Thursday, June 26, 2008


St. Augustine, Fla. (June 25, 2008) – The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater will begin selling tickets to its special engagement of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Dark Knight” beginning Thursday, July 3 at 12:01 a.m. in advance of the film’s nationwide release set for July 18. The public can purchase advance tickets on-line at or at the World Golf Hall of Fame box office.

“The Dark Knight” reunites director Christopher Nolan with star Christian Bale, who returns to continue Batman's war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

“The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater is eagerly anticipating the opening of ‘The Dark Knight,’ the follow-up film to ‘Batman Begins,’ which will most likely be the event movie of Summer 2008,” said Jack Peter, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX Theater. “In addition to our traditional IMAX films, this feature film will lend additional excitement to our offerings and make for quite the experience for moviegoers as they see the vivid characters and story on the largest screen in Northeast Florida.”

“The Dark Knight” will feature six sequences filmed with IMAX cameras (including the opening six minutes), which marks the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using IMAX cameras – a revolutionary integration of 35 mm and IMAX film formats.

“The Dark Knight” runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace.

For additional film information, visit the IMAX section of

The 2D World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater offers unique movies and entertainment enhanced by state-of-the-art, specially-designed cinematic technology. Located at World Golf Village, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2008, the 300-seat IMAX Theater is the only in Northeast Florida and houses an 80-foot-wide by six-story-high screen to show a variety of entertaining and educational movies throughout the year. The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX® Theater is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For tickets and showtimes, call 904-940-IMAX or visit

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


MVD new releases

Multiple Award winning film delves into the psyche of the most important Surrealist artist who ever lived, Salvador Dali. Through a series of rare film clips and interviews with the artist, Dali Dimension explores the many inspirations that resulted in Dali's unforgettable masterpieces. A documentary by Joan Úbeda, Susi Marquès and Eli Pons. Narrated by Joseph Nuzzolo. DVD

SRP: $24.95
RUN TIME: 70mins
GENRE: Documentary
STREET DATE: 08/05/2008


Justin Long, 'American Comedy Award' winning Fred Willard, Zach Galifinakis, Ari Graynor, Erik Knudsen, Adhir Kalyan, Tricia Mara, Jonny Wright and 'Emmy Award' winning Mary Kay Place Join Cast

Newcomer Portia Doubleday to star in her first feature film

NEW YORK, NY (June 23, 2008) -Dimension Films announced today actors Justin Long ("He's Just Not That Into You", "Drag Me To Hell", "Live Free or Die Hard", "Accepted", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"), American Comedy Award winning actor Fred Willard ("Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, "Harold & Kumar go to Whitecastle", "Date Movie"), Zach Galifinakis ("Into the Wild", "What Happens in Vegas"), Ari Graynor ("Mystic River", "Game 6"), Erik Knudsen ("Saw II", "Common Ground"), Adhir Kalyan ("Aliens in America", "Nip/Tuck"), Jonny Wright ("The Longshots"), Tricia Mara ("Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary", "Women's Murder Club") and Emmy Award winning Mary Kay Place ("Being John Malkovich", "Sweet Home Alabama", "The Rainmaker") will join the cast of Miguel Arteta's "Youth in Revolt," starring Michael Cera ("Superbad," "Juno," "Arrested Development"). "Youth in Revolt" will also introduce newcomer actress Portia Doubleday in her first feature film. This announcement follows on the heels of the recent cast expansion to include Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart, and M. Emmet Walsh.

Doubleday will star as 'Sheeni Saunders' who is Nick Twisp's (Michael Cera) object of desire. Long will play her brother, 'Paul Saunders' who is also known as 'Nick's' oracle', Mary Kay Place will be their mother, 'Mrs. Saunders.' Other roles include Willard as 'Mr. Ferguson', Knudsen as Nick's best friend, 'Lefty', Wright as Nick's arch nemesis 'Trent', Galifinakis as 'Jerry', Graynor as 'Lacey', Kalyan as 'Vijay' and Mara as 'Taggerty'. The screenplay, written by Gustin Nash, Arteta and Cera, is based on the book "Youth in Revolt" by C.D Payne, which became an underground sensation and garnered a youthful cult following throughout the world. The novel has been published in multiple countries, staged as a play, broadcast over the radio and has been the subject of countless fan-based Web sites.

