December 27, 2012
Action/Adventure, Cinema Convo, Comedy, Comic Book, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Movie Reviews, Musical, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller
Anne Hathaway, Bachelorette, Chris Hemsworth, John Carter, Kevin Hart, Marvel's The Avengers, Megan Good, People Like Us, Regina King, Rock of Ages, Romany Malco, Taraji P. Henson, Taylor Kitsch, The Cabin in the Woods, The Dark Knight Rises, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Think Like a Man, Total Recall, Wreck-It Ralph
I’ll get around to a Top 10 Best list in the next few days, but I got inspired on this and finished it first. So you get this now. Here’s a look at the highs and lows that were this 2012 movie season.
Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
Best 12 months for a rising star – Chris Hemsworth. From “The Cabin in the Woods” to “Marvel’s The Avengers” to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Hemsworth had a year that would be a career for some actors. Even when he’s involved in a turd like “Red Dawn,” he shrugs it off and gets to work on sequels for “Thor,” “The Avengers 2” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” We should all have such stable career outlooks. More
December 25, 2012
Drama, Movie Reviews, Musical
Aaron Tveit, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Cosette, Eddie Redmayne, Fatine, Hugh Jackman, Javert, Jean Valjean, Les Misérables, Russell Crowe, The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hooper
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Valjean (Hugh Jackman) tries to console Fatine (Anne Hathaway) in “Les Misérables.”
I’m not a big musical fan, but ever since Tom Hooper played Pied Piper on me with his cinematic rendition of “Les Misérables,” I can’t stop thinking about it or keep the songs out of my head and I’m likely not to be the only convert once it hits theaters. More
September 18, 2012
Action/Adventure, Horror, Musical, New on DVD/Blu-Ray
Chris Hemsworth, Indiana Jones, Joss Whedon, Katy Perry, Katy Perry: Part of Me, The Cabin in the Woods
[From left] Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Holden (Jesse Williams), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz) and Dana (Kristen Connolly) in “THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.”
The Cabin in the Woods – No actor’s other actor had a better three years than Chris Hemsworth. He had a brief, but memorable role in the “Star Trek,” then hit the jackpot by being cast as the lead in 2011′s “Thor,” which led to a one of the main roles in “Marvel’s The Avengers,” the year’s biggest blockbuster and the third highest grossing film of all time and his stock continues to rise with starring roles in “Snow White and the Huntsman” and the forthcoming “Red Dawn” remake. It also helps get movies that were on the shelf released in theaters. In this Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard horror/thriller, five friends travel to a cabin that has more secrets than they imagined. I haven’t seen this yet, but I’ve yet to see anything Whedon’s been involved in that I haven’t enjoyed tremendously and I doubt he’ll start here either. More
June 15, 2012
Movie Reviews, Musical
Adam Shankman, alec baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Justin Theroux, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Rock of Ages, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise
If you’re a child of the 80s and fondly remember the era of poofy hair, eyeliner and a time when MTV actually played music videos, “Rock of Ages” will no doubt tug at your nostalgic chords as you watch some of Hollywood’s biggest stars singing along to Bon Jovi, Journey and Twisted Sister.
But for all the big names, expertly choreographed song and dance numbers and embarrassingly familiar fashion, there’s little more to “Rock of Ages” than a glorified karaoke night that hardly warrants putting your lighters up. More
May 17, 2012
Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is singing what?
Here’s a look at what 80s classics stars including Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin and Malin Akerman will be singing come in New Line Cinema’s “Rock of Ages,” which opens June 15.
May 9, 2012
Batman, Dark Shadows, Film Flashback, Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd, Tim Burton
Photo by Peter Mountain
JOHNNY DEPP as Barnabas Collins in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “DARK SHADOWS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Johnny Depp stars in “Dark Shadows,” which comes to theaters this Friday. Depp reunites with his frequent collaborator, Tim Burton, to try their hand at bringing a cult TV show to the big screen.
Never one to shy from a challenging role, Depp plays Barnabas Collins, a vampire who finally escapes captivity and meets his descendants who somehow make a vampire seem normal.
Today’s “Film Flashback” looks at another pasty-faced role Depp assumed while working with Burton — “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber on Fleet Street.”