Archive for June, 2010

Trailer Talk: ‘Conviction’

— by RACHEL COYNE — Oh man, can you smell the Oscar bait up in here? Based on a true story? Check. Starring multiple past nominees and winners? Check. Lead actor de-glamorizes to play a “real” person? Check. The drama centers around a legal and/or political problem? Check. If only Co[...]

Four Clips from ‘Knight and Day’

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — It’s hard not to feel completely underwhelmed by the movies that have arrived in theaters this summer. The past few summers offered quite a few hits that should stand the test of time, but this summer has been awash in mediocrity. One movie that has people h[...]

Why They Should Re-Make ‘Enter the Dragon’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The ’70s gave us so many cinematic treasures that it is impossible to list them all. Movies, such as “The Godfather,” “Jaws” and “Star Wars” to simply mention a few. One movie of world-wide fame, and a ’70s favorite, is[...]

Under Review: ‘Jonah Hex’

— by ADAM POYNTER — I will start my review by stating the most obvious point: this film is only 80 minutes long. At only 1 hour and 20 minutes, everything in the film was rushed and nothing delved into deeper because of a lack of time. Due to that fact, I’ll try to make […][...]

Michael Bay: Transformers 3 is a ‘Mystery’

— by ROB COX — According to a recent interview in USA Today, director Michael Bay readily admits to problems with last summer’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Regarding that explosive, loud and overly-busy mess, Bay’s quoted as saying: “I’ll take some of the c[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Middle Men’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for “The Middle Men.” Written and produced by George Gallo (“The Whole Ten Yards” and “Bad Boys”), we get a new dramatic comedy which looks a bit like ”Goodfellas,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “B[...]

Legendary Pays High Six Figures for Travis Beacham Sci-Fi Script

— by ADAM POYNTER — Legendary Pictures — the company that brought us such hits as “Batman Begins,” “300,” “The Dark Knight,” “Watchmen” and “The Hangover” — is now up for a little extraterrestrial visitation. Legenda[...]

Two Clips from ‘Cyrus’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — If Judd Apatow-produced movies have taught us anything, it’s that Jonah Hill is a funny man. From being a desperate virgin to an obsessed rock star’s fan, Hill’s sense of self deprecation and line delivery have had us all laughing in a movie theater. Wit[...]

The ‘Inception’ of 2010’s Summer Blockbuster Season

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — What a pathetic summer blockbuster season this has been — the long-awaited sequel to “Iron Man” failed horribly on all fronts, the Ridley Scott “epic” “Robin Hood” turned out to be quite lackluster, and the Jerry Bruckheimer produced “Prince o[...]

Five Clips from ‘Toy Story 3’

— by ALEXA MILAN — I distinctly remember my 8-year-old movie loving self seeing a little film called “Toy Story” back in 1995 and being completely blown away. I had never seen animation like that before, and I couldn’t get enough of Woody, Buzz and the whole gang from A[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Tangled’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In Disney’s new CGI flick “Tangled,” an often ignored fairytale character, Rapunzel, gets her screen time. Princess Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, finally gets to “let her hair down” when bandit Flynn Rider (voiced by Zachary Levi of [...]

Will Sam Raimi Go Behind the Wizard’s Curtain?

— by CAM SMITH — Director Sam Raimi is in a really interesting place right now. Officially free of the heavy baggage of the “Spider-Man” franchise, following the implosion of the planned fourth entry, his name has been popping up quite a bit as of late in connection with costly fanta[...]

A Clip from ‘Day & Night’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — It has become a tradition for Pixar movies to include a short movies before the feature presentation. Many of these have gone on to win awards and have become famous. In fact, you can even buy the bulk of the Disney/Pixar shorts on DVD. I have this one and I [&hellip[...]

Under Review: ‘The Karate Kid’

— by ROB COX — Some films should never be remade. “Jaws” comes to mind, as do “Star Wars,” “The Godfather,” “Die Hard” and many others. Until this updated version of 1984’s “The Karate Kid,” I might have added that film to the list too. And, yet, although director H[...]