Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sherlock Holmes

Warner Bros.
In theaters Dec 25th 2009

Guy Ritchie rips the Holmes character from Arthur Conan Doyle's cold dead hands and breaths a whole new life into the franchise with this stylized re-envisioning. Robert Downey Jr continues his stellar comeback with a blockbuster performance as the unkempt detective whose meticulous attention to detail can dissect one to the most minute detail from across the room in just moments. Holmes' comrade and flat mate Watson is flawlessly executed by Jude Law, the two coming off a more bromanitic odd couple than partners in crime solving. This first installment (of what will surely be a series of films) pits wits between Downey's Holmes and Ritchie staple Mark Strong's Lord Blackwood, a sort of 1800's Lord Voldemort; evil beyond reproach, returned from beyond the grave and hell bent on bringing the world to its knees via a shadowy cabal who hold the reigns of the government and police. Ritchie's signature quick-cut film style that he perfected in his previous films is used with some effect to illustrate the workings of Holmes' mind as he plots out fight moves or picks apart the layers of Blackwood's deception. Meanwhile Holmes is frequently distracted by the sultry and deceptive vixen Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), the only woman to have ever outsmarted the legendary smarty pants. The underlying romance never ignites between them due to a lack of trust, but their obvious passion for one another warms the cold gray overtone of dreary old London. The story itself lacked any real surprises, playing heavily on the DaVinci Code-meets-From Hell conspiracy theorist wet dream of a secret society that controls everything and the run up of a small handful of heroes narrowly thwarting their world domination aspirations. But in the end, this movie is simply an action packed set up for a much larger work, setting the stage for Holmes to face his greatest nemesis Professor Moriarty, who appears only in shadows in this first installment. This is a great film to watch, visually exceptional in set, costume and effects, it is one of the very few this year worthy of the big screen.

"Sherlock Holmes," a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material. Running time: 129 minutes.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


See the new trailer HERE.
Whip it, whip it good.


See the new trailer HERE.
Now with extra Kraken!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

District 9- Golden Globe Reaction

Below are reaction statements from Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell about their Golden Globe Nomination for Best Screenplay.

"Obviously, I'm over the moon. When we first began to think about writing District 9, awards were the last thing on our minds -- we were just trying to tell a story that would resonate with people -- we never expected this… I'm humbled and flattered. And I want to thank Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh -- they believed in us from the start and they're the reason we're here today."
-Neill Blomkamp

"Everything about District 9 has been like a dream, and I really didn’t think it could get any better! Talk about the icing on the icing! Working with a creative mind like Neill Blomkamp was gift enough, but combine that with the genius of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philipa Boyens and I thought I’d never be able to stop pinching myself. Then Sharlto Copley literally became Wikus, taking him beyond anything we could have ever written. And Christopher Johnson – he already felt real to me, but Image Engine’s incredible work made him real to everyone. What more could a writer ask for? I am beyond honored to have been nominated, but absolutely share this nomination with everyone who worked so hard to make District 9 the success that it was."
-Terri Tatchell

Alice In Wonderland - New Trailer

A new trailer for Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland is on;

Thursday, December 3, 2009



Theatre 80 (St. Mark's) is a village landmark and one of the city's oldest revival theaters refurbished for the U.S. theatrical debut of “The Brooklyn Heist” starring Danny Masterson and Dominique Swain.

CHATSWORTH, CA, Nov. 9, 2009 – In what is destined to be a comedy-caper smash hit, “The Brooklyn Heist” debuted at Theater 80 (80 St. Mark's Place) in New York, beginning a limited two week engagement this past Friday, November 27.

Desperate to improve his life, New Yorker Fitz concocts a scheme to rob a wealthy and hated pawnshop owner. Unknown to Fitz, his gang of cheerful incompetents faces competition from two other crews who plan to hit the joint on the same night. Each group has a unique, hilarious style in this satire on heist capers that uses stylish cinematography, editing and art direction to explode filmic stereotypes. A stellar cast including Danny Masterson (“That ’70s Show”, “Yes Man”), Leon (“Get Rich or Die Tryin’”) and Dominique Swain (“Lolita”) brings to life this stylish spoof of the beloved heist comedy genre.

“Having grown up in New York, the chance to star in a film that’s completely centered around New York City was a big part of what drew me to 'The Brooklyn Heist.' This is a hilarious, special movie that I’m very proud to have produced and acted in, and I know audiences will love it,” enthuses Danny Masterson.

“New York is really another character in ‘The Brooklyn Heist’ and we shot the film entirely within the five boroughs, so we couldn’t have found a better home for our theatrical release than Theater 80,” says director/co-writer Julian Mark Kheel.

