Trades give Star Trek two perfect scores

According to metacritic, the trades give Star Trek two perfect scores of 100. When is the last time that happened — for any sort of movie? (These have been out a few days, but I only noticed them tonight.) Variety, Todd McCarthy: Blasting onto the screen at warp speed and...
Posted On 30 Apr 2009

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

Thanks to Roger Friedman (and every other critic with eyes connected to a cerebral cortex) I can save the 8 bucks I would’ve thrown away on Wolverine to throw away later on G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. To balance out the superficiality of my interest being a lot more...
Posted On 30 Apr 2009

Tribeca winners

Main Competition Categories: The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature ‚Äì “About Elly (Darbareye Elly),” directed and written by Asghar Farhadi. Best New Narrative Filmmaker ‚Äì Rune Denstad Langlo for “North (Nord),” written by Erlend Loe. Best Actor...
Posted On 30 Apr 2009

Outing Gay Conservatives in ‘Outrage’

There’s a lot of nervous toe-tapping in the hallowed stalls of Washington after the Tribeca premiere of Outrage and its upcoming theatrical release May 8. “Outrage,” a new documentary from filmmaker Kirby Dick, takes issue with the secret lives of closeted gay...
Posted On 30 Apr 2009

Wall Street 2: For a Few Dollars More?

With the same impeccable sense of timing that inspired Oliver Stone to give us a dollop of W. just when we’d had quite enough of him, thanks, The Hollywood Reporter says Stone has signed on with Fox for a sequel to Wall Street. Short of having Gorden Gekko replaced with the...
Posted On 29 Apr 2009

New Posters for The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker earns its blurbs. It’s pulse-pounding, nerve-jangling, heart-wrenching. Nice to see some posters that capture that intensity. Trailer after the cut.
Posted On 29 Apr 2009

Julia Roberts effing loves Tom Hanks

Julia Roberts honoring Tom Hanks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Monday, and demonstrating why her three best movies are rated R.
Posted On 28 Apr 2009

Adam, trailer

Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam’s ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that...
Posted On 28 Apr 2009

More Photos from The Lovely Bones

From FirstShowing, via Empire, by way of SlashFilm courtesy of scans from AccessSaoirse. So what can we offer that’s new? How about the first two pages of the script?
Posted On 27 Apr 2009