Archive for May, 2010

Nine Clips from ‘Sex and the City 2’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Leave your Gucci and Prada at the door because New York’s fab four are ditching the city for the desert. In the sequel to the smash-hit “Sex and the City” movie, the girls are heading off on a Middle Eastern vacation. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Ch[...]

Paris Cinemas, je t’aime

— by H.G. WATSON — “Paris is truly a movie city.” I was sitting in the bar at my hostel in Paris when the curly-haired Parisian receptionist said that to me. I had just been lamenting the fact that over the last week and half of my travel through Europe I hadn’t seen a single [&hel[...]

Four Clips from ‘Holy Rollers’

— by ALEXA MILAN — In his latest film, Jesse Eisenberg is leaving “Adventureland” and “Zombieland” for the seedy world of drug cartels. Inspired by true events, “Holy Rollers” centers on a group of Hasidic Jews who helped smuggle more than 1 million ec[...]

If I Was Making … ‘The Man of Steel’ (Pt. 1)

— by BEN FOWLER — If you follow some of my work on here at IJM, you may notice a recurring passion of mine — Superman. So, you can appreciate it is with some trepidation that I attempt to bring out the points that I think should be dealt with when developing and producing the [&hel[...]

Two Clips from ‘Ondine’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — “Ondine” tells the story of an Irish fisherman, Syracuse (Colin Farrell), who catches a beautiful woman named Ondine (Alicja Bachleda) in his nets. Syracuse’s young daughter believes Ondine is a mermaid, but to Syracuse, it doesn’t matter who[...]

A Scene from ‘The A-Team’

— by BEN FOWLER — With just over two weeks until everyone’s favourite soldiers of fortune are reborn on the big screen, a new expanded clip of the already infamous Tank Vs. Drone scene has been released. The clip shows the unmanned aircrafts destroying the Hercules cargo plane with the[...]

Under Review: ‘Mademoiselle Chambon’

— by RACHEL COYNE — Can anyone do tortured longing and silent agony quite like the French? Probably not, and director-screenwriter Stéphane Brizé’s ill-fated love story, “Mademoiselle Chambon,” is the embodiment of everything you’ve come to expect from French films; it [...]

About That ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Movie …

— by CAM SMITH — Now that “Iron Man 2” is done, released and all but out of the oh-so-fleeting public spotlight (at least until the aggressive fall DVD and Blu Ray advertising blitz begins), director Jon Favreau is officially moving onto his next potential blockbuster project[...]

Under Review: ‘Solitary Man’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — I’ve been writing for It’s Just Movies since Oct. 1 and my first review for the site was one for “A Serious Man.” Since then, my success has sky-rocketed dramatically and I have expanded to other websites and you can now type in my name in Google and have[...]

Behind the Scenes of ‘The Karate Kid’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — How do I feel about “The Karate Kid” remake? Where do I begin? *takes deep breath* First, I would just like to say the original “Karate Kid” is very dear to me. I watched it at a time in my life when I was very impressionable, and I myself had[...]

‘Teen Wolf’ TV Show Gets the Green Light

— by CAM SMITH — When it comes to childhood nostalgia, my tastes tend to be a bit on the picky side. Obviously, I adore the high quality stuff, such as “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” the classic Schwarzenegger and Stallone oeuvre and the like, but I’m far less enamored with cult[...]

Under Review: ‘MacGruber’

— by ROB COX — “MacGruber” is a sobering reminder of one of my own basic tenets for reviewing film: an “upper decker” [joke] in the trailer does not a classic comedy make. Sometimes, as with the “MacGruber” trailer, I forget that sage guideline and find myself all a-flutter o[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Charlie St. Cloud’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Zac Efron may have made his mark as a “High School Musical” heartthrob, but it looks like he’s going for something a bit more mature with his latest film. Efron plays the titular character in “Charlie St. Cloud,” based on Ben Sherwood̵[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘You Again’

— by RACHEL COYNE — I like Kristen Bell. “Veronica Mars” was one of the best television series I’ve ever seen, and Bell managed to make what could have been a one-note character (sassy teen detective!) into a very nuanced and complex person. I also enjoyed her performance in “For[...]