"Youth in Revolt" will be a co-production between Permut Presentations and Shangri-La Entertainment with David Permut serving as producer and Steve Longi, Vice president of production at Permut Presentations co-producing along with Miranda Freiberg. The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films.

Bob Weinstein said: "We are very excited that we have assembled such a talented team of actors to star alongside Michael Cera."

"Youth in Revolt" is the irreverent story about the wild adventures of a teenage boy named Nick Twisp who meets the girl of his dreams while on a family vacation and has to turn his life and the lives of all those around him upside down in order to be with her.

"Youth in Revolt" is part of Dimension's diverse upcoming slate which features cutting-edge comedies including "Soul Men" directed by award-winning filmmaker Malcolm Lee ("The Best Man," "Undercover Brother," "Roll Bounce") starring Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac; horror films like the spine-tingling thriller "Clive Barker Presents: Hellraiser," a remake of Barkers most celebrated and terrifying story; and a variety of family friendly movies with Ice Cube's production company Cube Vision including the Fred Durst helmed "The Longshots" about a poor Illinois town that comes together behind the local Pop Warner football team.

Dimension's 2008 release slate continues the momentum of an extremely successful 2007 led by "1408" which grossed over $71 million at the box office and was the highest grossing independent film of the year. Since its launch in 1995, Dimension has established itself as a pre-eminent independent label releasing more films that debuted at #1 (ten) and more films that grossed over $90 million (nine) than any other independent studio.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


- In Theaters September 2008-

Companion Book To Be Published By Rizzoli In August

The Coral Sea, Live Album From Smith And My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, Set For July 11th Release

New York, NY (June 11, 2008) - Palm Pictures has announced the theatrical release of acclaimed photographer Steven Sebring's directorial debut, PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE. The film is set for release this September. The richly layered portrait of the legendary poet, artist, musician and activist won the Cinematography Award when it received its world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. New Yorkers will get an early glimpse of the film, which was produced by Margaret Smilow of Thirteen/WNET and Scott Vogel, when it screens at the Film Forum August 6th - 19th.

PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE has generated critical acclaim, being hailed as a "spellbinder" (Premiere) and a "joy for anyone interested in pop culture of the past 40 years" (The Hollywood Reporter). "Patti Smith: Dream of Life" gets unusually close to its subject," said Reuters. "Experimental camera work and editing makes for a fittingly unconventional portrait of one of the pioneers of punk music."

Smith emerged in the 1970's, galvanizing the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music and trademark swagger. Sebring, renowned for merging raw realism with high fashion in his portraiture, first met Smith, in 1996, when he photographed her for Spin magazine. Upon seeing her perform, he was so moved that he asked if he might begin filming her - thus beginning an 11-year odyssey. PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE (which takes its title from her 1988 album, Dream of Life) is a plunge into the philosophy and artistry of this complicated, charismatic personality. Sebring captures Smith, who narrates the film, through her spoken words, performances, lyrics, paintings and photographs. The film also features performances with composer Philip Glass and playwright/author/actor/musician Sam Shepard.

Rizzoli will publish Sebring's companion book, Patti Smith: Dream of Life, in August. Integrating quotes and private transcripts with his photographs of Smith, Sebring traces the artist's extraordinary personal journey. The volume also includes never-before-published Polaroid's taken by Smith as well as other photos from her archives.

Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and continues to be a vibrant, prolific artist, working in a wide variety of media. Fondation Cartier in Paris is currently hosting a major solo exhibition of her visual work. The Coral Sea, a live CD she recorded with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, will be released July 11th on PASK, a new imprint founded by Smith and Shields. The double-CD captures their June 22, 2005 and September 12, 2006 performances at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, a collaboration inspired by Smith's 1996 book of the same name, which paid tribute to her great friend, the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Terminator TV Season 2

Season 2 of the FOX Terminator series, staring MOVEMENT's cover feature Thomas Dekker as John Connor, is airing September 8th!

