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Kate Winslet brings ‘A Little Chaos’ to the Versailles in first trailer

While few know her name, even fewer know her import to the position of women in the world. During the 17th Century, when females were little more than chattel among men of means, she stood out. Her ideas about gardening and landscaping were unconventional, so much so that they drew the attention of King Louis more »

Shawn Kotzen’s bottom ten movies of 2014 (aka: “The Worst”)

If there’s three things I learned from watching movies in 2014 it’s gotta be this: When in doubt go with an Egyptian theme. Greek demigods are no longer viable options as superheroes. As much as it pains me to write this, there’s just no getting around it — horror movies can very rarely (if ever) more »

You’ll be ‘Taken’ with this “12 Days of Christmas” based trailer for “Taken 3″

There have been some clever cover versions of the traditional holiday carol “The 12 Days of Christmas,” with my personal favorite being the one offered up by those two fictional hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas of ‘SCTV’ fame). But this latest alteration, created as a second trailer for Liam Neeson‘s more »

Movie Review: “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”

Okay, so most of you are going to be fairly surprised by this, but that’s why movies are so great, because they are so unpredictable. “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” is one of the funniest films I’ve seen in quite some time. There, I said it. Seriously though, the third entry in more »

The mysterious Malick debuts trailer for his equally mysterious ‘Knight of Cups’

If there’s one name in film that still excites the cinephiles when spoken in hushed arthouse tones, it’s Terrence Malick. Often compared to Stanley Kubrick in style and subject matter, the reclusive director has only made seven films over the last forty years. In fact, there was a massive twenty year gap between his delightful more »

Jason Statham is a ‘Wild Card’ in the trailer for his latest action epic

Here’s the good news about Jason Statham‘s latest action entry, ‘Wild Card.’ It was written by two time Oscar winner William Goldman (based on his own novel). Now, here’s the bad news. It was directed by will-never-ever-see-his-name-among-Academy-Award-nominees-let-alone-winners Simon West. More positives? The supporting cast includes Sofia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander, and Milo Ventimiglia. On more »

Trailer arrives for “Hot Tub Time Machine 2: Time to go Forward”

Hot Tub Time Machine has a sequel, and there is a new trailer for it; here is the new trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which comes out February 20 2015. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 stars Craig Robinson (The Office), Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation), Clark Duke (The Office), Chevy Chase (Community), and more »

The international trailer for Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ is excellent

It seems surreal. We are mere months away from the Academy Awards and Pixar‘s name is nowhere in to be found. The celebrated offshoot of Disney delivered ‘Monster’s University’ toward the end of last year, and it came and went with the typical commercial clamor. It made big bucks at the box office, but lost more »

The trailer for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is everything an action fan craves

The first film announced a new voice’s arrival into the world of post-modern moviemaking. The second set the standard for almost all action films to come (especially those featuring car chases). By the third entry in the ‘Mad Max’ franchise, writer/director George Miller was an international superstar, with his chosen lead – Mel Gibson – more »

The trailer for ‘The Walk’ will inspire awe…and angst.

If you suffer from vertigo, or a fear of heights, beware. Sony and Tri-Star have just released a trailer for the upcoming Robert Zemeckis film ‘The Walk’ and it’s enough to send someone like yours truly into fits of dizziness-induced hysterics. Based on the true story of high-wire walker Philippe Petit (here played by the more »

See the “Rock” battle an earthquake in the trailer for ‘San Andreas’

Have you ever wondered what the “earthquake” sequence from Roland Emmerich’s sensational ‘2012‘ would look like turned into a 90+ minute Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson action vehicle? No? Well, never mind then. On the other hand, if you have a hankering for testosterone fueled F/X mixed with what is bound to be a middling interpersonal more »

Movie Review: “The Pyramid”

Oh joy… ANOTHER found-footage film featuring ANOTHER group of smartypants intellectuals with poor decision-making skills getting trapped in endless dark tunnels as their flares, flashlights and fleeting hopes for survival dwindle ever so slowly. Oh goody… ANOTHER genre pic featuring an increasingly ridiculous story that becomes more and more implausible with every corridor traveled. Oh more »