Archive for March, 2012

Review: The Hunger Games

— by ADAM DALE — The nation Panem has risen out of the ruins of what was once known as North America. As punishment for an unsuccessful uprising against the Capitol, a raffle (known as the “reaping”) is held yearly to choose one boy and one girl — from the ages of 12 to[...]

Review: Carpet Racers: A Crash Course

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — What are “carpet racers” you ask? This is one of the questions that this documentary intends to answer for you. Director Jay Thames embarks on a year-long quest into the life and times of a professional “carpet racer.” In orde[...]

Review: A Separation

— by BEV QUESTAD — Bravo to Iran for winning the coveted Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with a brave, insightful study of the human condition. At first, because of the headscarves and trenchant males, the viewer might be tut-tutting that this is just how we expected Iran to[...]

Trailer: Snow White and the Huntsman

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — “Snow White and the Huntsman” is almost upon us. And with two live-action films based on the same fairy tale releasing this year alone — along with two television shows that touch on the fairy tale — it is almost an overload o[...]

Trailer: The Cabin In The Woods

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Isolated woods, a group of friends on a trip together, yes ladies and gentlemen, that is the official recipe for a horror film. Normally, I would not be amused by the mundane, stereotypical plot of this nature, but “Cabin in the Woods” has something a lit[...]

Review: Rocco and His Brothers

— by BEV QUESTAD — Four brothers with their shrew of a mother have left their farm and traveled to the big city of Milan to surprise and move in with the older, newly-engaged fifth son. Surprise, surprise. “Rocco and his Brothers,” renowned as perfection in cinema, begins with artist[...]

Crackle Pops in Brazil

Crackle Inc., Sony Pictures Television’s multi-platform video entertainment network, has launched in Brazil, becoming the only online network to offer ad-supported, always free-to-consumer full-length movies and television series in the region. Crackle’s unique mix of high-quality[...]

Review: Any Day Now

— by ALEXA MILAN — It’s a period that everyone has gone through, or will go through, at some point in their lives. That time of transition when you’re no longer a student, you’re trying to navigate through the real world, but you’re not entirely sure where your li[...]

Casablanca Returning to Theaters

The quintessential Hollywood love story returns to the big screen this spring as Turner Classic Movies Presents the “Casablanca” 70th Anniversary Event on March 21 at 7 p.m. local time, with special matinees in select theaters. Movie audiences in theaters nationwide will be able to[...]

Rambo Not Retiring Just Yet

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — At a recent fundraiser for the Canadian Diabetes Association, Sylvester Stallone gave a really good interview where he shared details about his upcoming projects, his old feud with Schwarzenegger, his trials while filming “Rocky” and even an update on his “Ramb[...]

Review: 21 Jump Street

— by ADAM DALE — When it comes to buddy police comedies, we have seen our fill of action versus comedy. The chemistry between the leads can be just as vitally important to the movie as the story or the jokes themselves. Without the right mixture, the film can be perceived as a parody or [...]

Sin City 2 to Shoot this Summer?

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — So sayeth Robert Rodriguez. I wonder if the actors know about this? In 2009, Clive Owen, who played Dwight in the first film, said production would begin in 2010. Rosario Dawson, formerly known as the gun toting Gail, didn’t know when filming would start when [...]

Book a Date with The Loved Ones

Paramount’s Insurge Pictures has announced it will release “The Loved Ones” in theaters nationwide in June by offering moviegoers a unique way to see it first. Through an innovative collaboration with Tugg Inc., a collective action web-platform that enables individuals to choose the fi[...]

‘Off the Record’ with Katherine Brooks

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Author Joseph Campbell said, “Love is friendship set to music.” Writer/director Katherine Brooks and her production company, Big Easy Pictures, are out to explore that concept with their upcoming film “Off the Record.” The essence of “Off the Record” is f[...]