Tag Archive: Romantic Comedy

Apr
28

Pierce Brosnan on LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm connect in ways neither expected in LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED.

Sometimes the wedding videographers are pointing their cameras in the wrong direction. Susanne Bier’s LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED takes place mostly in a villa in Sorrento, where a young and rather conflicted couple (Molly Blixt Egelind and Sebastian Jessen) are getting married. But the kids are not the only ones being put through changes; …

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Feb
04

Cinefantastique Spotlight: WARM BODIES

I Wanna Know, Did You Ever Eat the Braaaaaaains?: Zombie Nicholas Hoult (left), and humans Teresa Palmer (center) and Analeigh Tipton risk all to save humanity in WARM BODIES.

In the zombie apocalypse, you take what you can get, whether that’s scrounging for medicine in an abandoned pharmacy, sitting down to dinner with a can of year-old Spam (uh, could we reconsider getting bitten again?), or pinning the last hope for the world on the slim possibility that a chance meeting between a human …

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Jun
25

Cinefantastique Spotlight: BRAVE

Have You Ever Seen a Lassie Go This Way and Slash?: A Scottish princess voiced by Kelly Macdonald seeks to forge her own fate in BRAVE.

Triumphant return of Pixar after the disappointment that was CARS 2? Another daring redefinition of the family film from the people who turned a near-dialogue-free tale about a love-struck robot, an adventure about a cantankerous, air-bound septuagenarian, and a fantasy about a culinary-obsessed rat into worldwide, critical and commercial hits?  Uh, no, not quite. But …

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Jul
11

Cinefantastique Spotlight: JOHN CARPENTER’S THE WARD and ZOOKEEPER

The Ward (2011)

How does a review show handle the situation where two, exciting, soon-to-be-classic films are released on the same weekend? We don’t know, but this weekend saw the release of JOHN CARPENTER’S THE WARD and the Kevin James comedy, ZOOKEEPER, so we decided to cover both of those instead. Granted, there’s not much of a correlation …

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Apr
18

Cinefantastique Spotlight: SCREAM 4

Pssst, Courtney, David REALLY Wants to Make the Split Permanent: Courtney Cox ignores the warning signs in SCREAM 4.

Poor Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell). Not satisified with the ordeals she suffered in SCREAMs 1 – 3, she’s gotta go and tempt fate by returning to Woodsboro and tempting the attention of the psycho killer Ghostface, who it turns out is still kicking around and slaughtering high-schoolers with manic glee. And if the main protagonist …

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Mar
23

Cinefantastique Round Table: Zemeckis Vanishes into the Uncanny Valley

It’s another weekly round-up of news, events, and home video releases at the Cinefantastique Round Table, the podcast with a Sense of Wonder. Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski focus their sights on what’s happening in the world of horror, fantasy, and science fiction cinema, including a discussion of the dissolution of Robert Zemeckis’ …

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Mar
09

Sebastian Gutierrez on ELECTRA LUXX

A Roll in the... Hey!: Carla Gugino and Tim Olyphant sweat up the sheets in ELECTRA LUXX.

Should a movie about a pregnant porn star fleeing her past and questioning her future be this much fun? If it’s Sebastian Gutierrez’s gleefully frisky ELECTRA LUXX, yeah, sure. As he did with this film’s predecessor, Gutierrez has gathered a talented, largely female cast, including Carla Gugino as the titular Electra, Adrianne Palicki and Emmanuelle …

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Dec
06

The Cinefantastique Review: TANGLED

Even More Magical Kingdom?: The 3D wonders of TANGLED.

For their 50th animated feature film, Walt Disney Pictures presents TANGLED – a CGI modernization of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Rapunzel.” Is this the new millennium equivalent of Disney classics like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, or is it a failed and schizophrenic attempt to meld the new and the old into one uneasy mix? …

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Sep
15

A Chat with Ben Lyons

So how about a little break from the filmmaker interviews? Yellow Tail — the wine people — have started up a new website that recruits film critics to pair wines with movies, and in connection with that got in touch with me about talking with critic and journalist Ben Lyons. Since I’ve recently been involved …

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Aug
26

The Chronic Rift: Fall 2010 Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Preview – Part 2

Jeff Bridges returns to the game grid, Harry Potter faces down some deathly hallows — whatever the hell those are — and Jacques Tati gets animated as CHRONIC RIFT producer/host John Drew and I pick up our discussion of the cinematic goodness that will be greeting us as the year raps up. And if TRON: …

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