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Archive for June, 2011

Marvel Studios to Skip This Year’s Comic-Con

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Last summer, Marvel had the biggest event at Comic-Con with “The Avengers” cast appearing to promote the biggest movie the studio has ever done. But this year, Marvel won’t follow their brilliant move from last year. Hero Complex reports Marvel Studios [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Muppets’

— by ADAM POYNTER — The last theatrically-released Muppet movie was more than 10 years ago, but now your favorite frog is back and the whole team is coming along for the ride in “The Muppets.” “The Muppets” tells the story of Walter, the world’s largest Muppet fan. Walter is on[...]

Paramount Pictures Unveils Interactive ‘Transformers’ Poster

Paramount Pictures has introduced a “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” App that lets iPhone and iPod touch users convert traditional movie posters into an augmented reality experience before their eyes. The app, TF3: DEFEND THE EARTH, allows iPhone and iPod touch users to locate the closes[...]

Six Clips and a Featurette from ‘Zookeeper’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Kevin James is one of those comedians who has the ability to entertain both adults and children. He can walk the line of a bit dirtier comedy, but can still pull off the child-like shtick that kids love so much. I believe that dexterity lies in his personable nature. [...]

Emma Stone Offered Lead in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Emma Stone has worn many hats in her relatively short career — a high school girl feigning promiscuity, a budding writer and Civil Rights activist, the love interest of an arachnid-inspired superhero. Now she might add a classic literary figure to the list, with [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Footloose’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Not many films make you want to get up out of your seat and dance, but Paramount Pictures, along with director Craig Brewer (“Black Snake Moan” and “Hustle & Flow”), are hoping that will all change with their re-telling of a classic story. Yes, I am talki[...]

Under Review: ‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Back when I saw the trailer for “Emerald Knights” and the synopsis, I was actually looking forward to a movie that would basically explain some of the other Lanterns’ stories and more about the Green Lantern Corps. Before I give you my thoughts of the movie[...]

Trailer: Flypaper

— by ADAM POYNTER — How terrified and scared would you be if you went into your bank, just for a simple deposit or withdrawal, and found yourself stuck in the middle of a robbery? Would it be even worse if a second robbery occurred while the first was taking place? That’s exactly[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Successful Alcoholics’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — “Successful Alcoholics” is a short film is made up of two contradictory ideas. While it tries to be funny, it also tries to tackle the issue of alcoholism in a serious manner. Whether it is successful or not is a different story[...]

Two Music Videos from ‘You Got Served: Beat the World’

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — Below, we have a pair of music videos from the new movie “You Got Served: Beat the World,” a sequel to the 2004 surprise hit “You Got Served.” The first video is for the song “Hip Hop Nation” (feat. Lina) by KRS-One & KR[...]

Under Review: ‘Cars 2’

— by ADAM POYNTER — It is time to return to the world created in 2006’s “Cars,” where there are no humans but there are unique and distinctive automobiles. Co-directors John Lasseter and Brad Lewis take us back to the town of Radiator Springs and beyond, exploring the world and tra[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Madeleine Zabel’

— by ADAM POYNTER — If I were to describe to you a rich socialite — famous for nothing of significance, but constantly in the headlines for abusive behavior to the paparazzi, a leaked sex-tape and outrageous public behavior — you would probably think I was talking about eithe[...]

Afghan Doc Makes Impact on Students

— by BEV QUESTAD — “The biggest enemies to Afghanistan are poverty, ignorance and illiteracy. It breaks my heart,” says Dr. Mohammad Kharoti, the subject of the documentary, “Stealing the Light.” In the fall, a few students from a Vancouver, Wash., high school[...]

Feature Trailer for ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part II’

— by LYNN TACKITT — The final installment of the Harry Potter film franchise is almost upon us. And after watching Harry go through trials and tribulations over the past years, it all comes down to the final showdown with Voldemort. Harry, Ron and Hermione (Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Grint [...]