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Tribeca Review: Grave Encounters Is More Of The Same, But Still Pretty Scary
Itís getting increasingly difficult to keep the found footage style fresh and Grave Encounters proves it. While the film does have a rather unique tone in terms of how it blends horror and comedy, ultimately, itís a recycling of past shaky cam-style films.
MOVIE NEWS Perri Nemiroff 2011-05-02
Tribeca Review: Saint's White Subtitles Don't Mesh Well With A White Christmas
Saint has two things working against it; itís subtitled and foreign. No, thereís nothing wrong with requiring an audience to read some text or with a film coming from another country; the problem is the subtitles are often illegible and a number of the jokes
MOVIE NEWS Perri Nemiroff 2011-04-27
Tribeca Review: Angels Crest Wallows In Its Sorrows, Drowning Great Performances
As much as going to the theater should be an enjoyable experience, thereís nothing wrong with checking out a sad piece. However, nobody goes to the movies to just wade around in a characterís problems; you need to experience the personís emotional range in order to understand and appreciate their hardships.
MOVIE NEWS Perri Nemiroff 2011-04-25
Tribeca Review: Revenge Of The Electric Car Is A Complicated Second Act For The Auto Industry
Paine gets remarkable access to all of these subjects, though Ghosn remains deliberately aloof, and it's hard to miss the fact that Paine is only allowed inside GM because he's highlighting a product they want to promote. Though Paine acknowledges this early on-- "Which one of us is getting played?"
MOVIE NEWS Katey Rich 2011-04-24
Tribeca Review: Rabies, A Somewhat Successful Horror-Comedy Mash-up
When we get slasher flick after slasher flick, it becomes increasingly difficult to make one stand out. Then, on the other hand, stepping out of trite territory and trying to do something different isnít easy either. In the case of Rabies, we get an attempt to spice up the genre with comedy; certainly a noble effort, but in the end, itís that dare-to-be-different attitude that tarnishes it. Is it a horror film or a comedy?
MOVIE NEWS Perri Nemiroff 2011-04-22
Tribeca Review: Trollhunter Puts Vampires, Zombies And Monsters To Shame
After some strange occurrences in the forest, a Norway Wildlife Board official swoops in to put local hunters at ease, blaming the incidents on bears. However, a group of students know better and, armed with a video camera, decide to investigate the situation. Local hunters point the kids in the direction of a supposed poacher. They secretly follow him into the woods on one of his late night exploits. Before they can track down Hans, the hunter barrels in their direction yelling, "Troll!"
MOVIE NEWS Perri Nemiroff 2011-04-21
Tribeca Review: The Bang Bang Club, Slow To Start But Blows You Away
Itís quite obvious why a group of photographers preferred the name The Bang Bang Club to The Bang Bang Paparazzi. Then again, what do you call a team who makes a living snapping combat photos never lifting a finger to help the innocent? Smartly, writer-director Steven Silver letís you decide that for yourself, not turning his first feature narrative, based on a true story, into a message film, rather an experience making it all the more profound.
MOVIE NEWS Perri Nemiroff 2011-04-21
Wonder Con Video Interviews: The Cast And Filmmakers Of Immortals
It may not be the first clique to come to mind, movie-going audiences really do seem to love watching movies about Greek mythology. Taking just a sample from the last decade, Troy, 300 and Clash of the Titans all made more than $400 million at the global box office.
MOVIE NEWS Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-04
Wonder Con Interview: Cowboys & Aliens Director Jon Favreau
Thanks to the vagaries of the music industry and the need to have some semblance of skill, not everyone in this world can become a famous musician. But while director Jon Favreau may never go on to the stage at Madison Square Garden and rock out a sick guitar solo, if he ever feels the need to feel like a rock star, he need go no further than a comic book convention.
MOVIE NEWS Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-04
Wonder Con Video Interview: Three Musketeers' Logan Lerman
It's easy to say that Logan Lerman is one of the fastest rising members of young Hollywood. Only 19 years old, he's had roles in films like The Patriot and and 3:10 To Yuma and kicked off a franchise role last year with Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
MOVIE NEWS Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-03
Wonder Con Interview: Green Lantern's Blake Lively
Proving herself to be more than a young, blonde, pretty television star on Gossip Girl, Blake Lively surprised a lot of people last year starring in Ben Affleckís The Town. Now sheís ready to jump into a whole new territory.
MOVIE NEWS Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-03
Wonder Con Interview: Green Lantern's Ryan Reynolds
At Friday evening at WonderCon in San Francisco, Warner Bros. unveiled the first footage from Green Lantern that weíve seen since the trailer last November and blew absolutely everyone away. But after the footage ended, the folks in the Esplanade Ballroom were still privy to a great deal of entertainment. Why? Because few people can control a room quite like Ryan Reynolds.
