Archive for November, 2009

Eight Clips From ‘The Blind Side’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Sandra Bullock was my favorite starlette for many years; yet, I miss her playing characters like the ones she did in “Speed,” “Demolition Man,” “While You Where Sleeping” and even “Love Potion No. 9.” She has done other[...]

Under Review: ‘Broken Embraces’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — We’ve all heard about drama going on during the filming of the latest Hollywood hit. Anything from slurs being thrown about to fists flying, but no cast experienced the drama that the fictional film’s “Girls and Suitcases” cannot match. Be[...]

Under Review: ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Making a film like “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” requires a fearless determination, and luckily, director Werner Herzog has just that. His unorthodox portrayal of brilliance is presented in the lead character, Terrence McDonagh[...]

New Pictures from ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

— by CAM SMITH — With the magnificent “Half-Blood Prince” officially spent theatrically, and hitting DVD in a couple weeks, it’s time, once to again, to look to the future, little Potter-philes. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Parts 1 and 2 are among the more[...]

Go on ‘The Road’ With These Five Clips

— by SEAN GERSKI — I have never read Cormac McCarthy’s novel “The Road,” but I know it’s bleak. In fact, that’s all I know about it. However, since they made a movie based on the book, I decided to look up the movie’s description to get a better feel[...]

Two Battle Scenes from ‘Red Cliff’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — John Woo, who is no stranger to making great action films, is the writer/director of this Chinese epic film. Woo based this movie on the Battle of Red Cliffs and the events during the end of the Han Dynasty. So, for me, with Woo directing a film about an immense[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Letters to Juliet’

— by RACHEL COYNE — Ah Juliet … I can’t do the talk like they talk on the TV, and I can’t do a love song like the way it’s meant to be … In what looks to be another predictable Hollywood romantic drama, Amanda Seyfried is American tourist Sophie, who is visiting[...]

About That ‘Independence Day’ Sequel …

— by CAM SMITH — Last weekend, the world as we know it ended to thunderous applause as Roland Emmerich’s “2012” decimated the competition, proving once and for all that there are few sights movie-goers desire to witness more than the complete and utter annihilation of[...]

Under Review: ‘New Moon’

— by ALEXA MILAN — I have never seen a pop culture phenomenon as polarizing as “Twilight,” and based on the reviews for the second installment in the series, “New Moon” is no exception. Personally, I enjoy the “Twilight” books. Yes, they’re[...]

Under Review: ‘Planet 51’

— by JOEL CRARY — Compared to “Wall-E,” the Pixar animated film about a robot who journeys into outer space and finds out more about humanity’s place in the grand scheme of things, “Planet 51” is pretty inert. It’s a film about first contact[...]

A Deleted Scene From ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’

— by CAM SMITH — Any Harry Potter film that opens with a flash strobe-popping nod to Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” and closes with a poetic homage to “The Empire Strikes Back” is all-right in my book and last summer’s “The Half-Blood Prince” was the best series entry to date[...]

How It Should Have Ended: ‘Twilight’

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — There have been a whole series of these videos created called “How It should have Ended” and they are pretty funny. The newest one takes aim at “Twilight,” a movie that is attracting plenty of spoofs and satires right about now[...]

Four New Clips from ‘Nine’

— by RACHEL COYNE — If you’re trying to promote a movie that doesn’t really have a clear-cut target audience and is likely to be overshadowed by more mainstream films, there’s really only one solution: Go on “Oprah.” Which is exactly what the cast of “Nine” did[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Last Song’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — In an effort to find good in everything, I was able to extract various positive things about the trailer below for the movie, “The Last Song.” The movie stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston and Miley Cyrus. For starters, it was written by Nicholas Sparks[...]