Archive for February, 2010

Three Clips from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” It’s got some of my favorite actors (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Fry), I’m old enough to not be scared witless — unlike when I saw[...]

Under Review: ‘White on Rice’

— by SEAN GERSKI — Tucked away in one room of the Hamajima household are two bunk-bed mates: Bob and Jimmy. The duo could not be more dissimilar. Bob (played by newcomer Justin Kwong) is an industrious type of kid. Even though he is only 10 years old, he runs his own landscaping[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Furry Vengeance’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — When I wrote the article for the “Furry Vengeance” trailer, a close friend of mine that read it approached me in private and said that I was “too kind in my articles to these types of movies.” I find that, lately, it has become popular to hate[...]

Making ‘SWALLOW’ — Entry #3


Under Review: ‘Cop Out’

— by ALEXA MILAN — I love “Clerks.” I love “Dogma.” I even love “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.” But, unfortunately, Kevin Smith’s latest directorial venture is a bit of a disappointment, probably because it didn’t come from the wonderfully of[...]

Under Review: ‘The Crazies’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Forty-two years ago, George A. Romero popularized the zombie apocalypse sub-genre with his ground-breaking “Night of the Living Dead,” a film that combined the searing social commentary of political dramas and the scares of bloody horrors[...]

Don’t Sweat The Predators’ Technique

When they aren’t menacing aliens or Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Predators just like to get loose like anyone else. “‘Cause this is a new dance, and it’s called … Predator.”[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Middle Men’ (Red Band Version)

— by ROB COX — This clip for the upcoming “Middle Men,” is one of the longer film trailers you’re likely to see. At five minutes in length, it’s roughly double the average size of most modern trailers. Strangely enough, though, it works (and no, I’m not just saying that[...]

Six Clips from ‘Celine: Through the Eyes of the World’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — In 2008, Celine Dion made her glorious return to concert touring, when she embarked on her “Taking Chances Tour.” The event was a total success, grossing way passed the $200 million mark. It is the second-highest-grossing tour ever for a[...]

41st NAACP Image Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 41st NAACP Image Awards were announced last night and, as expected, “Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire” was the big winner in the movie category. The film earned the award for Outstanding Motion Picture and also took home honors for writing, acting and[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Despicable Me’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — I am so glad this movie has been brought to my attention, and I’m just as shocked that it slipped past my radar. I am talking about “Despicable Me.” As soon as it was mentioned it to me, I went into a search rampage. I saw the trailer, read all […][...]

An Exclusive Interview with Director Tom Bertling

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Oregon director Tom Bertling is a perfectionist when it comes to filmmaking. His 70-minute film “Lexie Cannes” — about a deaf transgendered person who is being stalked — spent years in post-production before it was finished. He not only[...]

Where is Wonder Woman?

— by H.G. WATSON — Today brought some exciting news to little fanboys and girls everywhere; the team behind “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” is rumoured to be behind the Superman reboot “Man of Steel,” in addition to “Batman 3”[...]

Under Review: Un Prophète

— by JOEL CRARY — There’s a certain sense of justice that accompanies seeing the impotence of macho bravado behind bars that the gangster picture doesn’t offer. The character of César Luciani (Niels Arestrup), a figurehead of the Corsican National Front[...]