13 items from 2012
Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "Tarantino Xx: 8-Film Collection" What's It About? This Blu-ray box set gathers all of Qt's movies -- even "True Romance"(!) -- in one cool collection, and is stuffed with more special goodies than a double order from Big Kahuna Burger. (The collection even comes with a massive mural, depicting all of his iconic characters in one colorful splash.) See It Because: Besides owning everything he's done in the first twenty years of his career, "Django Unchained" notwithstanding, the box set's special features include exhaustive insight into his work from friends, actors and critics, and offers a comprehensive biography of the unique filmmaker, his influences and his attitude. Pam Grier Talks About Working With Qt in An Exclusive Clip from "Tarantino Xx" Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "The Expendables 2" What's It About? It's "The Expendables" + Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and more »
- Eric Larnick
Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Magic Mike" What's It About? Based on Channing Tatum's real-life experience as an exotic dancer, the movie delves into the colorful world of male strippers. See It Because: Well... there's no other movie like it this year. Director Steven Soderbergh films entertaining spectacle and the movie gives us one of Matthew McConaughey's best performances. (Also Available on Amazon Instant Video | Netflix) Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "Fear and Desire" What's It About? Stanley Kubrick's rarely-seen first movie tells an allegorical tale of four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines in a fictitious war. See It Because: "Fear and Desire" was thought lost to time (supposedly Kubrick tried to single-handedly obtain every single copy of the film so that it was never seen). It's a fascinating piece of film history that's worth watching. New on DVD & Blu-ray "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" What's It About? »
- Eric Larnick
This week offers a wide range of titles including Criterion's presentation of John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday, a new anniversary edition of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and then Steven Soderbergh's latest film Magic Mike. On top of that I have several new releases added to the calendar including The Bourne Legacy, Butter, The Paperboy and Criterion's upcoming release of Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. But before we get to the upcoming releases, let's check out this week's new releases. Magic Mike I wonder, can Magic Mike make my top ten for the year? I haven't taken a look at it a second time yet, but I hope to before the year is up. I was looking through my reviews for the year so far and I have given out 11 B+ grades (which seems like a lot) already and Magic Mike was one of them and one of »
- Brad Brevet
The inspirational sports drama has become a dependable staple of film, and while some like Aaron Sorkin’s Moneyball or Sean Astin's Rudy involve an individual’s triumph more than an entire team’s, more often than not the two are spliced together with the coach overcoming some personal issues while raising a ragtag group of players from obscurity to excellence. Steve Rash’s Crooked Arrows plays into that formula without a single reservation, content to let the fact that it’s about a Native American lacrosse team be its only identifying quality to separate it from the rest. And really, that is all the separates it. The writing is cheesy, but within a tolerable range, and the decent acting from Brandon Routh and Gil Birmingham is enough to offset the rest of the cast, leaving its concept to be the only thing you might remember a few days later. »
- Lex Walker
The dark adaptation of the classic fairy tale bumped Men in Black 3 off of the throne with a $56 million opening weekend. It was a slight surprise considering Snow White opened to just 3,773 theaters, a wide release certainly, but not as wide as Mib 3, which was still playing in nearly 500 more theaters than Snow White. Universal was able to receive some redemption after Battleship flopped and while it wasn’t the perfect film, we have to say that it was worth it to see Charlize Theron’s performance.
Editor’S Pick: Read Our Review of Snow White and The Huntsman
Mib 3 had a solid second weekend, falling just -46.3%, not bad for the average blockbuster film. It’s made nearly »
- Ernie Estrella
I may not know much about sports beyond which athletes date celebrities, but a good sports movie makes me white-knuckle the armrest right along with the rest of America as the home team inevitably finds themselves with one shot left at winning the big game.
And while Crooked Arrows (Brandon Routh's new movie about a Native American lacrosse team) does have the requisite countdown to zero as the shot sails towards the goal, there is so much more to this story than meets the eye. It's a tale of spirituality, culture and how the two are forever intertwined with this immensely popular sport. All of which led Brandon to join the team!
Insider.com: How do you describe Crooked Arrows?
