Archive for December, 2010

PREMIER: Country Strong

Gwenyth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlundt and Leighton Meester attends the “Country Strong” Los Angeles Special Screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [12/14] in Beverly Hills, California. [more pics inside]

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POSTER: Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood gets a tale twist and a refreshing new look as Amanda Seyfried is Red Riding Hood. The movie stars; Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons,Julie Christie, Gary Oldman

Synopsis:

It a dark Gothic imagining of the classic fairy tale in which a young woman is confronted by a werewolf, this time with a teenage love triangle at its center.

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INSIDER: Paul

Paul is one of the most hilarious movies I have seen in a very long time. Now we are only going to say this about the movie Paul, which is a play on Close Encounters and anything Steven Spielberg. I love this movie from start to finish. It is an original refreshing twist on extraterrestrials life forms on earth.

The movie stars: Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch

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SPOILER: Your Highness

Your Highness is not a movie about getting high at all. Instead it about, a tale of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Thadeous has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people.

Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna, gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar, the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel–an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own–the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.

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POSTER: Drive Angry

Nicholas Cage has another new movie coming out, and this one is high action. Looks good, but why does it have to be in 3-D? [Trailer inside]

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REVIEWS: True Grit and Country Strong

B+

written by Peter Ricci -FlixCritic.com

True Grit takes me back when I was a kid and would go see western movies with my father. The new remake, which Jeff Bridges plays the John Wayne role of Rooster Cogburn. For the most part he does give the character of Rooster edge and the raw grit intended for the part, but I was on the fence for some of it. It stays true to the book as well as authentic westerns. The movie is basically about revenge as a young girls father is murdered by a man he once trusted, Tom Chaney [Josh Brolin] over two gold pieces. His 14-year-old daughter Mattie Ross [Hailee Steinfeld]seeks revenge, but searches out the rudest, badass bounty hunter to do the job. She finds Rooster coercing him to help her on her quest of revenge in the Indian territory of the west. She is approached by a Texas Ranger named La Boeuf [Matt Damon], but quickly turns him down as she seeks her own justice and is not out to help bring Tom to texas to be tried and hung.

The movie is great and the Cohen brothers find their way to approach the material with some biblical verses. If you are a fan of cowboy movies or you just loves a good western then this movie is worht the money spent.

B

written by Peter Ricci -FlixCritic.com

Country Strong is one of the best films in a while. Strong is a beautiful story of living life as a Country singer and trying to deal with all the dramas, complications and hardships of fame and celebrity.

The movie centers on a fallen, emotionally unstable country star, Kelly Canter [Gwyneth Paltrow] who is pulled out of rehab early by her husband/manager James Canter [Tim McGraw] to save her career before its too late.  Between concerts, dramas and hardships of fame and celebrity, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all, but James is determined to get his wife back on top, the only thing that is in the way is his forgiveness he’s unwilling to give.  James looks to new talent to help get Kelly back in the light, so he adds new-found talent and a rising young singer-songwriter Chiles Stanton [Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl], She is beauty-queen-turned-singer trying to make it on the disastrous tour. Kelly’s friend at rehab is already a singer/song-writer, she requests Beau Hutton [Garrett Hedlund] to accompany her on the tour. The movie is filled with romantic entanglements and old demons which threaten to derail them all. The film is entertaining, well acted and full of great music. I was very impressed with the cast; the movie is very moving and real. I like the pace and the real story line. The movie was spectacular from start to finish. It is worth the money to see this film; everyone shines, as no role was too small for anyone. I refuse to say anymore as I don’t want to give this fine film directed by Shana Feste away.

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POSTERS: Smurfs, Gnomeo and Juliet

 

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