Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

Beyond Gate 6: Entertainment Special

November 20, 2008

Well aloha,

A few days ago, I posted an alleged picture of Johnny Depp as the Madd Hatter in Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland project. You can read it here. But that film is somewhat far away, so why not take a gander at what’s coming up in the next few months? (more…)

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Stuff We’re Loving: Very Merry Un-Birthday

November 17, 2008

Alooooooooooooooooooooooooha,

Just an interesting picture to share with all of you. You may not know, but director Tim Burton is creating his own version of Alice in Wonderland. Currently in the process of filming, the cast is pretty interesting. Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Crispin Glover, Christopher Lee, Helena Bonham Carter, and (of course) Johnny Depp. Depp and Carter are no surprise to anyone, but here is a good indication of what direction Burton will be taking the film, depending on whether this is a legitimate picture:

Johnny-Depp.org via ComingSoon.net

Depp as The Mad Hatter. Source: Johnny-Depp.org via ComingSoon.net

 

Now even though this is a live-action shot of Depp, the film will employ the use of performance-capture imagery, the same technology seen in Beowulf, along with live-action footage. Alice in Wonderland is due out in 2010.

On Tap This Weekend: Oct. 17-19

October 17, 2008

Aloha,

The weekend has come and you may be wondering: what’s going on? Well there are plenty of things going on around anywhere you look (well, for the most part). Here’s some good stuff we’ve found: (more…)

Stuff We’re Loving: The Secret Life of Bees

October 16, 2008

Aloha,

In a previous post, I mentioned I got to see a press screening of The Secret Life of Bees, but I couldn’t talk about it much. Well it comes out tomorrow, so now I can.

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, the film is an adaptation of the New York Times’ best seller of the same name. Starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keyes, Sophie Okenedo, Paul Bettany and Jennifer Hudson, it follows a young girl (Fanning) in 1964 who sets off with her housemaid (Hudson) in search of answers about her mother. She comes from an abusive background, but she finds comfort in the home of the Boatwright sisters (Latifah, Keyes and Okenedo), who run a honey business out of their home in South Carolina.

It’s not a perfect film, but it is a great one. The emotions that are poured out through the actors are amazing, especially with Okenedo. I wouldn’t be surprised if she is considered for an Oscar (she was already nominated in 2004 for Hotel Rwanda). Fanning, as usual, shows she is a tremendous young actor with a great future ahead of her.

So if you’re looking for something good to see (although W. certainly looks interesting), definitely consider this film. Here’s a trailer:

-Alex Quevedo

Beyond Gate 6, Surf the Channel

October 5, 2008
Movies on your St. John's approved laptops!

Movies on your St. John's Approved laptop!

Hello fellow St. Johnners,

Have you ever been craving to see a movie, but did not own it on DVD (or VHS for out old-school viewers) and Blockbuster was not the best of ideas at the moment? Well, here is a website that may become your new best friend… (more…)

What should I do this weekend: The city

September 26, 2008

Tonight NYC will hold the world’s largest short-film festival at the World Financial Center Plaza in Battery Park City. Tropfest will go on rain or shine and is free to the public. Thousands attend the concert-like venue every year which begins at 5 p.m. today.

But if the rain kills your outdoor plans, there’s supposed to be a presidential debate on CNN at 9 p.m. that should be interesting. And Chris Rock is coming out with a new HBO comedy special this Saturday called Kill the Messenger.

Here’s Tropfest when the weather’s nice.

-Jonnathan Coleman

Beyond Gate 6: Entertainment News

September 13, 2008

The movie releases of September 5 offered dismal choices, but September 12 offered a better selection. Headlining this weekend are Burn After Reading, Righteous Kill and The Women.

I was able to see Burn After Reading on release night and can say that although it is match up with Coen Brother classics The Big Lebowski or Fargo, it holds up as a solid spy-spoof comedy. Brad Pitt and John Malkovich are great in their roles and audiences will also be treated by a couple great scenes with J.K. Simmons. Critics are a little more mixed, as Rotten Tomatoes has Burn listed with a 78%. Here’s a trailer:

Critics aren’t being as nice with Righteous Kill or The Women, though. Righteous Kill currently holds a 24% rating, with most citing the horrible script and the general lack of good material as the movie’s downfall. The pairing of Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino worked in Heat, but obviously not this time. The Women is faring even worse, racking up a 10% rating. The remake of the 1939 comedy is said to lack any of the wit and charm of the original, despite a big-name cast. Here are the trailers:

 

On a side note, I was able to catch a press screening of the upcoming The Secret Life of Bees. I can’t really say much right now, but it’s great. Here’s the trailer:

Trailers galore!

-Alex Quevedo