REVIEW: ‘Star Trek’ has Converted Me

Grade: B+ For the past few years summer movie entertainment has been tiring. We have seen a lot of half-hearted attempts to re-vitalize film franchises with the primary goal being the box office take, rather than great filmmaking. It has gotten to the point where I just grit my teeth, buy the ticket, and sit […]

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‘Star Trek’ Tops at the Box Office

The trekkies were not enough to outnumber the the X-Men fans, as Star Trek opens about 10 million dollars behind last weekend’s Wolverine. I still hold out my belief that Star Trek will have an overall bigger gross than Wolverine because of repeat viewings by fans and positive reviews inspiring more people to see it. […]

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‘The Princess and the Frog’ Gets a Trailer

Disney’s return to hand-drawn animation just had it’s trailer released: The Princess and the Frog trailer to me looks promising. Disney has been playing up the nostalgic feel with their trailers lately. (Remember the Wall-E trailer from last year where they began it by highlighting Pixar’s best work?) This trailer definitely has the feel of […]

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You think you know Chaplin?

In honor of this month’s Career Appreciation of the great Charlie Chaplin, I have created the first Monthly Quiz featuring questions about Chaplin and his films. You don’t have to be an expert to give it a shot. Try to do it without consulting IMDB or Wikipedia. Launch the Charlie Chaplin Quiz!

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‘Whatever Works’ Gets a Trailer

EDIT: About 5 minutes after I said I couldn’t find an embeddable version, I got an e-mail from CastTV where they have one, so here it is: Whatever Works, one of my most anticipated films of the summer, just got a new trailer. Larry David looks great and I still think that the combination of […]

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IN THEATRES: Do I even have to?

As I reported in yesterday’s “Other News” update, Star Trek is already controlling over 80% of online ticket sales. I wouldn’t be surprised if it did better than the other top 10 films this weekend combined, even with Wolverine still in the mix and the fact that the “X-Men” film is in about 250 more […]

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Greatest Poem Ever Written

Poem written by a second grader (as told by my friend who is an elementary school teacher). Roses are red, Violets are blue, No one can stop the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin. Someone give this kid a Pulitzer.

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New Photos from ‘The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus’

/Film has posted four stills from Terry Gilliam’s upcoming film The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus featuring the late Heath Ledger. Ledger’s death came in the midst of filming and Gilliam finished his character using a combination of Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, and Jude Law. Here’s what the IMDB synopsis says: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus […]

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Confessions of a Non-Trekkie

I spent most of my life as a closet nerd. Growing up in an athletic family and having a group of jock friends, I had to hide the fact that I was having geek tendencies in order to avoid ridicule. I pretended I was not going to LAN parties on weekends, I disguised my comic […]

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Other News 5/5/09 – Girls, Trekkies, and Car Crashes

News and Links for May 5, 2009 Cinematical has compiled a month-by-month look at this summer’s girls on film. It’s a good read, but not enough pictures. /Film has posted a sneak peak at Disney’s upcoming return to hand-drawn animation, The Princess and the Frog. Looks fantastically nostalgic. Cinema Blend has reported that even it […]

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Leave Woody Allen Alone

The feud between Woody Allen and clothing company “American Apparel” continues to escalate and now the AP reports that Allen is trying to block the company’s attempt to call Mia Farrow and her former adopted daughter/Allen’s wife Soon-Yi Previn to the stand in order to question Allen’s character. Allen has called it a “brutish attempt […]

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NEW ON DVD: Benny and Harvey

This week we have two that I missed in 2008 and one that I enjoyed, but didn’t laud as much as other critics have. Three to See on DVD: 1) Last Chance Harvey (2008) Directed By: Joel Hopkins Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thomspon In the glut of last year’s Oscar season I missed this one […]

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First Three Minutes of Coppola’s ‘Tetro’

After seeing the trailer premiere this past weekend, Apple Trailers has now posted the first three minutes of Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro. The black and white and the lighting gives it a very noir-like feel with the emphasis on shadows and the bright/dark contrasts. I also enjoy the eerie choral music that plays over the […]

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REVIEW: ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’

Grade: C+ Walking into the fourth film in a franchise that seemed to be losing steam already, my expectations were pretty low before the newest X-Men film. I expected nothing more than some mindless action sequences and the opportunity to see some of my favorite X-Men characters in action for the first time. With X-Men […]

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IN THEATRES: The Summer of Money Begins

Everybody turns their attention to the Box Office this weekend as the summer movie season officially kicks off. The total gross this weekend could outline what Hollywood can expect this year. As I noted in my predictions, I think Summer ’09 is going to be huge. Three to See This Weekend: 1) X-Men Origins: Wolverine […]

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