STAFF BLOG REEL TALK Screen Time: G.I. Joe, 'Oz the Great and Powerful' delivers
For this week's Screen Time web show, Herald movie columnist Tim Albrecht and I talk "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and "Oz The Great and Powerful," which I FINALLY saw last weekend.
I know, I'm late. And ... Posted on 4/4/13 at 10:30 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Worst Movies Ever?
I watched the infamous "Birdemic" over the weekend. Yes, I did this on purpose. No, I'm not a glutton for punishment.
The movie was probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen, even though I've s... Posted on 2/18/13 at 5:11 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Anger of Muslims
The narrative surrounding the protests and violence in the Middle East is that it is occurring because a film called Innocence of Muslims depicts Mohammed. It's against Islamic law to create images of... Posted on 9/18/12 at 7:59 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Tai Chi: Fantastical Reality
Initially, I chose to come to Wu Dang Shan (rather than other sights in China) because I wanted to participate in the culture---by way of doing tai chi. But let's not neglect the fact that sight-seein... Posted on 9/15/12 at 7:33 AM
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" has warped its way to a $70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations.
Director J.J. Abrams is hoping to persuade mainstream film audiences to boldly go where they have never gone before and embrace the next installment of “Star Trek,” a franchise usually reserved for sci-fi geeks.
The key to watching a remake is going in with low to no expectations. I learned this the hard way when I went to the new “Evil Dead.” Before the opening credits, I tweeted: “This better be as good as the original!”
This summer seems to be the season of sequels. There are still a few new, original gems littered throughout the barrage of part deuxs, treys and remixes. Let’s take a week-by-week glimpse at what to watch after baking in a little sun.
After winning a Best Actor Oscar for playing a stuttering British royal in 2010 film "The King's Speech," Colin Firth is back on screen as a character who appears ordinary to the point of boring in indie drama "Arthur Newman."
When we think about films written by Shane Black -- "Lethal Weapon," "The Long Kiss Goodnight," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (which he also directed) -- several things come to mind: Christmas imagery, rapid-fire banter, over-the-top pyrotechnics. All of Black's best features get ample showing in "Iron Man 3," the big-budget superhero sequel he directed and co-wrote (with Drew Pearce, "No Heroics").
Controversial movies have always been a hot topic in the cinematic world.
The latest stars none other than everyone’s favorite director to hate, Michael Bay. His news film, “Pain and Gain,” has stirred the controversy pot plenty.
Two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant has shot a steamy sex scene featuring Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey in a bid to direct “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the film version of the erotic bestseller, individuals familiar with the project have said.
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