Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Infamous Katy Perry Sesame Street Video

'BLACK SWAN' - Official HD trailer

My Favorite Tony Curtis Movies

Tony Curtis had a great run in Hollywood in the 1950s and 60s. Here are my favorite Tony Curtis movies (in reverse chronological order):
The Boston Strangler (1968)
The Great Race (1965)
Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)
The Great Impostor (1961)
Spartacus (1960)
The Rat Race (1960)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
The Vikings (1958)
Beachhead (1954)
Houdini (1953)
Tony Curtis dies at 85

The Left Coast

Why they call it the Left Coast: A recent study finds that 97% of those who call themselves 'Actors' donated to Democrats.

Albright College News - International Film Series October Events

Albright College News - International Film Series October Events

THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Commemorates Movie Musical Classic

THE SOUND OF MUSIC: 45th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Commemorates Movie Musical Classic

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

'It's A Meaningful Life' VeggieTales Trailer

Recommended on DVD: 'Chloe'

"Chloe" made just $3 million in its March release despite an A-list cast that includes Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. It's a sexy suspense thriller reminiscent of "Fatal Attraction." An insecure doctor (Moore) hires a call girl (Seyfried) to seduce her college professor husband (Neeson) because Moore suspects Neeson is cheating on her. The plan backfires. Seyfried has her own agenda and ends up seducing Moore — with tragic consequences. One note of waring: The film pushes the limits of its R rating with one of the most graphic sex scenes between two big-name actresses (Moore and Seyfried) ever shown in a mainstream film. This is director Atom Egoyan's remake of the 2003 French film "Nathalie..."

Albright College to screen 'The World Stopped Watching'



As a part of the International Film Series and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Albright College will host the showing of "The World Stopped Watching" on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Klein Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

From a press release issued by the college:
Bill Gentile, an independent journalist who is featured in the film, will present a lecture following the film. This event is free and open to the public.

"The World Stopped Watching" is a 58-minute documentary which exhibits unprecedented behind the scenes images and interviews from Nicaragua, a country which lies in ruin from a devastated economy. The film unveils the starving families living off garbage dumps, survivors of murderous attacks, and a never before seen interview with former president Daniel Ortega. Despite the inhumane conditions, the film also documents the reconciliation taking place of a culture trying to rebuild itself.

Bill Gentile is currently teaching at American University in Washington, D.C. He is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker who covered the 1979 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. His book of photographs titled Nicaragua won the Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence.

The Center for the Arts is located on the Albright College campus at 13th and Bern Streets, Reading, Pa. For more information or disabled assistance please call College Relations at 610-921-7256.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recommended on DVD: 'Daybreakers'

"Daybreakers" made $30 million in its initial release in January 2010, a far cry from the $296 million made by the lame teen melodrama "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," but "Daybreakers" is by far the best vampire film of the year. It's got action, really scary scenes and best of all, it's a thinking-man's vampire movie. In the not-too-distant future (2019), a plague has turned most of the world's population into vampires who rely on a shrinking human population for blood to keep them "alive." Ethan Hawke is a vampire-scientist trying to find a blood substitute not only to provide profits for the vampire-run corporation he works for, but he has a soft-spot for humans, who are hunted to provide a blood supply for the vampires willing to pay to price. Hawke's life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Willem Dafoe, the leader of a group of human refugees. Dafoe holds the key to saving both humans and vampires, but is being hunted by the evil corporation.

'Catfish' movie review

The Christian Science Monitor reviews controversial new "documentary" film: Cast as a documentary about online romance, 'Catfish' is full of surprises – and ethical questions.

Catfish: movie review - CSMonitor.com

'127 Hours' Trailer

The Rat Pack Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

The Rat Pack Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

Recommended on DVD: 'From Paris With Love'

"From Paris With Love" is a big-budget action film with top-name stars (John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers of "The Tudors") that inexplicably tanked at the box-office earlier this year, earning a paltry $24 million in February. This is one of the best action films of all time, with Travolta perfect in the role of a resourceful, wise-cracking CIA hit man showing would-be spy Meyers the ropes. The plot involves stopping a terrorist attack on Paris. The film uses its French locations very effectively. There's lots of shootings and explosions and some funny lines by Travolta reminiscent of "Pulp Fiction." There's also a shocking plot twist you'll never see coming.

Get Low | Trailer US (2010)

Guillermo Del Toro Names DreamWorks Animation His Home for Feature Animation

Guillermo Del Toro Names DreamWorks Animation His Home for Feature Animation

SHANGDOWN: THE WAY OF THE SPUR - TRAILER DEBUT OF THE MARTIAL ARTS SPAGHETTI WESTERN

SHANGDOWN: THE WAY OF THE SPUR - TRAILER DEBUT OF THE MARTIAL ARTS SPAGHETTI WESTERN

Redbox 'Location Finder' Invites Movie Lovers to Text to Find the Nearest Location

Redbox 'Location Finder' Invites Movie Lovers to Text to Find the Nearest Location

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Hunt For Gollum - LOTR Prequel

'Resident Evil' tops weak box office

Here's the Top 10 films from the weekend box office for Sept. 10-12:

