Archive for August, 2013

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Trailers

— by CHERRY BELL — It’s always been Flint Lockwood’s (Bill Hader) dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine — which turns water into food — is still operating and is now creating mutant food[...]

Sony acquires Jodorowsky’s Dune

Sony Pictures Classics announced it has acquired the North American rights to Frank Pavich’s documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune.” Executive produced by Donald Rosenfeld and produced by Pavich, Stephen Scarlata, and Travis Stevens, the film was in the Director’s Fortnight se[...]

Review: Inch’Allah

— by BEV QUESTAD — Using the vehicle of a do-good doctor in the conflicted, divided territories of Israel and Palestine, “Inch’allah” mines the roots of passion, the role of the international community and the perpetuation of a circumstance compromising all involved. Bookended with[...]

Review: We Grew Wings

— by BEV QUESTAD and MARY ANN HODGE — If you were to grow a couple of extra appendages, wings for example, imagine the tipsy exhilaration of the first flight, the excitement at the expanded potential and the joy in the practice. “We Grew Wings,” a bow to Nike’s support of the Unive[...]

Review: Wasteland

— by RON WILKINSON — Primed and pumped up for that next cruel and gritty, dark and dirty, “The world is no damned good” noir mystery thriller, you are a bit taken aback when the lead character, Harvey Miller (Luke Treadaway), shows up on the screen. There are two problems. The first [...]

Poster and Trailers for Riddick

— by CHERRY BELL — With many fans awaiting the next chapter of Riddick’s story due out in theaters on Sept. 6, we have a new poster and two new trailers below for you. Although the plot synopsis is quite similar to the first (and second) film(s), writer/director David Twohy and Vin[...]

Review: Blood

— by RON WILKINSON — Director Nick Murphy claims he chose the Hilbre Islands off England’s West coast as the shooting location for this film because, growing up there, he thought it would be a good place to hide a body. That may or may not be the case, but it turns out to be […][...]

Review: Factory of One

— by BEV QUESTAD — This film’s subject epitomizes a crazy west coast experience that culminates in an annual effigy-burning ritual, a phenomenon of anarchical, free-spirited, innovative San Franciscans who in 1986 were bent on combining psycho-transformation, paganism and freedom theol[...]

How to Train Your Dragon 2: Teaser

— by CHERRY BELL — This teaser trailer for “How to Train Your Dragon 2” picks up where the first film left off, with our heroes riding in the sky as they experiment together on a new contraption that Hiccup has devised for himself. If you remember, Hiccup had lost a foot in t[...]

Review: The Company You Keep

— by BEV QUESTAD — Robert Redford can have his pick of just about anything he wants to do. At 76 years of age, he chose to produce, direct and star in “The Company You Keep,” which is an investigation into the minds and times of the Weather Underground. This film is the story of [&he[...]

Review: Southwest (aka Sudoeste)

— by BEV QUESTAD — This is the haunting story of the life of a woman. It begins with a witch being carted to the deathbed of the woman’s pregnant mother. The daughter is apparently carved out of her passed mother’s womb and taken to an isolated wooden boxhouse on top of stilts in the[...]

Thor: The Dark World: Trailer #2

— by ADAM POYNTER — Marvel has released an all-new full-length feature trailer for “Thor: The Dark World” just in time for YouTube’s “Geek Week” and it’s the first all new footage we have seen since the teaser trailer debuted all the way back in April. From what I hear, this [...]

Review: We’re the Millers

— by ADAM DALE — Lately, the comedy genre has been on the decline with generic and unfunny films filling up the screen with unoriginal stories and actors literally doing the least amount possible to get their paycheck. There are always exceptions, of course, and a select few films have b[...]

Review: Charge

— by RON WILKINSON — Screened at the 2013 Cinedigm Docurama series, “Charge” is the story of one of sport’s longest and most treasured institutions rediscovering itself. The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is the most treasured and dangerous competition in a spor[...]