Archive for August, 2011

Under Review: ‘The Debt’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Directed by John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love” and “Proof”) and written by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass,” “X-Men: First Class”), “The Debt” is an American remake of a 2007 Israeli film that takes place in two different eras. It follows a trio of under[...]

Closer Images of Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Ever since the first image of Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel was released, all we have seen so far of the suit has been low-quality pictures but now, thanks to “wacots,” we have now much better photos of Cavill’s suit. Before I give my opinion on the close-up[...]

Paramount to Release ‘World War Z’ on Dec. 21, 2012

Paramount Pictures set a release date of Dec. 21, 2012 for “World War Z” starring Brad Pitt, with Marc Forster (“Quantum of Solace”) directing. The geo-political thriller from Paramount and Skydance Productions, in association with Hemisphere Media Capital and GK Films, is a [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Puncture’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Every star’s rise to fame can take different forms and directions. An interesting one is that of Chris Evans. His big break was playing the cocky jock in the spoof “Not Another Teen Movie” and right away audiences connected with his humor and charism[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Dimensions: A Line, a Loop, a Tangle of Threads’

— by ALEXA MILAN — What would you do if you discovered time travel could be possible? Would you revisit your childhood? Rediscover a lost love? Those are just a few of the ideas at the heart of “Dimensions: A Line, a Loop, a Tangle of Threads.” Stephen (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) is[...]

Under Review: ‘In/Sight’

— by LYNN TACKITT — I have been a long-time devoted fan of good thriller movies. Even as a child, I would sneak in the hallway late at night and watch the movies that my mother deemed too scary or deep for a child to follow. Being extremely lucky, I was blessed with a mother […][...]

‘The Hunger Games’ Teaser Trailer Debuts

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — The highly-anticipated teaser for “The Hunger Games” premiered during the MTV Video Music Awards. Having just finished the first book written by Suzanne Collins last month, I am proud to admit I have Katniss fever. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan at the very[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Small Gods’

— by JESSICA MORALES — A dark, gritty crime drama with a sci-fi twist is how I’d best describe “Small Gods,” a new short film by Marcus Perry based on the Image Comics series. The film shows a world where people with extrasensory perception live in secret. They must registe[...]

Four Clips from ‘Our Idiot Brother’

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — In “Our Idiot Brother,” Paul Rudd plays Ned Rochlin, an idealistic man who intrudes and wreaks havoc on the lives of his three sisters: Liz (Emily Mortimer), Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel). The film includes such [...]

An Update on Casting for ‘The Expendables 2’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Before 2011 fades away, production on the highly anticipated “The Expendables 2” will begin. So, with such a tight deadline to begin shooting — no pun intended — it is no surprise the rumor mill is going berserk throwing out possible names of [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Blackthorn’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Not many names in Western lore have as much impact as Butch Cassidy. Cassidy was supposedly killed in Bolivia in 1908 when he and the Sundance kid got into a fatal shootout with the Bolivian Police. In the upcoming film “Blackthorn,” we see that Cassidy su[...]

Under Review: ‘The Interrupters’

— by BEV QUESTAD — In the first six months of 2010, Chicago had 217 murders, mostly of youth by youth. At a town hall, the mayor announced the National Guard was available to intervene. The audience members passionately spoke about wanting to solve their own neighbor problems with gang v[...]

DC Comics’ ‘Deadman’ To Get Adapted For TV

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Throughout this year, Marvel has been very busy with its successful slate of movies and upcoming adaptions of several TV shows (such as “Hulk” and “Jessica Jones” for example), but rival DC Comics done much on the small screen since “Smallvi[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Father of Invention’

— by LYNN TACKITT — One minute you can be on top of the world and the next you can be hitting rock bottom — as millionaire infomercial guru Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) soon finds out. When one of Axle’s inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of th[...]