Archive for December, 2011

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

— by SEAN GERSKI — Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt — the stars of last year’s wonderful “500 Days of Summer” — ask what you are doing New Year’s Eve with this fun little song. Here’s hoping this duo works together sooner rather than late[...]

Under Review: ‘Le Havre’

— by BEV QUESTAD — In a time of increasing economic fears, the words of the hero in “Le Havre” are a sad commentary about his position as a shoeshine man: “There are better professions, but besides shepherds, it’s closest to the people and the last to respect The Sermon on th[...]

‘Life with Murder’ Wins 2011 International Emmy Award

John Kastner’s “Life with Murder” is the winner of the 2011 International Emmy Award for best documentary. Produced by JS Kastner Productions in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, in association with CTV, “Life with Murder” is a stunning portrait of a[...]

Under Review: ‘The Darkest Hour’

— by ADAM DALE — The holiday season is customarily full of a plethora of new movies of the family-friendly variety. This year is no exception, but there is an unusual surge of adult-oriented films hitting theaters this week. One of those is “The Darkest Hour,” an alien invasion/end o[...]

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Shatters Records

The new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” smashed the record for most combined downloads through the iTunes Movie Trailers site and the iTunes Trailers iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The trailer went online Dec. 19 at[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Wrath of the Titans’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Last year’s “Clash of the Titans” was a commercial success — earning nearly $500 million at the domestic and international box office — but it was less successful at earning praise from critics and audiences worldwide. The film was a fun action movie[...]

Under Review: ‘War Horse’

— by ADAM DALE — Not only is Steven Spielberg one of the most brilliant and influential minds of the 20th and 21 centuries in the entertainment industry, there is a certain feeling you get when watching one of his movies. The memory of your first Spielberg movie — whether it’[...]

Under Review: ‘Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy’

— by ADAM DALE — Based off a 1974 novel by the same name, “Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy” is an espionage film that focuses on the British Intelligence agency known as “The Circus” during the height of the Cold War when the head of the agency, named Control (John Hurt), is forced [...]

‘Welcome to Pine Point’ Honored

National Film Board of Canada (NFB) executive producer and creative technologist Loc Dao and NFB web documentary Welcome to Pine Point were honoured at the 2011 Digi Awards ceremony in Toronto. Dao was named Canada’s top digital producer for 2011, while the NFB’s acclaimed interactive[...]

Kim Jong Il Documentary Available for Online Viewing

Following the news of the passing of North Korean dictator Kim Jong II, the award-winning and powerfully revealing feature-length documentary “Kimjongilia”, an unblinking indictment of life in North Korea under the dictatorship of the ruthless leader is available for viewing[...]

Under Review: ‘Mysteries of Lisbon’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Life at times is cruel and unjust. Raul Ruiz delivers this message in his gorgeous film with period extravagance and beauty. Life stories of passion and grief are recounted by the characters, explaining what happened in their surprisingly interconnected lives in Lisbon[...]

Trailer: The Dark Knight Rises (Trailer 2)

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — As you may have noticed, the ongoing viral campaign started with “Operation Early Bird” for Christopher Nolan’s final chapter in his Batman franchise, “The Dark Knight Rises,” which led to the screening of a six-minute prologue which was an introduction of [...]

Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

— by ADAM DALE — In 2009 director Guy Ritchie surprised us all by bringing the legendary personage, Sherlock Holmes — from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories — to life and at the same time making him intriguing and a unique take on the character with his eccentric tendencies.[...]

An Angel Earns Her Wings in ‘Christmas Magic’ Dec. 18

Lindy Booth (“October Road,” “The 4400”) is an angel unaware who takes on one more earthly mission and ends up earning her wings in “Christmas Magic,” a Hallmark Channel original movie world premiere Dec. 18 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Paul McGillion (“Finding a Family,” “Stargate: Atlanti[...]