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Review: Before I Go To Sleep

— by RON WILKINSON — Nicole Kidman gives it her best shot but there is simply not enough going on in Rowan Joffe’s psychological drama to make it work. The lack of plot is aggravated by the bizarre use of jarring loud noises and the guessing games the audience goes through trying to un[...]

Under Review: ‘Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy’

— by ADAM DALE — Based off a 1974 novel by the same name, “Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy” is an espionage film that focuses on the British Intelligence agency known as “The Circus” during the height of the Cold War when the head of the agency, named Control (John Hurt), is forced [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Main Street’

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — All across America, we see the decline of businesses and the rise of struggling families who depend on those businesses to strive and support their families. In “Main Street,” a high school student dreams of getting out of the “small to[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Gary Oldman is an incredible actor. In the 30-plus films he’s starred in, Oldman has given magnificent performances, yet he’s never been nominated for an Academy Award. Hopefully, that will change this Oscar season with his portrayal of espionage veteran, Ge[...]

‘The Hangover Part II’ Trailer Pulled from Theaters

— by ALEXA MILAN — The first full-length green band trailer for “The Hangover Part II” wasn’t green band enough, at least not in the eyes of the Motion Picture Association of America. Warner Brothers and the MPAA have apparently sent a letter to movie theaters across[...]

The Top 5 Most Dateable Male Movie Characters

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — It’s not hard to be perfect in a movie. Characters don’t have to snore, chew to loudly, be a neat freak, be so unorganized it’s dysfunctional, etc. If a movie calls for a romantic male lead then gosh darnit there had better be nothing unattractive about [...]

Firth, Portman Lead Winners at 17th Annual SAG Awards

Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2010 at the “17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors Jan. 30 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposi[...]

Windsor Suffering Deserves Little Sympathy

— by BEV QUESTAD — The Academy Awards has chosen to nominate “The King’s Speech” in 12 categories, including Best Picture. The acting in “The King’s Speech” is outstanding. Colin Firth is to be congratulated for his Jan. 17 Golden Globe Best Actor Award. The sets, the music, [...]

An Evening With the ‘King’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Thursday night, I was at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles for a special screening of “The King’s Speech.” The film, which I reviewed last year, was more enjoyable upon a second watch. But what made the night’s affair all the more special was the Q &#[...]

Under Review: ‘The King’s Speech’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — “The King’s Speech” is a brilliant and compelling film directed by Tom Hooper, helmer of the Emmy Award winning HBO series “John Adams.” In this very well-acted account of the future King George VI’s (Colin Firth) struggle with stammering, we[...]

BAFTA Winners Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners of the annual BAFTAs last night. The awards are considered one of the final indicators of which way the Academy Awards may go.[...]

Under Review: ‘A Single Man’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Set in the 1960s, “A Single Man” takes place in a single day, while George Falconer tries to go about his daily life after recently losing his partner. George is a professor in his 50s who was in love with his younger partner, Jim, for 16 years[...]

Six Clips From ‘Disney’s A Christmas Carol’

— by CAM SMITH — It’s been almost 10 years since Robert Zemeckis directed a film with flesh-and-blood actors in front the camera and I don’t really see this as a particularly stellar accomplishment. His first two experimentations with motion-capture animation — “The Polar[...]

Two Clips From ‘A Single Man’

— by RACHEL COYNE — Is “A Single Man” a heartbreaking drama, or an overly-pretentious art piece? Judging from its silent trailer alone, it could go either way. Now, a pair of clips are available so we can continue to judge a movie we’ve never seen. In one, we get a look at[...]