Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar
31

Guy Maddin on KEYHOLE

I Spy With My Little Eye... Regrets of the Past: Jason Patric tries to exorcise his sins in KEYHOLE.

This gangster is haunted, literally. KEYHOLE begins with an inversion — a group of criminals have to fight their way past a police barricade into a house — and only gets stranger from there. Turns out their boss Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric), isn’t after any kind of swag, but an exorcism of the past. The …

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Mar
30

Trailer for THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (Sponsored Video)

It’s a good year for Joss Whedon. As director, his take on THE AVENGERS is coming out in May; he managed to complete a version of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING that may also see release this year; and he co-produced the Morgan Spurlock-directed documentary, COMIC-CON IV: A FAN’S HOPE, that’s coming out April 6. (Not …

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Mar
28

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH

Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh Embrace Their Fates in 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH.

  The newest episode of my short radio series THE INDIE ON DEMAND MOVIE REVIEW takes a look at 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH, in which Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh are cast as a New York couple awaiting the end of the world, and director Abel Ferrara — he of such nihilistic exercises as …

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Mar
26

Cinefantastique Spotlight: THE HUNGER GAMES

The Last Battle?: Jennifer Lawrence struggles for survival in THE HUNGER GAMES.

Hunger will compel people to some extreme acts: lie; kill; volunteer your child to appear on TODDLERS & TIARAS. Who knew it could also lead to one of the best movies of the year? The highly anticipated THE HUNGER GAMES takes the first book of the popular young adult series — about a dystopic future …

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Mar
23

Terence Davies on THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Burned in the Heat of the Moment: Rachel Weisz (right) takes a risk with Tom Hiddleston in THE DEEP BLUE SEA.

There’s hardly room in multiplexes these days for films about love, and most that do get in are b.s. (unless you’re really into romantic entanglements between moody teen girls and even moodier teen vampires). But even if we were in the middle of a romance glut, THE DEEP BLUE SEA would stand out as an …

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Mar
22

Skittles Urges You to Question Authority (Sponsored Video)

Skittles concludes its survey of the damnable teen years with the most painful revelation of all: That those we relied upon to guide us through the rocky shoals of life, those we presumed would provide us the tools by which we’d eventually make our own way to adulthood, were consumed by weakness and self-interest, and …

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Mar
20

Skittles Explores the Perils of Reckless Love (Sponsored Video)

Daring to go where no delicious, candy-coated fruit chew has gone before, Skittles is continuing its survey of the pernicious ecosystem that is modern adolescence. In the sponsored video below, they take a look at first infatuation, that inexplicable yet overwhelming desire to be near another, no matter what the cost. Who can blame these …

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Mar
15

Skittles Knows That the Cute Girls Want You Only for the Candy in Your Belly (Sponsored Video)

Surely, the high school years are the cruelest period of anyone’s life. The cliques, the taunting, the incessant, petty politics… and that’s just in the teachers’ lounge. (Hah, it’s the ol’ switcheroo!) All kidding aside, the people who make Skittles have decided to salute this most torturous phase of adolescence with a series of videos …

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Mar
12

Cinefantastique Spotlight: JOHN CARTER

Do you have a lee-zance for zose minkeys?: Taylor Kitsch gets a bonus in simians in JOHN CARTER.

Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, James Kirk, Luke Skywalker. Bleep those guys; as an interplanetary adventurer, John Carter has ‘em all beat by at least ten years. Bringing the star of   Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series of Barsoom novels to the screen has been a long-sought-after passion project for a number of filmmakers, including Bob Clampett, Ray …

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Mar
09

Mike Wallis and Inge Rademeyer on GOOD FOR NOTHING

The Cowboy and His Sturdy Mount, and He's Got a Horse, Too: Inge Rademeyer and Cohen Holloway in GOOD FOR NOTHING.

New Zealand couple Mike Wallis and Inge Rademeyer faced a choice: buy a house together, or use the money to make their first film. Rather than take a gamble on a dodgy proposition with, at best, 50/50 odds, they decided to do the sensible thing and plow their savings into GOOD FOR NOTHING (hey, have …

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