The teaser trailer to Maleficent, a film which stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Sharlto Copley has surfaced online.
Directed by Robert Stromberg, the picture is the origin story of the villain (Jolie) behind the classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty (Eleanor Audley provided the voice in the feature). Jolie has starred in a live action [...]
It took Johnny Knoxville to knock Sandra Bullock and George Clooney off their box office throne, as Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa took in $32 million in its first weekend. Gravity didn’t go home a loser either, as the flick took in $20.3 million to capture second place. Unfortunately, The Counselor’s star power of Michael [...]
Oil Rush is a naval strategy game that traversed the PC waters before landing on iOS shores. Actually there really are no shores in Oil Rush’s post apocalyptic world, as dry land is merely a pipe dream. This is a slick future we live in, where capturing refineries is a businessman’s main [...]
The 1995 feature Heat, featuring Robert De Niro as a cool as ice bank robber and Al Pacino as the highly strung flatfoot on his trail, cut a destructive swath through downtown Los Angeles. Shot with the usual verve and testosterone driven moxie that one can expect from a Michael Mann (Collateral, Thief, Miami Vice) [...]
Although imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Chloe Grace Moretz did not want to mimic Sissy Spacek’s performance in Carrie. Spacek made an indelible mark on the audacious Brian De Palma directed original (which is based on the Stephen King bestseller of the same name). But this is not 1976, and Moretz wanted to [...]
It’s hard to find a director on a bigger hot streak than David O. Russell. The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook were both commercial and critical hits, and now American Hustle is also receiving its share of Oscar buzz. It’s amazing to think that Russell, whose manic cinematic energy is captured to full effect in [...]
The Grandmaster, director Wong Kar Wai’s (In The Mood For Love, 2046) exploration of the life of Kung Fu legend Ip Man (played by longtime Kar Wai collaborator Tony Leung), hits Blu-ray and DVD November 26.
Hopefully the film, which is being released via Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company, will get [...]
Whether you’re reading a novel, watching a movie, or even playing a video game, a kiss is still a kiss and a story is still a story.
Although naysayers scoff at the thematic and narrative value of video games, creative ventures like Beyond: Two Souls aim to broaden [...]
Director Steve McQueen’s (Shame, Hunger) feature 12 Years A Slave is based on the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man who is abducted and forced into slavery. Northup’s memoir was published five months after his release, and to Ejiofor it’s a journey that carries universal themes.
“The wider [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios is giving fans a rather chilly Thanksgiving thanks to its snow and ice driven flick Frozen.
The picture centers on the journey of an eternal optimist named Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) who teams with a mountain man (voiced by Jonathon Groff) to bring sunshine into the kingdom of Arendelle. To [...]