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Archive for September, 2010

The Thor Hammer After-Credits Sequence

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The “Iron Man 2” DVD and Blu-ray release is almost here and, as usual, lots of goodies begin to leak on to the web and YouTube. Little treats like the behind-the-scenes video (embedded below): “Making the Thor’s Hammer After-Credits Sequence.” Many did [...]

Under Review: ‘Waking Sleeping Beauty’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Don’t be thinking that this doc even mentions “Sleeping Beauty” – ever. But do believe in the metaphorical illusion. This is a documentary on saving an institution that helped shape us in our youth, developing our nascent sense of hope, virtue and courage. This[...]

Under Review: ‘Easy A’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) is a pretty and smart high school student, but completely anonymous to her fellow classmates. Her life and popularity take a giant leap when she is overheard telling her best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) about her crazy weekend wher[...]

12 Clips from ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Just in case you’re not familiar with Oliver Stone’s 1987 classic “Wall Street,” let’s get you caught up: Michael Douglas plays Gordon Gekko, a corporate raider who thrives on greed and takes a young stockbroker (Charlie Sheen) under hi[...]

Under Review: ‘Devil’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Very few movies have gotten the reaction in their final moments like “The Sixth Sense,” and in my opinion NONE of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies have come close to touching the surprise reveal in the way “The Sixth Sense” did[...]

Under Review: ‘The University of Nuclear Bombs’

— by BEV QUESTAD — It is commonly assumed that public universities are solely financed through student tuition and state taxpayer support. Sure, there are grants from foundations, overhead payments from research contracts, and so on, but many have envisioned our universities as pure bast[...]

Jordin Sparks’ Music Video from ‘Beauty and the Beast’

— by SEAN GERSKI — It may be a tale as old as time … but that doesn’t mean “Beauty and the Beast” can’t be updated with the newest technology. The Disney classic (which, unbelievably, came out almost 20 years ago) is headed to blu-ray for the first time on O[...]

Under Review: ‘Catfish’

— by ADAM POYNTER — “Don’t let anyone tell you what it is” the tagline for “Catfish” and this is very true. Your entire enjoyment of this particular film is in not knowing where the storyline is headed. So this will be a brief review and I won’t ruin the movie for others, I&#[...]

Clip No. 2 from Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — A few weeks ago, IJM writer Josue Sanchez posted a clip from “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse” and it’s time for another one. This scene features Kara Zor-El a.k.a Supergirl (voiced by Summer Glau) and it takes place soon after the events of the clip[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘For Colored Girls’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Writer and director Tyler Perry assembles an all-star cast of powerhouse, experienced actresses (Loretta Devine, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad) and younger ingenues (Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton, Macy Gray, Anika Noni Rose, Janet Jackson)[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Air Doll’

— by CHRIS HYATT — You knew it was coming. Ever since the first nerd saw the Disney movie, you knew this day was coming. A modern day Pinocchio … with a blow up doll instead of a puppet. Contrary to the way I built it up, this is not the movie you think[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Tourist’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Before the trailer debuted this week, I only knew “The Tourist” as that movie Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie were filming when all the tabloids started speculating about whether or not they would have an affair. But based on the first trailer, the movie cer[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘New Low’

— by CHRIS HYATT — I don’t watch a whole lot of low budget (underground, independent, arthouse, whichever term you’d care to use) movies for three main reasons. One reason is because here in Akron, they are shown in theaters few and far between, unless you are willing to[...]

Under Review: ‘The Town’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Charlestown is a blue-collar neighborhood in Massachusetts and crime can be a way of life there. Families pass down their knowledge and status in the crime syndicate like it’s an antique family heirloom. Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is a smart and intuitive guy. He als[...]