Archive for December, 2010

Chris Hyatt’s Movie Show (Episode Zero)

— by CHRIS HYATT — Just in time for the New Year, this is the pilot episode of the yet-to-be-named Chris Hyatt Movie Show on IJM. The show will be once (or twice, however many I can manage) a month here on the site. I will be talking about movie reviews, opinions and (some) Hollywood [&h[...]

Under Review: ‘A Kiss of Chaos’

— by CHRIS HYATT — Any gangland action drama needs a few basics in order to run smoothly. First, you need a plot device, preferably a deal involving guns, drugs or insane amounts of money. The deal should go bad, and one party gets cheated. A murderous game of cat and mouse develops and [...]

Book vs. Movie: ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Let’s just make everyone uncomfortable and tell it like it is. The focus of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is the subjugation, degradation and dehumanization of women by men through time, class, profession, education, sex and brute force … not a new concept a[...]

Under Review: ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

— by ADAM POYNTER — “Gulliver’s Travels” is a novel written by Jonathan Swift in 1726 and has been adapted and showcased in many different mediums over the past two decades. The latest reincarnation of the story was brought to life by 20th Century Fox and director Rob Letterman. Th[...]

Under Review: ‘Blue Valentine’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — When you’re young and completely besotted, you think love is all you need to sustain a marriage. But more often than not, the strain of real life takes its toll and one realizes love does not conquer all. With disconcerting realism, Derek Cianfrance tells the [...]

Cinema 2010: Version VI

— by SEAN GERSKI — Like all years, 2010 had its movies and it had its moments. And, as has happened in the past several years, creative people have taken to the web and created videos that capture many of the memorable moments from the movie year. For the rest of the year, I will [&helli[...]

The Top 5 Films from 2010 You May Have Missed

— by H.G. WATSON — While navigating the mega-blockbusters that fill cineplexes all year, it’s probable that you missed the films that never make it to the big theatres, or that only get shown on one screen for two weeks. It’s sad indeed knowing that there are many excellent movies th[...]

Another Music Video from ‘Country Strong’

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — Fittingly for a movie with so much music, “Country Strong” has featured a number of music videos preceding its release. Below is the newest one, a video for “Me & Tennessee” by Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. “Country Strong” — w[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Born to be Wild 3D’

— by BEV QUESTAD — This IMAX animal adventure documentary looks like a winner from the trailer, beginning with that big orangutan in the water who looks so human. Just Morgan Freeman’s wonderfully rich voice alone captivates. But what a fun, uplifting subject — helping orphaned[...]

Cinema 2010: Version V

— by SEAN GERSKI — I don’t think 2010 will go down as the best movie year ever for very many people, but like all years, it had its movies and it had its moments. And, as has happened in the past several years, creative people have taken to the web and created videos that […[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘I Am Number Four’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — On Feb. 18, 2011, DreamWorks Pictures is bringing us “I Am Number Four.” I must say, from the extended trailer, my first impression was that it appears that “Twilight” and “Wanted” have conceived a teen dream child with “Perc[...]

Films Selected for Preservation in the 2010 National Film Registry

The year 2010 will mark yet another December to remember in film preservation. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures — Hollywood classics, documentaries and innovative shorts reflecting genres from every era of American film-making — to the National Film Regist[...]

The Top 5 Actresses of 2010

— by ALEXA MILAN — It’s that time of year again. As entertainment news for 2010 winds down, the best of lists are starting to emerge – best movies, best performances, best scenes. Below is my list of the top 5 actresses of 2010. Keep in mind these aren’t necessarily the best perfor[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Drive Angry’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Here is a possible formula for movies: take everything you loved about other movies, put it together and voila — instant hit. Right? Well, maybe not, or at least, we don’t know yet. After watching the international trailer below for the upcoming movie[...]