Brandon Routh: I loved that it was about lacrosse, but the fact it had a rich, emotional journey made it even better. And then there's this payoff about what lacrosse means to the Native American »
Sports in films have been a cultural celebration, predating Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia also owing its linage to Thomas Edison’s early experiments in motion. Crooked Arrows uses lacrosse as half an entrance into something more interesting: a portrait of an upstate New York tribe. The film falters where other sports movies have: growing too sentimental and a tad cheesy for its own good. Ruthless like Goon, it is not – structurally it suffers from the same good intentions of contemporary Christian based filmmaking.
Joe Logan (Brandon Routh) is a former lacrosse star and half-blood he runs the business affairs of a small reservation casino, seeking to expand at the hands of Mr. Geyer (Tom Kemp), a developer who is, above all things, all about the Benjamin’s. In exchange for transferring additional tribal land to the private corporation, Joe, a tribal liaison that drives an Audi convertible and sharp suites, »
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Once again, it was all about The Avengers at the box office, as three new releases failed to even approach the Marvel superhero blockbuster’s third-weekend gross of $55.1 million, according to studio estimates.
The movie dropped 47 percent — an admirable hold for a picture that’s putting up such huge numbers. By the end of Sunday, The Avengers will have made an estimated $457.1 million domestically, passing $450 million in a record 17 days. (The previous record holder, The Dark Knight, reached that milestone in 27 days.) Meanwhile, The Avengers also passed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest to become Disney’s biggest »
- John Young
Strategic Film Partners has acquired international sales rights to the feature film Crooked Arrows starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). The film, which depicts the story of an underdog American lacrosse team, was directed by Steve Rash (The Buddy Holly Story, Bring It On 3 & 4) and opens in limited engagements in the U.S. on May 18th, expanding with a wider national and Canadian release on June 1st. The timing of the release is significant as global interest in the sport is at an all time high due to the upcoming 2012 World Championships of the Federation of International Lacrosse in July in Finland.
Crooked Arrowsis the first mainstream lacrosse movie. It pays homage to the fast growing sport.s history by featuring a Native American high school team as the heroic underdogs, who rediscover their spirit when paired with a reluctant coach (Routh). Routh plays the mixed blood son of the nation »
- Michelle McCue
Title: Crooked Arrows Director: Steve Rash Starring: Brandon Routh (‘Superman Returns’), Gil Birmingham (‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1′) and Crystal Allen (‘Anacondas III’) Football, baseball and basketball are all popular sports in the United States that unite players and fans alike, but one sport that has been played across America for thousands of years that hasn’t received as much recognition is lacrosse. The new drama ‘Crooked Arrows’ aims to bring lacrosse and Native Americans, neither of which have received tremendous attention in films, to the attention of sports fans and people looking for diversity in movies alike. Despite some common sports film cliches, the movie proves that Native [ Read More ] »
- Karen Benardello
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- Bryan Enk
Let’s face it, you can never go wrong with a “Bad News Bears” movie. You can replace the bears part with anything you want — ducks, birds, geese, whatever — as long as the basic storyline is the same — a bunch of misfits learn from a reluctant coach on their way to becoming a great (or at least, decent) team. Throw in a troubled, wayward kid in there, the token Tomboy girl, and you’ve got yourself a feel-good sports movie that caters to the family crowd. Now you can do what the “Bad News Bears” did and get them almost there, or you can go full-tilt for feel good status and have them actually win the Big Game. Either/or. That’s basically “Crooked Arrows”, which has “Superman Returns’” Brandon Routh playing a Native American far removed from his Native American-ness, who has to coach the tribe’s lacrosse team »
Crooked Arrows, the first ever mainstream lacrosse movie, hits theaters nationally on May 18th. The film centers on coach Joe Logan, who reluctantly leads a Native American high school team on their unlikely journey to the state lacrosse championship game against their prep school rivals. Along the way, Joe and the team rediscover their connection to the spiritual tradition of the ancient sport of lacrosse. Set in the diverse worlds of modern Native American culture and prep school lacrosse, Crooked Arrows offers moviegoers a new twist on a classic underdog sports story.
Directed by Steve Rash (American Pie Presents Band Camp), Crooked Arrows stars Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Gil Birmingham (Twilight). The film was produced by J. Todd Harris (The Kids Are All Right), Mitchell Peck (Priest), and Adam Leff (The Last Action Hero). In addition, the movie features top lacrosse players from around the country, including a team »
- Michelle McCue
13 items from 2012
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