Archive for August, 2011

Four Clips from ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’

— by ALEXA MILAN — What’s a guy to do when it’s nearly Labor Day and all the great end-of-the-summer party themes have been done before? Throw a good old-fashioned orgy, of course. The ensemble comedy “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” centers on Eric (Jason Sudeikis) a [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’

— by ADAM POYNTER — When “Ghost Rider” hit the screen in 2007, it was apparent that this awesome character and concept was being utilized in an underwhelming comic-book based movie franchise. Half a decade later, Columbia Pictures is releasing a reboot/sequel to the criticall[...]

Under Review: ‘Griff the Invisible’

— by ADAM POYNTER — While the superhero genre is in full swing, there is a growing sub-genre focusing on everyman superhero films — such as “Defendor,” “Kick-Ass” and “Super” — in which an average person puts on a costume and fights crime[...]

A Featurette from ‘Conan the Barbarian’

— by JESSICA MORALES — Bold, bloody and bodacious fun — that is what the audience watching the reboot of the Arnold Schwarzenegger star-maker will experience. Jason Momoa takes over the starring role, alongside a slew of genre familiar faces such as Rose McGowan (“Planet[...]

Under Review: ‘Glee: The 3D Concert Movie’

— by ADAM POYNTER — With more than 34 million song downloads to date, enough merchandise to solve our current economic deficit and, of course, a sold-out tour that boasted a 40-date concert tour, it is no surprise that they decided to film the “Glee” concert in 3D. It is[...]

A Music Video from ‘The Muppets’ by OK Go

— by SEAN GERSKI — Here is a music video by the group OK Go for the upcoming movie, “The Muppets.” The band, which is renowned for a series of clever videos, perform “Muppet Show Theme Song.” Directed by James Bobin and written by Jason Segel, “The Muppets&#[...]

Under Review: ‘Buddha Mountain’

— by BEV QUESTAD — A bewigged, heavily made-up, scantily clad, 20-something girl in a nondescript northern Chinese town charges into a bar for her nightly performance at the microphone. While singing to the small raucous bar crowd the mic flings out of her hand, hitting the most belliger[...]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon returning to IMAX

IMAX and Paramount Pictures announced today that “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” the third film in the Transformers franchise, is returning to 246 IMAX domestic locations for an extended two-week run from Aug. 26 through Sept. 8. During those two weeks, the 3-D film will play[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Here is a story worthy of a movie. It’s not fiction, since its mostly based on the inspiring true story of Sam Childers, the reformed drug dealer who becomes the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children in East Africa. The movie is called “Ma[...]

Under Review: ‘Hi, Fidelity’

— by BEV QUESTAD — My second on-the-road film review, written from Hong Kong, is set in this financially successful city squeezed against Chinese hills that rise into the mists. And that, metaphorically, could describe the plot of this movie. Four HK wives of successful HK husbands find [...]

Short Film Theater: ‘The Legend of Beaver Dam’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Campfire ghost stories are the epitome of horror. Horror roots spawn around campfires. “Legend of Beaver Dam” combines horror with musical and does so in form of a short. I was very skeptical upon hitting play on this one. As much as I adore musicals and [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Underworld: Awakening’

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — It’s been six years since “Underworld: Evolution,” which centered on Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman). “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” gave us a nice look into the past and how things came to[...]

Under Review: ‘Fright Night’

— by ADAM POYNTER — The term “remake” has become synonymous with negative feelings and a general groan, but it is usually in regards to beloved source material and has no reflection on the cast or movie itself. What if you could take an outdated film that is regarded as a cul[...]

Are We Getting Closer to a Wonder Woman Movie?

— by ALEXA MILAN — Poor Wonder Woman. It seems as though the DC Comics superhero/Amazon princess has had more movie and television adaptations stuck in development hell than projects that actually grace the screen. There was the 1970s TV show with Lynda Carter and several animated adapta[...]