Movie Review: THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR

THE HUNTSMAN WINTERS WAR | © 2016 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Sheridan Smith, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulis and Craig Mazin, based on characters created by Evan Daugherty Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 22, 2016 THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR is being billed as a prequel to 2012’s SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, but it’s actually a wraparound, beginning before the earlier film, then jumping ahead to seven years later. It’s a decent enough fantasy adventure on its own terms, though despite the title, the real star here isn’t so much Chris Hemsworth, reprising […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN movie poster | ©2011 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (motion-capture): Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Writers: Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish, based on the comic book series by Herge Director: Steven Spielberg Distributors: Paramount/Columbia Release Date: December 21, 2011 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN is a curious sort of film. Based on the comic book series by the Belgian writer/artist Herge (real name Georges Prosper Remi, 1907-1983), the motion-capture adventure gives dimensionality to the look of the original artwork, but relies on a kind of Boy’s Own Adventure sensibility that seems a little thin by contemporary standards. Director Steven […]Read On »

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YOUR HIGHNESS is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

YOUR HIGHNESS | © 2011 Universal Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies YOUR HIGHNESS – By all intents, YOUR HIGHNESS should be a complete disaster. Yet, it is at times hilarious. At times completely disgusting. At times not too shabby in the action department. Take Danny McBride’s Kenny Powers from EASTBOUND AND DOWN as a complete wimp and plop […]Read On »

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CD Review: PAUL original soundtrack

PAUL original soundtrack | © 2011 Universal

After showing his deadly serious Bond action grooves were a slam-bang fit for the buddy cop tribute HOT FUZZ, David Arnold now finds his background blasting aliens for INDEPENDENCE DAY comes in just as handy for a far nicer E.T. named PAUL– his second satirical film homage score for actor-writers Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. If there’s a recipe to this duo’s winning movie-movie formula, it’s walking a fine line between spoofing their source material and just going with their unabashed love of it. Ditto David Arnold right from the start with a winking 50’s sci-fi Theremin and a dark […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: PAUL American premiere

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost at the American Premiere of PAUL | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures held the American Premiere of PAUL on March 14th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Who is PAUL?  A fugitive…a celebrity…a slacker…a joker or just an alien. While two British comic-book geeks are traveling across the U.S. they encounter an alien outside Area 51. PAUL (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out for the last 60 years on the secret military base. When PAUL discovers he’s been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town, a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PAUL

PAUL movie poster | ©2011 Universal Pictures

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Hader, Kristen Wigg Writers: Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Director: Greg Mottola Distributor: Universal Release Date: March 17, 2010 It’s rare a comedy comes around that’s as delightfully original and laugh-out loud funny as PAUL. Written by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (who have previously teamed up as actors in SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ), it’s a very meta-take on what would happen if two geeky nubs came across an actual alien while traveling cross-country in America. In this case, those nubs are English – Graeme […]Read On »

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