Archive for January, 2008

Cloverfield

Cloverfield

| January 20, 2008

Ever since its trailer debuted last summer before Transformers, the film that eventually became known as Cloverfield has been the source of a lot of mystery. Thanks to an ingenious marketing scheme that kept the true plot and identity of the central monster a secret, it has become a rarity for a January release: a […]

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Cassandra’s Dream

Cassandra’s Dream

| January 20, 2008

I have to start by saying that Woody Allen has been one of the greatest working American directors for decades. He has created such cinematic masterpieces as Annie Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Manhattan, as well as such comedic triumphs as Sleeper, Love and Death, Zelig, and Mighty Aphrodite. I personally own 24 of his […]

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Beyond the Ring

Beyond the Ring

| January 18, 2008

Beyond the Ring showcases martial arts champion Andre Lima in his first starring role. Based on true events, this story (co-written by Andre Lima) tells of a retired fighter’s plight after his daughter is diagnosed with a brain tumor. When the insurance company refuses to pay for necessary surgery, he can’t cover the expensive hospital […]

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The Savages

The Savages

| January 18, 2008

The Savages is typical of the majority of independent films being released in America, falling back on the overworked tale of coping with family issues by coming together after many years of separation. The film hasn’t much to offer, unless you enjoy an implausible story soaked in rampant negativity. The foremost fault of the film […]

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Ms. Mortimer Returns to Sundance

Ms. Mortimer Returns to Sundance

| January 16, 2008

Emily Mortimer sits on a corner chair in one of the many overcrowded venues to talk about Transsiberian, a thriller in which she and Woody Harrelson star as married couple on a train traveling to Moscow, who get involved with a pair of drug smugglers. “It was such fun doing it. I mean, it was […]

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Garcia Breathes New Life Into Bad Guy Role

Garcia Breathes New Life Into Bad Guy Role

| January 16, 2008

Andy Garcia has played his fair share of cinematic antagonists over the years, though one might be hard pressed to find a character quite as despicable as the mobster he plays in the dark indie drama The Air I Breathe. Yet audiences may be surprised that Garcia will next crop up in, of all things, […]

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Weixler Sinks Her Teeth Into Juicy Role

Weixler Sinks Her Teeth Into Juicy Role

| January 16, 2008

There’s one thing one can say about screen newcomer Jess Weixler, and that is, she loves taking risks. Teeth is no ordinary film, but a dark, ferociously erotic comedy about a young woman with a somewhat unusual vagina. Sexy and over-the-top, it certainly showcases the talents of this fresh-faced actress who talked sex and movies […]

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Brendan Still Takes Pleasure in His Diverse Career

Brendan Still Takes Pleasure in His Diverse Career

| January 16, 2008

There is little doubt that Brendan Fraser has taken his Hollywood success to make films that truly show his diversity. While best known as Rick O’Connell in The Mummy films, he has received acclaim for his work in the likes of The Quiet American and Journey to the End of the Night, in which he […]

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Ms. Lane a True Classic

Ms. Lane a True Classic

| January 16, 2008

At a perennially youthful 43, Diane Lane remains a luminous presence, on and off the screen. Now happily married to Josh Brolin with two teenage children from a previous marriage, the always versatile actress loves to show off various sides of her personality. In Untraceable, Lane plays an FBI agent in charge of dealing with […]

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Evil Aliens

Evil Aliens

| January 15, 2008

Considering that “Evil Aliens” starts off with some guy banging some chick in the middle of what looks like a cheap Stonehenge, and said guy has the worst Austin Powers-soundalike accent I’ve ever heard, I’m not exactly holding out a lot of hope for “Evil Aliens.” When they follow that up with the…oh hell, I […]

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