Archive for October, 2011

Trailer Talk: ‘L.A. Zombie’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — What do you get when you cross a porn star, contemporary gay culture and zombies? I’m not sure, but I don’t think I wanna meet it. Throw in some necrophilia and potential schizophrenia and you have one twisted film that I’m not sure even I could mar[...]

Under Review: ‘Film Socialisme’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Foaming surf as a cruise ship glides through gray seas – a lithe bikini-clad young woman swimming underwater in the ship’s pool – a white-dressed woman slamming repeatedly into a window, ignored by the patrons chatting in the warm interior, inexplicably c[...]

Under Review: ‘The Rules of the Game’ (aka ‘La Regle du Jeu’)

— by BEV QUESTAD — There is not just an Arab discontent swirling in the winds. There is also a pervasive International Spring going on with the Occupy Wall Street movement. So it is altogether appropriate that on the Park Blocks of a make-shift tent city of protest in Portland, Ore., the[...]

Official Winners of Scream Awards 2011 Announced

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — There have been a LOT of genre movies — sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, superhero movies and so much more this year – and, of course, the most amazing deserve to get some recognition. Below are the winners of Scream Awards for 2011. The Ultimate Scream: “Harry P[...]

‘A Dog Named Christmas’ to Air Nov. 20

Bruce Greenwood (“John From Cincinnati,” “Knots Landing”) stars in a heartwarming Hallmark Hall of Fame story about coming to terms with the past and the ways that Christmas can help to bring a family together in “A Dog Named Christmas.” Greenwood is George McCray, who lives on a[...]

Sony Dedicates Park to John Calley

Sony Pictures Entertainment has revealed the naming of John Calley Park in honor of the late former chairman of the studio. The news was announced by chairman and chief executive officer Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal at a dedication ceremony attended by studio employees. The newly-named [...]

Under Review: ‘Puss in Boots’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Any fan of the “Shrek” franchise will probably admit the Puss in Boots character practically stole every scene he was in. So that said, a spin-off starring the boot wearing furball was a no-brainer. Set before the Shrek films, “Boots” delves into[...]

Under Review: ‘The Mighty Macs’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Sports movies are tricky, whether you’re into the sport or not can affect how you see and interpret the movie. Those based on true events have even more hurdles to jump because if it is a well-known story, then you already know the outcome and that can make the movi[...]

Kristy Swanson to Make ‘A Christmas Wish’

Emmy Award-winning actor Edward Herrmann (“The Gilmore Girls”), Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominee Tess Harper (“No Country For Old Men”) and Kristy Swanson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) find new friendships can create holiday miracles in “A Christmas Wish,” a Hallmark Channel o[...]

‘Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred’ Airs Tonight

— by ESTHER RYKACZEWSKI — The long-awaited “Fred” sequel, has finally arrived. Last September, Nickelodeon brought us the much-anticipated film adaption, “Fred: The Movie,” based upon the popular character Fred Figglehorn, created by Lucas Cruikshank[...]

Under Review: ‘Zanzibar Musical Club’

— by BEV QUESTAD — I watched this film the first time without knowing anything about it. Big Mistake. Before you are able to appreciate it fully, you must know three bits of crucial information. “Zanzibar Music Club” is one of the last films in the Northwest Film Center’s Reel [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘This Means War’

— by ALEXA MILAN — With superb performances in “Bronson” and “Inception” and with upcoming projects like “Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” Tom Hardy is one of the most promising up and coming actors around. And virtua[...]

Dean Cain Will Make ‘The Case for Christmas’

Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) stars as an up-and-coming attorney who is representing Santa Claus and defending the magic of Christmas in one of the biggest lawsuits the world has ever seen in the world premiere of “The Case for Christmas,” a Hallmark Channel[...]

Under Review: ‘Paranormal Activity 3’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — The “Paranormal Activity” franchise returns tomorrow with another scary yet less cohesive installment. Just like the trailers imply, we finally learn why sisters Katie and Kristi are haunted by what we assume to be a demon. However, by the film’s end, [...]