The Manhattan community is already primed for a new generation of films to play at Theater 80 after a fifteen year hiatus, and “The Brooklyn Heist” has surely marked this monumental occasion as the first film to use the theater’s brand new hi-definition digital projection system.

Theater information
Theater 80 St. Marks (80 St. Marks Pl.)
Premiered November 27, 2009 for a limited two week engagement
Showtimes: Daily at 7:00pm & 9:00pm; Thursdays at 2:00pm
Tickets: $10 per screening
Tickets available by phone at (212) 388-0388, in person at the box office at 80 St. Marks Pl., or online at

Festival awards under previous title “Capers”:

Best Comedy Award at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
Independent Feature Filmmakers Award at the CineGear Festival at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Honorable Mention for Independent Film Comedy at the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, Official Selection at Cinequest Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival

About Image Entertainment
Image Entertainment, Inc is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and approximately 400 programs internationally via sublease agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights and, through its subsidiary, Egami Media Inc. has digital download right to approximately 2,000 video programs and over 300 audio titles containing more than 5,1000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc. please go to

About Theater 80 St. Marks
80 Saint Marks Place has been a successful site for entertainment from the height of the Jazz age to the present. Operating variously as a successful 'speakeasy’ during prohibition, a popular night spot, and the jazz mecca the Jazz Gallery, the space was converted to a theater in the early 1960’s. Theater 80 made its name with the 1967 run of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” served as the home of the Manhattan Festival Ballet for three years, and became renowned for its film revival program, which ran from 1970 until 1994. After a fifteen year residency by the Pearl Theatre Co., Theater 80 is poised to once again become the East Village’s destination spot for film and live theater.

For more information about Theater 80 St. Marks, please visit

Universal Pictures Launches NEW Features for THE WOLFMAN on Full Moon

When the moon is full, the legend comes to life…

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86 years in film…

Beginningin 1923, Universal Studios single-handedly invented the Horror Genre by introducing the world to the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Wolfman. These timeless classics, amongst many others, are still revered and admired today. In anticipation of Universal Pictures’ classic retelling of The Wolfman, rare clips, images and music from all of Universal’s classic Monster Movies can now be explored. Experience Universal’s Monster Legacy…if you dare, at

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Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched alegacy of horror, TheWolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconicorigins. Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, ahaunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brothervanishes. Reunited with his estranged father (Oscar® winner AnthonyHopkins), Talbot sets out to find his brother...and discovers a horrifyingdestiny for himself.

Lawrence Talbot’s childhood endedthe night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet ofBlackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when hisbrother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt), tracks him down to help findher missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns thatsomething with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing thevillagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline (HugoWeaving) has come to investigate.

As he pieces together the gorypuzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted intowerewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending theslaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot mustdestroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. Butas he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past willuncover a primal side to himself…one he never imagined existed.

Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) directs The Wolfman, and six-time Oscar®-winningspecial effects artist Rick Baker brings his design and makeup talents totransform Del Toro into the fearsome title character.

Release date: February 12, 2010
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, HugoWeaving, Art
Malik. Directed by Joe Johnston



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Tuesday, December 1, 2009


MOVEMENT magazine's MOVIE MASH UP at ART WALK featuring loads of promotional giveaways for feature films including advance screening passes* for ARMORED staring Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne.

Wednesday December 2nd 2009, 5pm-9pm

Formerly The Haydon Burns
122 North Ocean
Jacksonville, FL

ARMORED opens in theaters December 4th, 2009
*Passes and promotional items are limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Give thanks everyone!
Opens in Jacksonville tomorrow, Wednesday Nov 25th 2009!

Want to see it compliments of MOVEMENT? We have the giveaways, all we need from you is to send us an email address to and we'll be doing a random drawing for tickets and posters!

Monday, November 23, 2009


If you missed out on passes for FANTASTIC MR. FOX advance screening passes at Are Friends Electric? last Wednesday you've got a last minute second chance. Visit Cool Moose Cafe or Universe of Superheroes today, Tuesday November 24th and pick yours up! No purchase necessary, first come first served while supplies last!


To be entered to win a BRUNO DVD e-mail MOVEMENT who you would want Bruno to interview and what would you want him to ask!


One entry per e-mail address please! Prizes are limited. Entries chosen at random. Good luck!

out now on DVD and BLU RAY

Friday, November 20, 2009

Coming to DVD: Drop Dead Rock starring Adam Ant and Deborah Harry

Drop Dead Rock Starring Adam Ant and Deborah Harry
To Be Released On DVD December 8
MVD Visual is pleased to announce the DVD release of the cult classic Drop Dead Rock on December 8, 2009.

