Archive for October, 2010

Under Review: ‘Jackass 3D’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Hi, I’m Jessika Owens, welcome to a “Jackass 3D” review. Right off the bat, let me start by saying that there is one skit in this film that is going down in history, as the only “Jackass” skit to EVER make me seriously nauseous[...]

Back to the Future: 11 Featurettes

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The “Back to the Future” 25-year anniversary celebration is under way. The franchise was released on Blu-ray today and everywhere you look right now has all kinds of Back to the Future bits — there’s a video game coming and the original actors[...]

Paul: Trailer

— by H.G. WATSON — Every once in a while, my expectations for a film are exceedingly high. It depends on the actors in it, sometimes the director, and just every once in a while on the concept itself. If all three are combined, then my anticipation skyrockets. So let me put it this way, [...]

Under Review: ‘Last Best Chance’

— by BEV QUESTAD — It’s a wonder any laws get passed in this country. The Northwest Film Center in Portland, Ore., has been showcasing a series on Human Rights this fall. Playing Wednesday, Oct. 2, is a well-done documentary entitled “Last Best Chance.” It begins with John McCain[...]

‘The Sound of Music’ Returning to Theaters Oct. 26

For the first time since 1973, “The Sound of Music” is twirling back into theaters nationwide in high definition to commemorate the musical’s 45th anniversary. This special event will be presented in nearly 500 select movie theaters Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. local time. “The Sound of Music[...]

Sex and the City 2: Makeover Vignettes

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — With the release of “Sex and the City 2″ on blu-ray and dvd this week, I have to say I hope a third movie is made to close the series up the right way. The second movie was a big disappointment to the beloved television show and first movie. Taking [&h[...]

Catherine Bell to Star in New ‘The Good Witch’ Movie

Catherine Bell has been both the officer and the lady, playing Lt. Colonel Sarah MacKenzie on the hit drama series “JAG” for eight seasons and also playing Denise Sherwood, the wife of an Army officer in Army Wives for nearly five years. But Bell also has a burgeoning Hallmark Channel or[...]

Five Clips from ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

— by ALEXA MILAN — It seems there isn’t a bigger literary phenomenon at the moment than Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. The books are bestsellers, the Swedish films are an international success and an American adaptation by David Fincher is already underway[...]

Under Review: ‘The Exorcist’ Extended Director’s Cut’ on Blu-ray

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — The moment I popped in “The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut” on Blu-ray, I was reminded of what I was in for. To greet me was Linda Blair’s possessed face painted in an eerie green glow accompanied with demonic noises. Immediately, I remembered how frig[...]

Two Clips from ‘Super’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The regular guy turned vigilante super-hero has become a pretty popular theme for Hollywood movies in the last few years. Movies like “Kick-Ass” and “Defendor” brought all our geek fantasies to life, and I truly felt they were done right. The clips below are [...]

Under Review: ‘Runaway’ by Kanye West

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — The creative yet undeniably indulgent rapper is an anomaly these days – especially ones who still try to sculpt meaning into their pre-processed beats, in contrast to just rhyming about “drugs, guns and hoes.” However, producer-turned-hip-hop superstar[...]

Under Review: ‘Paranormal Activity 2′

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Ghosts: Who’s afraid of ’em anymore? I mean, according to ancient folklore, they can be kept at bay with just a simple pinch of salt, brass bells and holy water. To me, the more rational fears are that of maniacal clowns, bees and the opening credits to [...]

A Scene from ‘Henry’s Crime’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — I never thought the star of “The Matrix” and “Speed” would be taking such long breaks between his movies. After the “Lake House” in 2006, it took two years for him return to the screen with “Street Kings” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” So no[...]

Under Review: ‘I Spit On Your Grave’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — I went into this film expecting a certain type of movie: an in-your-face film pumped with violence, hate and vengeance. My suspicions seemed to have been confirmed at the ticket window when I was informed it was ‘Unrated’ and nobody under 17 would be allo[...]