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Archive for February, 2012

Review: Patagonia

— by BEV QUESTAD — Everyone is on a journey with at least one secret. Two road trips, one set in Wales and the other in Patagonia, have another interesting connection. In 1865 about 160 Welsh people immigrated to Argentina to start a new life free of “the poverty of their hill farms an[...]

Trailer: Gemelle

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — After what seemed to be an endless wait, fans of Erica Durance can rejoice: we finally have a trailer for her long-time-coming movie project, “Gemelle,” which was filmed in Italy. I must admit, I didn’t know what to expect going in to watching the trailer, [...]

Review: Eternity (aka Tee rak)

— by BEV QUESTAD — Feel the stillness as you gaze at the rich dirt after harvest and the faint mountains in a haze. There is no movement, no sound or whisper even from nature. Then, from a distance, comes the crackle of a motorcycle. It comes into the silent scene and departs, leaving yo[...]

Short Film: Cost of Living

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Going in, I was especially excited to watch “Cost of Living” because it starred Brandon Routh of “Superman Returns.” I am a fan of his work and will continue to follow his career wherever he goes. I’ve especially loved his recent guest spots on “Chuck,”[...]

Review: The Secret World of Arrietty

— by ADAM DALE — Known for such international hits such as “Spirited Away,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Ponyo,” Studio Ghibli has teamed up with director Hiromasa Yonebayashi to bring another intriguing and visually-beautiful animated tale to the big screen with “The Secr[...]

Exclusive Interview: Francesca Zappitelli

— by LYNN TACKITT — Ten or 15 years ago, if you were to ask most little girls what they wanted to be when they grew up, they might just say a teacher, a nurse or a ballerina. As noble as those professions are, not all girls fit into those molds. With the ever-growing world […][...]

26th Annual ASC Winners Named

Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; Michael Weaver, ASC; and Martin Ruhe claimed top honors in the four competitive categories at the 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom. Lube[...]

Six Clips from This Means War

— by ADAM POYNTER — Love is a tricky thing, then again so is a successful blend of action and comedy. In the new film “This Means War,” director McG — who has shown his ability to construct this blend previously in “Charlie’s Angels” and “Terminator Salvation” —[...]

Trailer: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

— by LYNN TACKITT — No more G.I. Joe? Rise of COBRA? It can’t be true. But as the second installment of G.I. Joe opens, it shows the downfall of our beloved Joes and the rise of COBRA into the Whitehouse. Channing Tatum is back in what looks to be a more action-packed “G.I. Joe&#[...]

Review: Elena (aka Елена)

— by BEV QUESTAD — This is the story of a marriage between a cold, penny-pinching Russian capitalist conservative and his working class wife. In “Elena,” a successful retired capitalist married the nurse he met while recovering in a hospital from appendicitis. He apparently married h[...]

Berlinale 2012 Hits the Midway Point

A splendid opening of the Berlinale’s new venue at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on Schaperstraße, a decisive increase in participants and films at the European Film Market, and more than 250,000 tickets already sold — these are the midway results of the 62nd Berlin International Film Fe[...]

Short Film: JT vs. the Good Guys

— by ADAM POYNTER — We have seen portrayals of bullies in movies, television shows, plays and every other type of media, because as long as there have been two people — one larger than the other — there has been bullying in one form or another. The most typical would be the p[...]

2012 BAFTA Winners Announced

“The Artist” was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry at London’s Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as[...]

Review: Safe House

— by ADAM DALE — Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds are no strangers to the action film genre, so what would happen if you put them together and pitted them against each other? Universal Pictures and director Daniel Espinosa are hoping this equals into big screen movie magic in the new [...]