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Friday, September 28, 2007

Taxi to The Dark Side (Movie Watch)

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq & Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured & killed in 2002.

Trailer HERE

Gatchaman (Movie Watch)

In the year 2001, Earth is under attack by a terrorist organization named Galactor, which is waging a destructive campaign of conquest & terror using super-high technology in the form of bizarre & supremely powerful war machines. United Nations' forces are helpless to stop this menace, but Prof. Nambu of the International Science Organization has a counter-force of his own: the Science Ninja Team, a team who operate with a bird theme & have fighting skills that are a match for any foe, regardless of numbers or firepower.

Trailer HERE (Bootleg)
Teaser HERE (Bootleg)

Astro Boy (Movie Watch)

Astro Boy tells the story of a powerful robot boy created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Our hero journeys to find acceptance in the human world, ultimately discovering true friendship as he uses his incredible powers to help others & save Metro City from destruction.

Trailers HERE

Hotel Chevalier (What to Know)

As you know by now, the short film, "Hotel Chevalier," was available for download through iTunes. Director Wes Anderson supposedly made the film without any backers on an extremely low budget. Being the lucky filmmaker that he is, his low budget got him of course pal Jason Schwartzman as well as Natalie Portman, going nude for the first time. It has since been decided to include the short back where it belong, at the beginning of the film The Darjeeling Limited.

Anderson believed the download was a great way for fans to watch "Hotel Chevalier" before going to see "The Darjeeling Limited," since the two work together perfectly. Take note that watching the short, you might not understand the point, but if you end up seeing "Darjeeling," everything will make sense, especially why Schwartzman's character is so obsessed with his ex-girlfriend.

Short - Grade: A -
Film - Grade: A -

Monday, September 24, 2007

Terror's Avocate (Movie Watch)

Communist, anti-colonialist, right-wing extremist? What convictions guide the moral mind of Jacques Vergès? L' Avocat De La Terreur, Barbet Schroeder takes us down history’s darkest paths in his attempt to illuminate the mystery behind this enigmatic figure. As a young lawyer during the Algerian war, Vergès espoused the anti-colonialist cause & defended Djamila Bouhired, ‘La Pasionaria’, who bore her country’s hopes for freedom on her shoulders & was sentenced to death for planting bombs in cafes. He obtained her release, married her & had two children with her. Then suddenly, at the height of an illustrious career, Vergès disappeared without trace for eight years. He re-emerged from his mysterious absence, taking on the defense of terrorists of all kinds, from Magdalena Kopp & Anis Naccache to Carlos the Jackal. He represented Historical monsters such as Nazi lieutenant Klaus Barbie. From the lawyer’s Inflammatory & provocative cases to his controversial terrorist links, Barbet Schroeder follows the winding trail left by this ‘Devil’s Advocate’, as he forges his unique path in law & politics.

Trailer HERE

Wristcutters: A Love Story (Movie Watch)

After cleaning & vacuuming his entire apartment, what is there left for Zia to do but commit Suicide. yet once he arrives on the otherside he find a place where no one smiles, stars are missing from the night sky & everything is just as or more depressing than the life he left behind. Once Zia comes to find that his girlfriend reacted badly to his death, he decides it's time to go looking for the love of his life.

Trailer HERE

Friday, September 21, 2007

Southland Tales (Graded)

Set in the year 2008, in a futuristic Los Angeles landscape, a socially, economically, and environmentally dysfunctional society is on the verge of an apocalypse following a nuclear terrorist attack on Texas a few years earlier. An action star named Boxer Santaros, who has suddenly been stricken with amnesia, teams up with his new porn-star girlfriend Krysta now to write an illuminating screenplay about the impending apocalypse. Krysta is actually quite a savvy businesswoman that is using him to help advance her career as a mainstream talk show host. Both of them have secret lives that the other one is not aware of and in Boxer’s case, even he no longer remembers who he is due to the memory loss. Meanwhile, Baron Von Westphalen has invented an intricate machine that solves America’s energy crises, but may ultimately lead to the destruction of the entire world. And either one or both of the twin brothers Roland & Ronald Taverner might hold the secret to a vast conspiracy. The stories of these people as well as many others intertwine over a ghastly heat wave during a Fourth of July weekend.

