May 20 2012

Peter Weller gives rousing lecture following ‘Robocop’ screening

Peter Weller hijacks Q&A at Hero Complex

Popcorn, Italian art, Phillip K. Dick and Michelangelo Antonioni were only a few of the things Peter Weller talked about following a screening of “Robocop” at the Hero Complex Film Festival last Saturday in Los Angeles.  And don’t even get him started on process trailers.

Geoff Boucher conducted his ever-growing Hero Complex Film Festival at the Regal LA Live Stadium, starting on May 18 and ending on the 21st.  On Saturday morning, the festival began its triple feature with Paul Verhoeven’s “Robocop,” followed by “A Clockwork Orange” and “SUPER.” Continue reading

Apr 3 2012

This Charming Man: Ashley Cahill talks films, influences and “Charm.”

Ashley Cahill on the set for his debut film, "Charm."

Sporting a red-checkered jacket and sunglasses with a copy of “The New York Times” tucked under his arm, independent filmmaker Ashley Cahill strolled onto Larchmont Boulevard on a sunny Wednesday afternoon to discuss his debut film “Charm,” as well as his influences and favorite films.

“There are people who like movies, and there are people who like their movies,” said the 34 year-old Englishman.  “I like movies,” which speaks to Cahill’s great enthusiasm and knowledge about film.

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Mar 17 2012

American Cinematheque raises its glass to Malcolm McDowell

British thespian Malcolm McDowell was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday morning, then hosted a double feature of “A Clockwork Orange” and “Time After Time” at the Egyptian Theater later that evening.

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Feb 20 2012

Coming Soon: Vampire Hunting Lincoln and Nazis from Space!

Trailers for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Iron Sky” recently hit the Internet.  Those who have heard of these films are understandably excited, and those who are unaware of either will be marking their calendars shortly thereafter.

May 20 2011

The Avengers: Will They Do [Us] Justice?

With the succession of Marvel films throughout the last three years, The Avengers has become the most anticipated film of the film season, more so even than The Dark Knight Rises.  With the film’s principle photography having begun in late April, the upcoming comic book epic is no longer an upcoming project discussed on the internet and Comic-Con, but can now be seen upon the horizon.

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Feb 25 2011

Top Ten Films of 2010

With the awards season coming to a close, here are my top 10 films of the year:

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Jan 1 2011

Coming Soon (for Better or Worse)!!!

Well, it is a new year, and with it a new slew of highly-anticipated Hollywood blockbusters, not to mention more regular content from the site.  No doubt many of you have kept up with the rumor mill of Hollywood; oodles and boodles of remakes, reboots and superhero sagas are being planned for the big screen.

Which ones are you eagerly awaiting?  Which ones are you eagerly awaiting to hate on?  Following the jump are some of the films we’re most excited for, and some that we’re complaining about already.

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Nov 3 2010

Prequels: The New Re-Make/Boot/Release?

It was announced, not too long ago, that a prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing was in the works.  Soon after, Ridley Scott announced that he was working on a prequel to Alien.

I don’t even know where to begin.

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Jul 1 2010

Article XXVIII – Wherein Not Even a Submarine Can Save Humanity

Don't know what he's looking's not the beach.

Last night, I watched one of the more depressing movies I’ve ever seen.  It was about this old guy who tells a story to a female resident of this nursing home.  He tells the story of a couple who had fallen in love, and there were some plot twists and things, and at the end…YOU REALIZE THAT THE MAN AND THE WOMAN WERE THE PEOPLE IN THE STORY BUT THEY JUST HAD ALZHEIMER’S.  Then they die, and there are swans flying as the credits roll.  The tears were just flying out of my eyes, it was terrible.

So anyways, I didn’t actually watch The Notebook, but my writing skills are just so good, that I totally had you going, didn’t I?  Hah!  The movie I actually watched last night was On the Beach, a 1959 film about the end of the civilized world.  It was directed by Stanley Kramer and starred Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Anthony Perkins, and Fred Astaire.  Being born in good ol’ 1985, I have no idea who any of those people are, but apparently they’re some big movie stars?
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Jun 14 2010

All Dressed Up With Nothing To Say

In an unfortunate summer that has yet to make a real impression on anyone, the lavish, designer label-laden Sex in the City 2 has garnered a bit of attention for being a critical and commercial failure.  Not only is it a terrible, but the content of the film has ruffled many a feather due to its obsession with fashion, wealth and its unabashed adherence to stereotypes long thought negative towards feminism.

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