Archive for November, 2010

Bill Paxton Featured in One-of-a-Kind Pinball Machine

— by CAM SMITH — I consider myself to be a fairly enthusiastic supporter of Bill Paxton and his quirky cinematic oeuvre. He’s insanely fun in pop-corn classics such as “Weird Science,” “True Lies” and “Near Dark,” and genuinely compelling and powerful in more serious fare l[...]

Under Review: ‘Burlesque’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Burlesque. When one hears the word, you usually think of one of two things: either a dark or shady old club or, for the newer generation, the dance style of the singing group “The Pussycat Dolls.” That second connotation is why it came as no surprise that[...]

Odds, Fans Stacked Against ‘Buffy’ Reboot

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — “Into every generation there is a Chosen One” … and for those of us who love “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” that Chosen One is Joss Whedon. “Buffy” is one of those unique incidents where the creator became more popular than anyone else from the s[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Green Hornet’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — They say the third time is a charm, and it is possible that this is the case with this third trailer for “Green Hornet.” The previous trailers weren’t bad — they had explosions and cool gadgets — but they didn’t have, in my opinion, the heart or t[...]

‘Harry Potter’ Conjures Up Magical Weekend at Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” soared to the top of the global box office in its opening weekend, earning a staggering $330.1 million dollars worldwide, encompassing $125.1 million domestically and $205 million internationally. The[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ (Teaser Version)

— by CHRIS HYATT — Thanks to the underdog success of “District 9,” and Michael Bay’s talent of sacrificing quality for CGI, the alien invasion sub-genre of sci-fi is back in business. On the heels of “Skyline,” comes “Battle: Los Angeles” from fi[...]

A Music Video from ‘Black Swan’

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — This brief music video from “Black Swan” shows a compilation of footage from the film and provides a sample of the movie’s score. Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Wynona Rider and Barbara Hers[...]

Under Review: ‘127 Hours’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — If there’s anyone prone to hedonism, it’s Aron Ralston, who doesn’t mind risk or injury, just as long as there’s a certain amount of fun to be had. But Ralston, who continues to explore the world, has had his fair share of misfortune during his travels[...]

Warner Bros. Re-Booting ‘Buffy’ — Without Joss Whedon

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — In the latest news of wtf-ery, Warner Bros. plans to remake “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” without Joss Whedon. The studio, which is celebrating “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s” huge box office success, purchased the rights from director[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Somebody’s Hero’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — While offering what has become a common plot lately — regular guy decides to become super-hero — “Somebody’s Hero” is a more family-friendly version. It focuses on positive side to the taker of the mantle of being a super-hero. Sure, thi[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Red Riding Hood’ (Teaser Version)

— by ALEXA MILAN — First classic novels like “Wuthering Heights” and “Pride and Prejudice” got “Twilight”-inspired covers. Now, a popular fairy tale is about to get a supernatural romance makeover. I sure don’t remember the tale of Little Red Rid[...]

Under Review: ‘Monsters’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Shot guerrilla-style in the jungles of South America, Garth Edwards’ “Monsters” features compelling and complex characters, stunning visuals and, yes, giant alien monsters. Set six years after a NASA space probe carrying alien life forms broke-up over Mexico, [...]

A Clip from ‘Tron: Legacy’

— by CAM SMITH — Disney is pulling out all the stops in promoting the bejeezus out of “Tron: Legacy,” and who can blame them? They’ve dropped obscene amounts of money on a sequel to a cult fave that has as almost as many detractors as supporters. So, if the studio wants to turn thi[...]

Under Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Nine years ago, my grandmother took me to see “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Last night, sitting in the theatre I couldn’t help but think about how much both the Harry Potter film series and I have changed. The kids who first started watc[...]