The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

[Note: This review was written based on a 2D presentation of The Adventures of Tintin as seen on a DVD screener which I freely admit is no way to properly appreciate such a richly visual movie. I probably shouldn’t even run this review, and if I hadn’t liked the film I wouldn’t, but I’ll be (read…)

Jane Eyre (2011)

Do we really need another film version of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre? When you’ve got Mia Wasikowska (That Evening Sun, Alice in Wonderland, TV’s In Treatment) and Michael Fassbender (Hunger, Fish Tank, Inglourious Basterds) on hand to take the roles of Jane and her troubled love Rochester, the answer to that question is a resounding (read…)

Holiday Forecast: Happy New Year

Daniel Craig in Defiance Because of the holiday, the new release calendar is kind of in limbo, but two movies are being released today in New York and Los Angeles with misguided hopes for some kind of Oscar action. Suffice it to say that one is called Good and the other is just bad. Defiance. (read…)

Trailer #2: Defiance

Here’s the second trailer for Edward Zwick’s Defiance. I’m not a huge Zwick fan (Glory, Blood Diamond) but I have to say this looks like his most promising film for a while.  Perhaps it’s the cast including Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell or maybe it’s the WWII milieu. Defiance will make its world (read…)

AFI Fest to close with ‘Defiance’

Edward Zwick’s Defiance has been added to the growing list of films slated to play the upcoming AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Making its world premiere as AFI’s closing night gala, the film stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell as three Polish brothers who form a resistance against the Nazis during World War II. (read…)

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