Archive for September, 2010

Under Review: ‘Rock Hudson – Dark and Handsome Stranger’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Perhaps intended as a tribute, a love poem, or an attempt to chronicle an icon, this begging cup is rattling empty. It’s as if those close to Rock Hudson scurried like bugs under an overturned rock, denying access to these filmmakers. No interviews with Doris Day[...]

Day Two of the Akron Film Festival

— by CHRIS HYATT — Day Two of the Akron Film Festival was the day about which I was the most excited. The “themes” for yesterday were exceeding expectations — for better or worse — and really, really good soundtracks. “Rhythmic Uprising,” a documentary[...]

Is the Superman Movie Lining Up a Director?

— by CAM SMITH — While he may be more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, Superman has had a mighty tough time carving out a place for himself in the current superhero movie world. Bryan Singer’s entertaining “Superman Returns” certainly d[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘As Good As Dead’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In “As Good As Dead,” Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”) plays Ethan, a man who comes home to his apartment one day only to be kidnapped and held hostage by a right-wing fundamentalist group, led by Helen (Andie MacDowell). They think Ethan ki[...]

Day One of the Akron Film Festival

— by CHRIS HYATT — The first day of the Akron Film Festival belonged to the hometown crowd. “The Real Bold Badmen” and “Sincerely, P.V. Reese” were the first movies screened at the third annual festival, and it was only fitting that they were shot locally in the A[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Fighter’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Glorification of fisticuffs must come with the Y chromosome. Where men might be moved by the films “Cinderella Man” or “The Wrestler,” I only wince when I see fists meeting face. However, I’m sure most men can’t find the app[...]

1 A Minute LIVE to be Broadcast Live in Theaters Oct. 6

Breast cancer claims the life of one woman every 69 seconds — a haunting number that translates into more than 465,000 deaths each year. That statistic will form the backdrop for a one-night, star-studded event broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country illuminating women engag[...]

Under Review: ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Based off the first three books in the “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” series from Kathryn Lasky comes a new adventure from the studio that brought us “Happy Feet.” Director Zack Snyder — who is known for making “300” and “Watchmen” — takes on a [...]

Mattson Tomlin Discusses His New Project

Hi, I’m Mattson Tomlin, the writer/director of the upcoming film “Dream Lover.” Earlier this year, I came across something fascinating about dreams. There are people who show up rather frequently in my dreams who at one point were good dreams. Now, however, when these people show u[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘All-Star Superman’

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse” will be released this coming Tuesday and it looks like DC is ready to unleash its next animated movie: “All-Star Superman.” “All-Star Superman” was an impressive 12-issue comic book series by writer Gr[...]

Under Review: ‘The Virginity Hit’

— by ADAM POYNTER — In high school, four friends Zack (Zack Pearlman), Justin (Justin Kline), Jacob (Jacob Davich) and Matt (Matt Bennett) make a pact to get together and have a celebratory hit from a special bong when each of them loses their virginity (hence “The Virginity Hit[...]

The Top 5 Most Read Stories of Our First Year

— by SEAN GERSKI — I know it almost feels like I am obligated to say the following, but that doesn’t make it any less true: I can’t believe it has been a year since It’s Just Movies went public. It has quite honestly flown by. Sept. 22 was the first day we let the [&hel[...]

Seven Clips from ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Director Zack Snyder has taken us to 480 B.C. Sparta and an alternate 1985 New York City, and now he’s taking us … to a sky full of talking owls? In a departure from the violent and gritty “300” and “Watchmen,” Snyder’s next mo[...]

Christine Taylor to star in Farewell Mr. Kringle

Christine Taylor (“Zoolander”) stars as cynical scrooge and jaded journalist Ann Wahl who is forced by her editor Zoe (Vivica Fox, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) to travel to a Christmas-themed town to meet a man whose passion for Christmas traditions has transformed a town in “Farewell Mr. Kring[...]