Archive for February 18, 2011
Fans of Duncan Jones’ debut feature film Moon have been anxiously awaiting the visionary director’s next project, and now we’re only a few months away from his sophomore effort – Source Code.
We got our first look at the film when the rather intriguing Source Code trailer premiered back in November. The international trailer that followed suit was similarly impressive. Based on the admittedly brief glimpses we’ve had at Source Code so far, Jones seems to be exploring some of the same themes that he tackled in Moon – albeit on a substantially larger canvas.
Although the film’s $35 million budget is fairly modest by Hollywood standards, just consider what Jones accomplished with the $5 million he had to make Moon. I’m incredibly ...
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Fans hoping that Fringe is on the fast lane for renewal might need to quell their speculative enthusiasm, because Fox’s sci-fi cult series is by no means out of the dark and cancellation is still very much a possibility.
Now, Peter Bishop himself, Joshua Jackson is speaking out – in the hopes of creating a groundswell of fan support.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Jackson revealed that even though Fringe started out well in its new Friday night timeslot, the ratings as of recent haven’t been stellar… and everyone (including the network) is noticing.
Despite Fox’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly raving about Fringe’s success last week, things appeared to have changed after the recent episode of Fringe continued the series’ noticeable ratings decline.
Here’s what Joshua Jackson has to say about Fringe and what he suggests fans ...
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Continuing the 2011 trend of infidelity rom-coms comes Hall Pass, the Farrelly Brothers’ new movie about a couple of bored married guys (Owen Wilson and SNL alum Jason Sudeikis) who are granted one week of single life freedom from their wives (Christina Applegate and The Office‘s Jenna Fischer), who are tired of their husbands’ juvenile sex-obsessed behavior.
Before we get to the red-band trailer for Hall Pass – which, in my opinion, is raunchier than the previous trailer we saw without necessarily being any funnier – I want to look at the film’s official synopsis, which shines a light on a portion of the story that the trailers – red and green-band – have conveniently skipped over:
A married man is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his wife. Joined ...
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Screen Rant’s Roth Cornet reviews I Am Number Four
I Am Number Four is an amalgamation of every conceivable snare for both the male and female teenage animal. With thematic and visual references to classic teen-angst romances such as Rebel Without A Cause and the contemporary paranormal young-love phenomenon The Twilight Saga, as well as a third act infusion of the Michael Bay-brand action, I Am Number 4 shamelessly grasps for every last leaf on the young-adult movie money tree.
Using a sci-fi (rather than paranormal) template as the backdrop for the story, the film attempts to appeal to the boys and distinguish itself from the popular made-for-girls romances of the day, such as The Vampire Diaries and, of course, the aforementioned Twilight. The film does take advantage ...
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A lot of horror fans are either curious or eager to see Insidious, the new film from Saw co-creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell. A teaser trailer for Insidious debuted back in January, and offered some familiar haunted house movie tropes (objects moving on their own, shadowy figures whizzing by, whispers heard in the night), while managing to pique interest with a brief montage of creepy imagery which suggested that this film could very well deliver scares. An early clip from the film also showcased an evil apparition that could potentially become one of the new icons of horror (if the film makes proper use of it).
Today we have the full trailer for Insidious, and although it’s not all that much different from the teaser trailer, it does maintain that creepy-to-scary atmosphere throughout the longer running ...
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