What better weekend to go to the movies is there than Oscar weekend, when magical films, which have allowed us to briefly escape our lives, are honored for their role in our sanity and entertainment? This week, you can follow Alice down the rabbit’s hole with “Alice in Wonderland,” feel like a badass with “Brooklyn’s Finest,” and, if you’re fortunate enough to live in a city that gets limited releases, you can catch “Twilight” darling Kristen Stewart in “The Yellow Kandkerchief” or “Gilmore Girl” Alexis Bledel in “The Good Guy.” Keep reading »
I heart twisted Tim Burton movies: “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” … I’m just reading off my DVD shelf here. So there was no way I was going to wait one more minute to see his interpretation of “Alice In Wonderland.” I did my nails Burton-style and was at the first showing at midnight last night/this morning and let me tell you, despite all the hype, I was not disappointed! You should totes ignore the negative reviews and see it in 3-D for yourself … I still can’t believe Disney let him make this movie! Here are 10 things I was thinking after seeing the flick. Keep reading »
There are good directors, and there are great directors who know how to cut the tension in pivotal love scenes between the most wanted man in the universe and his female co-star.
“Remember Me” star Emilie de Ravin says she would would certainly put director Allen Coulter in the great director category. He made sure everything was relaxed between her and costar Robert Pattinson … even if it took some extra-naughty props to do it. Read more … Keep reading »
We haven’t read Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide yet because we’re lazy, though we’ve heard glowing reviews about the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl Wu Dunn. Fortunately, tonight is a one-night-only film screening of a special “Half The Sky” event at hundreds of movie theaters in the United States and Canada. (You can find a PDF of all theaters showing the film here.) The film, which plays everywhere at 7:30 p.m. local time, explores major problems facing women worldwide, including sex trafficking, violence against women, and maternal mortality. India.Arie performs music in the film and actress Marisa Tomei will be premiering a short film she co-directed, based on a true story, about a teenager from a small village in Ethiopia who overcomes sexual violence. “Half The Sky” will surely be a heavy film — but then again, this is half the world’s population we’re talking about. [“Half The Sky” at NCM Events] Keep reading »
Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland
” opens this weekend, and to get you in the mood, here’s a look at the first film version of the Lewis Carroll tale ever made. This was filmed in 1903, over 100 years ago. I dunno—the White Rabbit and kids in card suits here are pretty awesome. Can Tim top it? [Neatorama
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