tends to revolve around his character’s relentless, unavoidable humiliation. Darken the visual palette, throw a death into the mix, and you have a story that Fritz Lang might have done something with.

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