Archive for September, 2010

‘Exorcist’ Director’s Cut Headed to Big Screen Tonight Only

The scariest movie of all time, “The Exorcist,” returns to theaters nationwide for a one-night special showing of The Extended Director’s Cut Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. local time and again for a second showing at 10:30 p.m. in select theaters. The special in-theater event, shown in more than [...]

Download a Roger Ebert Book for Free — Today Only

— by SEAN GERSKI — I have no doubt that everyone will inevitably read books on a computer or a reader or a phone and reading from an actual book will become obsolete. Of course, that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I love holding a book and watching the bookmark travel from front [[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Skyline’

— by CHRIS HYATT — I find that when reviewing a new movie, comparing it to an old one is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the sins of the older movie don’t necessarily translate to the newer. Conversely, the sins of the newer movie could be MUCH greater than the ones of the [[...]

Under Review: ‘The Social Network’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — “Like.” That simple button has been one of the most defining additions to my generation. That button determines who is cool and who is not amongst our ever-changing, intertwined, make it or break it, amazingly complex social structures. And who do we have[...]

Jane Seymour, Joe Lando Reunite for Hallmark Movie

Jane Seymour has begun production in Michigan on “At Home With Prudence,” a Hallmark Movie Channel Original slated to air in spring 2011. Joining Seymour in the film is her former “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman” co-star Joe Lando and her real-life husband, James Keach, and daughter, Katie Flynn.[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Ticking clock, dragon on her back, violence, screaming, bandaged … Nov. 25. That’s all we need to know. By this time, these filmmakers know that all the promo they need is some hardcore music and the date. No fiction book, except for those in the Harry Potter serie[...]

‘Star Wars’ Films Getting the 3-D Treatment

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The “Star Wars” saga has always enjoyed the best of technology. From its beginning, George Lucas went above and beyond in search of the best way to bring his visions to life, and what a vision. Time was also a friend to the saga because with every new year, n[...]

How It Should Have Ended: ‘Inception’

The comedic geniuses at HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) have set their sights on the Christopher Nolan-directed mind-bender “Inception” and come up with a hilarious take on how the movie … well … should have ended.[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Hereafter’

— by RACHEL COYNE — I know this statement will likely lead to me being torn apart by various people, but so be it: I find Clint Eastwood as a director to be overrated. Yes, the movies he directs are generally good and they certainly bring in the A-list actors, but I have yet to […[...]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returns to Theaters for Two Days Only

The magic of “Beauty and the Beast” – Disney’s No. 1 most requested title – returns to movie theaters for an exclusive two-day cinema event Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. local time and Oct. 2 at noon local time. After 19 years, the movie will be released from the Disney Vault for a limited[...]

Six Clips from ‘The Romantics’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A guy proposes to one girl but really still has feelings for another girl, who also still has feelings for him. Right before the wedding, all of these feelings come out and have the potential to ruin the nuptials[...]

Under Review: ‘Stealing the Light’

— by BEV QUESTAD — “This film is dedicated to the children of Afghanistan who have not had an education. Those who cannot read or write are blind,” states Mohammed Khan Kharoti. “Learning is light. It shows you the way to go.” This is the triumphant story of Kharoti, born in 1943[...]

Review: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Once again, Warner Premiere has graced us with another spectacular animated treasure. I am referring to its latest upcoming animated feature film: “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.” In following with the tradition of the previously-released DC video features,[...]

The Final Day of the Akron Film Festival

— by CHRIS HYATT — The third and final day of the Akron Film festival brought lighthearted fun in the form of a program of shorts, including Denis Villanueve’s “Next Floor” (the story of opulent diners making ritualistic carnage out of sophisticated food), Andrew[...]