Archive for June, 2010

Under Review: ‘The Last Airbender’

— by ADAM POYNTER — M. Night Shyamalan (director of “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs” and, more recently, “The Happening”) is back with another movie that he wrote, produced and directed. With the past few films he made being publicly and critically panned, his new movie “The Last[...]

A First Look at ‘Easy A’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Now I’ve never completely read “The Scarlet Letter” (sorry sophomore English teacher!), but I think if it had a high school setting, “Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield would not be its theme song. The marketing department behind the new f[...]

‘Sinners And Saints’ Premiere Tickets Being Sold for Charity

The “Sinners And Saints” movie premiere is expected to have a full celebrity cast in attendance. Some of the cast members expected to appear include: Johnny Strong, Tom Berenger, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kevin Phillips, Costas Mandylor, Kim Coates, Method Man, Jurgen Prochnow, Jolene Blaloc[...]

Another Summer in Amity: 35 Years of Jaws Finale: Jaws: The Revenge

— by CAM SMITH — As unthinkable as it seems now, there was a point in time when a fourth “Jaws” film seemed like a good idea to someone. How and why is hard to determine, but it would seem that Universal decided, a few years after the release of “Jaws 3D,” that the cracks [&helli[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Going the Distance’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — “Fever Pitch” is a film loosely adapted from the Nick Hornby novel of the same name about a man who is really obsessed with a sports team. This rom-com stars the ever charming Drew Barrymore and … oops, sorry guys. I got my Drew Barrymore rom-coms confus[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Once Fallen’

— by ROB COX — “Once Fallen” is the upcoming film from independent film maker Ash Adams. This production boasts an impressive ensemble comprised of several academy-award-nominated actors, including Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Taraji P. Henson and Peter Weller. Brian Presley, Sharon Gless[...]

Strange Things Afoot at Marvel Studios

— by BEN FOWLER — Marvel Studios has hired screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to pen a script for their spell-casting hero Doctor Strange. The screenwriters have previous experience working on the upcoming movies “Conan” and Jon Favreau’s “Cowbo[...]

Dorothy Returning to Oz

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Few movies these days leave me anxious and excited for extended periods of time. “Dorothy of Oz” has had me talking since December 2009, when I first heard of the animated project. It was rumored that Lea Michele of “Glee” and Broadway’s[...]

Under Review: ‘Level Up’

— by ALEXA MILAN — I’m a sucker for geek love in movies. The moment when a gorgeous, otherworldly figure enters the picture, throwing the geek equilibrium out of whack. The moment when one geek decides to woo said goddess, only to have his dreams crushed when his comic book and “Star[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Dinner for Schmucks’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — I never noticed that Steve Carell and Paul Rudd have the same color eyes. To be fair, it’s not exactly obvious to see the similarity unless you’re looking at the poster for their latest comedy “Dinner for Schmucks.” The poster below is an uncomfortable[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Extra Man’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — If you were moving to New York City, would you want to share a place with a wacky gigolo for elderly women? Probably not, but it looks like aspiring playwright Louis Ives (Paul Dano) didn’t know what he was getting into when he decides to move in with Henry Ha[...]

Another Summer In Amity: Day 4 — ‘Jaws 3-D’

— by CAM SMITH — Originally, during their development of a “Jaws 2” follow-up, executive producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown had a very different plan in regards to the direction a third series’ entry should take. The duo were of the opinion that audiences would[...]

Under Review: ‘Restrepo’

— by BEV QUESTAD — This film is a Rorschach test that reports what your heart truly feels about the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Outraged, appalled, sickened and disgusted. That’s what I felt after viewing “Restrepo.” Is that how I also really feel about the war? This is what I saw: a [...]

A Scene from ‘Grown Ups’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — I remember the days when Adam Sandler being in a film use to guarantee its hilarity. Nowadays though, it only means that it’s destined for mediocrity. The same could be said for any of the other male cast members: Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James, Rob[...]