Wednesday, September 29, 2010


1. Case 39

Social worker Emily Jenkins is assigned to investigate the family of 10-year-old Lillith Sullivan after allegations of abuse, only to discover that the situation is far deadlier than she imagined.

Directed by Christian Alvart; and starring Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper.

Opens: October 1, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. Rated: R

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Upcoming Fall/Winter Movies

This summer saw the release of hits like Prince of Persia, The Karate Kid, Toy Story 3, Inception, Piranha 3D and action packed movies like The Expendables, The A-Team, The Other Guys, Salt ...... As well as disappointments such as Iron Man 2, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Knight and Day, Jonah Hex and Sex and the City 2.

So there wouldn’t be an Avatar this year .....

BUT .......

There is hope as movies rolling in the coming months are promising and should deliver quality entertainment from the Adventure/Fantasy – Musical – Action – Thriller – Sci-fi – Comedy – Drama (All Kinds) Animation – Horror .... and a Western!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

From the Mind of ...

M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most successful directors of the late 1990s into early 2000s; probably best known for the 1999 summer hit “The Sixth Sense”, and is well known for making controversial films with supernatural plots.

Born Manjo Nelliyattu Shyamalan, on August 6, 1960 in Mahe, Pondicherry, India to doctors and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. At the age of 8, he was given a Super-8 camera which began his passion for filmmaking. An ardent fan of Steven Speilberg, he had already made 45 home movies by the time he turned 17.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


1. Machete

Machete, a former "Mexican Federale" turned renegade is hired by a crooked US Senator to execute a covert hit. He is double-crossed and is injured. A wounded Machete is taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds, and escapes from the guards before he can be arrested. Now he’s out looking for them so he can settle the score with the help of a fierce taco queen, heavily-armed holy man and a trigger-happy socialite April.

Co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, “Machete” stars Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan and Steven Seagal.

Opens: September 3, 2010 Runtime: 1hr. 45 min. Rated:R

Sunday, May 2, 2010


1. Iron Man 2
Six months after the end of the first movie, Tony Stark has used his Iron Man armor to bring about a negotiated peace treaty between the major super powers of the world, and his immense popularity with the general public is only furthered when he fulfills his father's dream by opening the "Stark Expo", to showcase all the latest inventions that will benefit the world. Stark is, however, still vilified by the United States government, and Senator Stern in particular, who demands that he hand his armor technology over for military application, when Stark refuses the events lead to the rise of Ivan Vanko a.k.a. Whiplash.

Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Samuel L. Jackson.

Opens: May 7, 2010 Runtime: 2 hr. 05 min. Rated: PG-13

Monday, March 8, 2010


Best motion picture of the year
"The Hurt Locker"

Performance by an actor in a leading role 
Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart"

Thursday, March 4, 2010


1. Alice in Wonderland
This fantasy adventure film is directed by Tim Burton, and stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Michael Sheen and Stephen Fry. It is an extension of the Lewis Carroll novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

Alice Kingsley, now 19, attends a party shortly after the death of her beloved father. Alice spots a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and pocket watch. In shock and confusion, she runs off into a maze and follows the White Rabbit through it. She eventually tumbles down a rabbit hole into Underland, more commonly referred to as "Wonderland" by its inhabitants. She had visited this place 10 years earlier, but had entirely forgotten about it. She is also told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwock, the dragon who terrorizes the inhabitants of Wonderland under the rule of the Red Queen.

Opens: March 5, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. Rated: PG

Sunday, February 28, 2010


“The Rush of Battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug”

                                            -Chris Hedges

These are the first lines that come on your screen when you begin to watch (one of the) the best movie of 2009 -- “The Hurt Locker”, directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

Born November 27, 1951, in San Carlos California; Kathryn Ann Bigelow was an only child raised by her factory painter father and librarian mother.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Best Film: The Hurt Locker

Best Actor: Colin Firth (A Single Man)

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan (An Education)

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique (Precious)

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)

Best Foreign Language Film: A Prophet

Best Animated Film: Up

Saturday, February 6, 2010


1. Dear John
John (an army man) and Savannah fall in love during an annual leave for John. The two write several letters to each other to keep in touch, but as the years pass by, everything starts to drift apart, including John's father, and the seemingly unbreakable bond between Savannah and John.

Based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, this romantic drama/war film stars Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried; and directed by Lasse Hallström.

Opens: February 5, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min. Rated: PG-13

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards

Actor in a Leading Role
·         Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”
·         George Clooney in “Up in the Air”
·         Colin Firth in “A Single Man”
·         Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”
·         Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”

Sunday, January 24, 2010



Thursday, January 21, 2010

Previews: Movies to see in 2010 (July - December)


1. Knight and Day
Roy Miller is a secret agent who goes on a blind date with unlucky-in-love June Havens, and ends up pulling her into a journey to protect a powerful battery that holds the key to an infinite power source.

Directed by Two time Oscar winner, James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted & Walk the Line), it also stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. It is set to release on July 2, 2010.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Born August 2, 1976, in Godalming, Surrey, England; Samuel Henry J. "Sam" Worthington was born of his parents – his father, Ronald a power plant employee and his mother, a homemaker cared for him and his sister – in Warnbro, a suburb of Rockingham near Perth, Australia.

He attended John Curtin College of the Arts, but school was never a priority for him as he dropped out at 17, though he did show his first inkling of interest in the arts while in high school. He worked construction and odd jobs, eventually settling in Sydney. He was 19 and working as a bricklayer when he auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and was accepted, with scholarship; where he gained valuable training from the Institute, graduating in 1998 at the age of 22.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Previews: Movies to see in 2010 (January – June)

This list has been divided into two parts, "February – June" & "July – December"; January wasn’t included because they have been highlighted in the previous post “January Movies”.
1.      Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

A young boy named Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) discovers that he is the demigod son of the Greek god, Poseidon (Kevin McKidd). He embarks on a journey across modern-day America with his friends Annabeth Chase (Alexandra Daddario), also a demigod, and Grover Underwood (Brandon T. Jackson), a satyr, to save his mother (Catherine Keener), return Zeus' (Sean Bean) stolen lightning bolt, and prevent a war between the gods.
It is set to release on February 12, 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Happy New Year and welcome to 2010 everyone. A new decade has begun and here is a list of some real good movies that you shouldn't miss out on this month.
1.      Daybreakers
Daybreakers is a vampire film written and directed by Peter and Michael Spierig. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill.

Think Zombieland, only instead of nearly the entire population turning into zombies........... It’s Vampires. Ten years after a plague turned most of the world's population into vampires, a critical blood shortage is causing panic and gruesome mutations within the undead community. Edward (Ethan Hawke), a vampire hematologist, is trying to develop a blood substitute when he meets Lionel (Willem Dafoe) and Audrey (Claudia Karvan), two fugitive humans who claim to have a possible cure for vampirism. Edward casts his lot in with Lionel and Audrey in the hope of perfecting the cure before it's too late.
Opens: January 8, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min. Rated: N/A