Archive for April, 2011

Watch the Opening Sequence of ‘Dylan Dog: Dead of Night’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The under-promoted “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” opened yesterday in just 875 theaters in the United States, in comparison to 3,644 theaters for “Fast Five.” Nevertheless, I have no doubt it will be well received by those who see it. “Dylan[...]

Under Review: ‘Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Often, when you see a sequel you have a preconceived notion that it is not going to be as good as the first. And more times than not, you would be correct. Rarely does a sequel outshine the original. Writers Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech and Mike Disa (who [&[...]

Under Review: Disney’s ‘Prom’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Disney has put out more than its fair share of teen movies. This is a company that knows a good formula for movies. And “Prom” sticks to that basic formula. I’m not saying that it is a bad thing; in fact, I enjoyed the movie. A bit predictable, but then [...]

Book vs. Movie: The Sword and the Stone

— by JACKIE YU — Countless tales have been told about people going from misfortune to success. As kids, we’ve heard the stories of Cinderella with her glass slippers, and of Snow White and her seven dwarves. Among them all, one has stood as a great legend, being retold through[...]

Watch the Star Wars Documentary ‘Jedi Junkies’ for Free

— by SEAN GERSKI — I was thinking recently that I have watched an inordinately high number of “Star Wars” documentaries. Basically, if someone makes it, I watch it. Usually, these documentaries take one of two forms. The first kind is made with the full co-operation of George[...]

Armie Hammer is Leading Contender for ‘The Lone Ranger’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Walt Disney Pictures is working hard to find its leading man for the role of the “Lone Ranger.” Currently, Armie Hammer (who played the Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network”) is the top contender for the role. Although Tonto has been linked[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Life in a Day’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Last summer, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott received 80,000 different video submissions from people all over the world as part of their latest project to document a single day in history — July 24, 2010. Macdonald and Scott hav[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Attack the Block’

— by JESSICA MORALES — A gang of teen-age street kids are gearing up to be heroes and stop the invasion in this hilarious take on what might happen if aliens out to take over the planet landed in your neighborhood. The producers of “Shaun of the Dead” are doing up to their ol[...]

Under Review: ‘Fast Five’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — I’ve enjoyed every “Fast and the Furious” film. Yes, that even includes the poorly-reviewed “Tokyo Drift.” I don’t understand why that one gets so much hate. It was certainly better than “2 Fast 2 Furious,” which was directed by John Singleton. W[...]

Check Out This ‘Super’ Opening Sequence

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Below is the hand-drawn (by markers and color pencils) opening sequence for “Super,” which stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler. Featuring the “Calling All Destroyers” by Tsar, the opening plays like a music video. Check it out[...]

‘Smallville’ Finale Countdown: ‘Dominion’

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — We are only two weeks away from the big “Smallville” finale and tonight, Callum Blue returns for his final appearance as General Zod before he passes the torch to Michael Shannon, who will portray Zod in Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Man of[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Devil’s Double’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Lionsgate is known to put out horror films of all kinds. The trailer for “The Devil’s Double” seems to deal with a whole different type of horror. New Zealand director Lee Tamahori is at the helm of this action-packed dark look into the life of[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Well, it’s finally here — the first full-length trailer for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” It’s almost as if they took a note from the editors who put together the most recent “X-Men: First Class” trailer. This[...]

Two Clips from ‘Everything Must Go’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Will Ferrell has a string of comedies in his acting career that, after a while, I have trouble discerning one from another. But wait! It looks like Mr. Ferrell is taking a turn in his acting career with a bit more drama in an indie movie directed by Dan Rush […[...]