Drop Dead Rock stars '80's music icons Adam Ant and Deborah Harry. This film festival favorite played the art house circuit when it premiered in 1995. It was written by Ric Menello and Adam Dubin, the creators of the Beastie Boys classic music video Fight For Your Right To Party. Drop Dead Rock was directed by Adam Dubin who recently directed comedian Lewis Black's concert film Stark Raving Black.

"I wanted to make a 60's movie about an 80's rock star in the 90's," said Dubin.

Drop Dead Rock is a no holds barred, rock and roll comedy. A down and out, rock n' roll band, Hindenburg, kidnap their favorite British rock star, Spazz-O, and hold him hostage. The problem is, Spazz-O's ex-porn star wife Holly Everest (Playboy lingerie model Chelsey Parks) and his back-stabbing manager, Dave Donovan (Adam Ant), can't wait to get their hands on his fortune, and have hired a hitman to do him in. Thanks to a media feeding frenzy, Spazz-O's career is hotter than ever. Enter media mogul Thor Sturmundrang (Deborah Harry) with a big advance check. Now Spazz-O is worth more alive than dead. Dave must outwit the bumbling band, clumsy cops, ruthless record execs and terrifying terrorists to get his just reward. Drop Dead Rock explodes in a comic free for all.

"The film is good. I can't tell you how much it made me laugh doing it," said Ant. "I still laugh now just thinking about it. It's kind of like a 90's Spinal Tap."

Film Threat predicted, "Drop Dead Rock is destined for late night cult status and instant success in the video market."

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eight (Years) is Enough: Time to Rethink Afghanistan

"Greenwald demonstrates deft timing with RETHINK AFGHANISTAN, a documentary questioning the American presence there ... [the film] presents a flurry of sights, voices and figures, many of them compelling." — The New York Times

"Sending more troops will not make the U.S. safer; it will only build more opposition against us. I urge you on behalf of truth and patriotism to consider carefully and rethink Afghanistan." — Retired Corporal Rick Reyes, speaking before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 19, 2009) — As President Obama redirects his attention from the Iraq War, no documentary film could be more timely or relevant than RETHINK AFGHANISTAN, from award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald and his Brave New Foundation. This groundbreaking documentary from the creator of such films as Uncovered: The War on Iraq and Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is among the first films to raise hard questions about the war and the United States' escalating military involvement.

As the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan continually creates unintended consequences, RETHINK AFGHANISTAN investigates the most striking issues surrounding the war — the impact on our troops, Pakistan's still underreported involvement, and the cost of war in financial and human terms — through the eyes of experts and the people of Afghanistan.

Launched in January 2009 on a small budget, Greenwald originally released a series of online segments that introduced significant and serious questions in an effort to change public opinion on the war. Hopeful that it would raise the level of public discourse, Brave New Foundation then edited their context into RETHINK AFGHANISTAN, a feature-length film with the ultimate goal to compel all Americans to ask key questions about the war. The campaign has already successfully helped retired Corporal Rick Reyes, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, to testify before Senator John Kerry and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and to discuss the issue with members of Congress.

In recent months, with waning support for the war, tens of thousands of citizens have gathered to watch segments of the documentary through grassroots screenings in local churches, theaters, and community centers across the country. With all the house parties and screenings that have been held and continue to be scheduled, RETHINK AFGHANISTAN is now available for the first time everywhere DVDs are sold.

We all must RETHINK the war in Afghanistan TODAY.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


The suicide cult that off-ed themselves at the foot of a Mayan pyramid in the early part of the new blockbuster disaster 2012 actually killed themselves to avoid having to sit through the rest of the 158 minutes of grueling, trite and utterly predictable celluloid. The movie itself was the greatest disaster of them all. Just watch the trailers and featurettes and sleep well that you've pretty much seen all the best parts of this film. Come armageddon, come.
(no one that sees this film!)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


(Fort Lauderdale, FL) November 3, 2009 - On the heals of their 24th Annual event, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) brings their vacation from ordinary film

to Jacksonville for the first time. 12 top new independent films will be presented at Jacksonville’s premiere art-house, 5 Points Theatres, from November 12 – 15, 2009.

Sponsored by Visit Florida, Florida Arts, CVB, and Broward County Cultural Arts the festival is programmed by FLIFF President & CEO Gregory von Hausch and Sr. Programmer, Bonnie Leigh Adams. The esteemed film festival features an eclectic array of films, from action-packed crime thrillers to romantic comedies and intense dramas to fascinating documentaries. Audiences are sure to find something to their liking.

