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Archive for October, 2010

Eight TV Spots for the Next ‘Harry Potter’ Movie

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — If you are like me, a Potterhead, you should all ready have opening night tickets for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.” I’m even doing what I shouldn’t do, and that is re-reading “Deathly Hallows” in preparation for the[...]

Kiernan Shipka, Kellie Martin to Star in ‘Smooch’

Two-time SAG Award-winning actor Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper, “Mad Men”) joins Emmy® nominee Kellie Martin (“Life Goes On”) and Simon Kassianides (“Quantum of Solace”) in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Smooch,” which begins production in Detroit on Oct. 23 and is slated to pr[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Nerdcore Rising’

— by CHRIS HYATT — I am a geek and a nerd and I’m proud to say it. In the current state of our culture, or lack thereof, it means I’m (probably) smarter than you and have a (relatively) better taste in media. Yeah, that’s incredibly cocky of me to say, but that is how [[...]

Trailer: The Youngest Candidate

— by SEAN GERSKI — While some have labeled the use of Twitter as a fad, I fall more on the side of those who think it has a permanent, viable place. What that place is, however, is still being discovered. I have been on Twitter now for a few years and in that[...]

Peter Jackson Directing Two ‘Hobbit’ Films Back-to-Back

The two films based on “The Hobbit” are now greenlit and will begin principal photography in February 2011, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced by: Toby Emmerich, president and chief operating officer of New Line Cinema; Alan Horn, president and chief operating[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Biutiful’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — I’ve always thought Javier Bardem was beautiful — turns out, he’s “Biutiful” as well. That is to say, he’s the star of this film who is already getting praise for his portrayal of Uxbal, a conflicted man and father. Bardem won Bes[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘How Do You Know’

— by RACHEL COYNE — I like Reese Witherspoon. I adore Paul Rudd. I … don’t actively dislike Owen Wilson. Yet I can’t seem to make myself give a flying you-know-what about their newest movie. “How Do You Know” looks to be no different than a hundred other love triangle-themed[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Scream 4’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Changing the rules won’t make “Scream 4” as good as the first. This was my first thought upon watching the newly-released trailer. I’ll get to that later. A couple days prior to the trailer’s official release, a shorter and shaky version was ta[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Restless’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In “Wedding Crashers,” Will Ferrell’s character Chazz Reinhold (“Ma! The meatloaf!”) likes to crash funerals to pick up chicks. In “Restless,” Enoch (Henry Hopper) also crashes funerals, although from this trailer, we’[...]

Under Review: ‘The Peasant and the Priest’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Ambitious, intellectual, and well-researched, this insightful documentary explains effects of globalization through the lives of two wonderful old men and a famous work of art. This film opens silently with a view of a relaxed, wholesome 14th century landscape of peasa[...]

An Exclusive Interview with Actor Patrick Cavanaugh

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — It’s one of the essential questions we face as humans: what happens after we die? Do we go to heaven? Are we reincarnated? What if there’s nothing? All forms of media have tried to answer this question and for all any of us know, any of them could be the [[...]

Five Clips from ‘Waiting for Superman’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Anthony is a fifth-grader who lives in Washington, D.C. And all he wants is a good education. It’s striking to watch this young boy with braces talk about the type of education he wants for his own children in the documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman[...]

‘Iron Man 3’ Release Date Revealed

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Since Disney bought Marvel for a hefty $4 billion, the news on upcoming movie projects is coming in full throttle. I’ll be honest, some of the news comes as a surprise to me, so let’s review what’s new. To start, some distributions rights for the hu[...]

Rhys Ifans Cast in ‘Spider-Man’ — Possibly as The Lizard

— by ROB COX — Rhys Ifans has signed to star as the villain in director Marc Webb’s upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot. What’s more vague, however, is which “Spider-Man” villain Ifans will play. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment is being intentionally secretive as[...]