Grade: F
Trailer HERE

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Poster 2 & Trailer 3 Release)

The Golden Age finds Queen Elizabeth I facing bloodlust for her throne & familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious & political tides of late 16th century Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II--with his powerful army & sea-dominating armada--determined to restore England to Catholicism. The film tells the thrilling tale of an era... the story of one woman's crusade to control love, crush enemies & secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.

Trailer 1 HERE
Trailer 2 HERE
Trailer 3 Featurette HERE

Monday, September 17, 2007

Funny Games (Movie Watch)

George, Anna & son Georgie are traveling to their lakeside summer home. Upon arrival, Father & son head off to the lake for sailing while Anna prepares dinner in the kitchen. Serenity is shattered by a young man named Peter, who knocks at the door asking to borrow some eggs. The unwanted visitor is joined by Paul, a brash, arrogant young man. It soon becomes clear the pair has no intention of leaving. When George returns & tries to throw them out, physical violence erupts & the family is held captive. What ensues are highly disturbing & violent games that are initiated by Paul & Peter with George, Anna, Georgie & their dog as the unwilling participants.

Trailer HERE

Friday, September 14, 2007

Ladron Que Roba a Ladron (Movie Watch)

When two crack thieves, Emilio & Alejandro, who reunite to rob the biggest thief they know things get a bit hairy. Moctesuma Valdez, a TV infomercial guru who’s made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants, is about to find out how much. Valdez’s empire is next to impossible to infiltrate. But Emilio & Alejandro know if they go undercover as day laborers – chauffeurs, gardeners, maids, and repairmen – they can rob Valdez blind right under his nose. It’s a perfect plan…except that no one on their team wants the job.

Trailer HERE

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Eastern Promises (Movie Watch)

When the mysterious & ruthless Nikolai, a man connected to one of London's most notorious organized crime families, has his carefully maintained existence jarred after crossing paths with Anna, an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Nikolai is compelled to put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit & retribution.

Trailer HERE

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Juno (Movie Watch)

Juno is a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker. With the help of her hot best friend Leah, Juno finds her unborn child a “perfect” set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark & Vanessa, longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood & ultimately figures out where she belongs.

Trailer HERE

The Lives of Others (Movie Watch)

East Berlin, November 1984, Five years before its downfall, the former East-German government ensured its claim to power with a ruthless system of control & surveillance. Party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman & his celebrated theater actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland. Putting his loyalist classmate & co-worker, Wiesler, on the assignment sounds like a clear & cut move to the top of the food chain... yet after operation "Lazlo" is underway no one leaves without a revealing scar.

Grade: A
Trailer HERE

Youth Without Youth (Movie Watch)

A Teaser for the upcoming written & Directed Francis Ford Coppola film "Youth Without Youth" has been released. The story centers on a professor whose life changes after a cataclysmic incident during the dark years before WWII. Becoming a fugitive, he is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta & India.
Grade: A -
Teaser HERE
Trailer HERE

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Walker (Movie Watch)

In "The Walker", we find Carter Page, a well-heeled & popular socialite who serves as confidant, companion & card partner to some of the capitol’s leading ladies. These pampered women are married to the most powerful men in America, & when their husbands are too busy running the country to attend to their wives, they turn to their "gay best friend," Carter, for warmth, wit & wisdom. Carter's loyalty is tested when his dearest friend finds herself on the brink of a scandal that could destroy her reputation & her husband’s career. Offering to cover for her, Carter suppresses incriminating evidence, only to find himself the chief suspect in a criminal investigation. Suddenly, this well-connected man-about-town is a pariah, hounded by the police & forced to find the true culprit & clear his name. More importantly, he must re-examine whether it is important to be accepted by a society based on betrayal, hypocrisy & corruption.

