Archive for August, 2010

Under Review: ‘Animal Kingdom’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — As humans, we are prone to certain animalistic behavior. This can include an inborn want to protect our children and need for certain control – whether it be sexual or just dominance over the household, family values, etc. That being said, we’re “trained”[...]

LIVE Video Chat with Director Rob Reiner & Actress Madeline Carroll

Join us at 7 p.m. EST for a LIVE video chat with “All In the Family” star ROB REINER (director of: “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Misery,” “The Princess Bride,” “Rumor Has It,” “The American[...]

Under Review: ‘Flipped’

— by ADAM POYNTER — In a summer filled with action movies, superheroes, adaptations and sequels, Rob Reiner’s new romantic/drama/comedy “Flipped” is a breeze of fresh air. Based on a popular adult novel by Wendelin Van Draanen, Reiner took the story and moved it from present[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Love and Other Drugs’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — There are few people who I find so beautiful they’re distracting. Somebody may look great with their shirt off, but if there’s any sort of plot going on that’s what I’m paying attention to. Jake Gyllenhaal falls into the distractingly b[...]

How Not to Be a Jerk in a Movie Theater

— by RACHEL COYNE — I’ve noticed an alarming trend in my recent trips to the movie theater: Behaving like a total jerk is slowly becoming acceptable behavior. I’ve witnessed audience members talking and texting, bringing babies to the theater, allowing their cell phones to ring, and [...]

Under Review: ‘Vampires Suck’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — There are four major parties concerning the wildly-popular “Twilight” series: the beloved fans which would endure hailstorms in order to get their regular dosage of the hunky Jacob or the glistening Edward; the haters who, although never having seen a single [...]

Why Tom Welling Should Play Superman in the Next Movie

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — First, I’m going to go through the entire status between what is going on with Chris Nolan’s upcoming Superman movie “Man of Steel” and with “Smallville.” “Smallville” — the longest-running Superman show on television his[...]

Under Review: ‘Centurion’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Neil Marshall burst onto the scene years ago with his debut of “Dog Soldiers.” The movie was liked by most and he went on to direct “The Decent,” “Doomsday” and now “Centurion.” If you have seen any of these films, you know Marshall’s visual style an[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Nice Guy Johnny’

— by SEAN GERSKI — Generally speaking, I tend to dig writer-director Edward Burns’ movies. They usually have a unique voice — one that his very specifically his — and, typically, Burns as an actor tends to be my favorite part of his movies. And the description of his ne[...]

First-Look Featurette: ‘Inferno’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — As all of you should know, unless you’ve been directly avoiding celebrity news all summer, starlet/party girl/hot mess/sometimes actress Lindsay Lohan is currently in rehab after a short sojourn in jail this summer. But before Lohan was thrown in the slammer, [...]

Under Review: ‘White Wedding’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Director Jann Turner’s film, “White Wedding,” definitely has some intense aspirations. Turner wants the film to become a defining piece of South African cinema that relinquishes all past prejudices and brings all audiences together while still exerting a fe[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘I’m Still Here: The Lost Years of Joaquin Phoenix’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Joaquin Phoenix is a talented, Oscar-nominated actor. But Joaquin Phoenix is also, well, quite an oddball. From asking a reporter on the red carpet if he had a frog in his hair to his infamously bizzare appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” [...]

Rooney Mara is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

— by ALEXA MILAN — After weeks of speculation, David Fincher has finally found his Lisbeth Salander. The director has cast the relatively unknown Rooney Mara as his female lead in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Based on the first installment of[...]

Under Review: ‘Piranha 3D’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — I think that I would be able the make the next great B-movie, but that’s just me, but before I start writing up a script, let me ask my lovely readers their opinion on my would-be debut, which I would direct, write and, of course, produce (because doing all thr[...]