Fondly known as FLIFF, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, featured over 100 films at the 2009 event in South Florida and operates their own 220 seat art house theatre, Cinema Paradiso, year-round. FLIFF also offers free outdoor movies monthly. Their outreach programs run from Key West to Tallahassee. Named the longest running festival in the world by The Guinness Book of World Records, FLIFF is also one of the top destination film festivals world-wide and has received honors from the media and the Florida Arts Council.

Five Points Theatre is an historic single screen art-house style theatre dedicated to bringing top independent and foreign films to the Jacksonville communtiy year-round. Five Points offers beer, wine and expanded concessions.

Admission to FLIFF at 5 Points Theatre in Jacksonville is:
$7 /movie… OR… a pack of five for $25
$5 per movie for all Military Service Personnel & Students with I.D.

For advance tickets call 904-358-0605 9-5PM Monday-Friday.

Tickets are also available at the box office from 6pm to 10:00pm M-F and weekends beginning at 12:30PM.

5 Points Theatre is located at 1028 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204-3908
(904) 359-0047 or

Free parking available at the corner of Park and Post. Handicapped parking and entrance on Margaret Street.


directed by Isaak James & Eva James / USA / 2009 / 108 min
Thursday, November 12, 7:00pm

After a breakup with her boyfriend and mentor, Ellen, a restricted calorie nutritionist, embarks on a quixotic journey to discover meaning outside the refuge of her diet obsessed world. In her travels she becomes involved with a struggling idealist on a mission to raise capitol for a landmine detonating robot, a controversial author on autism and an unorthodox personal injury lawyer. A wonderfully offensive movie – the feel bad film of the year. We loved it! Starring Michael J. Burg, Isaak James.

directed by Brian Caunter / USA / 2009 / 95 min
Thursday, November 12, 8:30pm

The Chicago Outfit was the most powerful organized crime syndicate of the 20th century and Lou Marazano (Frank Vincent) was their deadliest hit man. When a high-profile union rep is arrested for tax fraud, the Outfit’s top boss orders a string of key witnesses silenced. When Lou finds out about the job, he sees an opportunity. With a relentless homicide detectives begin nipping at his heels, Lou must prove he’s still the Outfit's most deadly hit man. Starring: Frank Vincent, Kathrine Narducci, Mike Starr, Armand Assante, Stacy Keech.

directed by Jake Goldberger / USA / 2009 / 87 min
Friday, November 13, 7:00pm

Twists, turns, fantasy, reality, past history and future tragedy runs into a mass collision in this comic thriller. Don, a school janitor receives a letter from his high school flame, Sonny. Its message rekindles desires within Don and also mystifies for reasons we learn later. Don abruptly takes a leave from his mop duties to return to Sonny where she has been afflicted with ... something. From that point on, the mystery escalates. The whole town seems sinister and there is more than an air of secrecy wafting through the trees. Starring Thomas Haden Church, Elizabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, and M. Emmett Walsh.

directed by Keren Atzmon / USA / 2009 / 93 min
Friday, November 13, 8:30pm

A quirky indie romantic comedy. Mia, a flakey failed writer with a penchant for lying, which gets her in deep doo-doo with her perfect sister. She falls for a surprisingly sincere aspiring rockstar who joins her on her wild search through the East Village. Like a screwball comedy, the lead continues to innocently create havoc wherever her whim takes her. Starring Joyce DeWitt, Lindsay Michelle Nader.

directed by James Westby / USA / 2008 / 80 min
Friday, November 13, 10:15pm

A mélange of romantic comedy and raunchy satire set in the world of adult film, THE AUTEUR is the story of renowned porn director Arturo Domingo, the creative genius behind classics like Five Easy Nieces and Requiem for a Wet Dream, who has arrived in Portland, Oregon to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at a film festival. Arturo is delighted at the prospect of reviving his sagging career, yet troubled that fate would lead him to the hometown of his only true love, Fiona. Starring Melik Malkasian and Katherine Flynn plus Ron Jeremy as himself.

directed by Rob Margolies / USA / 2008 / 94 min
Saturday, November 14, 1:00PM

The Bernstein’s are not clicking on all cylinders. The family needs a tune-up…but you wonder if anything could help. Ira, the Dad is a Dr. of Dermatology. He often puts his foot down like the stamping of a feather. Nancy (mom) is literally at her wits end dealing with a Michael, the eldest, who is bursting with suppression, Meghan the evil tongue daughter – abrasive and contemptuous. And then there’s Spencer, the 12 year old who seemingly outwits all. Starring Jane Adams (Hung), Josh Pais, Robbie Sublett, Dreama Walker, Jacob Kogan.

directed Gerald Salmina / Austria / 2009 / 100 min
Saturday, November 14, 7:00PM

Set against the backdrop of Alaska’s dangerous beauty, a film about a visionary borderline experience where unparalleled physical and mental pressure pushes the protagonists to the absolute limit. Two Austrian ski alpinists and an American free ski pro are facing this breathtaking challenge!