MOVIE NEWS Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-03
Wonder Con Video Blog: Cowboys & Aliens Panel Delivers 9 Minutes Of Footage And Happy Hogan News
This past summer I was given the opportunity to visit the set of Cowboys & Aliens in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and I was tremendously impressed with what I saw. Director Jon Favreau is setting up a film that is half Close Encounters of the Third Kind and half John Ford western, and it could very well be one of the coolest movies to come out this summer.
MOVIE NEWS Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-03
Wonder Con Video Blog: It's Time To Get Excited For Green Lantern
Greetings from WonderCon! Early this morning I posted a bit of Marvel news as the viral campaign for The Avengers launched, enlisting fans to apply for a job at the super-secretive government agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Now it's DC Comics' turn.
MOVIE NEWS Eric Eisenberg 2011-04-02
SXSW Review: Surrogate Valentine Captures The Singer/Songwriter Vibe
If you're going to make a movie about the real life problems of a budding musician, it may not be a bad idea to cast an actual musician in the part. Real life singer/songwriter Goh Nakamura co-wrote, starred in and wrote music for Dave Boyle's third feature, Surrogate Valentine.
MOVIE NEWS Matt Patches 2011-03-21
SXSW Review: Kill List Is Full Of Scares And Jaw-Dropping Surprises
British director Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace) unearths true fear in his latest, Kill List, a film that could be classified as "horror" but looks and feels nothing like its contemporaries. The movie puts jump scares or silly, over-the-top violence aside in favor of an engrossing mystery that sucks you in.
MOVIE NEWS Matt Patches 2011-03-20
SXSW Review: Audience Award-Winner Weekend Is a Refreshing, Realistic Romance
Weekend feels edgy with its presentation of the subject matter, but it's not -- and that's a compliment. It's an unpretentious film about love and it evens out the playing field from the saturated market of straight couple romances that flood multiplexes
MOVIE NEWS Matt Patches 2011-03-18
SXSW Review: Mel Gibson's The Beaver Asks A Lot Of Its Audience
Actress Jodie Foster's third directorial effort is an engaging, tonally sporadic, occasionally overwrought and impressive little flick. The script is a risky work of art, the kind that rarely escapes the black hole of a Hollywood executives waste paper basket, let alone sees the green light of day.
MOVIE NEWS Matt Patches 2011-03-17
SXSW Review: The Key Man Never Unlocks Any Excitement
The Key Man, from first-time director Peter Himmelstein, assembles a top-notch cast of Hugo Weaving, Brian Cox, Jack Davenport and Judy Greer and drops them in a '70s crime drama with a brainer-than-norm throughline. Amazingly, the film is completely void of life.
MOVIE NEWS Matt Patches 2011-03-16
SXSW Review: Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Reveals A Darker Side Of The Funnyman
A behind-the-scenes look at Conan O'Brien's cross-country live tour may sounds like a hidden present under the Christmas tree for the late night renegade's devout fans. "Conan: Raw and Uncut?" Few propositions sound funnier. And it is.
MOVIE NEWS Matt Patches 2011-03-14
SXSW Review: Bridesmaids Is A Raunchy, Romantic And Refreshing Must-See
Those wondering if Kristin Wiig would be capable of jumping to leading lady from a comic chameleon on Saturday Night Live and hilarious supporting actress in movies like MacGruber and Paul, have no fear. Wiig's performance in Bridesmaids is a tour-de-force of comedic stylings.
MOVIE NEWS Matt Patches 2011-03-14
SXSW Review: Attack The Block Could Be The Best Action Movie Of The Year
The midnight screening is a sacred ritual of South by Southwest. The festival is known for sniffing out movies with a strong visual flair and a penchant for cinematic geekery. British comedian/writer Joe Cornish's debut feature Attack the Block couldn't fit more perfectly into that mold.
MOVIE NEWS Matt Patches 2011-03-13
Oscar Eye: Everyone's A Winner At Academy Awards Version Of A Group Hug
I choose to see it as the only logical result in a year that was crammed with great movies, all of them worthwhile for their own reasons and all of them deserving of their moment. Even films that didn't take home a single prize felt well-honored by tonight's ceremony
MOVIE NEWS Katey Rich 2011-02-28
Arthur Set Visit Interview: Russell Brand Leans On Improv And Innocence
Brand not only seemed at ease with his co-star but also comfortable with changing things up as director Jason Winer tweaked the scene, adjusting the dialogue slightly
MOVIE NEWS Kelly West 2011-02-03
Sundance Interview: Andrew Rossi Goes Inside The New York Times With Page One
Inspired specifically by Times media reporter David Carr, Rossi decided to spend a year inside the Times newsroom, focusing on
MOVIE NEWS Katey Rich 2011-02-02
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