Archive for February, 2010

Under Review: ‘La Donation’

— by JOEL CRARY — In her review of “La Donation,” Liz Braun over at claims that the film is “very much about geography, so it leaves you feeling super-Canadian.” I get a kick out of the term “super-Canadian.” I picture groups of people flocking to theatres, taking in[...]

Trying to Keep Up with Superman …

— by CAM SMITH — A while back, one of our distinguished readers asked if I would consider writing an “About That” feature on the next “Superman” movie — a request I politely shot down, citing the property’s extensive legal troubles as reason enough to spare myself the[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

— by TOM ELCE — The Hollywood horror remake has shown its ugly mug again — only this time with added facial burns — with “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” a present-day update of the 1984 Wes Craven flick of the same name, whose lousy trailer has just been inflicted up[...]

Brit Breaks Down Action Movies in 10 Minutes or Less

— by SEAN GERSKI — Are you short on time, but you still want to check out some action movies? Well, then you are in luck because now you can watch “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Aliens” and “Robocop” in less than 10 minutes each. Are you worried[...]

Some New Footage from ‘Iron Man 2’

MSN France has a new video feature for “Iron Man 2” that includes a brief behind-the-scenes look, a clip and the trailer. Unfortunately, the clip is in French and is not translated to English, but luckily our reader MissM13 (follow her on Twitter here) has kindly translated the clip for [...]

How It Should Have Ended: ‘Star Trek’

Those space cadets at HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) have set their sights on JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” and come up with a hilarious take on how the movie … well … should have ended. And make sure you watch the whole video — even after it says “The End.”[...]

Students Want Admiral Ackbar as Ole Miss Mascot

— by SEAN GERSKI — The University of Mississippi has been searching for a new mascot (after jettisoning the controversial Colonel Reb) and an interesting candidate has entered the fray. The movement to install Admiral Ackbar — from “Return of the Jedi” — as the[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Hachiko: A Dog’s Story’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Get your tissues ready, animal lovers, because even the trailer for this dog-centric flick is likely to make you shed a tear or two. “Hachiko: A Dog’s Story” tells the tale of the close relationship between college professor Parker Wilson (Richard Gere) and his[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Robin Hood: Beyond Sherwood Forest’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Movie posters just don’t seem to be cool anymore. Yeah, cool, like the original “Star Wars.” Lately, they are boring and irrelevant. They usually consist of a character front and center, and then, other smaller images behind. With the same font for [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Stolen’

— by RACHEL COYNE — Jon Hamm can do drama. Jon Hamm can do comedy. Jon Hamm can do sexy as hell with one hand tied behind his back. But can Jon Hamm do mystery/thriller? In “Stolen,” Hamm is Tom, a father whose son has been missing for eight years. In his quest to find […][...]

Is John Krasinski Captain America?

— by SEAN GERSKI — On Monday, I heard from someone in the industry that John Krasinski (who plays Jim on “The Office”) was a more-than-legit candidate to play Captain America and, admittedly, I had to let the idea sink in. I really like Krasinski. He’s a great-looking g[...]

Brussels Animation Film Festival Winners Announced

The Brussels International Animation Film Festival came to an end on Feb. 20 with the award ceremony for the Festival’s national and international competition. In the international category, the medium-length film “DIVERS IN THE RAIN” by Olga and Priit Pärn (Estonia) walked away[...]

About That Next ‘Blade’ Movie …

— by CAM SMITH — The 21st century has not been kind to Wesley Snipes. Despite being groomed for super-stardom in the ’90s, and cast in hugely marketable studio vehicles like “Rising Sun,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Demolition Man” and “Passenger 57,” as of late[...]

The Top 5 Most Intriguing Films of 2010

— by CAM SMITH — In perusing this list, you might find your blood-pressure rising an iota, your mind heatedly asking “Where’s ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ or ‘Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate Cove’?!! How could they possibly be excluded?[...]