Category Archives: Movies

“The Dry Land” official poster

0 Submitted by on Mon, 28 June 2010, 11:30
James (Ryan O’Nan) returns from Iraq to face a new battle—reintegrating into his small-town life in Texas. His wife (America Ferrera), his mother (Melissa Leo), and his friend (Jason Ritter) provide support, but they can’t fully understand the pain and suffering he feels since his tour of duty ended. Lonely, James reconnects with an army buddy (Wilmer Valderrama), who provides Continue Reading...
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“Robin Hood” is merry entertainment

0 Submitted by on Fri, 14 May 2010, 08:21
By Sandra Kraisirideja Comic book superheroes aren’t the only fictional characters who need a reboot now and then. Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe put their spin on the Robin Hood mythology in their latest collaboration, “Robin Hood.” The film marks their fifth together and proves the relationship still works. “Robin Hood” is a solid action-adventure spectacle worthy of comparison to Continue Reading...
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“Letters to Juliet” goes for cross-generational appeal

0 Submitted by on Fri, 14 May 2010, 08:16
By Sandra Kraisirideja Amanda Seyfried— the young actress who helped propel “Mamma Mia!” to over $140 million in ticket sales—may become the next female romantic comedy star. Seyfried’s latest feature, “Letters to Juliet” draws on her inherent sweetness and has a story that could only be found in a romantic comedy. On a pre-wedding trip to Italy, Sophie (Seyfried) stumbles Continue Reading...
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WonderCon: Interview with cast and director of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

0 Submitted by on Fri, 30 April 2010, 08:00
Date: April 3, 2010 Location: Moscone Center South, San Francisco, CA Player(s): Sam Bayer, director; cast members Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Katie Cassidy, and Thomas Dekker Backstory: It’s been over 25 years since “A Nightmare on Elm Street” introduced a new horror icon to teen audiences. Freddy Kreuger represented a new kind of villain as he terrorized Continue Reading...
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Emerging talent from Australia highlights “The Square”

0 Submitted by on Thu, 29 April 2010, 19:18
By Sandra Kraisirideja “The Square” is a movie that cannot be condensed down to a simple, Hollywood narrative, which is not a bad thing, but it makes writing a review that much harder. Discussing elements of the story would also give away the movie’s surprises leaving not much to say in terms of what “The Square” is about except that Continue Reading...
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Interview: “In My Sleep” writer-director Allen Wolf

1 Submitted by on Fri, 23 April 2010, 11:00
Date: April 15, 2010 Location: Telephone one-on-one Player(s): Allen Wolf, writer-director Backstory: Plenty of filmmakers max out credit cards to raise money for their film projects, but not many launch a board game company, like Allen Wolf did, to get the financing they need. Wolf, the writer-director of “In My Sleep,” spent five years raising money for his independent feature, Continue Reading...
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Money doesn’t buy happiness (or a decent script) in “The Joneses”

0 Submitted by on Fri, 16 April 2010, 22:01
By Sandra Kraisirideja At any given time of day people receive a slew of advertising messages from their car radios, televisions, smart phones and computers. The ads that aren’t as obvious are the ones that come from co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members. Product recommendations from trusted sources are easier to buy into, especially when the message comes from people Continue Reading...
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“Kick-Ass” introduces a new kind of superhero

0 Submitted by on Fri, 16 April 2010, 21:39
By Sandra Kraisirideja Kick-Ass, a regular guy-turned-superhero, is the latest comic book character to get his own movie. Both the comic book and the movie show what happens when an ordinary teenager decides to don a mask and costume to fight crime. Without superhuman powers and a bottomless bank account, however, Kick-Ass learns quickly that being a superhero is not Continue Reading...
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WonderCon: “Kick-Ass” roundtable interviews

0 Submitted by on Fri, 16 April 2010, 19:21
Date: April 3, 2010 Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA Player(s): John Romita Jr., Jane Goldman, Aaron Johnson, Clark Duke. Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz. Backstory: On the second day of WonderCon the cast of “Kick-Ass” gathered before their late afternoon panel in a room behind . At the same time Christopher Nolan was making a surprise appearance in to Continue Reading...
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“The Runaways” celebrates female misfits of rock

1 Submitted by on Sun, 11 April 2010, 22:20
By Sandra Kraisirideja With the help of Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning successfully erases her persona as a sweet, innocent child actress with her portrayal of rock singer Cherie Currie in “The Runaways.” Stewart, who plays guitarist Joan Jett, also separates herself from the lovelorn Bella in the “Twilight” franchise and both actresses appear to relish their brief foray into the Continue Reading...
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