Archive for April, 2010

‘Batman & Robin’: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)

— by CHAS BLANKENSHIP — With the smash arrival…and quick fizzle…of “Batman & Robin” (1997), it seemed as if the caped crusader’s cinematic escapades would never possibly recover. However, in the thick of 1997, Joel Schumacher’s lavish portrayal of Gotham City lived it up[...]

About That ‘Commando’ Remake …

— by CAM SMITH — Oh, 20th Century Fox! Just when I’m positive I can’t think any less of you, you once again get a rise out of me by once again metaphorically kicking me in the kneecap and call me a sissy. You’d think that your terrible decisions regarding the handling of[...]

See Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow

— by ADAM POYNTER — Scarlett Johansson it isn’t the name that comes to mind when you think of tough bad-ass chick, is it? When the announcement was first made that she would be playing the Russian spy “Black Widow” in the upcoming sequel “Iron Man 2,” I was really[...]

Warner Bros. to Release Up to 20 Movies in IMAX Format

IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures, a unit of Time Warner Inc., announced that they have completed an agreement to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in IMAX’s format over the course of the next three and a half years (from 2010 through 2013). The agreement strategically aligns Warner[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Stranger’

— by ROB COX — “The Stranger” stars one of my all-time favorite dramatic leading men, “Stone Cold” Steven Austin. Austin, of course, is known for his chameleon-like ability to immerse himself in a role and completely change his identity. His turn as a vulnerable, sexually-confuse[...]

‘Batman & Robin’: Original Motion Picture Score (1997)

— by CHAS BLANKENSHIP — In the years following its release, “Batman & Robin” (1997) never received an official release for Elliot Goldenthal’s score by Warner Brothers Records or Atlantic…the label that released the soundtrack. However, a comprehensive bootleg release has su[...]

Seven Clips from ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’

— by JOSIANE OCHMAN — “The Secret in Their Eyes,” by Argentinian director Juan Jose Campanella, came from behind such Oscar favorites as Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” and Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet” to win the Academy Award for best[...]

Under Review: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — However, this remake definitely mirrors the original to such a degree that the previously described feat became impossible. It reminded me of the “Psycho” remake in that I didn’t feel it was so much as a new interpretation or a re-imagining as it[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Space Dogs’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Historical fact: On Aug. 19, 1960, Belka (translation from Russian: “Whitey”), and Strelka (“Arrow”) spent a day in space aboard Sputnik 5 before safely returning to Earth. They were accompanied by one grey rabbit, 42 mice, two rats, some[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Tron: Evolution’ (Videogame)

— by CHRIS HYATT — Nowadays, when a movie comes out, it comes prepackaged with the soundtrack, a novelization and a video game for whichever systems have the best tech (sorry PS3). The catch is that the movie is typically made first (excluding a few titles such as “Street Fighter,&[...]

Under Review: ‘The Maid’ (aka ‘La Nana’)

— by JOEL CRARY — There were giggles in the theatre as the title for Sebastián Silva’s “The Maid” popped up on the screen, right as Raquel, played by actress Catalina Saavedra, looks directly into the camera over her supper. What makes Raquel tick? We are invited to take a close, [...]

‘Batman & Robin’ (1997)

— by CHAS BLANKENSHIP — Batman & Robin struggle to keep their alliance together as they attempt to stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City and enslaving it with animal plant hybrids.[...]

An Exclusive Interview with Actress Meital Dohan

— by ALEXA MILAN — Once you’ve found “the one,” can you really be with that person for the rest of your life? That’s a question director Dana Adam Shapiro explores in “Monogamy,” his first narrative film (he previously directed the Oscar-nominated documentary “Murderball”[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Action Hero’s Guide To Saving Lives’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Allow me to introduce you to “The Action Hero’s Guide To Saving Lives.” It is a short film (about 15 Minutes), and it stars Patrick Warburton (of “Seinfeld,” “The Tick,” “Men In Black II,” “Rules[...]