Archive for February, 2012

Review: Justice League: Doom

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — As I regroup and regain my composure from the excitement I just experienced watching DC Universe’s latest animated movie “Justice League: Doom,” I will attempt to put into words why I loved this movie. As a kid, I had many favorite animated TV shows[...]

The Godfather Headed Back to Theaters

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. is partnering with Paramount Pictures to offer movie-goers the opportunity to see Francis Ford Coppola’s restored version of his Academy Award-winning film, “The Godfather,” on 55 Cinemark XD auditoriums across the country on March 1. The film was[...]

Review: Wanderlust

— by ADAM DALE — Director and writer David Wain has his cinematic roots in TV sketch comedy, which has made its way into his filmmaking style. With each passing movie, his style has developed and matured. His first film, “Wet Hot American Summer,” had an energy to it that really lent[...]

The Hunger Games Breaks Ticket Sales Record

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — With a nearly a month to go until the release of the film, the online ticketing service Fandango is reporting that “The Hunger Games” has already broken the first day advance ticket sales record formerly held[...]

Sneak Previews Set for Titanic 3D

Moviegoers across the U.S. and Canada will be among the first audiences anywhere to experience TITANIC in 3D at the exclusive “sneak preview” fan screening events set for April 2 in Canada and April 3 in the U.S. Presented exclusively in RealD, these one-night only special advance screenings wil[...]

Recap: The 84th Annual Academy Awards

— by ADAM POYNTER — Last night in Los Angeles, the world watched as the stars of Hollywood and beyond descended upon the Kodak Theater for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Billy Crystal returned for his ninth stint at host, and with it having been 22 years since his first time hosting, he[...]

Predictions for Tonight’s Academy Awards

— by ADAM POYNTER — Well it’s here, the biggest day of the year for the entertainment industry: the 84th Annual Academy Awards. This is the day when the greatest names in the business get together and are awarded for their strenuous efforts in the past year for everything from Best Pic[...]

Review: Monsieur Lazhar

— by BEV QUESTAD — It is Montreal in the winter. Children are playing outside their school in the slushy cold. Two little sixth graders befriend each other. Alice (Sophie Nélisse) reminds Simon (Émilien Néron) it’s his turn to get the milk. He dashes off, excited to be a helper. He [...]

Tony Bennett to Perform at Governors Ball

Tony Bennett will perform at the Governors Ball, the celebration that will follow the 84th Academy Awards presentation tonight, Academy President Tom Sherak announced. “Tony Bennett is that rare artist who truly reaches across generations,” said Sherak. “Welcoming him to the Ball i[...]

Review: Footnote (aka He’arat Shulayim)

— by BEV QUESTAD — There are five nominations for this year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar and three of them were shown at Portland’s 35th International Film Festival this month. Normally you’d be thinking that this would be a great opportunity to see great work, but unless[...]

Dwayne Johnson Wanted for Hercules

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Here’s some interesting news that will probably get Dwayne Johnson fans excited. MGM wants The Rock for the upcoming “Hercules” movie project. The studio has already secured Brett Ratner (“Tower Heist” and the “Rush Hour” fil[...]

Eight Clips from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

— by ADAM POYNTER — Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential children’s authors of the 20th century, creating such memorable and fanciful characters as the Grinch, the Whos, the Cat in the Hat and Horton. Now, one of his lesser-known characters, the Lorax, is getting the royal treatmen[...]

Review: The Island President

— by BEV QUESTAD — After viewing this film you’re going to want to immediately book your trip to the sunny Maldive Islands. Why? They’re a gorgeous group of over 1000 little islands in paradise filled with palm trees, colorful flowers, warm water lagoons, and exotic, secluded[...]

Review: This Means War

— by ADAM DALE — Friendship is useful in many ways, and it can come in handy when you’re dealing with life and death situations. FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are not only best friends; they are two of the CIA’s top field agents. Their knowledge of each other’s strength[...]