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Review: PITCH PERFECT 2 Pitches Right Down The Middle

The Bellas are back, for more comedy wrapped up in singing, or vice versa, depending on your preference. As a movie, it's more of a fun night out at the theater than a stirring next chapter in the lives of...

Review: BEGIN AGAIN Reinvents The Movie Musical With A Little Bit Of Street Magic

I know magic when I see it, when I feel it, when I hear it. John Carney's marvelously understated, dexterously graceful Begin Again contains at least three sequences that are absolutely, unexpectedly magical. Frankly, after a single viewing, I'm not...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks POMPEII, 3 DAYS TO KILL, TIM'S VERMEER And THE WIND RISES

Kind of a dreary week, with the Pompeii failing to erupt and 3 Days To Kill a different kind of disaster. The Wind Rises hits theatres more widely, and while some adore this (last?) film by Myazaki I found it...

China Box Office: Minions Storm The Mainland As DESPICABLE ME 2 Opens Top

After a lengthy delay, Dreamworks' animated hit Despicable Me 2 finally opens in mainland China and goes straight into the top spot. Rank Title Origin 6/1-12/1 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 Despicable Me 2 USA $15.37 $15.37 3 2...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ENDER'S GAME, LAST VEGAS and MAN OF TAI CHI!

Not exactly a mighty weekend, save for a slew of Oscar contenders that opened weeks ago that are are slowly rolling out. Meanwhile, tonight's slate had us talking Ender's Game, the banal Last Vegas, and the forgettable Man Of Tai...

Review: ENDER'S GAME Is Not Worth Playing

I had some time during the generally tedious Ender's Game to let my mind drift, hearkening back to a time when I would have been genuinely excited to see this kind of film on screen. I'd have been a young teen,...

Review: ROMEO & JULIET, I Pray Thee Know This Movie Loves Close-Ups

If every generation gets the Romeo & Juliet it deserves, then this generation is doomed to relive the past in a reverential and utterly unremarkable series of close-ups. Adapted without distinction by Julian Fellowes and directed without distraction by Carlo...

ENDER'S GAME Belongs To Harrison Ford, According To New Trailer

As much as I enjoyed Orson Scott Card's novel when I read it sometime in the 1990s, I can't help feeling that the movie version looks completely generic so far. And the newest trailer doesn't change that feeling. What the...

ENDER'S GAME Trailer Offers Nothing New in Blockbuster Landscape

I understand that there is some Hollywood rule out there that all Hero-Journey Blockbuster (tm) trailers have to look alike.  I understand that if you have Harrison Ford in your movie that you might as well use his voice to...

First Look at Harrison Ford Sci-Fi Flick ENDER'S GAME

The first footage has arrived online for Gavin Hood's upcoming science-fiction thriller, Ender's Game. Based on the popular novel by Orson Scott Card, it tells the story of a gifted young lad who is recruited into a hi-tech military academy...

Watch New ROMEO AND JULIET Unfold In Classic Style

It's not revisionist and it's not flashy -- in other words, it's not Baz Luhrmann's modernistic vision. But it does feature 16-year-old Hailee Steinfeld and a script by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows. The new version of Romeo and Juliet...

ENDER'S GAME Begins Production

Orson Scott Card's science fiction classic novel Ender's Game has been something of an enigma in film circles for decades now. Film types have been fascinated by the cinematic qualities of the story pretty much from the day it was...