AMANCIO: Two Faces On A Tombstone (Gay Cinema)
directed by Tom Murray / USA / 2009 / 64 min.
Saturday, November 14, 9:00PM

Amancio Corrales emigrated from Mexico to Yuma Arizona with his parents in search of a better life. Gay and Hispanic, Amancio dreamed of one day being a performer in Las Vegas, but his dream was cut short on May 6, 2005 when Amancio’s body was found floating in the Colorado River near Yuma. Plus, AUDIENCE WITH THE QUEENS directed by Robbie Hopcraft / USA / 2009 / 34 min - is a glimpse into the lives of Drag Queen performers in Key West.

directed by Andrew O’Connor UK / 2007 / 90 min
Sunday, November 13, 3:00pm

Robert Webb and David Mitchell, two of Great Britain's most popular comedians, star as Karl and Harry, the greatest magic double act in the country. After a guillotine illusion goes horribly and spectacularly wrong, their friendship and their careers are finished. Now, down on his luck and out of cash, Harry sets his sights on the prize money of the prestigious 'Int’l Magic Shield' tournament. To win he will have to compete against the world's oddest (and saddest) magicians - including his deadly rival Karl, performing as 'The Mindmonger'.

directed by Alexander Snelling / UK / 2009 / 80 min / HDCam
Sunday, November 15, 1:00pm

The award-winning comedy about 10 people who go to India for the answers. Their misadventure begins by enlisting New York guru. A road trip with a difference; it’s got depth, it’s got soul, and will take you places you’ve never been. An essential for all travelers. “Deep & hilarious…” Dazed & Confused “…A spiritual Spinal Tap.” LeCool “Healing & Enlightening!” The Guardian.

directed by Josh Goldin / USA / 2009 / 89 min
Sunday, November 15, 5:00pm

Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a proofreader with a complex past, a compulsive marijuana smoker, and a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad. He's also the most negative man alive. Ben's only comfort comes from regular chess games and friendly debates on game theory with his roommate. When events conspire against him, Ben's pessimistic worldview seems unequivocally confirmed. But Ben soon finds that cynicism may be all a matter of perspective.

directed by Steve Blair /USA / 2008 / 83 min
Sunday, November 15, 7:00pm

3 weeks before their wedding, Bob and Cheryl (Bryan Callen and Alexi Gilmore) discover they have not taken the pre-marital classes required by their Catholic church. Their pastor arranges private classes for them with the Stelmacks (Jane Lynch and Matt Servitto), a couple whose 17 year marriage is the definition of dysfunctional lunacy.Bob and Cheryl are in love and blissfully ignorant of any secrets hiding in the nooks and crannies of each other hearts. Unfortunately the Stelmacks are determined to enlighten them, and encourage indiscriminate “sharing.”


Set in the mystical lands of Persia, PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME is an epic action-adventure about a rogue prince (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) and a mysterious princess (GEMMA ARTERTON) who race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

See the new trailer HERE.

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME hits theaters everywhere on May 28th, 2010!

V (2009)


Last night ABC premiered a sleek and stylized revamping of the 80's TV series. In contrast to the original, being replayed ad nauseam on the SyFy channel for weeks now, the new series wastes no time in weaving in contemporary issues of immigration, terrorism and universal heath care - though it was disappointingly presented as an alien, and thus evil idea - along with quickly revealing the Visitors true reptilian identity. As the Visitors ships descend from the heavens over every major city a message goes out from their leader, not a grandfatherly like leader of the original series, but a super hot Morena Baccarin (Inara on Firefly), letting the world know that they have come in peace and are only interested in the trade of resources to continue their mission. However, by the end of the pilot FBI agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell), who's son is lured into being an advocate for the Visitiors by yet another hot alien girl, discovers that the Visitors have been already been on earth for some time as a terrorist sleeper cell. With the underground resistance formed, the conspiracies welling up to the surface, and their reptilian skin revealed in just the first episode, I look forward to seeing where the producers will take this exciting new series.

Staring Morena Baccarin (Inara on Firefly)

Friday, October 30, 2009

ME & ORSON WELLES- Orson Welles' Original broadcast of WAR OF THE WORLDS

Streaming exactly 71 years after its original airing in 1938Or

To listen, please visit

Friday, October 30 at 8:00pm ET

In 1938, just one year after forming The Mercury Theater, Orson Welles took to the air with a series of radio broadcasts on the Columbia Broadcasting System called The Mercury Theater on the Air. In the most famous of these episodes, Welles directed and narrated an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel “The War of the Worlds”, reading without commercial interruption as it was a news broadcast.

