Archive for November, 2011

Under Review: ‘Ruhr’

— by BEV QUESTAD — From time to time, I see art and I am blown away — Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo, Mindy Weisel, William Thompson — my mesmerized subconscious overflows. Other times I just don’t get it and I contact my artist friends and demand, “How does this constitut[...]

‘Mission: Impossible’ Movies Offered for Rental on Facebook

Paramount Pictures is offering the entire “Mission: Impossible” movie catalogue — including “Mission: Impossible,” “Mission: Impossible II” and “Mission: Impossible III” — for rent directly through the “Mission: Impossible” Face[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

— by ADAM POYNTER — When it was announced that there would be two Snow White films coming out next year, I was a bit skeptical to say the least. Having two live-action films relating to the same subject coming out months apart is a very risky bet for the studios making them. I was [&hell[...]

Review: The Muppets

— by ADAM DALE — Jim Henson’s creation of the Muppets in the mid 1950s sparked an epidemic the world over of fans, young and old alike. Even though Jim has passed away and some of the original voice-actors retired, nothing could stop the return of “The Muppets” to a new generation.[...]

Under Review: ‘Crazy Wisdom’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Forty-one years ago, a friend of mine said that a true IQ test would be on how well we can hide our insanity. For Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, whom this film is all about, the potential paradox of crazy wisdom and his embrace of it may cause the viewer[...]

DC Comics’ Booster Gold Gets Picked Up by Syfy

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — It looks like Warner Bros./DC Comics is bringing another comic book character to the small screen along with “The Spectre” and “Deadman” — and this is one I never expected: Booster Gold. Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Syfy has ordered a pilot scri[...]

Under Review: ‘Superman Requiem’

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — The great thing about comic book fans is that they are so dedicated to what they love. Gene Fallaize is one of those fans. He is the writer, producer and director of the Superman fan film “Superman Requiem,” which pays tribute to the Richard Donner version of the[...]

Seven Clips from ‘The Muppets’

— by ADAM DALE — The Muppets have been entrancing kids and audiences the world over since the mid-’50s when Jim Henson created them. Since then, they have appeared in nearly a dozen movies and countless television specials. “The Muppets” is the first theatrical release for all [...]

Netflix Grabs Rights to New ‘Arrested Development’ Episodes

— by ALEXA MILAN — Practically ever since “Arrested Development” ended its three-season run on FOX in 2006, the cast and crew have kept the rumor mill churning about a possible big screen continuation. Now after more than five years, fans finally have some concrete news that [...]

Universal Begins Principal Photography on Werewolf Thriller

There’s no safe place to hide as the all-new supernatural Untitled Werewolf Thriller has begun principal photography in and around Bucharest, Romania. Universal celebrates its storied history of creatures and horror with an exhilarating original adventure that embraces the popular cultural res[...]

Under Review: ‘Happy Feet Two’

— by ADAM DALE — “Happy Feet” was a happy surprise hit for Warner Bros. Pictures in 2006 when this sleeper hit came out of nowhere and grossed over $380 million at the box office. Its flawless mixing of gorgeous computer-animated graphics, showcasing the beautiful icy world of the An[...]

Under Review: ‘J. Edgar’

— by ADAM POYNTER — “J. Edgar” has the potential to make the most memorable and controversial biopic in many years. With his quick rise in the political world, litigious personal life, controversial tactics — which included blackmailing government officials — and [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Jingle All the Way’

— by SEAN GERSKI — All things considered, I’d rather wait until Thanksgiving is over to start thinking about Christmas. However, there’s money to be made in the holiday, meaning the festive season gets started earlier and earlier every year. Hallmark has been playing original[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Wanderlust’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Between “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Role Models,” actor Paul Rudd and writer/director David Wain have proven they’re adept at R-rated comedy hijinks. And based on the new trailer for their latest movie, “Wanderlust,” the con[...]