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Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Human Contract (Movie Watch)

A successful corporate type harboring a deep, dark secret befriends a free-spirited stranger who encourages him to ditch his stuffy lifestyle and live life in reckless abandon.

Coming: TBA 2009
Trailer HERE

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Choke (Trailer & Poster Release)

Sex addict & colonial theme park worker, Victor Mancini, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mom's hospital bills while she suffers from an Alzheimer's disease that hides the truth about his childhood. He pretends to choke on food in a restaurant & the person who "saves" him will feel responsible for Victor for the rest of their lives.

Trailer HERE
Clip 1 HERE
Clip 2 HERE

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sydney Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008)

American director, producer & sometime actor Sydney Pollack, a whose star-laden movies like "The Way We Were," "Tootsie," "The Firm" and "Out of Africa," died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 73. The cause was cancer, said a representative of the family. Pollack passed away on Monday at the age of 73 at his home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California surrounded by family. He had been diagnosed about nine months before his death, said his publicist, Leslee Dart. Pollack's movies received multiple Academy Award nominations, & as a director he won an Oscar for his work on the 1985 film "Out of Africa" as well as nominations for directing "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969) and "Tootsie" (1982). Last fall's Michael Clayton, of which Pollack was a producer and a member of the cast, was nominated & recieved seven Academy awards & nominations, including Best Picture, & a Best Actor nomination.

Terminator Salvation (Movie Watch)

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is set in post-apocalyptic 2018 showcasing John Connor finally as the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet & its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor & Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

Grade: B
Teaser HERE

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Foot Fist Way (Movie Watch)

Self-control, perseverance, integrity, indomitable spirit--that's what it's supposed to be all about at the Concord Tae Kwon Do Studio, where boys are turned into black-belts & suburbanites are chiseled into great warriors, all under the watchful tutelage of proud sensei Fred Simmons. That is, until Fred discovers his wife has been unfaithful & instantly descends into a blubbering mess.

Trailer HERE

Eagle Eye (Movie Watch)

A young slacker and a single mom get tangled up in a terrorist cell plotting a political assassination.

Coming: Sept 26th
Trailer HERE

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Alatriste (Movie Watch)

Diego Alatriste is not a virtuous soul, but he is a man of honor & valor. As a Captain in the Spanish army in the 17th Century, he emerges as a hero in his country’s imperial wars. In his personal life, he is passionately in love with the beautiful María de Castro, a famous stage actress. To keep a promise he made to a dying father, Alatriste watches over the young Íñigo de Balboa & attempts to steer him clear of a military career that he & the boy's father chose. More importantly, he wants to keep him away from the divine, but dangerous Angelica de Alquézar. Íñigo may be infatuated with the striking beauty, but her father, Luis de Alquézar, happens to be Alatriste’s sworn enemy.

Coming: Soon
Trailers HERE

Step Brothers (Graded)

Brennan Huff is a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old who lives with his mother, Nancy. Dale Doback is a terminally unemployed forty-year-old who lives with his father, Robert. When Robert & Nancy marry, Brennan & Dale are forced to live with each other as Step Brothers. As their narcissism & downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together.

Grade: B -
Trailer HERE

The Road (Movie Watch)

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other.

Grade: A++
Trailer HERE

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Unknown Woman (Movie Watch)

In a haunting story of mystery & love, a Russian woman named Irena calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple’s trusted maid & the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter, Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Like an intricately constructed jigsaw puzzle, THE UNKNOWN WOMAN reveals piece by piece the enigma of Irena’s past.

Trailer HERE

Reprise (Movie Watch)

The freewheeling passion of youth & the unpredictable perils of fate are both the subject & the breathtaking form in this lean & kinetic journey through friendship, love, madness & creativity: REPRISE viscerally captures the way life takes off at rocket-speed in the beginning of adulthood – and the what-ifs and why-nots that both drive and haunt us as the unbridled hopes of youth come to a screeching halt.

Trailer HERE

Bloodline (Movie Watch)

BLOODLINE follows documentary filmmaker, Bruce Burgess, into the so-called “bloodline conspiracy” that claims Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene, who escaped to the south of France following his crucifixion, with their child. Over three years in the making, BLOODLINE is the first investigation to uncover new evidence: a buried wooden chest with artifacts that date to first century Jerusalem and a tomb with a mummified corpse draped in a shroud bearing a red cross. Burgess and his film crew begin their investigation following the trail of the Knights Templar who were believed to have buried secret treasure in southwest France. In Paris, he arranges to meet with two men who claim to represent the Priory of Sion, the secret society said to have evolved from the Templars in order to guard a secret treasure down through the ages.

