✰The New York Times has an interesting article on how digital filmmaking is making films more of the moment . Themes that once took a few years to come to market may be coming to the screen in less than a year. That means that a lot of films at this Sundance Film Festival may reflect a more current theme - namely, that things are broken. That makes for some heavy viewing - generally not my preference. However, I am intrigued by "Nobody Walks," if for no other reason than it came from the same producer of "Like Crazy," a Sundance favorite from last year that I like. (Review here.) Also, it features Olivia Thirlby ("Juno," "The Wackness"), an actress I think we ought to be seeing more of. (Kind of the anti-Lindsay Lohan?)
✰ I haven't seen "War Horse" yet, but it has an interesting tie to "We Bought a Zoo," which I reviewed here. Apparently the title horse, Joey, came out of Dartmoor in Devon in England. Devon also happens to be the origin of the original Mee family the zoo tale is based on. That's right, they were English. They came to American and started their zoo, which still operates as the Dartmoor Zoo. And if I could think of just one more, I might make a whole post out of Dartmoor movies. By the way, people keep telling me they cried just reading the reviews of "War Horse." For the animal lover, the movie is bound to require a lot of tissues.
✰ If you missed it yesterday, check out the movie quote quiz.
✰ In case you're one of those who hasn't seen it yet on Facebook, the orange globe photo up there is one of the things the Chick Flick Guy likes to do when not watching movies. I cut the parts of the rind off of an orange to form continents, making a globe for a friend who collects globes. But this photo was taken a day after it was first cut and the continents are drying up faster than polar ice under global climate change. The only thing constant is change.