Monthly Archives: July 2011

Our (Planet of the) Apes, Ourselves

Here’s one from this morning’s New York Times arts section. Film critic Terrence Rafferty spends some time thinking about the upcoming “Planet of the Apes” reboot and takes a moment to consider what the new movie, along with the original … Continue reading

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What’s In Store For Pittsburgh With “Dark Knight” Filming?

Well, snow, for one thing. Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan spill some of the beans to the Pittsburgh press as filming begins: “Nolan confirmed that they will be simulating snowfall to show Gotham City in winter, that Heinz Field would … Continue reading

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Avengers Footage Posted Online (MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD).

Warning — serious spoilers ahead. So skip right over this if you haven’t been to see “Captain America” yet. Otherwise, read on for the goodness. IGN Online has posted the “easter egg” footage of the new superteam flick that appears … Continue reading

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Review: “Cowboys & Aliens” Is The Chicken Caesar Salad of Filmmaking.

Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir tees up and takes a big, fat swing at “Cowboys & Aliens,” which is so implausibly named that it ought to work. But it does not. And in a review so funny that it actually made me … Continue reading

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Dark Knight, Spiderman Tops THR’s List of “The Top 10 Summer Superheroes.”

Ahhh … Summer. Where would we be without the filmed adventures of some costumed do-gooder to offer us some respite from the heat? In recognition of the fact that Superheroes rule at the cinema during the dog days of summer, … Continue reading

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Have They Sunk This Battleship?

Here’s the trailer for the new “Battleship” flick … Because movies based on board games are always a fabulous idea. Coming next: SCRABBLE! THE MOVIE, where a low word score means death in the arena! http://d.yimg.com/nl/movies/site/player.html#vid=26061671&shareUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fmovies.yahoo.com%2Ffeature%2Fcowboys-and-aliens.html Oy … But at … Continue reading

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Emma Stone’s Big Summer Continues.

It’s turning out to be a pretty good summer for actress Emma Stone. She has a decent cameo in “Friends with Benefits” and plays a key role in “Crazy Stupid Love” which opens on Friday. That’s not to mention a … Continue reading

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