Archive for October, 2012

Hallmark Channel to Honor Hero Dogs

You’ve heard of the Dog Days of Summer? Well, for three evenings in November, the Hallmark Channel is inaugurating the Dog Nights of Autumn. The network is celebrating four-legged friends from Tuesday to Thursday, Nov. 6 to 8, from 6 p.m. thru midnight ET/PT each night. How is the channel celebrat[...]

Danny Strong Tapped to Pen Mockingjay

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — Production for “Catching Fire” — the sequel to March’s blockbuster hit “The Hunger Games” based on Suzanne Collin’s novel of the same name — began in Atlanta, Ga. last month. After only a few weeks into production, rumors have[...]

This Is 40: Two Trailers

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Branded as the sort of sequel to “Knocked Up,” Judd Apatow is bringing us “This Is 40” this Christmas. The reason it is sort of a sequel is because “Knocked Up” centered around Ben (Seth Rogen) and Alison (Katherine Heigl) and R[...]

Sony Unveils Culver City Landmark

Sony Pictures Studios and the city of Culver City have unveiled “Rainbow,” a public art installation by American sculptor Tony Tasset. Soaring 94 feet high, just beyond the Madison Street entrance to Studio’s historic lot, “Rainbow” is a multi-colored steel arc 188 feet[...]

Review: Taken 2

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — How can you repay your parents for all they have done for you? Well … you can’t, but you can definitely try. Can Kim Mills (Maggie Grace) ever repay her father for everything he did for her in the events that took place in the[...]

Review: Bidder 70

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Bidder 70” is the true story of the frustrating, discouraging irony that sometimes befalls the good guy who stands up for the right side. I call it the Christ Phenomenon. America was built on the rebel, the protestor – those demanding religious freedom, those pr[...]

Iron Man 3: First Trailer

— by ADAM POYNTER — The wait is over Marvel Fans — Tony Stark is back in the first trailer for “Iron Man 3,” with Shane Black taking over the directorial duties from Jon Favreau. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans were treated to a sizzle reel of footage from “Iron Ma[...]

Cloud Atlas Soundtrack Due Oct. 23

WaterTower Music will release the “Cloud Atlas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” at all digital retailers on Oct. 23, with a physical CD release to follow on Nov. 6. The original music was composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil. Tykwer also shares screenwriting and directing[...]

Review: Words of Witness

— by BEV QUESTAD — Hot off the streets of turbulent Cairo, this work of cinema verité tells the current story of the hopeful Egyptian revolution through the concerned eyes of a 22-year-old, tightly-scarved journalist named Heba Afify. After Hosni Mubarak’s resignation on Feb. 11, 2011[...]

Review: Alex Cross

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — In “Alex Cross,” Tyler Perry attempts to prove he’s more than just a comedic actor and is somewhat successful. Opening tomorrow, the Rob Cohen film — based on James Patterson’s successful novels — follows detective Cross (Tyler Perry) on a ma[...]

Sony Pictures Classics Adds Fill the Void

Sony Pictures Classics has announced that it has acquired all North American rights to Rama Burshtein’s directorial debut, “Fill the Void.” Written and directed by Burshtein, “Fill the Void” played in Venice and Toronto to enthusiastic audiences and will make its U.S. debut at the New [...]

Review: Argo

— by BEV QUESTAD — This is a riveting, masterfully directed important movie that celebrates the true American spirit. This is the story of Tony Mendez. He takes risks, sees what’s right and lets his guts and conscience lead the way. Ben Affleck, both director and lead, reflects the con[...]

Carrie: First Teaser Trailer

— by ADAM POYNTER — Few classic horror films have such iconic imagery as Sissy Spacek in a prom dress covered in blood in De Palma’s 1976’s “Carrie.” Well, the character of Carrie White is back in director Kimberly Peirce’s re-imagining of the infamous tale. Carrie (Chloë Grac[...]

Trailer: Blessid

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Here is a trailer you will appreciate. It is for the upcoming independent film “Blessid.” It won’t flash dozens-of-scenes-per-second from the movie, and it won’t ruin any important plot points. Instead, it is a clip for a distinctive scene from the movie. “[...]