Trailer HERE

TransSiberian (Movie Watch)

Set on the legendary express train as it travels from China to Moscow, a couple takes a romantic trip together to mend their crumbling marriage deciding on taking the transsiberian trai making the acquaintance of a Russian police inspector on the trail of the killers of a drug dealer. The couple soon discover the train isn't as glamorous as it once was finding themselves stuck in a world full of murder & drug smuggling with no escape. .

Trailer HERE

Iron Man (Movie Watch)

Tony Stark is the enigmatic heir to the Stark Enterprises fortune. A driven inventor & executive who seems to have it all, Tony is haunted by his dark side. Though he commands his empire in public, in private he secretly becomes Stark Enterprises' Corporate Image known as "Iron Man," the living embodiment of decades of defense spending & innovation. Strapping on billions of dollars worth of state-of-the-art armor & weaponry each night to fight crime, terrorism & corporate espionage, Tony begins to crack under the strain of his fractured lifestyle& must ultimately confront the one enemy he has never beat... himself.

Grade: A -
Leaked Comic-Con Teaser HERE
Toned Down Official Teaser HERE

The Dark Knight (Second Teaser & Poster)

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime with the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon & District Attorney Harvey Dent, set on dismantling the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.

Grade: A -
Teaser 2 HERE

Rambo (Movie Watch)

Vietnam veteran John Rambo has survived many harrowing ordeals in his lifetime & has since withdrawn into a simple & secluded existence in Bangkok, where he spends his time salvaging old PT boats & tanks for scrap metal. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble has a way of finding him. A group of Christian human rights missionaries, approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma. For over fifty years, Burma has been like a war zone. After some consideration, & due to insistence from his mentor, former military man Ed Baumgartner, Rambo accepts the offer and takes the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they are ambushed by the sadistic Major Pa Tee Tint and a slew of Burmese army men. A portion of the villagers and missionaries are tortured and viciously murdered. News soon reaches the minister in charge of the mission & with the help of Ed Baumgartner he employs Rambo to lead a rescue effort. With five, young, and highly diverse mercenaries at his disposal, Rambo has to travel back up the river & liberate the survivors from the clutches of Major Tint in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever.

Grade: B
Teaser HERE
Trailer HERE

Friday, September 07, 2007

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Movie Watch)

Andy is an overextended broker who lures his younger brother Hank into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mon-and-pop jewlery store that appears to be the quintessential easy traget. The problem is the store owners are their parents and, when the seemingly perfect crime turns into the perfect mess the damage lands at their doorstep.

Teaser HERE
Trailer HERE

There Will Be Blood (Teaser Poster)

Based on the 1927 Upton Sinclair novel OIL. There Will Be Blood sees bribery of public officials, class warfare, & international rivalry over oil production. A story of a genial independent oil developer & his son, whose sympathy with the oilfield workers & socialist organizers fuels a running debate with his father. Senators, small investors, oil magnates, a Hollywood film star, & a crusading evangelist are the people that populate the pages. The story then turns into a tale of greed & faith, as the prospector realizes the American dream & is destroyed by it.

Grade: A +
Teaser HERE
Trailer HERE

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (Movie Watch)

When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever seen.

Trailer HERE

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Apple News (What to Know)

I've added many things I think you all would like or be interested here and it's about that time AGAIN. Apple came out swinging today, with three entirely new iPod models, a color refresh of the shuffle, the launch of the iTunes WiFi Music Store, iPhone ringtones and a price cut... and a partnership with "Starbucks".

Go See them at the Apple Store HERE

(Update) - Apple has dropped the entry level iPhone to $200 by killing the 4GB iPhone, which is currently at $299 while supplies last. News of a European 3G iPhone with 16GB of NAND flash memory is expected to be dropped September 25th at the Apple Expo. This model is expected to take the coveted "consumer accepted" $599 price point. Still a lot if you ask me but, ok. Anyhow this model will drop the 8GB model to the pushed out 4GB iPhone's range $299 price point. I guess that can make this beautiful gadget a bit more tolerable while rolling with Bellsouth/the new AT&T which isn't.