Archive for February, 2011

Trailer Talk: ‘Hesher’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Suspension of disbelief plays a big part in enjoying a film. Horror movies are infinitely less scary once you remember the creatures in the night don’t actually exists. Rom-coms would fall flat if the witty dialogue was the way people actually talked. Sci-fi[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘The Lost Thing’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Based on a children’s book written by Shaun Tan, “The Lost Thing” is a charming animated short about a boy who discovers a mechanical crab-like creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. Despite everyone else’s lack of interest in the creature, t[...]

Four Clips from ‘Rango’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — It is no secret that I am a fan of the recent slew of computer-animated movies that have been pixelated our way since the success of the first “Toy Story.” Some have been better than others, but most have simply been great to watch. The writing, the art, [...]

Time Lapse Video of The Red Carpet Being Set Up

— by SEAN GERSKI — It takes a lot of time and effort to set up the Red Carpet on the day of the Oscars. But, luckily, thanks to time-lapse video, you can watch the whole thing unfold in just over a minute.[...]

Under Review: ‘Honey’ (aka ‘Bal’)

— by BEV QUESTAD — You enter through the dark, with the night noises of the forest, the stream rushing over rocks, the bustle of insects thriving in anonymity, and a gentle air brushing through trees. Then it’s daylight and a kindly man with his white horse is scouting the filigreed wo[...]

HISHE’s Best Picture Summary 2011

— by ADAM POYNTER — The Academy Awards are approximately 24 hours away — they take place at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles — and all of the industry’s biggest and brightest stars will descend in one location to see who the academy has selected for the year’s top honors.[...]

A Clip from ‘Source Code’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Jake Gyllanhaal is giving the action genre another go with his latest film “Source Code,” a sci-fi thriller about a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find a bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Unfort[...]

A Who’s Who List of Oscar Personalities for 2011

— by SEAN GERSKI — By now, we all know Anne Hathaway and James Franco will be hosting the Oscars Sunday. But who else is expected to be on the stage (other than the award winners)?[...]

Under Review: ‘Hall Pass’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Many actors and comedians are known for their wacky and sometimes daring performances in comedies, but very few directors have created as many phrases and iconic roles and scenarios in the last decade of comedy as the Farrelly brothers. They made such films as “Dumb[...]

Three Clips from ‘Drive Angry’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Oh, Nic Cage. I’d like to say “how the mighty have fallen,” but to be honest, I’ve never been a Cage fan. There’s just something about him that doesn’t click for me. The only movies I’ve seen that I’ve enjoyed him in a[...]

Under Review: ‘All-Star Superman’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — I am not sure how to feel about “All-Star Superman.” Perhaps if I had never watched the recent animated masterpieces “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse” and “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” I would feel at ease with what I just wat[...]

Under Review: ‘I Saw the Devil’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Sadistic is the first word that springs to mind when describing Kim Jee-woon’s “I Saw The Devil.” A revenge film like no other, the unrelenting violence makes prior retribution movies — such as “Taken” and “Inglourious Basterds” — seem[...]

Has a Major ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Spoiler Been Leaked?

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — We know that The Lizard (who will be played by Rhys Ifans) will be one of the villains in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and it looks like that a possible huge spoiler has been leaked with regards to the battle between the web-slinger and The Lizard. Big Fan Bo[...]

Two Clips from ‘Take Me Home Tonight’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — I’m all about waxing nostalgic about the ’80s. Sure, I was barely 5 when they were over, but still. It was the decade in which I was born, and I delight in remembering the quirky, weird, tacky yet awesome things that made the ’80s what they were (e[...]