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Archive for August, 2012

Review: It Is No Dream

— by BEV QUESTAD — With an original score of haunting premonition, this film is a careful, meticulous account of the visionary who founded the Zionist movement and inspired the creation of the state of Israel. Using photographs and some archival footage, the story of Theodor Herzl genera[...]

JAWSFEST 2012 Wraps Up

Jaws fans from around the world descended upon Martha Vineyard (aka “Amity Island”) for “JAWSFEST: The Tribute” on Aug. 9, 2012. The annual four-day, fan-driven event took place Aug. 9 to 12, 2012, to celebrate the legacy of Steven Spielberg’s film and how it has impacted the l[...]

Short Film: Superman Classic

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Perhaps Zack Snyder’s Untitled Superman movie should be animated. I don’t mean in 3D, but in traditional 2D animation. Honestly, I’m kinda over the three-dimensional craze. As someone who grew up watching Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty a[...]

Trailer: Red Dawn

— by ADAM POYNTER — If you say the title of this article and thought to yourself “Oh yeah, I forgot about this movie,” then you are not alone. Although I have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the “Red Dawn” remake for years now, most casual movie-goers might not have even[...]

Sony Takes on At Any Price

Sony Pictures Classics announced it has acquired all North American and Eastern European rights, excluding CIS and Russia, to “At Any Price.” Ramin Bahrani and co-wrote the film with Hallie Elizabeth Newton. “At Any Price” stars Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens and Heather Graham. Set in[...]

Trailer: The Paperboy

— by ALEXA MILAN — Zac Efron has worked steadily since his days starring in a certain mega-successful Disney franchise. But despite gravitating toward more serious roles in movies like “Me and Orson Welles” and “Charlie St. Cloud,” he’s still best known as t[...]

Review: The Bourne Legacy

— by ADAM DALE — It is hard to predict the weekend box office for “The Bourne Legacy” when hits theaters Aug. 10. While it will be a continuation of the previous trilogy, it is substituting another star in the lead role and missing previous franchise front man Matt Damon. Another maj[...]

Why They Should Make Anger Management 2

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — “Anger Management” was a surprisingly funny and unique 2003 movie. It had the qualities of a musical, with an amazing soundtrack that included a wide range of classics songs like “I Feel Pretty” from “West Side Story” and Santana&#[...]

Trailer: Cloud Atlas

— by ADAM POYNTER — British author David Mitchell’s “Cloud Atlas” has been a beloved novel ever since its 2004 release. The book has won multiple literary awards and been nominated for numerous others. Now, this intriguing and somewhat perplexing book is headed to the big scree[...]

Hallmark’s First Musical to Debut Aug. 11

Annie Potts (“GCB,” “Designing Women”) and Richard Thomas (“The Waltons”) will star in Hallmark Channel’s first movie musical, “The Music Teacher,” premiering Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The movie will feature original songs and lyrics composed by Alan Ett. In “The Music Teacher,”[...]

Catching Up on Catching Fire Casting News

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — The search for Finnick Odair, Johanna Mason and Mags has finally come to an end. The lucky stars joining “The Hunger Games” sequel are Sam Claflin in the much-coveted role of Finnick Odair, Jena Malone as Johanna Mason and Lynn Cohen as M[...]

Under Review: Total Recall

— by ADAM DALE — When it comes to classic genre films, fans can be less than enthusiastic about the idea of a remake. With ostensibly a more faithful interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s 1966 short story “We Can Remember it for You Wholesale” than the 1990 original starring Arnold Sc[...]

Trailer: Hope Springs

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Meryl Streep is a marvel. Not only is she an Oscar award-winning actress, the 62-years-young thespian is a box office draw. In an industry where a woman’s shelf life doesn’t extend past 35 — much less 40 — this is quite an accomplishment. “Mama[...]

Man of Steel vs. the John Williams Score

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — If there is an iconic movie theme for a fictitious character that is recognizable by most people, it would probably be one of the following: “Superman,” “Indiana Jones,” “Star Wars,” or “Jaws.” Interestingly enough, the[...]