In honor of the first and arguably greatest press stunt of all time, ME AND ORSON WELLES presents War Of The Worlds, in it’s entirety, 71 years to the minute after it originally aired.

ME AND ORSON WELLES stars Christian McKay, Claire Danes and Zac Efron, and is in Theaters November 25th, 2009.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

STAR WARS in concert

Jacksonville Arena

Anthony Daniels clad in an all black tuxedo and metallic gold vest took the stage amidst a sea of lights, lasers, smoke and fire to narrate between the symphonic renditions of the music from STAR WARS featuring key characters (including his own C3PO) and plot moments illustrated by massive video screening filled with synched montages from all 6 films that got my midichlorians all tingly. Presented in two parts with a 20 minute intermission ended with a sustained standing ovation. Simply a must for geeks of all ages.

Below are some photos from the show and the display areas featuring props and costumes from the Lucas Films archives.

- Max Michaels / Jacksonville FL

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Boondock Saints 2 Opening Scene

via (Click that. There you go. Don't you feel better now?)

Be excited!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant


I went in with the lowest expectations to Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. My movie premonition doesn't fail me often and in this case I was near dead on. What I was sure would be a predictably Hollywood adaptation of the first three books of "The Saga of Darren Shan" series by author ... um, Darren Shan, was just that. I'd never heard of it but for passing by a display of it in Chamblin's Downtown, Jacksonville and seeing a display. My only thought then, "Ugh, here comes the next movie series." Fuck, I hate being right. So in author Darren Shan's movie version of "The Saga of Darren Shan" the lead character Darren Shan is stiffly played by newcomer Chris Massoglia. It was like watching Hayden Christensen butcher the role on Anakin Skywalker all over again, only in this case there was little hope that even an Oscar® worthy performance of the role of Daren Shan would have saved us from the rest of the films buffoonish hoakeries. Darren Shan's (secret) best friend Steve is played by CGI laden movie staple Josh Hutcherson (see: Zathura, Bridge to Terabithia, RV, Journey to the Center of the Earth and, fuck... Firehouse Dog!). The buddies are lured into going to a forbidden freak show by a flyer that lands at their feet having been tossed from the window of a passing limousine that would have made Morticia Addams swoon.

To short step it, they go to the show, Darren Shan (a freak for eight legged freaks) steals a spider who is part of an act in the show, spider bites his pal Steve, Darren Shan makes a pact to become a vampires assistant for the antidote to save Steve, Steve is jealous that Darren Shan stole his dream of becoming a blood sucking little bitch, there is battle between good and evil sides, a meddling fat man named Mr. Tiny calls it a draw so as to move on to the next phase of the apocalyptic brawl he is orchestrating, which will of course take approximately two more movies to complete. Hyper colored, CGI the SyFy channel would settle for, a cavalcade of interesting peripheral characters in the freak show wouldn't have lead up to much had it not been for the surprisingly entertaining John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek and by far my fav ... Willem Dafoe.

Save it for cable or DVD.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Summit Entertainment
In theaters 10.23.09

The story begins with the tale of the place which Astro Boy (voiced by Freddie Highmore of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) calls home, Metro City, a utopia risen up and floating far above a world below that man littered into a filthy and unlivable state. In this Metro City, society lives a life of ease in which robots are manufactured to take care of all the needs of mankind, from service to cleanup. Responsible for a majority of new robot innovations, Dr. Tenma (Nicholas Cage) finds the money for his research by providing robot technology to the military and to the President of Metro City (Donald Sutherland). One day, when giving a demonstration of a new and particularly unstable advancement, Tenma's son, Toby, sneaks in and is killed when the experiment goes out of control. Stricken with grief over his son's death, the doctor begins work on a robotic recreation of his son, implanting it with all the memories from his lost child. All goes seemingly well as the boy is brought to life with no memory of the accident as well as no idea of what he has become. Though that doesn't last long, as Toby eventually discovers his ability to understand robot language, as well as other things far from ordinary, such as flight (via rocket feet) and incredible strength. Though as excited as Toby is at his new found powers, Dr. Tenma is not as pleased, claiming that what he has created is not Toby, and wishes nothing to do with it. Faced with no home, Toby finds himself cast to the scrapheap world that Metro City flies above. In this world of scavengers and discarded robots, he meets orphans including Cora (Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars and Heroes), a blue haired and plucky girl who with her friends search the wasteland for robot parts for Hamegg (Nathan Lane), the man who runs the orphanage and repairs discarded robots for gladiatorial combat. Pretending to be human among his new companions, Toby must find his place in the world, while the world around him learns that it is in need of a hero like him.

