Archive for June, 2010

Another Summer In Amity: 35 Years of ‘Jaws,’ Day 3 — Foreign Posters

— by CAM SMITH — As a motion picture, “Jaws” is packed to the gills with iconic characters and moments. Whether it is Brody facing down the shark with only a shotgun and an oh-so-slim chance of triumph, or Quint, atop the Orca’s viewing platform, quietly whistling in the twilight, [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Sick Nurses’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Sexy women dressed as nurses are not a new trend or a new interest in Hollywood … or any other platform for that matter. Thai cinema is no exception. Revolver Entertainment presents to us “Sick Nurses” — or “Suay Laak Sai” in the T[...]

Under Review: ‘Knight and Day’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Summer must be here, because it’s all spies, car chases and adventure. Roaring back to the screen in the new action comedy “Knight and Day” is director James Mangold — who has co-written and directed films such as “3:10 to Yuma,” “Walk the Line,” [...]

A Teaser from ‘The Smurfs’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — It’s always a risky proposition revamping any childhood staple. Nostalgia may sell tickets, but it doesn’t mean that the movie-goers will be as happy with the experience as they were in their childhood. With any luck, though, the franchise will become popu[...]

Another Summer in Amity: 35 Years of ‘Jaws,’ Day 2 — ‘Jaws 2’

— by CAM SMITH — When Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” became a surprise global phenomenon, it ensured two things – that the director would go on to bigger endeavors and that Universal would do its darndest to plague Amity with future great white shark problems. Thus, returning writer C[...]

Under Review: ‘The Legend of Ygg’

— by BEV QUESTAD — “The Legend of Ygg” is an arresting 15-minute thriller art film that merges ancient mythology with current circumstances. Ygg, a nickname for the Norse god Odin, is the name of the Icelandic pony that takes a young woman to a midnight rendezvous in the inky black w[...]

A Clip from ‘The Expendables’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The more I watch or read about “The Expendables,” the more excited I get. The action-packed movie — starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Jet Li, along with a long list of action greats — is setting itself up to become one of my all t[...]

Another Summer in Amity: 35 Years of ‘Jaws,’ Day 1 — ‘Jaws’

— by CAM SMITH — Hard to believe, but it was 35-years ago yesterday that director Steven Spielberg boldly made his formidable presence known to both Hollywood and audiences’ alike with a “perfect engine” of a crowd-pleaser; a film which forever changed the rules and practices of th[...]

Mutants Gathering for Registration in Vaughn’s X-Prequel

— by BEN FOWLER — The pupils for Matthew Vaughn’s mutant reboot/prequel/reimagining are starting to take their seats, and it’s an interesting collection of talent that is coming together for Marvel’s new take on Xavier and company. The first name that presents itself is the casting[...]

Six Clips from ‘The Kids Are All Right’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — “The Kids Are All Right,” a film where Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play lesbian mothers, has been getting a lot of buzz. Here’s hoping that the good parts were left out of these six clips — otherwise, moviegoers will experience a movie [...]

Sequel Being Set Up for ‘The Karate Kid’

— by CAM SMITH — While this summer has been almost completely devoid of break-hit hits – Just ask “Prince of Persia,” “A-Team” and “Jonah Hex” – Harald Zwart’s “The Karate Kid” remake, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, has proven to be something of a revelation;[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Adopted’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Angelina did it. Madonna did it. And now … Pauly Shore? That’s right, in Shore’s latest movie, he will stop at nothing to adopt a child during a trip to Africa. “Adopted” is a mockumentary about the lengths to which some celebrities will g[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘$5 a Day’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In “$5 a Day,” con man Nat (Christopher Walken) tells his estranged son Flynn (Alessandro Nivola) he is dying of a terminal illness and wants to reconnect. Nat wants Flynn to drive to New Mexico with him to go to an experimental medical facility. In the [...]

Under Review: ‘Toy Story 3’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Childhood. Just the word can ignite emotions — whether they be feelings of heartfelt nostalgia for “the simpler days” or immediate disdain for the immaturity and lack of control. Personally, I get a bit of both when recalling such a topic (which explain[...]