March 2009

Today’s user-submitted Top 10 comes from Ryan Magnuson, a musician and film student at Kansas University in Lawrence, KS. Ryan proves that there is more than one way to read a film, and sometimes it’s better if it’s not the way it was originally intended. If you’d like to submit your own Top 10, just [...]

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I don’t usually post things about online promos for movies, but the new site for the upcoming thriller “Obsessed” may just be the most ingenious web promo ever. Seriously. Especially if you know a lot about a friend of yours who happens to be attached. Someone just sent this to me, and it certainly got [...]

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This shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s familiar with Sacha Baron Cohen‘s work, but his newest movie “Bruno,” scheduled for release on July 10, has just received an NC-17 from its the ratings board. It’s not uncommon, actually, for filmmakers to submit a first cut that is way raunchier than anything they actually hope to get a [...]

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On the first day of SXSW 2009 at the Lake Creek Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, Eric Melin interviews Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger from The Whitest Kids U’ Know on a live sketch comedy tour to promote the Fox Searchlight comedy “Miss March.” Is there a Whitest Kids U’ Know movie on the horizon? [...]

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Monsters Vs. Aliens

by Eric Melin on March 27, 2009

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DreamWorks makes a 3D movie with characters that don’t jump off the screen.

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With a clear-cut, no-nonsense title like “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” the new DreamWorks animated spectacle (shown in many theaters in eye-popping 3D) tells you exactly what it’s going to be. Yet so did “Snakes on a Plane,” and somehow that movie managed to disappoint as well. The DreamWorks factory makes fast-paced kids’ films with just enough [...]

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In Billy Wilder’s 1960 Best Picture winner “The Apartment,” an ordinary guy falls in love with a lovely woman who is stuck in an affair with a married man. The man keeps making promises to her that he’ll leave his wife and family, but he never does. Wilder had the rare gift of being able [...]

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Timecrimes

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2009

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Timecrimes relies on simply imagery, strong emotion, and a well thought-out plot to create a compelling story that you’ll enjoy wrapping your brain around.

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Los Cronocrimenes (or Timecrimes) is a low budget suspense film centered around the concepts of paradox and time travel. That’s not exactly a new area for films to cover, yet Timecrimes finds a fresh take. Part suspense, part sci-fi, and all good, it’s a film you should be on the lookout for. The movie relies [...]

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Sunshine Cleaning

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2009

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Sunshine Cleaning, much like it’s lead actress, is quirky and pleasant to watch – even if it does get a bit hokey at times.

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Sunshine Cleaning, much like it’s lead actress, is quirky and pleasant to watch – even if it does get a bit hokey at times. Hitting a mid-life crisis Rose (the always perky Amy Adams) spends her days cleaning homes of the wealthy and her nights in a cheap hotel room with her married high school [...]

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I’ve never seen any of the “Fast and Furious” movies with Paul Walker, but I love seeing what those crazy Brits Addictive TV are going to do next. I posted their last remixes, of “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Iron Man,” so I thought I’d keep up the trend here. Basically, these VJ artists take video and [...]

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It’s tough. I still haven’t gotten over it. “Watchmen” was a disappointment. For as many things as it did right (the opening credit sequence, the Dr. Manhattan flashback, the adherence to so much of the book) there are as many things that were just deal-killers (the fetishized violence, the slo-mo “cool” factor, the bland performances). [...]

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Two Lovers

by Eric Melin on March 26, 2009

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Director James Gray’s moody drama features a subtle performance from Joaquin Phoenix as a heartsick guy trying to find happiness with a sparkling Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Top 10 3D Movies So Far

by Eric Melin on March 24, 2009

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With this weekend’s release of Dreamworks’ 3D computer-animated feature “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” 2009 is officially the rebirth of 3D as a mainstream movie-going experience. It’s already the fourth major 3D film to debut in wide release this year (after “My Bloody Valentine 3D,” “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience,” and “Coraline”) and tons more are [...]

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