Archive for November, 2013

Review: Narco Cultura

— by RON WILKINSON — This raucous cinema verite’ features rock star Edgar Quintero and Mexican drug cop Riccardo “Richi” Soto, two men caught up in a crime war that has taken on a life of its own. Quintero is the lead singer of wildly rich and popular rock group BuKnas de C[...]

Review: Cut to Black

— by RON WILKINSON — Bill Ivers has had some tough times. But his tough times have only just begun and we are going to be part of the toughest time of his life. A former NYPD detective, Ivers was disgraced as part of the routine of crime in the big city. Out of the […][...]

Paramount offering Bad Grandpa ticket deal

Paramount Pictures is partnering with theater exhibitors to give Jackass fans another serving of Irving with a special Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer to see Johnny Knoxville’s comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” in theaters before its gone. For a limited time only — beginning Friday, Nov. 22[...]

Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

— by JAMES SHAW — We are now in a time when Hollywood seems to be translating every young adult novel to the big screen (everything from “Twilight” to “Mortal Instruments”). The most successful novel series since Harry Potter is The Hunger Games trilogy and despite being only one[...]

Review: The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

— by RON WILKINSON — Paolo Sorrentino’s updated “La Dolce Vita” has neither story nor direction by the great Fellini, nor the gravitas and bodies of Mastroianni or Ekberg. But it has everything else. The people are twice as beautiful, the costumes are twice as unabashedly rich, the[...]

Review: Stories We Tell

— by BEV QUESTAD and MICHAEL FUNG — A shocker of a family memoir, “Stories We Tell” captures a mother’s life, both secret and distressing, through the memories of those who knew her best. The movie was the winner of the best feature length documentary at the 2013 Canadi[...]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: TV Spot

— by CHERRY BELL — Just when you thought that the new campaign materials were coming to a close for Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” fans got an exclusive release online with a Subway TV spot featuring Christina Aguilera’s newest release for the offi[...]

Review: Dallas Buyers Club

— by RON WILKINSON — It is 1985 and the sexual expectations of freedom loving Americans are about to be turned one hundred and eighty degrees. The HIV virus hits gay males the hardest, intravenous drug users the second hardest and rodeo cowboys. Rodeo cowboys contract HIV? Yep, some of t[...]

Review: Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey

— by BEV QUESTAD — I never like to read or watch anything more than once, but this adventure doc I could watch over and over. It is the story of a 440 mile eco-trek through the Ladakh region bordering the Himalayas. Vistas of land without telephone wires, clear sounds of nature with its [...]

The Hobbit 2: Trailer & Production Video

— by ADAM POYNTER — We previously posted the full hour-long video of the Nov. 4 global fan event for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” but if you prefer to skip the Q&A portion, you can watch just the new video diary or the all new trailer below separately, along with my[...]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Clip No. 1

— by CHERRY BELL — The promotion tour is well under way for the Lionsgate franchise “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and Jennifer Lawrence, Francis Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson recently spent some time at several social media headquarters doing fan Q&A s[...]

Opinion on Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

— by BEV QUESTAD with MICHAEL FUNG — Robert Greenwald’s investigative documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” has been released for free viewing (you can view it in its entirety by clicking here). The film documents the case of Tariq Aziz, who was killed by[...]

Review: The Motel Life

— by RON WILKINSON — Alan and Gabe Polsky’s debut film is a look at the bad side of being the “Y” generation. Set in what appears to be the dead of winter, in the worst winter on record in the Reno/Elko high desert of northern Nevada, two brothers try to find their way out [&hellip[...]

The Hobbit 2: Fan Event Video

— by ADAM POYNTER — On Nov. 4, Warner Bros., MGM and New Line held a global fan event for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” to celebrate the movie’s upcoming Dec. 13 release. Taking place in four cities around the world – Los Angeles, New York, London and Wellington, [...]