Archive for August, 2010

Under Review: ‘Avatar: Special Edition’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — At this point, I think it’s safe to say that James Cameron’s “Avatar” has surpassed Wal-Mart, fluorescent light bulbs and baby leashes on the scale of popularity. It has accumulated more than a billion dollars worth of profit since its release back in Dec[...]

Under Review: ‘The Experiment’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — “The Experiment” is the type of the film that you watch when you’re just fed up with people in general. Its nihilist message will surely make you feel better about yourself because it just reinforces the belief that our fellow man is on the same scale as wi[...]

Under Review: ‘Death and Cremation’

— by ADAM POYNTER — It’s a late summer evening; cast, crew, press and friends have gathered at FOX Studios in Hollywood for a private screening of “Death and Cremation,” a new dark and dramatic thriller from the mind of writer and director Justin Steele. The red carpet is done and [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Tokyo Gore Police’

— by CHRIS HYATT — Oh. Em. Gee. Now, the fact that I decided to open this piece with an internet acronym should tell you to run. The fact that I spelled it out should tell you that unless you are an UBER geek with no life, a la the description from “South Park,” you […[...]

Under Review: ‘Departures’ (aka ‘Okuribito’)

— by BEV QUESTAD — Bring out your Kleenex, not for sadness or maudlin nostalgia, but for poignant acknowledgment. It’s not loss that will bring tears, but what the significance of death can teach us. “Departures” recognizes the essential power inherent in witnessing the passing to [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Case 39’

— by CAM SMITH — Now that summer is coming to an end, and the time for high-concept event pictures is officially kaput, we’re getting to the point in the calendar year when Hollywood begins airing out its dirty laundry; the long-delayed efforts that have been gathering dust on the shel[...]

Under Review: ‘Takers’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Watching “Takers” — which is directed by John Luessenhop — must be the only experience that’s worse than being castrated with a soup ladle. Its presence is a clear-cut representation of everything noxious in this generation: Chris Brown, who is [...]

A Clip from ‘Superman/Batman: Apocalypse’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Here is a perfect example of why I am so anxiously awaiting the next animated DC full-length feature film “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.” This clip will really get you excited as it teases us beyond what we already expected to see in the movie. It shows j[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Tamara Drewe’

— by RACHEL COYNE — Ah, the English countryside. It’s so peaceful and serene; the perfect place to get away, relax, and be free of distractions. Until the local ugly duckling-turned sex goddess arrives, of course. In “Tamara Drewe,” a collection of pompous and stodgy artists travel[...]

The Top Five James Bond Moments

— by CHRIS HYATT — It looks like with the impending sale of MGM Studios, and Daniel Craig’s busy shooting schedule, it looks like James Bond will not return until late 2011 or even potentially 2012. Until then, let’s take a trip down memory lane, and look at five of the best [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy on Blu-Ray

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — If you get that feeling some “serious $#!+” is going to happen if your car’s odometer makes it to 88 miles per hour, you are probably a “Back to the Future” fan. And if you are ever there lying in your bed, curled up in your sheets, dayd[...]

Under Review: ‘Unthinkable’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — What lengths should we, as civil human beings, be allowed to take in order to insure justice? Should torture be justified if it meant shutting down a potential threat or if it revealed information that would further us as a society? Interesting question; personal[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘127 Hours’

— by ALEXA MILAN — I absolutely adored Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” and ever since its release two years ago I’ve been anticipating what Boyle would do next. The teaser trailer for his latest film, “127 Hours,” has been released, and while it[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Winning Season’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — One of my favorite genres of movies are the classroom interest stories in which a caring teacher takes the reins and makes a difference, i.e. “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Dangerous Minds,” “Stand and Deliver” and the more recent &#[...]