Archive for April, 2009

The Adventure of English

The Adventure of English

| April 30, 2009

The Adventure of English is a great buy for every writer and speaker of the English language. It brings together the history of a dialect unknown to many of us in 408 minutes. Impossible, you say? Well, the people from Acorn Media Group think otherwise and have done so in an intriguing and entertaining documentary. […]

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The Chaser

The Chaser

| April 30, 2009

The Chaser is a Korean crime thriller that was a sleeper-hit in its own country. The film was made by first time feature director Na Hong-jin, who had previously made the award-winning short A Perfect Snapper Dish. And Na made the film under a small production company with no well-known, big name stars. The result […]

SPOCK AND SPOCK

SPOCK AND SPOCK

| April 30, 2009

When the new reimagined Star Trek beams into theatres, there will not only be a new Spock, played by Heroes nemesis Zachary Quinto, but the original and iconic Spock, played by the one and only Leonard Nimoy. It will be Nimoy’s first time with those Vulcan ears for the first time in almost two decades, […]

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CHO BEAMED UP TO NEW TREK CHALLENGES

CHO BEAMED UP TO NEW TREK CHALLENGES

| April 29, 2009

At first glance, the casting of Korean-born John Cho as the iconic Sulu in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot may not be an obvious choice, until one sees what he does with the once chair-driven character. While Cho is best known for his comedic work, audiences will see a new side of him as the […]

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JACKMAN REPRISES THE ROLE THAT LAUNCHED CAREER

JACKMAN REPRISES THE ROLE THAT LAUNCHED CAREER

| April 29, 2009

10 years ago when we first met, Hugh Jackman was barely known. How the mighty have risen. Yet, as anyone who knows the laconic Aussie actor, also knows that you see is what you get. The actor has not changed despite his extraordinary success. A Tonyu-award winning Broadway actor, a movie star, producer and recently […]

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WRIGHT EXAMINES A DIFFERENT SIDE TO LA

WRIGHT EXAMINES A DIFFERENT SIDE TO LA

| April 29, 2009

British director Joe Wright win acclaim for his film versions of two literary classics: Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, and now tackles his first Hollywood film, The Soloist, which he confesses was a very different experience to its predecessors. The film revolves around L.A Times journalist Steve Lopez [Robert Downey Jnr] who discovers Nathaniel Anthony […]

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BAI LING CRANKS UP THE HEAT

BAI LING CRANKS UP THE HEAT

| April 29, 2009

Bai Ling is a unique actress to say the least. The Chinese-born beauty is always unashamedly sexy, frank and fascinating. She co-stars in the new Crank 2 action thriller that opens this week, and despite no official press junket for the film, Bai Ling chatted to PAUL FISCHER by phone from San Diego, about the […]

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The Soloist

The Soloist

| April 27, 2009

The Soloist, from director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice), is a very troubled picture. The trouble with it is a severe and cumbersome lack of focus pervading every portion of the film. The best I can say for it is that it has a stellar cast, who deliver some solid performances. But aside from […]

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Fight Night

Fight Night

| April 27, 2009

Fight Night is by no means a good movie. The concept of the film alone tells us that the filmmakers may be totally unaware of just how unoriginal the whole thing is. The concept is this: Michael Dublin, a scam artist and boxing promoter takes a powerful female fighter under his wing to make loads […]

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X-Men: The Animated Series Vol. 1 & 2

X-Men: The Animated Series Vol. 1 & 2

| April 27, 2009

I was fortunate enough to be 8 years old when X-Men premiered in 1992. That year, cartoons changed, thanks to X-Men and Batman: The Animated Series. Whilst Batman was at the forefront of advocating filmic pacing and atmosphere for children’s programming, X-Men proved that we were able to retain information about characters and storylines, especially […]

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