Posts Tagged ‘Sam Neill’

Review: Assassin Club

— by WILLIAM STERR — Our story begins in Prague, Czechoslovakia, with the assassination of a wealthy man and near-killing of his young daughter, who is saved by her uncle. Flash forward seven years to Ljubljana, Slovenia. It’s nighttime and an assassin waits in an upper floor of a buil[...]

Review: The Daughter

— by BEV QUESTAD — Edvard Munch did not paint just one version of “The Scream.” He painted four. His essential Norwegian character cannot avert his eyes from life’s true circumstance and man’s grotesque nature within it. He chooses not to fabricate an illusion to help disguise th[...]

Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

— by RON WILKINSON — “Never work with animals or children,” said W.C. Fields, but writer director Taika Waititi gambled on child actor Julian Dennison and won. Based on the book by Barry Crump, “Wilderpeople” is a charming road trip through the spectacularly beautiful New Zealand[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Vow’

— by ADAM POYNTER — When it comes to romantic dramas, fans of the genre are used to some of the same names and faces. That’s why it is no surprise the two of the most popular young actors — Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams — are teaming up with director Michael Suscy (who [...]

Is the ‘Jurassic Park’ Franchise Extinct?

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Could the stars be lining themselves up for a possible third “Jurassic Park” sequel? Well, if director Joe Johnston has anything to say about it, it could be happening as soon has he wraps up his duties on “Captain America: The First Avenger,”[...]

Under Review: ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Based off the first three books in the “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” series from Kathryn Lasky comes a new adventure from the studio that brought us “Happy Feet.” Director Zack Snyder — who is known for making “300” and “Watchmen” — takes on a [...]

Seven Clips from ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Director Zack Snyder has taken us to 480 B.C. Sparta and an alternate 1985 New York City, and now he’s taking us … to a sky full of talking owls? In a departure from the violent and gritty “300” and “Watchmen,” Snyder’s next mo[...]

Behinds the Scenes of ‘Legend of the Guardians’

— by ROB COX — “Legend of the Guardians” looks about as close to epic as a cartoon can get. The digital animation is gorgeous; even viewed on a computer screen in low resolution, it crackles with color, depth and atmosphere. I imagine it’ll be a visual feast on the big screen. Even[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Legend of the Guardians’

— by BEN FOWLER — Wow! Awesome! A film called “Legend of the Guardians,” obviously about some mystical warriors protecting and fighting for their people. With epic battles as they take on their evil nemesis in a fight to the bitter end. What? It’s about owls? Oh. To be fair[...]

Go ‘Under the Mountain’ and Behind the Scenes

— by ALEXA MILAN — I hadn’t heard of “Under the Mountain,” a New Zealand-set fantasy from “Black Sheep” director Jonathan King, but these behind the scenes featurettes look pretty cool. Based on the novel by Maurice Gee, the film follows teenage twins Theo (Tom Cameron) and[...]

Under Review: ‘Daybreakers’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Vampires have always been a popular source of inspiration for works of fiction, but it wasn’t until recently that their influence really impacted Hollywood. There has been a seemingly non-ending wave of mediocre films that includes the “Twilight”[...]

A Clip from ‘Daybreakers’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — “Daybreakers” is another film to jump on the vampire bandwagon and after the “Twilight” film success, my bet is on many more to come. Hopefully, no one will be stupid enough to try another “Transylmania,” which I think was officially the worst movie of[...]