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Archive for November, 2009

Trailer Talk: ‘The Strip’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — This film is about a group of five guys who work at a low-end electronics store called Electri-City in a strip mall. These five men are happy and content being losers at an electronics store and they never want to grow up. Glenn (Dave Foley) worked his way to manager[...]

Trailer: Universal Soldier: Regeneration

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — I recently rewatched “JCVD” only to be reminded what an unexpected and surprising treat that movie was. Jean Claude Van Damme’s performance was touching and gracious — he truly can act. So you can imagine how pleased I was to read that he[...]

A Clip From ‘The Lovely Bones’

— by ALEXA MILAN — After repeatedly being pushed back, Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” finally hits theaters this holiday season. Based on the trailer and early footage, this film possibly will be a major awards contender this year. Based on the bestselling novel by Alice Sebold[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Youth in Revolt’

— by CAM SMITH — Michael Cera has reached something of a crossroads in his career. Although he’s built a tremendously successful career out of playing stammering, nebbishy young men at odds with the world around them — a surprisingly durable role which has won him a considerable [...]

The Top 5 Holiday Movies to Watch

— by RACHEL COYNE — With Thanksgiving upon us, the holiday season has officially begun. And depending on your feelings about the holidays, this season can: — Give you a case of the warm fuzzies as you think about spending time with loved ones, sipping hot chocolate by a roaring[...]

Go On ‘The Road’ With This Featurette

— by JASON EAKEN — I read Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” in about two days this past summer. The writing is immediate and stark, and it has a very terse quality that really worked. I’m eager to see the movie, due in large part to director John Hillcoat (2006’s[...]

Under Review: ‘Me and Orson Welles’

— by JASON EAKEN — Zac Efron and Orson Welles: if ever there was a more unlikely combination, for the life of me I cannot conjure it. Yet here they are in Richard Linklater’s “Me and Orson Welles,” a film whose sentimentally simplistic title indicates its own merits and demerits[...]

Under Review: ‘Ninja Assassin’

— by SEAN GERSKI — I suspect that there is a very good chance you will walk out of “Ninja Assassin” having watched the very movie you expected to see. If you are hoping to see a blood-and-guts, all-out ninja brawl that looks cool — well, this is that movie. However, if [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Beastly’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — I’m pretty sure that everyone on this site has heard about or read the classic story “The Beauty and the Beast,” but I’m also sure that almost nobody has heard about the retelling of this beloved tale entitled “Beastly.”[...]

A Clip from ‘Brothers’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — “Brothers” tells the story of Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and his younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal) — two polar opposites of each other. Sam is very much a family man, as he is married to his high school sweetheart Grace (Natalie[...]

TrailerSpy Mobile: Trailers On The Go

— by RACHEL COYNE — If you’re trendy enough to have an iPhone (or an iPod Touch) and consider yourself a movie junkie, you may be interested in the new app, TrailerSpy Mobile. TrailerSpy Mobile is an app that will allow you to watch all of the videos you can find on the TrailerSpy Web [...]

The Top 5 Underrated James Cameron Projects

— by CHAS BLANKENSHIP — James Cameron is a name synonymous with highly-calibrated action sequences, thought-provoking narrative, finely-tuned editing and visual effects and solidly-executed cast performances … his work with the “Terminator” films, “Aliens” and “Titanic”[...]

Roger Corman — The Man with the Academy Award

— by CAM SMITH — It’s funny how life works sometimes. A week ago to this very day, I punched up an article for this site congratulating Martin Scorsese on being this year’s recipient of the illustrious Cecil De Mille award at the 2009 Golden Globes award ceremony. It was nice[...]

Four Clips From ‘Ninja Assassin’

— by CAM SMITH — Burning curiosity and lingering question marks have been hanging over James McTeigue’s geek wet-dream epic “Ninja Assassin” for some time now, with early critical response sharply divided — as if by katana blade, waka waka! (I’m here all week, folks!) ̵[...]