Archive for February, 2013

Quvenzhane Wallis to play Annie

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Two years ago, Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith announced plans to remake the classic musical “Annie.” Rap artist and entrepreneur Jay Z would arrange the music and Willow Smith would portray Ann[...]

Guardians of the Galaxy: Jason Momoa is Out

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Two weeks ago, Latino Review reported that Jason Momoa flew to London for a screen test with the folks at Marvel. Apparently, they were so impressed with his Dothraki skills, Momoa was offered the part of Drax the Destroyer for the upcoming “Guardians of t[...]

Snitch: Review

— by ADAM DALE — Although it has been fairly common to see athletes appear in films over the years, never before has one transitioned so well onto the silver screen as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In a movie career that has now lasted more than a decade, Johnson took a professional wre[...]

The Host: Two New Trailers

— by CHERRY BELL — On the heels of a very successful teen driven saga (“The Twilight Saga”), Stephenie Meyers’ second book-to-film adaptation — “The Host” starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger and William Hurt — is picking up mom[...]

85th Annual Academy Awards Results

— by ADAM POYNTER — Last night, the most prestigious awards of the year were presented to the leaders in the entertainment industry at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Oscar host Seth MacFarlane presided over the festivities as emcee, and while he did an OK job, the entire night was prett[...]

85th Annual Academy Awards: Predictions

— by ADAM POYNTER — Well, another year has passed and we some amazing movies were released in 2012. We have already had the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards and now it is finally time for the biggest and most prestigious award show of the year — the Academy Awards. This year marks the[...]

Oz The Great and Powerful: Motion Poster

— by CHERRY BELL — From Walt Disney Pictures, we have a new motion poster of the Wicked Witch with a tornado in the background. We all know that tornados are the main cause of visitors from our realm getting “dropped” into the magical land of Oz and this motion poster is a gr[...]

Five Clips from Dark Skies

— by ADAM POYNTER — With just a few days until its release, Dimension Films has unveiled five short clips from the upcoming thriller “Dark Skies.” “Dark Skies” follows the trials of a normal, happy family, the Barretts, after they are targeted by a malevolent force – which has [...]

Jobs will open April 19

Open Road Films, in partnership with Five Star Feature Films, will release “Jobs” – the highly-anticipated film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century – nationwide on April 19. April 2013 wil[...]

Review: Kon-Tiki

— by BEV QUESTAD — In the running as one of the five nominees for Best Foreign Film, “Kon-Tiki” delivers an entertaining adventure with a terrifying storm, shark attacks and six very handsome Scandinavian men. Norwegians are noted for being self-sufficient, sparing of words (they tal[...]

Star Trek Into Darkness: Motion Poster

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — The folks at Paramount just released a groovy motion poster via Empire Magazine for “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Complete with sound, John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) lets it be known he’s out for vengeance and wants to destroy us all. As expected, not m[...]

Review: War Witch (aka Rebelle)

— by BEV QUESTAD — She’s 12, her country is in a civil war and she’s been kidnapped. Komona, played with stunning naturalness by 15-year-old Rachel Mwanza, is thrown over an invading rebel’s back while the villagers in her little river outpost are sprayed with machine gun fire[...]

Beautiful Creatures: Review

— by ADAM DALE — There has been much talk about what film or franchise will replace the niche left empty by the ending of the super successful “Twilight” franchise now that the fifth and final film has been released, and while “The Hunger Games” is looking to cash-in on the newly[...]

Star Trek Into Darkness: First Featurette

— by ADAM POYNTER — The talk around J.J. Abrams has been aflutter ever since it was revealed that Disney, with the newly-acquired rights to the “Star Wars” franchise, had hired the director to helm the new film and kick off an entirely new series of movies. While this is exciting new[...]