1. 'Resident Evil: Afterlife,' $27.7 million (3,203 screens), first week
2. 'Takers,' $6.1 million (2,191), $48.1 million total
3. 'The American,' $5.9 million (2,833 screens), $26.7 million
4. 'Machete,' $4.2 million (2,678), $20.8 million
5. 'Going the Distance,' $3.8 million (3,030), $14.0 million
6. 'The Other Guys,' $3.6 million (2,246), $112.7 million
7. 'The Last Exorcism,' $3.5 million (2,731), $38.2 million
8. 'The Expendables,' $3.3 million (3,058), $98.5 million
9. 'Inception,' $3.0 million (1,583), $282.4 million
10. 'Eat Pray Love,' $2.9 million (2,339), $74.6 million

Generation Zero - Official Trailer

Studios Choking Off 3D Blu-Ray Demand?

Studios Choking Off 3D Blu-Ray Demand?

Tea Party Movie Trailer 2010

Welcome Back, Roger Ebert



When it comes to politics, Roger Ebert is the typical left-wing loon, but when he sticks to film criticism, he is the master. I'm looking forward to Ebert's return to television.

Jon Voight is the man!

Jon Voight Slams Time Magazine as Anti-Semitic for Its 'Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace' Cover | NewsBusters.org

NOT EVIL JUST WRONG - Trailer

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Best and Worst Part Fours

Rotten Tomatoes has an entertaining look at the fourth entry in a variety of film series.

ROTTEN TOMATOES: Total Recall: Best and Worst Part Fours

The return of Roger Ebert

My favorite critic of all-time, Roger Ebert, will be making his return to television after many years of health problems. Read about his return at the link below:

"Roger Ebert presents At the Movies" - Roger Ebert's Journal

I Want Your Money Trailer (2010) HD

The 5 best films of 2010 you haven't seen

By Tony Phyrillas

Success in Hollywood is measured by box-office numbers. That doesn't mean good movies always make money. "The Hurt Locker" took in just $16.4 million in theaters last year, but won the Oscar for Best Picture. Conversely, really bad movies end up making a ton of cash. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" took in $220 million. Need I say more?

Below is a list of five very good movies you may have missed at the theater this year. All are available on DVD and come highly recommended.

"From Paris With Love" is a big-budget action film with top-name stars (John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers of "The Tudors") that inexplicably tanked at the box-office, earning a paltry $24 million in February. This is one of the best action films of all time, with Travolta perfect in the role of a resourceful, wise-cracking CIA hit man showing would-be spy Meyers the ropes. The plot involves stopping a terrorist attack on Paris. There's lots of shootings and explosions and some funny lines by Travolta reminiscent of "Pulp Fiction." There's also a shocking plot twist you'll never see coming.

"Daybreakers" made $30 million in its initial release in January, a far cry from the $296 million made by the lame teen melodrama "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," but "Daybreakers" is by far the best vampire film of the year. It's got action, really scary scenes and best of all, it's a thinking-man's vampire movie. In the not-too-distant future (2019), a plague has turned most of the world's population into vampires who rely on a shrinking human population for blood to keep them "alive." Ethan Hawke is a vampire-scientist trying to find a blood substitute not only to provide profits for the vampire-run corporation he works for, but he has a soft-spot for humans, who are hunted to provide a blood supply for the vampires willing to pay to price. Hawke's life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Willem Dafoe, the leader of a group of human refugees. Dafoe holds the key to saving both humans and vampires, but is being hunted by the evil corporation.

"Youth In Revolt" is one of the smartest and funniest coming-of-age comedies in years, but it tanked at the box office, earning just $15 million. Michael Cera plays the familiar teenage geek bouncing between divorced parents and their odd partners. His life takes on meaning when he falls for an attractive girl (Portia Doubleday) while hiding out with his mother and her shady boyfriend (Zach Galifinakis) at a campground. Steve Buscemi and Fred Willard are hilarious in supporting roles.

"Greenberg" is an acquired taste that drags at times, but stick with it and you'll never forget this film. Ben Stiller has had a string of box-office hits by playing the same character but he's never really acted until "Greenberg," which made just $4.2 million in limited release in March. Stiller is a revelation. He deserves an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of an unlikable person who is drifting aimlessly through life. Roger Greenberg (Stiller) is a 40-year-old New Yorker who has recently suffered a nervous breakdown and moves to L.A. to house-sit for his brother and "do nothing." His plans don't work out as he encounters people from his past and starts to fall for his brother's personal assistant, a 26-year-old free spirit names Florence (played by wonderful new actress named Greta Gerwig.)

"Chloe" made just $3 million in its March release despite an A-list cast that includes Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. It's a sexy suspense thriller reminiscent of "Fatal Attraction." An insecure doctor (Moore) hires a call girl (Seyfried) to seduce her college professor husband (Neeson) because Moore suspects Neeson is cheating on her. The plan backfires. Seyfried has her own agenda and ends up seducing Moore — with tragic consequences. One note of waring: The film pushes the limits of its R rating with one of the most graphic sex scenes between two big-name actresses (Moore and Seyfried) ever shown in a mainstream film. This is director Atom Egoyan's remake of the 2003 French film "Nathalie..."