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Archive for October, 2012

Review: Yogawoman

— by BEV QUESTAD — Vegetarianism, Transcendental Meditation, the Dalai Lama, Mozart, Thrivent Mutual Accounts – there is always something out there that promises to bring harmony, happiness and love. In “Yogawoman,” there are all these promises and more. Annette Bening, a yoga prac[...]

Trailer: Parker

— by ALEXA MILAN — There are certain movies in which you know what you’re in for based on one detail. If you see a movie based on a book by Nicolas Sparks, for example, you know you’re in for ample melodrama that will inevitably leave you in tears by the end. And if you [&hel[...]

Trailer: The Girl

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Yesterday, I wrote about Fox Searchlight’s trailer for “Hitchcock,” starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. Coincidentally, another production about the famous suspense director, titled “The Girl,” will premiere on HBO Oct. 20. I[...]

Review: Here Comes the Boom

— by ADAM DALE — Kevin James has been a staple in family comedy films the past few years, collaborating with Adam Sandler’s productions multiple times, and has really cemented himself in that role. The only problem is that I don’t like that mold. His performances in comedic films pri[...]

Asia Pacific Screen Awards: 2012 Nominees

Nominees for the sixth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) were announced today with 34 films from 18 Asia Pacific countries and areas nominated in the region’s highest accolade in film. The five films nominated for Best Feature Film are “Khers” (aka “Bear” — Islamic Republi[...]

Trailer: Identity Thief

— by ADAM POYNTER — Jason Bateman is back and he is re-teaming with his “Horrible Bosses” director Seth Gordon on a new film called “Identity Thief.” Bateman plays a straight-laced, conservative Denver resident named Sandy Bigelow Patterson. Sandy finds out he has had his identit[...]

The Official Hitchcock Trailer is Here

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Award season is certainly in full swing. A few weeks ago, the highly-anticipated “Lincoln” trailer hit the net. And today, Fox Searchlight released a two-minute trailer for their entry, “Hitchcock,” which is due in theaters Nov. 23, but will premiere at [...]

Review: Raising Resistance

— by BEV QUESTAD — In the last 20 years, soy production has become the Green Gold of South America, especially for Brazil and Paraguay. But with this agri-business boost comes wretched consequences. That’s what “Raising Resistance” is all about. It is a galvanizing movie meant to n[...]

Missing William: Trailer and Poster

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Movies like “Missing William” remind me how much I love movies. It doesn’t matter which genre it is, but a well-written, thought-provoking film can strongly motivate me. If this trailer is any sign of what to expect, then I am expecting something ra[...]

Review: 5 Broken Cameras

— by BEV QUESTAD — This surprising collaboration between a Palestinian and an Israeli, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, shows unblinking footage as the cameraman’s brothers are arrested, friends are shot and doors are pounded on in the dead of night. When he’s asked to turn off his camera[...]

A Music Video from Frankenweenie

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — Below, you can check out a new music video for the song “Pet Sematary” by the Plain White T’s. The song is for Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie,” which is out in theaters now. “Frankenweenie” has two soundtracks. The first one features 22 so[...]

You’re On Camera, Charlie Brown!

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — More than 60 years ago, the talented Charles Schulz created the beloved comic strip Peanuts. Schulz, who incidentally was rejected by Disney Studios, earned roughly $30 million annually from the characters he imagined through merchandise and product endorsements[...]

Review: Simon and the Oaks

— by BEV QUESTAD — There is war, forbidden love, danger, fire, beauty and insanity in this highly acclaimed Swedish epic film. Its complex environment includes the controversial story of Sweden’s compromising role in World War II and the subterfuge of its citizens who supported efforts[...]

Argo Soundtrack Available Today

WaterTower Music has released “Argo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” to all digital retailers. The original music was composed by four-time Academy Award nominee Alexandre Desplat. “We needed to find a theme that we would use throughout — obviously different instrumentation and tempo[...]