Trailer HERE

Australia (Movie Watch)

In northern Australia prior to World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.

Coming: Nov 14th
Trailer HERE

Friday, May 16, 2008

City of Ember (Movie Watch)

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing . . . and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.

Trailer HERE

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Choke (Movie Watch)

Sex addict & colonial theme park worker, Victor Mancini, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mom's hospital bills while she suffers from an Alzheimer's disease that hides the truth about his childhood. He pretends to choke on food in a restaurant & the person who "saves" him will feel responsible for Victor for the rest of their lives.

Trailer HERE
Clip 1 HERE
Clip 2 HERE

Space Chimps (Movie Watch)

When a $5 billion NASA probe disappears into an intergalactic wormhole, the agency recruits Ham III, grandson of the first chimpanzee in space, to help retrieve the wayward craft. But Ham is a circus performer more interested in zero gravity high jinks than living up to his illustrious heritage. The simian slacker & his crewmates, the fearless Lt. Luna & their uptight commander, Titan, risk everything unexpectedly in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from the evil dictator Zartog.

Trailer HERE

Wall-E (What to Know)

Disney/Pixar has developed a mobile animatronic version of WALL-E to roam the Disney amusement parks. The cats over at SlashFilms spotted the robot in the streets of Los Angeles & were able to capture this video footage of the droid in action. Pretty cool! But for us old Generation Xers, we might actually be feeling for our missing childhood friend Johnny 5. Who's Johnny?! She said...

Animatronic Wall-E Spotted in LA, See clip HERE

Traitor (Movie Watch)

A special operative, labeled a Traitor, is suspected of working with a terrorist group becoming the target of the U.S. government.

Special Agent Roy Clayton of the FBI likes to play by the rules, but he's about to find out that between moral night & day is a murky, perilous twilight. When the CIA & FBI begin to work together to unravel an international conspiracy, the spotlight falls on Samir Horn, an American Muslim & former soldier with apparent connections to any number of terrorist operations. Agent Clayton becomes consumed with discovering the truth about Horn -- is he a villain, an undercover hero, or something in between?

Grade: A
Trailer HERE

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Incredible Hulk (Final Poster Release)

"The Incredible Hulk" tells the story of Dr Bruce Banner, who seeks a cure to his unique condition, which causes him to turn into a giant green monster under emotional stress. Whilst on the run from military which seeks his capture, Banner comes close to a cure. But all is lost when a new creature emerges; The Abomination.

Grade: B +
Trailer HERE

Finding Amanda (Movie Watch)

Finding Amanda is a hilarious & heartbreaking autobiographical comedy about the compulsions we can’t shake & the unlikely lengths we’ll go to while trying.

Trailer HERE

Sangre De Mi Sangre [Padre Nuestro] (Movie Watch)

A young Mexican immigrant, Pedro, journeys to New York City in search of the successful father he’s never met only to have his belongings & identity stolen by a conniving thief, Juan. As Pedro is left alone & unable to communicate in a country foreign to him, Juan cons his way into the home of Pedro’s father, Diego, finding a man just as flawed as he is. While Juan attempts to reinvent himself, Pedro’s only hope lies with a mysteriously complex prostitute, Magda, as he frantically searches for his identity back.

Trailer HERE

The Wackness (Movie Watch)

It’s summer of 94 & the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop & wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana, but change is in the air. The new mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against “crimes” like noisy portable radios, graffiti & public drunkenness. Set against this backdrop, Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before college selling dope throughout New York, trading it with his shrink for therapy, while crushing on his step daughter.

Trailers HERE

Friday, May 09, 2008

Thundercats (What to Know)

The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other 7 were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the "Sword of Omens" will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance.

The Promotion (Movie Watch)

Two mid-level Chicago supermarket employees, Doug & Richard, compete ruthlessly for a coveted Promotion for a managerial post at a new store location. Doug & Richard could not be more different, but going head-to-head in a contest of wits & will reveals how they have more in common than they once suspected.

Trailer HERE

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Rocker (Movie Watch)

A failed, over-the-hill drummer gets a second chance at rock n' roll fame, twenty years after getting booted out of his now legendary former band.

Trailer HERE

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Movie Watch)

On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good & evil, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi & Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains led by Palpatine, Count Dooku & General Grievous are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high & the fate of the "Star Wars" universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles & astonishing new revelations that fill "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

Info: The theatrical debut of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is only the beginning of all-new "Star Wars" adventures that will continue in the fall when the long-awaited television series premieres on Cartoon Network, followed by airings on TNT.

