Archive for September, 2011

Short Film Theater: ‘Vedova’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — If Stefani Germanotta and Edgar Allan Poe decided to take a poem and interpret it into a short film, that film would most definitely be “Vedova.” Visually, I adore this short film. The musicality mates with the images and I am hooked. It is amazing to me [...]

Paramount to Host Free Advance Screenings of ‘Footloose’

Two-weeks ahead of its Oct. 14 release, Paramount Pictures will host exclusive advance screenings in 25 markets as part of “Footloose Fridays” in celebration of the nationwide opening of co-writer/director Craig Brewer’s new film. Following the screenings on Friday, Sept. 30, fans of the film [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘One For the Money’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Katherine Heigl has become something of a romantic comedy staple since her departure from “Grey’s Anatomy.” But she’s about to take her typical rom-com formula up a notch with a little action and a New Jersey accent to boot. Heigl will play ling[...]

Official Voice Cast for ‘Justice League: Doom’ Announced

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — It was announced a couple of weeks ago that Warner Bros./DC Universe’s next animated movie after “Batman Year One” would be “Justice League: Doom,” which is based on a JLA comic called “JLA: Tower of Babel.” Not only should you be excited about the [...]

More Than 1 Million ‘Star Wars’ Blu-ray Sets Sold

— by ALEXA MILAN — Leading up to the Sept. 16 release of the complete “Star Wars” saga on Blu-ray, some fans of the franchise were miffed about the reported changes George Lucas made to the movies for their new format. But the complaints weren’t enough to keep the compl[...]

‘Boondock Saints’ Trade Paperback Set to Debut

— by LYNN TACKITT — Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE fan of “The Boondock Saints” movies. I have posters, shot glasses, necklaces, wallets, a bunch of the movie props — complete with Murphy’s (Norman Reedus) clothes and a hat that Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) wore [...]

Jan Henrik Stahlberg Named President of Berlinale 2012 Jury

Director, screenwriter and actor Jan Henrik Stahlberg will preside over the “Dialogue en perspective” jury at the Berlinale 2012. Jan Henrik Stahlberg was born in Neuwied/NRW in 1970 and went to France as an exchange student in 1986. He lived with a French family in northern France, in the town [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Coriolanus’

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — Ralph Fiennes is best known for his many dramatic roles in films such as “The English Patient” or “The Constant Gardner” and, most recently, the “Harry Potter” series as Lord Voldemort. In my opinion, Fiennes has this knack for selecting [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘13’

— by JESSICA MORALES — “13” is based on the Swedish movie “13 Tzameti” and like its predecessor, it too has all the makings of a great action packed thriller. Think “Dirty Dozen” meets “Ocean 11.” It’s the kind of movie that is sure to keep your heart pumping as you wai[...]

Liam Hemsworth Joins ‘The Expendables 2’ Roster

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The cast list for “The Expendables 2” continues to grow. This time around, the old gang will get some new blood. We are getting word from the good folks at Variety that Liam Hemsworth (of the upcoming movie “The Hunger Games”) is joining the a[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Arthur Christmas’

— by JESSICA MORALES — Are you ready for Christmas yet? In this fun, animated teaser for “Arthur Christmas,” the son of Santa Claus is ready to join the family business and hijinks are sure to ensue. “Arthur Christmas” promises to reveal the question asked by every child and adul[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Six years after their grand adventure in Guantanamo Bay, Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) have become estranged, leading very different lives than when we last left them. Then, one day, Kumar arrives on Harold’s doorstep with a mysterious package in [...]

Has General Zod Ditched CGI for an Actual Suit?

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Almost a month ago, Michael Shannon was spotted wearing a motion-capture-suit on the set of “Man of Steel,” which was definitely something that was discussed through the web. But now, it seems like the intimidating general might wear[...]

Under Review: ‘Drive’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — I might be the only woman on the planet who thought “The Notebook” was overrated. When I watched it the first time, I didn’t feel the emotion nor was I into heartthrob Ryan Gosling. To put it plainly, I wasn’t caught up in the hype. Years later, I was re[...]