Based on the world renowned comic by Osamu Tezuka, AstroBoy is fun and entertaining, AstroBoy competently handles its source material, proving itself to be as entertaining to longtime fans as well as new audiences.

- Greg / Movement Magazine

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


To celebrate the Solar System Premiere of Columbia Pictures’ new animated comedy Planet 51, which will be released in theaters on Earth November 20, 2009, the film (on disc) is currently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station.

Upcoming Animated Comedy Hitches Ride on Space Shuttle

CULVER CITY, Calif., and THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, Low Earth Orbit, The Milky Way Galaxy, October 19, 2009 – To celebrate the Solar System Premiere of Columbia Pictures’ new animated comedy Planet 51, which will be released in theaters on Earth November 20, 2009, the film is currently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station!

The film was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on August 28, 2009, and was transferred to the space station by the astronauts a few days later. The film is now cruising high above Earth at 17,500 miles per hour and orbiting the planet every 90 minutes, which is the exact running time of the movie, so it will make a full Earth orbit as the movie premieres on the ground. In a joint statement, producers Guy Collins and Ignacio Perez said that, “Planet 51 is a fun film for all the family and one of its strong messages, particularly for children, is to not be afraid of the unknown. That is what NASA has been showing the world for 50 years and I hope that our film will encourage children to increase their understanding of the Universe and NASA's work.”

Joshua Ravetch, a Senior Vice President at HandMade Films who arranged for the movie to get to the space station said, “What’s really amazing about this is that the movie will open day and date domestically, internationally and now, even a copy of the film will be available ‘orbitally’ circling the Earth for the astronauts to view at their leisure.”

In a photo accompanying the announcement, a disc of the film can be seen floating weightlessly in space, observing Earth as it floats by a Space Station window. The photo mimics a shot from the film, in which Lem, an alien from Planet 51, observes his home planet from the window of a spaceship for the first time.

Planet 51 is a galactic sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent 1950s America, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien Chuck! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum. The film is directed by Jorge Blanco, written by Joe Stillman, and produced by Guy Collins and Ignacio Perez Dolset.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Email MOVEMENT about the wildest thing you've done (and where you did it) to be entered to win a WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE prize pack!


One entry per e-mail address please! Prizes are limited. Entries chosen at random. Good luck!


now playing in theaters and IMAX

Thursday, October 15, 2009

'Sundays With Chris' at DVF Gallery October 22nd

444 West 14TH STREET

Private Reception (By Invite Only / RSVP) October 22, 2009
Open to Public October 23 to November 1, 2009

New Yorker John W. Codling defies just about every pigeonhole you may be inclined to put him in; he's certainly neither your average Wall Street heavyweight nor your average artist. From October 22 to November 1, 2009 John Codling's much talked about Walken collection will be showcased exclusively at Diane Von Furstenberg's Gallery in the Meatpacking District.

Earlier this year, when his work first began to circulate amongst the downtown Manhattan scene, imaginations were soon hijacked by Codling’s commanding pop art and his blatant nonconformist approach. Ongoing intrigue continued as his collection grew, not only because of his unique style but because of his continual choice of subject -- the ultimate on-screen non-conformist and fellow New Yorker, Christopher Walken. Finally, to be unveiled, a world of Walkens’, created by one man, and inspired wholly by another.

Sundays With Chris transpired from a world of uncertainty as Wall Street began to implode. Codling became increasingly frustrated as the weight of Wall Street began to take its toll. As figures quickly faced south and the media onslaught seemed inescapable... one day, something within him switched. “I yearned for calm, a leader I could trust to guide me through the crisis. There were none found in the financial world so I shut off CNBC and logged out of Bloomberg. I found my leader in front of me on the canvas every Sunday. I wound up painting Christopher Walken."

And Sundays With Chris was born. ‘Walken This Way’, ‘Baby Walken’, ‘Walken In Colors’, ‘Father Walken’ and ‘I Cant Stop Walken’ are just some of the titles from this magnetic collection. Some might wonder if the wry-witted humor injected by Codling into his work is to carefully conceal the more somber side to his portraits. His inspiration, passion, and talent reach far beyond the techniques of painting, as the strokes reveal the honest emotion of loss, determination, and a drive that would soon bring him to create this series and what has quite possibly kept him sane all this time.

Codling has managed to capture and truly define resilience and rebellion, while embracing the eccentric approach to life as the very the core to survival. Walken is never vulnerable, nor is he weak (he rarely shows it, at least), and it is exactly this particular combination of artist and his muse that ensures the strength and solidity of Sundays With Chris doesn't just sit on the canvas, it leaves the gallery with you.