Grade: D
Trailer HERE

Iron Man: The Animated Series (Toon Watch)

Tony Stark, heir to a billion-dollar corporation, lives a life of luxury, free to pursue his chief interests—seeking extreme thrills, solving scientific mysteries & creating mind-boggling inventions. But everything goes horribly wrong when a tragic accident robs Tony of his father & nearly costs him his own life. Now dependent on his own impressive technology for survival & dedicated to battling corruption, Tony must reconcile the pressure of teenage life with the duties of a Super Hero. Inside his remarkable invention, Tony Stark is geared for high-speed flight, high-tech battles and high-octane adventure. He is Iron Man.

Trailer HERE

Wolverine & The X-Men (Toon Watch)

The story (26 half-hour eps) begins as an explosive event shatters the lives of the X-Men and takes away their mentor, Professor X. The beaten heroes, including Beast, Storm, Cyclops and Nightcrawler, walk away from it all but then they are given a rare glimpse into the future, where they see a world in utter ruin…ruled by giant destructive robots. They discover the world has spiraled out of control because the X-Men have given up. So now the most legendary of all X-Men, Wolverine, must take the lead on the ultimate mission--to prevent the world's destruction—while fending off enemies Magneto and The Brotherhood.

Trailer HERE

Monday, May 05, 2008

Shotgun Stories (Movie Watch)

Son Hayes never speaks of the scars on his back. The shotgun pellets left under his skin make for a sporadic pattern of blue-black dots. The men he works with take bets on how he got them. His brothers, Boy & Kid Hayes, don’t discuss it. His past, just like these scars, is never far behind him. This stands true for the memory of his father, a man that never bothered to give his children proper names. He left the three brothers, Son, Boy & Kid, when they were young. Their last impressions were of a violent drunk who never hesitated to put his own needs ahead of his family. The brothers were left to be raised by their mother, a hateful woman, who to this day blames her children for the life she’s been left with & the man she could not keep. Their father, having left the memory of his children as completely as he left their home, managed to move on & put his life back together. He sobered up, became a devout Christian, married a wonderful woman & fathered four new sons. All of who received proper names. His life became a model that most would aspire to, a man successful in business, community & family. His only true failing being the sons he turned his back on. At

Trailer HERE

Flight of The Red Balloon (Movie Watch)

Hou Hsiao Hsien's FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON is the latest masterpiece inspired by Albert Lamorisse's 1956 Academy Award Winning classic, THE RED BALLOON. Hou expands on its key elements-a young boy, a red balloon & Paris- to weave an achingly beautiful tale on the mysteries of familial bonds & the lingering effects the past has on us all. A precious young boy, Simon must deal with the increasing fragility of his mother, the loving yet preoccupied Suzanne. Completely immersed in her own tribulations, Suzanne hires Song, a Taiwanese film student, to help care for Simon. Together with Song, a unique extended family is formed, utterly interdependent yet lost in separate thoughts & dreams mirrored by a delicate, shiny red balloon.

Trailer HERE

Anamorph (Movie Watch)

When a reclusive detective) is drawn into the case of a serial killer who is enacting anamorphosis - a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective - only with human bodies; he is thrust into a dark and unsettling underworld that threatens to reveal the secrets of his tormented past.

Trailer HERE

Bangkok Dangerous (Movie Watch)

The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a series of contract killings. Joe, a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat. He hires Kong, a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok’s intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard …just as Surat decides it’s time to clean house.

Coming: Aug 22nd
Trailer HERE

Mongol (Movie Watch)

Based on leading scholarly accounts and written by Bodrov and Arif Aliyev, MONGOL delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of hoary stereotype.

Trailer HERE

The Mutant Chronicles (Movie Watch)

The Mutant Chronicles is set 400 years into the future (23rd or 24th century) in a world where nearly everything is powered by steam, mankind has exhausted Earth’s natural resources. Four corporations have taken over the world in which they are constantly at war with one another, the Bauhaus, the Mishima, the Capitol and the Imperial. In two interviews from 2007 Thomas Jane gives some information about the film.

Coming: 2008
Trailer HERE

Punisher: War Zone (Movie Watch)

Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

Grade: C -
Teaser HERE

Synecdoche, New York (Teaser Poster Release)

Caden, is a theatre director. After the inception of his new play, he discovers that his various autonomic functions are shutting down one at a time. The movie goes into themes such as the nature of family, of home & of male-female relationships, all while blurring the nature of reality & representation in Synecdoche, New York.

Grade: A
Trailer HERE