Misdirection is Key for Director Rodrigo Cortés’ Latest Film: Red Lights

“There are two kinds of people out there with a special gift. The ones who think they really have some kind of power. And the other guys, who think that we can’t figure them out. They’re both wrong” -Dr. Margaret Matheson (played by Sigourney Weaver), Red Lights I’m going to do something I rarely doContinue reading “Misdirection is Key for Director Rodrigo Cortés’ Latest Film: Red Lights”

Red Band Trailer for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Promises a Buffet of Gore

The new red band trailer for the upcoming Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters flick starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton was recently rolled out by Paramount Pictures.  Here’s your first look: So far, I have to say that preliminary previews for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters seem to be all over the map.  I’m hoping thisContinue reading “Red Band Trailer for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Promises a Buffet of Gore”

MITNG reviews Safety Not Guaranteed starring Aubrey Plaza

When I was ten years old, I thought I could build a time machine from some manipulated Pepsi can aluminum, some watch parts (taken from my father’s watch), some wire and a small wooden crate I called my fort. I had just seen the 1960 film adaptation of HG Wells’ “The Time Machine” on channelContinue reading “MITNG reviews Safety Not Guaranteed starring Aubrey Plaza”

Joaquin Phoenix is Still Here and Better Than Ever in “The Master”

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” plays like some kind of lucid dream constantly threatening to turn violent and ugly and horrible while lulling you into a beautiful trance. Everything from the flow of the cinematography to the lighting to the music seems to hint at it. It never does, however, entirely commit to the goodContinue reading “Joaquin Phoenix is Still Here and Better Than Ever in “The Master””

“The Man with the Iron Fists” Easily Beaten at the Box Office

For a film that has been more or less in development since RZA’s involvement in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” films (2003), “The Man with the Iron Fists” feels like it needs another 18 months of production before it’s suitable for wide release. “The Man with the Iron Fists” tells the tale of 19th century China,Continue reading ““The Man with the Iron Fists” Easily Beaten at the Box Office”

“Wreck-it Ralph” Successfully Smashes into Theaters

“Wreck-it Ralph” smashed into theaters today.  The latest offering from Walt Disney Animation Studios, rated PG by the MPAA, is a sure-fire hit for most age groups.  And the good news is, you don’t even have to be a gamer to appreciate the comedy, action and message of “Wreck-it Ralph”. Disney is back on topContinue reading ““Wreck-it Ralph” Successfully Smashes into Theaters”

Denzel Washington’s “Flight” Kicks off the Holiday Season

“Flight” starring Denzel Washington is one of the most complicated films you’re apt to see in 2012. And when I say complicated, I don’t mean “Inception” complicated. I mean it may leave you feeling conflicted. As hard as it will be for me, I promise this is a spoiler-free review. The story centers around theContinue reading “Denzel Washington’s “Flight” Kicks off the Holiday Season”

Not even the legendary Malcolm McDowell can save you from “Silent Hill: Revelation”

As a fan of the game franchise and the first film “Silent Hill” (2006, starring Radha Mitchell), it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when “Silent Hill: Revelation” goes totally, completely wrong. Like a long term relationship gone to fester, there are so many rotten little things going on in this film that you’re neitherContinue reading “Not even the legendary Malcolm McDowell can save you from “Silent Hill: Revelation””

Hanks, Berry lead “Cloud Atlas” through the centuries

When it comes to “Cloud Atlas”, there are two things for certain. 1.) By now, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of opinions about it circulating the blogosphere. 2.) Here’s another… The 2004 novel of the same name, penned by David Mitchell, should act as ample warning/solicitation to any moviegoer casually strolling into the theater thisContinue reading “Hanks, Berry lead “Cloud Atlas” through the centuries”