Archive for November, 2009

Poster Peek: ‘Iron Man 2’

— by CAM SMITH — Back in 2008, “Iron Man” was considered an expensive gamble on Marvel’s part; a superhero adventure with a non-super-powered, middle-aged corporate tycoon at its centre, directed by the guy from “Swingers” and that episode of “Friends” where Monica dated a [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Last Station’

— by JASON EAKEN — I’ve never been a fan of stuffy British movies. The Merchant-Ivory collection would be wasted on me. I don’t know what it is, it just seems like a slog. In the opening moments of the trailer for “The Last Station,” I felt that pang of stuffiness[...]

The Top 5 Sylvester Stallone Action Movies

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Sylvester Stallone is a legend, an icon of action movies. What he has done for action on film is greatly appreciated by his followers. It is very easy to spot his influence in new movies. He has done things on film no one has done before him, but many have[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Greenberg’

— by SEAN GERSKI — When writer-director Noah Baumbach first came on the scene, I associated him with Whit Stillman (this is a very high compliment). Sure, the Chris Eigeman connection helped, but both seemed to be making movies that were of a similar vein. Baumbach’s “Kicking[...]

What Movie Should Cam Smith Write About Next?

Regular readers at It’s Just Movies have no doubt noticed that writer Cam Smith puts together a regular column for the site called “About That …” where he takes a look at a movie in development (or one that is at least rumored to be in development). However, despite being[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Breaking Point’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — When you’re watching this trailer, you may get a sense that “Breaking Point” can actually be a serious contender for an indie film of this kind. That really surprised me, because when I first saw Busta Rhymes was in this I chuckled — I think we all know[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’ (International Trailer)

— by ALEXA MILAN — What do you get when you combine Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, a Wyoming ranch and the witness protection program? Yet another predictably cheesy rom-com that will likely earn big bucks at the box office. In “Did You Hear About the Morgans?,” Meryl (Parker) and[...] calls It’s Just Movies a ‘Site You Should Visit’

— by SEAN GERSKI — I want to thank our new friends at Today, they listed us as one of their “Sites You Should Visit.” You can find the link to their story here. Those who are newer to this site may not have see this before, but we also were named[...]

Under Review: ‘Antichrist’

— by JASON EAKEN — “Nature is Satan’s Church” — tagline from the film. It is a firmly held belief of mine that I would rather see a well-made movie I disagree with than a poorly made film that plays it safe. In some cosmic or telepathic way, Lars von Trier has[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Princess of Mars’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — This film is based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs and is a pretty weird sci-fi flick. Antonio Sabato Jr. plays the role of John Carter, a U.S. soldier who became transported to Mars where a war wages between two alien races. James Cameron, the man[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Toy Story 3’ (International Version)

— by BEN FOWLER — Can you believe “Toy Story” came out 14 years ago? The (mis)adventures of Woody, Buzz and co. captivated the hearts and minds of children everywhere then and now it seems that “Toy Story 3” is going to pull off the same trick next year[...]

Poster Peek: ‘V.A.m.L.’

— by CAM SMITH — Effective movie teaser posters have a way of almost instantly branding their alluring images into your brain, drawing you in with a seductive promise of mystery, visual bedazzlement and an unforgettable entertainment experience. They establish the tone and feel of[...]

Thanksgiving Movie Suggestions

Unlike Christmas and Halloween, no one is exactly sure what makes a “great Thanksgiving movie.” I asked the writers for It’s Just Movies to offer up a great Thanksgiving movie selection and none of them came back with the same movie — because there is no one specific kind of [...]

Under Review: ‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Every year when awards season rolls around, a little-movie-that-could seems to emerge. Last year it was “Slumdog Millionaire,” which barely anyone had heard of before it rose out of the Toronto International Film Festival to become the year’s best picture winner.[...]