Thursday, February 9, 2012
No more polls. No more "Trailers" in the side bar. Instead, there is a brand new page in the banner. "Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!" is the place to see new trailers and talk about new releases. Speak up! Post a comment about an upcoming movie, explain why you think all the choices suck, post what you'll be doing this weekend instead of watching a muddier, more jumbled Star Wars: Episode 1!
It has to be said: The Grey is the first great film of 2012. It's also the first horrifically mis-marketed movie of the year. Don't get me wrong, the trailer was great. It totally hooked me and got me incredibly excited to see Liam Neeson: Wolfpuncher. Really, what could be more testosterone-pumping than Liam Neeson taping broken bottles to his fists, ready to beat the bejesus out of a pissed-off wolf? The only problem is, The Grey isn't that movie at all.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday night at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Boston, I had the great privilege of screening Celeste and Jesse Forever. Being fresh from it's premiere at Sundance, I honestly knew nothing about the film apart from a few cast members and the fact that it was purchased by Sony Pictures Classics earlier this week. I don't often get the chance to go into movies knowing so little about them, so it was a different experience all around. I'm glad I went into the film cold. It turned out to be a very unexpected surprise.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
|"Set eye lasers to kill."|
What happens when you take MMA fighter Gina Carano, a handful of veteran A-list actors, a few up-and-comers, and sometimes commercial filmmaker with an indie-film soul, Steven Soderbergh? You get this awful pun: "An art-minded action film experiment that went a little Haywire". Now that I got that out of my system...Haywire was a film conceived with the intention of making Gina Carano an 80's-style female action star who is believably capable of kicking wholesale ass. The finished product does deliver on that promise, but it may not be the action extravaganza some were hoping for.