Monthly Archive: May 2011

May
30

Cinefantastique Podcast: KUNG FU PANDA 2

Even Awesomer in Battle: The Furious Five Plus One (l to r: David Cross, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu) brace for combat in KUNG FU PANDA 2.

Ready for another visit from the most awesome martial arts master ever? Well, ready or not, Po, the legendary Dragon Warrior (and roly-poly panda) is back in this follow up to the well-received KUNG FU PANDA. And this time Po (voice of Jack Black) and his compatriots, the Furious Five — Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey …

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May
23

Cinefantastique Spotlight: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

When Eyeshadows Collide: Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz glam it up in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES pulled into port this weekend, plundering $90+ million from eager audiences. And that’s no surprise: People just love that incorrigible rapscallion (rapscallion?) Capt. Jack Sparrow — as portrayed by Johnny Depp — and apparently have a bottomless hunger for his adventures in a world where history and magic …

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May
20

Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel on LOUDER THAN A BOMB

An Explosion of Words: The Steinmenauts electrify LOUDER THAN A BOMB.

I’m basically down with anything that celebrates language, but LOUDER THAN A BOMB is something special. Based around the 2008 Louder Than a Bomb youth poetry slam that took place in Chicago, the film focuses on four high school teams as they face the difficulties of prepping and competing in the event. In the midst …

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May
18

THE HANGOVER PART II – Red Carpet Highlights

We’re not usually about the whole Hollywood glamor thing, but the red carpet for THE HANGOVER PART II was being streamed online, so we thought, Hey, what the heck. Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, and Will Ferrell were all scheduled to attend — something must’ve happened.

May
16

Cinefantastique Spotlight: PRIEST

The Last Holy Roller: Paul Bettany goes in hot pursuit of ravenous vampires in PRIEST.

The post-apocalyptic future, what could be more fun? Well, puppies, stick ball, and watching Donald Trump eat a bug, amongst other things. Nevertheless, the producers of PRIEST are hoping you’re jazzed to see a ravaged world in which the war between humanity and blind, sluglike creatures called vampires has reached a stalemate, and Paul Bettany’s …

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May
09

Cinefantastique Spotlight: THOR

Not Available at Most Home Depots: Chris Hemsworth wields his mighty weapon... and his hammer... in THOR.

Most Mother’s Days, loving children show their gratitude with flowers and breakfast in bed. This Mother’s Day, the kids had the option of taking Mom to the multiplex, where she could drool over the handsomely chiseled Thor in the newest, big-screen adventure out of the Marvel stable. Is THOR — directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring …

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May
01

Cinefantastique Spotlight: DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT

Cryptic Conversation: Brandon Routh (left), Sam Huntington (right) and Spencer Livingston in a scene from DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT.

Much like the denizens of the night that its title character is purported to protect, the horror-comedy DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT has stealthily crept onto our mortal plane, sneaking into a handful of theaters for the consumption of a small (very small) audience. But are those who witness this Buffy-like mash-up of zombies, vampires, …

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