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Kevin Smith Wants to Retire After Clerks III

— by ALEXA MILAN — For a while now, Kevin Smith has indicated he plans to leave directing behind him. And for a while now, it seemed that the hockey dramedy “Hit Somebody” would be his last big screen directorial effort. But with that project now slated for television, “[...]

10 Habits of Highly Effective People: Teaser

— by ALEXA MILAN — Corporate greed and serial killing may not be inherently funny, but director Nathan Marshall and screenwriter Sigurd Ueland are putting a satirical twist on the classic murder mystery in their latest film, “10 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The movie c[...]

Trailer: Movie 43

— by ALEXA MILAN — When a project attracts the likes of Hollywood power players such as Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Richard Gere, you might expect it to be the stuff of awards season greatness. But in the case of “Movie 43,” these stars and a slew of other rec[...]

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: Trouble with the Curve

— by ALEXA MILAN — Clint Eastwood may be making headlines lately for addressing empty chairs/conversing with invisible presidents, but the renowned actor/director is about to step in front of the camera again for the first time in four years. In “Trouble with the Curve,” East[...]

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[...]

The Hobbit: Two Posters

— by ALEXA MILAN — It’s been more than a decade since director Peter Jackson’s acclaimed adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” first hit the screen with “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Fans have been waiting eagerly through years o[...]

Two Clips from Killing Them Softly

— by ALEXA MILAN — With surefire hits like “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Dark Knight Rises” still on the horizon, summer blockbusters are still at the forefront of most movie lovers’ minds. But once the summer season winds down, there are a few pretty in[...]

Short Film: New Guy in Town

— by ALEXA MILAN — What do you do when you meet a new colleague? Or a business client? Or a new neighbor? You smile, and most likely, you shake hands. It seems a natural gesture to many, but different groups and cultures have their own customs. And in the case of writer/director James Ri[...]

Review: What You Need

— by ALEXA MILAN — At some point in every kid’s life, it’s natural to feel like you don’t belong. To feel like for whatever reason, you’re different than everyone else. But imagine how much those feelings would amplify if your outward appearance reflected those in[...]

Trailer: The Intouchables

— by ALEXA MILAN — I’m a sucker for heartwarming films, movies that explore the growing bond between people and how they help each other reach their full potential. Sure, they can veer toward the sappy, but when done right, these films can really connect emotionally. “The Int[...]

Trailer: Hysteria

— by ALEXA MILAN — At first glance, “Hysteria” appears to have the makings of your typical, charming period comedy — man falls in love with ambitious young woman against a backdrop of changing times. That is, until the vibrator enters the picture. “Hysteria”[...]

Trailer: Ted

— by ALEXA MILAN — Everyone, at one time, had a childhood dream — to be a princess, to go to Mars. But what would happen if that childhood dream came true, and what impact would it have on your adulthood? That’s the premise of “Ted,” the big screen directorial[...]

Review: Caught

— by ALEXA MILAN — Despite the inevitable issues that families face, many people would say they can always turn to their mother, their father, their siblings for support. For Hannah (Lori Martini), the protagonist at the heart of the short film “Caught,” this isn’t the [...]