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Directed by “Twilight’s” Catherine Hardwicke, one could expect “Red Riding Hood”, very loosely based on the Grimm fairy tale, to raise the teenage angst and romance up a notch to be the focal point of the movie, but it surprisingly takes a backseat to the rather contrived whodunit mystery of the wolf instead. All the villagers of Daggerhorn are suspects, making for a fairly unpredictable conclusion, though the story suffers greatly for its lack of fun, passion and real suspense not of the quick-cuts-to-snarling-teeth variety. The movie could have beenRead More
Adapted from the New York Times’ best selling novel of the same name, “I Am Number Four” attempts to build a franchise on a story surrounding John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), an alien teenager from the planet Lorien. After his planet’s destruction by the Mogadorians, he and eight others were shipped off to Earth with their guardians (John’s Henri played by Timothy Olyphant). For reasons unexplained in the movie, the Loriens have to be killed in sequential order, and with the first three dead, John is next. Assuming their new identities,Read More
Sundance has fallen hard for Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy” (another of our most anticipated Sundance movies), the long-distance relationship drama that was so buzzed and loved that a bidding war between Paramount, Summit and Fox Searchlight started right in the lobby after the premiere screening. Eventually, Paramount proved victorious for a reported $4mil and will have the lucky task of distributing to the general public the first major hit of Sundance 2011. Starring the crazy talented Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones and shot entirely in improvisational style, the story followsRead More
Thus far known mostly for being a dramatic actress, and a hell of a one at that, Rachel McAdams proves she really can do it all in her latest, “Morning Glory”, from Aline Brosh McKenna, the screenwriter of “The Devil Wears Prada” and Roger Michell, the director of “Notting Hill”. A zingy, fast-paced romantic comedy that has McAdams doing some sustained physical comedy one wouldn’t have predicted she had in her, it’s a predictable but nonetheless thoroughly entertaining and satisfying ride, anchored through every frame by McAdams’ winning charm andRead More