Archive for May, 2008

Chris & Don: A Love Story Movie Review – June 13, 2008

Posted in Movies with tags on May 30, 2008 by funofmovie

Also Known As:
Chris & Don. A Love Story
Chris and Don. A Love Story
Chris and Don: A Love Story
Genres:     Documentary
Running Time:     1 hr. 30 min.
Release Date:     June 13th, 2008 (limited)
Distributors:  Zeitgeist Films
Produced in:     United States
“Chris & Don: A Love Story” is the true-life story of the passionate three-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood and American portrait painter Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior. From Isherwood’s Kit-Kat-Club years in Weimar-era Germany (the inspiration for his most famous work) to the couple’s first meeting on the sun-kissed beaches of 1950s Malibu, their against-all-odds saga is brought to dazzling life by a treasure trove of multimedia. Bachardy’s contemporary reminiscences artfully interact with archival footage, rare home, reenactments, and, most sweetly, whimsical animations based on the cat-and-horse cartoons the pair used in their personal correspondence. With Isherwood’s status as an out-and-proud gay maverick, and Bachardy’s eventual artistic triumph away from the considerable shadow of his life partner, the film is above all a joyful celebration of a most extraordinary couple.

The Incredible Hulk – Movie Review – June 13, 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , on May 29, 2008 by funofmovie

You wanted, you got it. The Incredible Hulk will be released June, 13. takes on the green man with Tim Roth as his nemesis, The Abomination, in this latest digitally-improved Hulk incarnation. According to the source, this flick promises “more action than the last Hulk movie and a less convoluted backstory about the big green guy’s origins”.

Director: Louis Leterrier
Writers:Zak Penn (screenplay) and Edward Norton (screenplay) …
Release Date: 13 June 2008 (USA)
Genre:Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi more
Tagline:On June 13, get ready to unleash the beast.
Plot: Fugitive Dr. Bruce Banner must utilize the genetic accident that transforms him into a giant, rampaging hulk to stop a former soldier that purposely becomes an even more dangerous version.

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The Happening Preview – 13 June

Posted in Movies with tags on May 29, 2008 by funofmovie

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer (WGA): M. Night Shyamalan (written by)
Release Date:13 June 2008 (USA)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Thriller and Politics/Religion
Tagline:We’ve Sensed It. We’ve Seen The Signs. Now… It’s Happening.
Plot:A paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Betty Buckley

A family is on the run from an inexplicable and unstoppable event that threatens not only humankind–but the most basic human instinct of them all: survival.

“The Happening” is a terrible, terrible movie. I mean, it’s bad on an epic scale. It’s so bad that I can’t possibly tell you how bad it is without understating the point or making it sound like I’m picking on the film. But let me stress: this is not pent-up Shyamalan aggression or a desire to see him fail. This is bad in a jaw-dropping “they can’t really be serious, can they?” kind of way. The closest comparison I can draw is to Neil LaBute’s “Wicker Man” and, like that film, the only consolation I can offer potential theater-goers is that you might want to see it just to be in on the ground floor when the film gets its ass handed back to it.

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June 13 – Movies premieres

Posted in Movie releases with tags , on May 28, 2008 by funofmovie

June 13, 2008

Beauty in Trouble (Menemsha Films)
Chris & Don: A Love Story (Zeitgeist Films)
My Winnipeg (IFC Films)
Quid Pro Quo (Magnolia Pictures)
Red Roses and Petrol (World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation)
The Happening (20th Century Fox)
The Incredible Hulk (Universal Pictures, Marvel Studios)
To the Limit (First Run Features)

Film director Sydney Pollack dies in Los Angeles

Posted in Celebrity news with tags on May 27, 2008 by funofmovie

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood filmmaker Sydney Pollack, who won a pair of Academy Awards for the epic romance “Out of Africa” and earned praise for acting stints in films including “Tootsie” and “Michael Clayton,” died on Monday after a battle with cancer, his spokeswoman said. He was 73.

During a varied career spanning almost half a century, Pollack directed such stars as Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in “The Way We Were,” Tom Cruise in “The Firm” and Dustin Hoffman in “Tootsie.” Redford starred in seven of his films, including “Out of Africa,” alongside Meryl Streep.

Pollack died at his home in the coastal Los Angeles suburb of Pacific Palisades at about 5 p.m. local time. He was diagnosed with cancer about 10 months ago, but doctors were never able to determine the primary source of the disease, said spokeswoman Leslee Dart.

