Archive for March, 2010

Documentary Channel, DIRECTV Agree to Deal

The Documentary Channel® (DOC) has entered into an agreement with DIRECTV that doubles the number of subscribers who can view DOC, it was announced today by James J. Ackerman, president and CEO of The Documentary Channel. Financial terms of the carriage agreement[...]

Under Review: ‘The Red Tail’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — With today’s world-wide economical crisis, everyone has a story to tell. Look around — your neighbors, the people walking around you, the ones driving down the street — they are all struggling with the stress of debt, and with the worry of what lies[...]

‘Popeye’ Ready to Pop Up Again in Theaters

— by CAM SMITH — Just when I thought I’d reached my maximum height of film-geek nirvana, basking in the effervescent glow of the impending “Marmaduke” and “Smurfs” major motion pictures, Sony Pictures has seen fit to further shower me with cinematic fairy-dust from the heavens.[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Mother and Child’

— by RACHEL COYNE — I know that parent-children relationships can be complicated, but this is crazy. There is so much going on in the trailer for “Mother and Child,” so you better be on your toes: A surprisingly old-looking Annette Bening pines for the child that she gave up years ag[...]

‘Triumph Of The Will’: 75 Years Later

— by JOSIANE OCHMAN — Directed by Leni Riefenstahl, “Triumph des Willens” (aka “Triumph Of The Will”) was released March 28, 1935 in Germany. I got interested in doing an opinion piece on Leni Riefenstahl’s movie “Triumph of the Will” after seein[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Welcome back to the world of movies, Alyssa Milano. With her last mainstream flick being 2003’s “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” (ouch!), the “Who’s the Boss?” and “Charmed” star is switching gears from writing about[...]

Under Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Having two younger sisters means that I’ve had to watch some pretty horrible kid movies. From “Garfield: The Movie” to “G-Force,” it hasn’t been pretty. Luckily, “How to Train Your Dragon” wasn’t horrible at all. The plot of “How to Train Y[...]

Under Review: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Since his death, Stieg Larsson has been gaining unstoppable momentum through his crime novels — namely his book “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which has become a posthumous best-seller in a plethora of European countries. The plot[...]

The Critics Got It Wrong: ‘Halloween II’

— by TOM ELCE — “Avatar.” “Inglourious Basterds.” “Up.” Merely three of the most likely candidates to be propped up at the head of various film commentator Top 10 lists for the year 2009, a year in which 3-D began to find sure footing, James Cameron[...]

Making ‘SWALLOW’ — Entry #7


Here’s What the Best Director Nominees Should Film Next

— by H.G. WATSON — Despite what many would claim was a weak field of films nominated for this year’s Academy for Best Picture, it was unarguably a fantastic year for the Best Director category. We all know Kathryn Bigelow was one of a handful of women ever nominated (and the only one w[...]

Up for Charity Auction: Voicemail Messages Personally Recorded by Celebrities

— by AMANDA MC KEEVER — Charity Buzz has a few auctions listed that will help to raise money for a worthy charity called Children Mending Hearts. One of the many celebrity items on offer is a voicemail by the talented actor Ewan McGregor. McGregor is one of the most astounding actors of [...]

Ten Clips from ‘Clash of the Titans’

— by JON MARTINCIC — As an audience, we like originality and creativity, but what we love is a classic return to the well. “Clash of the Titans” may not be the typical sequel, reboot or rehash, but it is a familiar story just on its most recent stint. Louis Leterrier, fresh off of 20[...]

Exclusive Interview: Director Mattson Tomlin

— by ALEXA MILAN — Need further proof of the power of social media? Look no further than Mattson Tomlin, a sophomore at SUNY Purchase’s film conservatory. He has a vision of turning the poem “Solomon Grundy” into a film, and he’s using the Internet to make it happen. He made[...]