Monday, June 9, 2008


Three years and a few botox injections later, the gals of Sex in the City return to reprise their roles as the sluts we've grown to love; Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. Although the movie is about 2 1/2 hours long, you barely even notice that the time has passed because this movie takes you on such an emotional ride that it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Just as in real life one may find themselves in sticky situations of heartbreak, laughter, love and regret, Sex in the City lures you into fantasies of Vera Wang and Fashion shows then SNAP you're back to the world of disappointment and disbelief from your grueling reality.

You're thoughts will race, your heart may pound, you're gut will drop, you might find yourself covered in goosebumps and you may even shed a tear watching this film - but trust me when I say this - you will feel something.

Forget the rumors you've heard about Miranda turning gay, Samantha getting engaged or Carrie bumping into Aiden. Those are all ploys to get you to see the movie, but by all means you should see the movie!

Although these gals are still the same hot mess we've grown to love (or get annoyed by), I'd have to say there still are quite a few surprises, even for the avid Sex in the City viewer. And if you aren't a Sex in the City watcher, you still won't be out of the loop because there is a brief introduction of the characters and their former clips of the show in the beginning of the film to keep you up to speed.

While Miranda and Charlotte pretty much stay the same, their challenges and hopes come to surface in the movie.

Charlotte (Kristin Davis) finds that she may have one good egg left in that body of hers, while Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) can't seem to find the time or libido to keep her marriage bed busy.

But the real shocker is Carrie and Samantha.

As shown in the trailer Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) does become a bride to

Mr. Big (Chris Noth), and being the fashion icon of the series of course she gets the wedding fantasy of her dreams by being enlisted as the "40 Year Old Bride" in a designer wedding gown spread in Vogue magazine. The challenge she faces, of course, is the same old road she's been down before with Mr. Big - cold feet.

While Big is definitely ready to spend the rest of his life with Carrie, he still struggles with the pressures of a big wedding and the embarrassment of his former two failed marriages. Instead of offering her a ring, he gives her a closet the size of my living room - which while that shows their relationship has definitely grown, it is still missing a little bit of that thing all us sappy gals love - romance.

But to my surprise co-dependent Carrie finally grows some balls and grows up a little with the help of her new assistant Louise from St. Louis (Jennifer Hudson), a young woman who rents designer purses and came to New York wide eyed and hopeful for love.

Saucy Samantha (Kim Catrall) tones it down a bit and actually becomes domesticated. But when the long working hours of boyfriend Smith Jarrod (Jason Lewis) and the steamy new neighbor of Samantha (who's sex life is the equivalent of Samantha's pre-Smith days) tempts and tortures her - she turns to two distractions; food and a furry new friend who has a bad case of the humps.

Think Samantha in canine form.

Having adopted a pooch and a with a poochy middle of her own, Samantha flies back and forth from Hollywood to New York to consult the guidance of her ever supportive gal pals.

Other than that, the girls are pretty much the same.

Miranda's still a cynical bitch, Charlotte still lives in a prissy fairytale land, Samantha's still a sex addict and Carrie's still got a bad shopping habit.

I mean, let''s face it. When you buy Louis Vuitton bags and $500 Manolo Blahnik shoes but can only afford to eat Cup O' Noodles and have duck tape holding your cell phone together - you know you've got a problem.

So one may wonder did the film live up to the reputation it's show had for so long?

With my stomach in knots from empathy and stitch in my side from laughing so hard, I'd have to say absofuckinglutely. Yeah, so what if it's a chick flick? There are some cornball parts but we all know Sex in the City has it's cheesy moments anyway.

While the show Sex in the City was definitely a treat, Sex in the City the Movie was the icing on the cake.

I give it four martini's straight up!

Overall rating: Four stars (out of four)

- Mia Carlin