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June 2008 Cinema Releases JUNE 6

Posted in Movie releases with tags , on May 25, 2008 by funofmovie

JUNE 6, 2008

KUNG FU PANDA – Starring Jack Black and Angelina Jolie
MISS CONCEPTION – Starring Heather Graham and Mia Kirshner
THE PROMOTION – Starring Seann William Scott and John C Reilly
YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN – Starring Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider

You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008)

Posted in Movies with tags on May 24, 2008 by funofmovie

YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHANCast Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, Rob Schneider
Director(s) Dennis Dugan
Writer(s) Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow
Genre(s) Comedy
Release Date June 6, 2008
MPAA Rating PG-13 – for crude and sexual content throughout, language and nudity

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Posted in Movies with tags , on May 23, 2008 by funofmovie



Starring: Heather Graham, Tom Ellis, Mia Kirshner, Jeremy Sheffield and Will Mellor.
Directed by: Eric Styles.

I know screen stars are taking time out from their charmed lives in droves lately for twin births, like the fertility pills responsible for them are about to be phased out. But can we knock it off already with the mandatory mommy movies?
Following on the heels of the odious Knocked Up, And Then Came Love and now Baby Mama, where successful career women settle for jerks or sperm banks just to have babies to die for, is Eric Styles’ Miss Conception, which hysterically (as in hysteric) mulls all of those fertility options above, and more. C’mon you romantic comedy guy filmmakers, it’s just not funny. Or particularly romantic.
Heather Graham is Georgina, a giddy when not nervous wreck thirtysomething Brit with her very own construction company, but no babies, alas. When her longtime filmmaker boyfriend Zak (Tom Ellis) freaks at the thought of fatherhood and refuses to stop wearing condoms to bed (condoms, for live-in lovebirds?), she balks and he departs.
With lots of emotional support from best girlfriend lawyer and self-styled anti-motherhood advocate Klem (Mia Kirshner), Georgina visits a fertility clinic. To her dismay, she learns that hereditary premature menopause has left her with a single unfertilized egg of her own, and she has a mere matter of days to get the deed done. So that frantic expedition is on for a prospective baby daddy – gay, anonymous or otherwise – with Georgina seemingly exhausting the London telephone directory.
You know a movie’s in trouble when there’s a whole lot more chemistry and emotional depth between those girlfriends, than with Georgina and her uncooperative mate or any or all of those potential suitor studs. Not to mention Heather excessively and a bit creepily hamming it up like a kid on a sugar spree, whenever she anticipates that she’s about to be serendipitously laid. And will anyone who ever heard of a fertility clinic that can determine the presence of a single remaining egg – unless that clinic is run by an ex-nuthouse inmate posing as a doctor – please raise your hand.
There’s also a really tasteless depiction of a dumb as heck workingclass guy – one of upper class Georgina’s mulled prospects – that speaks volumes about the intimated class bias of the movie. Miss Conception, an ideal title to describe this thoroughly wrongheaded storyline. (review

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The Promotion

Posted in Movies with tags , on May 23, 2008 by funofmovie

The promotion MovieAlso Known As: Quebec
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Running Time: 1 hr. 25 min.
Release Date: June 6th, 2008 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, and some drug use.
Distributors: Dimension Films
Studios: Dimension Films
Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Produced in: United States

A comedy-drama written and directed by Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway), The Promotion gently satirizes the insular world of grocery chains, consumerism, and, of course, the American Dream of success through hard work, hard effort, and fair play. Depending less on the broad, low-brow comedy generally associated with actor Seann William Scott (Mr. Woodcock, Road Trip, American Pie I and II), here co-starring with John C. Reilly (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Talladega Nights), The Promotion mixes smart, literate, character-based humor with raunchy, ribald comedy into a highly watchable, surprisingly entertaining film.
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Top Box Office – May

Posted in Movies with tags , on May 23, 2008 by funofmovie

No. Movie Title Current       Total

1 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $55.0M $55.0M
2 Iron Man $31.8M $223.1M
3 What Happens in Vegas $13.9M $40.3M
4 Speed Racer $8.1M $30.3M
5 Made of Honor $4.7M $33.9M
6 Baby Mama $4.7M $47.3M
7 Forgetting Sarah Marshall $2.8M $55.3M
8 Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay $2.0M $34.1M
9 The Forbidden Kingdom $1.1M $50.4M
10 The Visitor $0.7M $3.4M