The inevitable sequel to the crass comedy hit ‘The Hangover: Part II’ brings back Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis, the bachelor party trio from hell. But it’s just not clicking this time around.
The Renaissance Faire can be odd and wonderful and welcoming and encompassing all at once. You can experience its history and more through an extremely charming documentary called ‘Faire: An American Renaissance.’ Producer/director Doug Jacobson was kind enough talk with us about the film.
‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is the latest and perhaps the biggest film yet made from a video game. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, we’ve got it all: a sort of fantasy adventure; lots of scimitars; Arabic costumes; and strange allusions to the Bush Administration and the Iraq War. Whuh?
Seeing a movie in the theater holds more promise than simply watching a film. The smells, the surrounding people, and the magical moment that the lights go down and the fantasy begins . . . what’s become of that potential in the era of the multiplex?
The original concept of Nightmare on Elm Street was original and allowed Director Wes Craven to created a number of visually surprising moments, which were semi-comical but striking. The new version may be too grounded for its own good.
The ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ books are printed in a hand-written looking script, meant to be the actual “diary” or journal of Greg Heffley, and populated with lots of simplistic but amusing cartoons. So how did it translate to a live-action film . . . particularly for the kids?
‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,’ is adapted from Rick Riordan’s books and directed by Harry Potter alum Chris Columbus. What looked to be a highly derivative and onerous concept turned out to be a pretty decent film.
It’s Oscar season, superstars — the time of year all A-listers love! It’s a chance for celebrities to pull themselves away from the hard work they do for humanity each day and enjoy a night of endless fawning and accolades, which we all know makes them very uncomfortable.