Archive for December, 2009

A Look Back at Cinema 2009

Here is a look back at the movies that were released in 2009 as shown through their trailers. Happy New Year from everyone at It’s Just Movies! Source: YouTube[...]

The Top 5 Badasses of 2009

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — The bad-ass protagonist is something most males relate to at least once in their life. You’re watching “Die Hard” and you think, “If my life was a movie, I’d be John McClane.” Who wouldn’t want to be virtually[...]

Three Clips from ‘Youth in Revolt’

— by SEAN GERSKI — Michael Cera is really good at playing the socially-awkward nebbish. So good, in fact, that he is in danger of being inescapably stereotyped in the role. In his upcoming movie, “Youth in Revolt,” Cera adds another film to his resume in which he plays this[...]

The Top 5 Actors of 2009

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — This has been a great year for movies. Blockbuster hits such as “Inglorious Basterds” and “Star Trek” paired alongside more modest releases like “Cold Souls” and “Lorna’s Silence,” but whether it was in a[...]

The Top 5 Actresses of 2009

— by ALEXA MILAN — All of these actresses may not be Academy Award nominees this year, but whether they appeared in small indies, Oscar bait or big blockbusters, these women all made their mark at the movies in 2009.[...]

Seven Clips from ‘Leap Year’

— by ALEXA MILAN — What do travel mishaps, a beautiful foreign country and a handsome stranger equal? Another cheesy and predictable romantic comedy gracing movie screens during the first quarter of the new year. In “Leap Year,” Anna (Amy Adams) desperately wants her boyfriend Jeremy[...]

Under Review: ‘The White Ribbon’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Michael Haneke has garnered a lot of attention throughout the years — mostly because of his signature brand of films. His directorial debut, “The Seventh Continent,” laid down a blueprint for his later films, namely his critically-acclaimed[...]

Short Film Theatre: ‘Deja Vu’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — The term “deja vu” is usually related to a bad premonition when it comes to films and books these days. Stephen King even defines hell as doing the same thing over and over. The animated short entitled “Deja Vu,” on the other hand, is rather cute and s[...]

A Featurette from ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Time travel, what a wonderful subject to explore. The power to right wrongs and get second chances. I have made it no secret that it is one of my favorite subjects and I especially love it when it is traversed in movies. Some time-travel movies that stand out in my[...]

‘Green Lantern’ Coming Into Focus?

— by CAM SMITH — With the casting of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, and both Chris Cooper and Jackie Earle Haley currently being rumored to be frontrunners for the malevolent Sinestro, DC’s “Green Lantern” is, it seems, slowly beginning to take shape. Though the production has yet[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond’

— by RACHEL COYNE — Nobody does overwrought Southern drama quite like Tennessee Williams. And despite the fact that the man has been dead for over 20 years, we’re about to get a brand-new work from him. Williams’ screenplay for “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” was written shortly[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The White Ribbon’

— by RACHEL COYNE — Germany: Homeland of strudel, the glockenspiel, and some of the bleakest movies you’ll ever see. The trailer for “The White Ribbon” is unsettling, to say the least; the fact that I have no idea what’s going on in it just adds to this uneasy feeling. It is[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘It’s a Wonderful Afterlife’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife” takes the genre of Indian/British/American comedy and makes it work well. The trailer has some great scenes, which are pretty humorous. The film is centered on an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into[...]

Poster Peek: ‘The Bounty Hunter’

— by JON MARTINCIC — Gerard Butler’s star is still on the rise. His latest adventure is with Jennifer Aniston in “The Bounty Hunter,” a story about a bounty hunter (Butler) who is assigned his ex-wife (Aniston) as his next target. “The Bounty Hunter” is[...]