Archive for June, 2012

Review: Colour of the Ocean

— by IAN McDANIEL — In a brilliant clash between morality and legality, German director Maggie Peren has created a film about two Senegalese refugees, a father and son, who arrive in the Canary Islands attempting to escape the crushing poverty of Senegal. At 95 minutes long, this heart-w[...]

Sheffield’s Doc/Fest Opens Today

Sheffield’s Doc/Fest, in its 19th consecutive year, features 120 docs and wall-to-wall sessions that will inspire, provoke and entertain in equal measure. This year Doc/Fest welcomes a number of special guests. At the two Opening Night events, indie rock band British Sea Power will perform the sou[...]

Short Film: New Guy in Town

— by ALEXA MILAN — What do you do when you meet a new colleague? Or a business client? Or a new neighbor? You smile, and most likely, you shake hands. It seems a natural gesture to many, but different groups and cultures have their own customs. And in the case of writer/director James Ri[...]

Mortensen, Cassel Back for Eastern Promises 2

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Finally, here is a sequel to be excited about. When last we left underboss Kirill (Vincent Cassel) and henchman Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen) at the end of David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises,” Kirill believes he and Nikolai have inherited the throne from his[...]

Review: Operation Cupcake

— by ADAM DALE — Just in time for Father’s Day, the Hallmark Channel is bringing you an all-new movie, “Operation Cupcake,” which features a serviceman attempting to rejoin his family in daily life after being away serving his country for so long. In “Operation Cupcake,” Army C[...]

Trailer: War Witch (aka Rebelle)

— by BEV QUESTAD — Conjuring aggression and beguilement, death and trickery, survival and provocative bedevilment, this great title headlines the most important film venue of the year, the 2012 Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF). Opening night of the festival will feature the[...]

Sony Driving Tonka to the Big Screen

Tonka, the Hasbro brand that for 65 years has stood for its line of toy trucks for children, will bring its toughness to the big screen in a fully-animated motion picture to be produced by Sony Pictures Animation, Hasbro and Happy Madison Productions. The announcement was made today by Bob Osher, pr[...]

Zachary Levi in Talks for Thor 2

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — The Warriors Three have been a part of the Asgardian mythos since the ‘60s and thanks to Kenneth Branagh’s pitch-perfect direction, the fighting trio was well utilized in last year’s “Thor,” which starred Chris Helmsworth as the hammer-wielding avenger[...]

Review: Prometheus

— by ADAM DALE — Arriving into theaters on the back of a massive viral campaign that was pushed even further by the anticipation of fanboys and science fiction lovers alike, Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” is a possible relative of 1979’s “Aliens.” Promising more than scares and [...]

Review: Madagascar 3

— by ADAM DALE — Whenever it comes to amazing cartoons – or computer animated features – the first names that come to mind are Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, but there are more studios contending for this title as well. One of those is DreamWorks Animation, which h[...]

Five Clips from That’s My Boy

— by ADAM POYNTER — Adam Sandler’s back in wacky voice mode in “That’s My Boy.” While the film seems to be right up the alley of Sandler’s typical characters as of late, I am happy to say that the film is a return to the dirty adult comedies that made him famous. After the [&he[...]

Documentary Channel to Air Beastie Boys Film

The Documentary Channel will honor the life and passing of Beastie Boys frontman Adam “MCA” Yauch with a special encore airing of “Awesome I … Shot That!” on Saturday, June 23, at 11 p.m. ET. The film, directed by Yauch under the alias of Nathanial Hōrnblowér, is a favorite among Beastie[...]

Trailer: Operation Cupcake

Dean Cain (“Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) will star with Kristy Swanson (“A Christmas Wish”) as a part-time Army dad who attempts to become a full-time father in “Operation Cupcake,” a Hallmark Channel original movie. In “Operation Cupcake,” when T.J. Carson (Cain)[...]

Justice League, Wonder Woman Scripts in Works

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — A few weeks ago, it was reported Dwayne Johnson might be joining the DC Universe. Today, we have more exciting news from DC Entertainment. Per Variety, “Gangster Squad” screenwriter Will Beall is writing the screenplay for the highly-anticipated “Justice L[...]