Saturday, August 27, 2011

Trailer - The Rum Diary

More times than not when I hear Johnny Depp is starring in an upcoming role I quickly lose interest. He's an actor that I use to look forward to each new role but after he started playing everyone's favorite pirate his career has seemed to slip into cruise control doing nothing more than sullying my appreciation of his earlier character work on screen. The question is what has turned me around on Johnny Depp's next performance, the answer is, Hunter S. Thompson. The first official trailer for "The Rum Diary" has gone online and it looks to be exactly what I was hoping for out of the adaptation to Thompson's quick tongued novel. Take a look for yourself below...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Review - Conan the Barbarian

A Cimmerian warrior named Conan sets off on a quest of vengeance. Aiming to hunt down and kill Khalar Zym, a ruthless warlord who slaughtered Conan's people and enslaved the great nations of Hyboria, before he unleashes an ancient power capable of resurrecting the dead.

KCET's Fall Cinema Series

Over the course of KCET's summer Cinema Series they delivered nine fantastic evenings filled with quality movies and rising Q&A's moderated by film critic Pete Hammond and it doesn't stop there. The fall series is ready to kick off again on Tuesday, August 30th with eight new films screened before their theatrical release and one classic Johnny Mercer scored film. The best part, tickets are still available but selling quickly, take a look at the full details after the jump...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Review - The Help

Set in Mississippi during segregation, one college graduate aims to tell the painful story of how southern housemaids are treated in a society that deems their race far from equal.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Review - Rise of the Planet of the Apes

An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Trailer - The Sitter

One thing that generally gets me excited is a good red band trailer. Why? Well because it is a much better gauge on what we can expect from a R-rated comedy than a green band one. Speaking of red band trailers, today a brand new one popped up for Jonah Hill's latest comedy "The Sitter" directed by David Gordon Green. Take a look at the trailer below...

WB Reveals First Still of Superman

Despite the fact we are just under two full years away from "Man of Steel" releasing Warner Brothers have released our first look at Henry Cavill dawning the "S" on his chest. Take a look below to see for yourself...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

God Bless America at TIFF

From his goofy stand-up to his powerful direction I've always been a fan of Bobcat Goldthwait. Earlier this year Bobcat began talking about his next project and today the first three stills from his latest feature film "God Bless America" along details of its world premiere have hit the net, take a look below for all the details...

Tate Taylor Talks - The Help

Over the course of summer KCET has been hosting a Cinema Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California. Nine special nights showcasing eight new movies before their theatrical release along with one classic Johnny Mercer scored film. Each screening will also include a Q&A immediately following the film with actors and filmmakers hosted by film critic Pete Hammond. The eighth film screened was "The Help" written and directed by Tate Taylor. "The Help" was adapted from the New York Times Bestselling novel of the same name and tells the story of three women who become unlikely friends in Mississippi during segregation of the 1960s. It is a touching and universal film about the sparks of change during a turbulent racial time in American history. Following the film was a stirring Q&A with writer/director Tate Taylor and actress Allison Janney. Take a look at the highlights below...