Archive for October, 2009

Under Review: ‘Cairo Time’

— by JOEL CRARY — While looking into some background information for “Cairo Time,” I discover that writer-director Ruba Nadda was nearly arrested multiple times by Egyptian police during filming. Now there’s a movie. A Canadian filmmaker and her crew head abroad to film a feature[...]

Under Review: ‘Amelia’

— by JOEL CRARY — Much like Amelia Earhart’s attempt at circling the globe in 1937, Mira Nair’s “Amelia” biopic about the pioneering woman pilot can’t quite make it. It lacks solid footing and never grounds itself. It takes an exceptionally dangerous profession and plays its[...]

View a Clip From ‘Splice’

— by SEAN GERSKI — “Splice” is a science fiction movie starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley about two scientists who achieve fame by splicing human DNA with the DNA of different animals to create a new creature. Here is a description of the movie’s plot that[...]

Carey Mulligan is a Revelation in ‘An Education’

— by JOEL CRARY — Young Carey Mulligan is the reason to see “An Education.” Where did she come from? After four short years in the industry, the 24-year-old actress has assured herself awards and the attention of the world with this performance. We believe that Jenny is 16, v[...]

A Trio of Scenes From ‘Women in Trouble’

— by SEAN GERSKI — “Women in Trouble” is a difficult movie to in down. It is the kind of movie that could either appeal to both sexes — or neither. The women are obviously very attractive and dressed in a way to make them look even more provocative. However, judging from[...]

Is Another Trip to ‘Sin City’ Possible?

— by CAM SMITH — By now, I’ve learned well and good to put on blinders whenever the title “Sin City 2” pops up on the Internet film news radar. I loved the first effort, but every new panting development regarding the sequel just feels like a handful of desperate Hollywood players [...]

Under Review: ‘The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — The original “Boondock Saints” was released in an extremely limited theatrical release in 1999. It was later re-released six years later, where it acquired a cult following. The film ultimately received poor reviews, but writer-director Troy[...]

About That New ‘Men in Black’ Sequel …

— by CAM SMITH — Was there a petition circling somewhere on the internet about resurrecting the “Men In Black” franchise? Has there been an audible fan demand for more alien-busting adventures with top-secret agents Kay and Jay? Judging from a recent article posted up at[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Mammoth’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — In “Mammoth,” Gael García Bernal and Michelle Williams play the roles of Leo and Ellen Vidales, a very successful New York couple who are totally immersed in their work. Leo created a Web site that is booming with business and put him in a position of[...]

Exclusive: Actor Sean Patrick Flanery

— by SEAN GERSKI — It’s not often that an actor gets the opportunity to play an iconic character in his or her lifetime. It’s rarer still that they get to play two of them. Sean Patrick Flanery is one of those rare actors. And better yet, he did one (Indiana Jones) when he[...]

Anthony Hopkins Cast as Odin in ‘Thor’

— by SEAN GERSKI — In a surprising move, Marvel and Kenneth Branaugh have selected award-winning actor Anthony Hopkins to portray Odin in the upcoming “Thor” movie. Already on board Branaugh’s adaptation of the Marvel Comics character are: Chris Hemsworth as Thor; Tom[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Avatar’

— by CAM SMITH — On the surface, James Cameron’s “Avatar” feels like a work of unadulterated hubris, containing every element of the director’s stylistic arsenal cranked up to near parody levels — More military porn! Bigger mechs! Tougher warrior women! Oh boy! Still,[...]

An Interview With Writer-Director Troy Duffy

— by JASON EAKEN — They say a director’s sophomore film is always the hardest. It’s the follow-up. For writer/director Troy Duffy, it’s even harder. His first film, “The Boondock Saints” has a strong flock of devoted fans on one side and an infamous reputation on the[...]

Three Scenes From ‘The Fourth Kind’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is[...]