‘Red Tails’ Comes Up Short

January 29th, 2012
4 years ago

The Tuskegee Airmen are probably the most famous group of people that overcame racism and prejudice in the Second World War. Being black prohibited them to fight for their country in a big way. They were forced into menial tasks while the white pilots were given the big missions. However, through persistence they were eventually given the opportunity to fight. They were given new planes, to which the tails were painted red. They were known as the “Red Tails.”

‘Hugo’ Is An Award-Season Contender

December 5th, 2011
4 years ago

Filmmaker Georges Méliès revolutionized cinema in the late 1800’s using a variety of special effects to illuminate the screen. His illusions mesmerized audiences across Europe and now with the release of Hugo, Méliès is not soon to be forgotten.

‘The Rum Diary’ Teases Audience With Potential

November 7th, 2011
4 years ago

It’s 1960 and the problems that journalists are facing today aren’t much different than the ones they faced over a half a century ago. Set in Puerto Rico, and filmed there to give the piece its real feel, Paul Kemp, who is the unmatched star of the film, works for the San Juan Star. It’s a dying publication.

Three Times The ‘Activity’

October 23rd, 2011
4 years ago

This film is the most terrifying one yet and most will leave the theater sweating bullets. The activity in this film is by far the most evil and its presence is known from the get go.

Jackman Shows He’s The Real Deal

October 10th, 2011
4 years ago

Any time that a director can take such a ridiculous idea, such as fighting robots in the year 2020, and make it believable, it’s worth seeing. It’s a testament to both the directing and acting that this film wasn’t completely cheesy.

Rogen’s Redemption Is Funny And Sweet

October 2nd, 2011
4 years ago

50/50 is not what the studio says it is. It’s not about two friends making light of a dark situation, it’s much more than that. This film tells the story of a relatable character living with a disease rather than dying from it.

Paul Rudd Shows He Can Play the ‘Idiot’

August 29th, 2011
4 years ago

Rudd plays Ned, a “biodynamic” farmer whose recent release from prison leads to perpetual homelessness after his girlfriend-turned-landlord has decidedly moved on to another bearded pothead.

Eastwood Not Up to Par With New Film ‘Hereafter’

October 25th, 2010
5 years ago

After my viewing of Hereafter, the first thing that popped into my mind was that this is not the best work of what acclaimed actor/director Clint Eastwood has to offer. Even with the comments from other viewers coming out of the movie theater, even the biggest of Eastwood fans were disappointed.

‘Jackass’ Gang Ups the Mayhem in New 3-D Format

October 18th, 2010
5 years ago

Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and the gang have taken their talents, or their incredible ability to withstand pain and personal punishment, to the big screen yet again in Jackass 3D. The first thing you will notice, beyond the three-dimensional presence that this film has, is the much higher production value. Produced by Paramount Studios, it’s clear that they sank a lot into this film.

He Got the Beat: James Franco Shines in ‘Howl’

October 10th, 2010
5 years ago

Searching “Allen Ginsberg” on Google Images, few images that pop up bear any similarity to James Franco in Howl. The Ginsberg we see the most is a Maharishi-type, a man we would expect to find making mad prophecy. His appearance mirrors his apparent eccentricity. This version already has been portrayed by David Cross in I’m Not There, and so it only makes sense that the younger, innocent Ginsberg is presented as a reminder of the man as something more than a caricature. Thankfully, the wily zaniness is still intact, and the result is delightful.

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