Archive for May, 2012

Haitian Relief Gala Raises $2 Million

The Festival de Cannes celebrated Haiti: Carnival in Cannes Friday night, a benefit event presented by Giorgio Armani in support of Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO), Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Heart’s Fund (HHF), for their [...]

Review: Two Brothers

— by BEV QUESTAD — Insightful, candid, honest and absolutely groundbreaking, this documentary reveals two brothers’ challenges, triumphs and personal growth through 5000 days. When they are young they are in conflict. Luke says about Sam, “I don’t like him.” But as time and life [...]

Review: Hysteria

— by ADAM DALE — After watching Director Tanya Wexler’s Victorian-set comedy “Hysteria,” I spent time trying to find a roundabout way to review and describe it without having to go into details or use certain language. After not finding a way around this conundrum, I decided to jus[...]

Trailer: Killer Joe

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Staples in the cinematic arts are varied in their contribution to the foundations of film. “The Exorcist” is one such staple in the horror genre for all its memorable scenes both on and off set. The film was controversial, taboo, everything a good horror [...]

Watch the First Episode of Tron: Uprising

— by ADAM POYNTER — A lot has happened with “Tron” over the years, from its release in 1982 and its use of revolutionary technology — at the time — to a subculture of fans believing in the story and film that it amassed enough attention to garner a sequel. Disney came out[...]

Review: To the Arctic

— by BEV QUESTAD — Narration by Meryl Streep, music by Paul McCartney, scenery in the Arctic and production by IMAX filmmakers = fabulously unforgettable cinematic experience. The headlining event for the kick-off to the 2012 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Film Festival was[...]

Short Film: Silent Night

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Short films for me are hit or miss. “Silent Night” was somehow caught in the middle of the two. I was left with too many questions and very little resolve — which I understand can be a very positive aspect in certain films — but in this case, [...]

Review: Dark Shadows

— by ADAM DALE — When Dan Curtis created the show “Dark Shadows” in 1966 he hardly knew where it would end up going. Not only has this show become a cult classic, but its main character, Barnabas Collins, is one of the first incarnations of a solemn vampire, full of sympathy and regr[...]

Bat-Pod, Tumbler Touring U.S. and Canada

Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the July 20 release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” will have an opportunity to get a firsthand look at the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod, which are rolling out on a coast-to-coast tour, sponsored by Moun[...]

Eight Clips from Dark Shadows

— by ADAM POYNTER — Tim Burton has secured himself as a staple in the movie world and as one of the most unique and talented directors with a particular style and approach to movie making. It just so happens that many of Burton’s biggest films have also starred Johnny Depp. Well. the t[...]

Filming Underway on Beautiful Creatures

Principal photography has begun on Alcon Entertainment’s “Beautiful Creatures,” based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King,” “P.S. I Love You”) directs the fil[...]

The Avengers Breaks Box Office Records

— by ADAM POYNTER — There is no question that the world has been waiting and anticipating the arriving of Marvel’s “The Avengers” — but I don’t think we had any idea the true smashing power it could have on the competition this weekend. With rough early estimates[...]

Trailer: The Intouchables

— by ALEXA MILAN — I’m a sucker for heartwarming films, movies that explore the growing bond between people and how they help each other reach their full potential. Sure, they can veer toward the sappy, but when done right, these films can really connect emotionally. “The Int[...]

Trailer: LOL

— by ADAM POYNTER — Miley Cyrus has seen her career hit highs and lows ever since she first burst into our homes with her hit television show “Hannah Montana.” She amassed drones of teenage girl fans — along with many parents who appreciated her family-friendly image. Well, lit[...]