Archive for July, 2008

More Than Goode Roles for Rising Star

More Than Goode Roles for Rising Star

| July 17, 2008

British actor Matthew Goode is on a roll. The young up-and-coming actor, who rose to prominence in Woody Allen’s Match Point, is starring in two very distinctive and eagerly waited films. First off, he stars as the social-climbing Charles Ryder in the big screen adaptation of the classic novel Brideshead Revisited, to be succeeded by […]

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Brittany Snow’s Change of Image

Brittany Snow’s Change of Image

| July 16, 2008

Talented and beautiful Brittany Snow has finally grown up–at least on the big screen. Recently seen in the likes of Hairspray and Prom Night, and soon to be seen in the upcoming Finding Amanda, the former star of the acclaimed American Dreams talked exclusively to Paul Fischer. Paul Fischer: It must have been a nice […]

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

| July 16, 2008

I have never read Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, but my 15-year-old son, who is a fan of most classics, considers it one of his favorites. With the popular story now being released as a new film starring Brendan Fraser, it opened up the story to me, as well as […]

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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

| July 16, 2008

People are dying to know – is the film really as good as they hope it will be? Is Heath Ledger’s performance as good as the hype? The answers are an unequivocal and resounding yes. I’ve read a variety of reviews, spoken to a number of reviewers from newspapers, television, and the net, and have […]

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Primal

Primal

| July 15, 2008

Okay, I confess going into this one that I wasn’t expecting a whole lot out of it. I have seen very, very few good movies involving sasquatches. In fact, the last time I saw even close to a good movie involving sasquatches it didn’t even involve sasquatches at all, but rather was Lalo Schifrin’s Abominable, […]

Toronto Festival Adds Some Big Titles to Line-Up

Toronto Festival Adds Some Big Titles to Line-Up

| July 13, 2008

Just when you thought the Toronto Film Festival couldn’t get any bigger, if the latest additions are any indication, this year’s TIFF will be bigger than ever. The Festival today announced its latest additions under Gala Presentations, Special Presentations, Masters and World Cinema. If you’re thinking of attending, the following films may well entice you. […]

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Robbie Coltrane: Incredible Britain

Robbie Coltrane: Incredible Britain

| July 13, 2008

How do you pop a wheelie while driving a 20-ton fire truck? If you’ve ever stayed awake all night trying to figure out the answer, ponder no more. Popular British comedian Robbie Coltrane has the answer to this and other unusual feats of adventure, as he travels around the “B” roads of England, from London […]

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Death on Demand

Death on Demand

| July 13, 2008

John Carpenter’s Halloween not only ushered in the age of the slasher flick, but spawned seven sequels of its own. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch does not feature the series’ killer, Michael Myers, and garnered the worst reception from fans for that selfsame reason. The runner-up for most despised of the series is the […]

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

| July 13, 2008

Things you probably didn’t know about the center of the Earth: it’s home to carnivorous plants but cannot sustain life due to its extremely hot temperatures, it has cell phone reception and it’s not free from bad acting. At least, that’s the 3D version of Earth’s core you’ll see in Journey to the Center of […]

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All in This Tea

All in This Tea

| July 13, 2008

In this documentary by award-winning filmmakers Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht, a freewheeling tea connoisseur, David Lee Hoffman, traveled to far-reaching regions in China in pursuit of quality tea, and along the way he meets and interacts with local colorful characters. The documentary focuses on the finer things in life, at least according to its […]

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