Archive for June, 2012

Trailer: Robot & Frank

— by ADAM POYNTER — We all know that there are many independent films out there that are far superior in storytelling capability and in impact to the majority of the blockbuster films that fill up theaters during peak times when they all seem to be released. Every now and then, some of t[...]

Two Clips from Killing Them Softly

— by ALEXA MILAN — With surefire hits like “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Dark Knight Rises” still on the horizon, summer blockbusters are still at the forefront of most movie lovers’ minds. But once the summer season winds down, there are a few pretty in[...]

Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

— by ADAM DALE — In case you have never heard of him, Seth Grahame-Smith is an author who quickly is becoming sought-after as a screenwriter. With his first mash-up hit, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” becoming a hit after its release in 2009, its no surprise that he soon had anot[...]

Trailer: Alex Cross

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — The trailer for “Alex Cross” is up and I’m not really feeling it. However, I will give Tyler Perry props for trying something different. Up until recently, the actor, writer, producer and director has starred mostly in comedies. “Good Deeds” — a [...]

Review: Searching for Sugarman

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Apparently, one can be famous and not even know it. Such was the case for unknown folk singer Sixto Rodriguez in the ’60s. Discovered by two producers who heard him play in a dive bar in Detroit, Rodriguez was signed to Sussex and A&R records where he[...]

Nine Clips from Cosmopolis

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — In David Cronenberg’s upcoming futuristic drama “Cosmopolis,” based on the 2003 novel by Don DeLillo, Robert Pattinson (the “Twilight” saga) plays 28-year-old Wall Street tycoon Eric Parker as he is being transported across midtown [...]

Machete Kills: More Big Names Added

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Robert Rodriguez is in his own realm as a director, and if you watched “Machete” (starring Danny Trejo) in 2010, then you understand exactly what I am talking about. It was like some B-movie you might have seen in the ‘80s, but with actors you would not have ex[...]

Review: Silenced Voices

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Sri Lanka seems to be cursed. For 30 years it has endured a brutal and seemingly endless ethnic civil war.” These are the words of a beautiful Norwegian journalist, Beate Arnestad, as she rides undercover through checkpoints skirting a fenced-in area of Tamils [...]

Criterion’s The Gold Rush Restoration Demo

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — I am so glad so many classic movies are being remastered and restored back to health. Movies like Ben-Hur,” “Casablanca” and numerous Alfred Hitchcock classics have all been cleaned up and, perhaps, now they look even better than they did when they [...]

Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

— by ADAM DALE — What would you do if you knew the exact time of your death? Go wild, drink, party, get depressed, and make up for lost time? Well, what if it also happened to be every other living being on planet Earth’s last moments as well? That is the core question at […][...]

Hans Zimmer to Score Man of Steel

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — I am extremely exited with the fact that at this very moment there is a new Superman movie out there, being enhanced with special effects, polished with edits and CGI (computer graphics), and now finally scored with what I expect to be an orchestral masterpiece. I am[...]

Documentary Channel Taking a ‘Trip’

This July, Documentary Channel (DOC) hits the road for its second annual “American Road Trip,” featuring a series of documentary films exploring unique stories from across the United States. The special line-up starts with the U.S. television premiere of “Wild Horses & Renegades” on Jul[...]

Monsters University: Teaser Trailer

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — “Monsters, Inc.” — a 2001 animated feature film produced by Pixar — was directed by Pete Docter, co-directed by Lee Unkrich and David Silverman, and starred the voices of John Goodman as Sully and Billy Crystal as Mike, two monsters w[...]

Trailer: Dredd

— by ADAM POYNTER — The road for the character Judge Dredd has been a lengthy and turbulent one. Created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra in 1977 for 2000 AD Comics magazine, it has been one of the longest-running British Comic Book characters and was voted the seventh-best comic hero [...]