Archive for May, 2010

Trailer Talk: ‘Morning Glory’

— by ALEXA MILAN — A lot of chick flicks about independent women follow the same formula: Protagonist is obsessed with overcoming challenges at work and puts personal relationships at risk, but ultimately she succeeds at both. “Morning Glory” appears to follow a similar struc[...]

Under Review: ‘Chloe’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — In a weird way, the main character of the erotic thriller “Chloe” is much like the film itself. Just like Chloe, the Atom Egoyan-helmed motion picture eases into its prey (in this case, the audience) by strutting both intelligence and also thrill. But unlike [...]

Under Review: ‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror’

— by JOEL CRARY — Occasionally when I’m watching a movie, I’ll notice cars driving in the background on a stretch of road that clearly wasn’t blocked off to the general public during the shoot, usually because it’s too great a distance away to be disruptive. I think that people w[...]

Under Review: ‘Sex and the City 2’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Shoes. Clothing. Food. Cars. Furniture. Hotels. Above all other themes in “Sex and the City 2” (each marriage has its own rules; deep down, women are the same everywhere), the one director and writer Michael Scott King hits home the most is the theme of [...]

Six Featurettes from ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

— by BEN FOWLER — With Will and Elizabeth Turner happily married and Captain Jack currently seeking out stranger tides, a spot has opened up in the summer blockbuster schedule for another Jerry Bruckheimer piece of pure popcorn entertainment. In steps “Prince of Persia,” a fi[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Barney’s Version’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Getting married is just filled with complications in the movies. You have to deal with crazy in-laws, wacky personality quirks that aren’t apparent until you’ve said “I do” and, obviously, falling in love with another person who isn’t your spouse. Pa[...]

Is Jeremy Renner Taking Aim at Hawkeye?

— by BEN FOWLER — Head Geek himself Harry Knowles, is reporting over at Ain’t It Cool News that a “first time source” of his has revealed that “Hurt Locker” actor Jeremy Renner is almost a lock for the lesser-known superhero Hawkeye in the upcoming “Avengers” flick.[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Finding Bliss’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — It’s not often anymore that you see Leelee Sobieski on a movie poster. Or Kristen Johnston, for that matter. Or, uh, actually… Jamie Kennedy. Put all three of them together on a bed, surrounded by white pillows and sheets, and what do you get? The poster[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Tales of an Ancient Empire’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Vampires, nudity and swords … oh my. Oh, and did I mention blood splattering and CGI? That’s what you’ll see in this red-band trailer for “Tales of an Ancient Empire.” It stars Christopher Lambert (“Highlander”) and Kevin Sorbo ([...]

Brendan Fraser Not Taking Another ‘Journey’?

— by CAM SMITH — Call me crazy, but these days Brendan Fraser doesn’t like the type to turn down an easy paycheck when it’s offered to him. “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” and “Extraordinary Measures” seemed to prove this theory while the trailer for “Furry Vengeanc[...]

Chris Klein: The Auditions Strike Back

— by RACHEL COYNE — So … remember that painfully-embarrassing video of Chris Klein auditioning for “Mamma Mia!” that could maybe/maybe not have been real? Well, I guess we can file it under “real” as Klein has made a new video for mocking himself and that over-th[...]

Under Review: ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

— by ADAM POYNTER — “The Prince of Persia” is a popular video game series that started in 1989. It was spawned as a basic 2D game and has gone through many improvements in graphics and different storylines since then — 14 to date actually. So it was inevitable that this[...]

The Top 5 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

— by CAM SMITH — As anyone frequenting the multiplex, or well-informed sites such as this one, intimately knows, remakes are a hit fad in Hollywood at the moment. Whether it be a beloved favorite (“Halloween,” “The Karate Kid”), cult sensation (“Death Race,” “Fame”), or a[...]

Under Review: ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’

— by JOEL CRARY — Here’s what I like about film: It can show me things I wouldn’t normally see, like the ballet. I’ve never been to one. I have only a cursory knowledge of what goes into a pirouette. I couldn’t contribute a single thing to a conversation about “Swan Lake.” Wh[...]