Profit from the sale of the artwork will go to Team Continuum to honor and support Codling’s dear friend Paul who founded Team Continuum, a non-profit organization assisting cancer patients and their families.

For further information on Team Continuum:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Paramount Pictures' "PARANORMAL ACTIVITY" will be expanding its release to our markets this Friday, October 16th! Below please find a list of theaters:




Hit Film Gets Nationwide Expansion After Unprecedented Demands

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Following 2-weeks of nationwide midnight only sellouts and fan frenzy over the limited release hit thriller PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, moviegoers everywhere have been heard!

Over 1,000,000 people from around the country demanded the film play in their city by logging on to In response, Paramount Pictures will release the film nationwide beginning Friday, October 16th.

Tickets for the movie will be on sale via by 5pm PST on Tuesday, October 13th. Those who have ‘demanded it’ will get the first alert when tickets go on sale.

“From the very beginning, we put this film in the hands of the fans and we trusted them to tell us where and when it should be seen. We couldn’t be more thrilled by their overwhelming support and we are happy to release the film in every town - big and small,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.

The movie Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times called “an ingenious horror film. It’s so well made it’s truly scary” is currently garnering 90% on

To find show times and to buy tickets in your area, visit

Follow PARANORMAL ACTIVITY on Twitter at, where you can find reactions from these screenings and other news about the film. Fans can also post their reactions at

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chiaroscuro Baby

Chiaroscuro, Baby begins with a jolt of frenetic energy uncommon in typically-contemplative Jacksonville film offerings: A stylish, rock n roll-meets-art title sequence worthy of a Russ Meyer film which serves to, visually, introduce the characters. Additionally, we're introduced to the film's retro-fitted 60s mise en scene; the comparison to Russ Meyer was deliberate.

The protagonist, Calvin, is a struggling artist, a statement which may be redundant; show me an artist who isn't struggling. The relationship with his long-time, live-in girlfriend, Nancy, like his art, has grown stagnant. He stumbles, uninspired, through his day-to-day life and his art suffers for the banality of these circumstances.

It is clear from the moment that Nancy steps into frame that she is the antagonist. Without saying a word, it is all-too-obvious that Calvin views his relationship with Nancy as a burden, perhaps even an annoyance but, as we will learn, Calvin has trouble making up his own mind. No matter, Nancy is happy to do it for him.

Perhaps just as critical to the story as art, is sex: sex as a weapon. Nancy preys on all that is supposed to be desired by the one-dimensional, carnal male and she uses that to emasculate Calvin, compromise his art, and justify her own lifestyle. It is worth mentioning, Calvin and Nancy are in an open relationship, only Calvin doesn't know this yet.

Nancy insists on a career change which seems to work out. She uses this small success to leverage Calvin into switching mediums: from painting to collage. Calvin resists, caves, and soon, Nancy has used her connections to showcase Calvin's work for Arthur Profit; a very important associate of a very important JJ Willard.

The show is an overwhelming success and before you know it, Calvin and Nancy are the toast of the town: A hot young up-and-coming artist with his centerfold girlfriend free to drink, drug, and swing all on Arthur Profit's dime. And Calvin SHOULD want these things, right? I mean, what guy wouldn't want to quit his job, have someone pay his expenses, and live with a girl that brings home other girls?

Nancy and Calvin's dynamic is epitomized when a marriage proposal leads to a discussion about Calvin taking Nancy's last name which would make him Calvin Floyd. Truth be told, he is already Calvin Floyd. He is Nancy's creation. His habits, his lifestyle, even his art have all been dictated by Nancy.

At the center of his artistic/moral dilemma is a spunky (and somewhat annoying) photographer, Marjorie. After a few awkward encounters, Marjorie is posing nude for one of Calvin's paintings. The art, like the relationship with Marjorie, is kept from Nancy.

Marjorie reignites Calvin's passion for painting; however, Arthur Profit is not paying Calvin to paint. JJ Willard is not coming all the way from New York to look at paintings. And that is the conflict or, as Nancy argues early in the film:

"Some times you have to choose between what you want... and what you NEED."

Perhaps my favorite line of dialogue is spoken by the character Alice, Marjorie's roommate, who says, frankly, what the entire audience is thinking, "Rumor has it your girlfriend is a raging cunt." A raging cunt and an effective villain.

Calvin seeks refuge from Nancy with a few close friends. One of these friends is Calvin's gay neighbor/landlord, Ash, who delivers the following bit of dialogue while confessing a severe drug addiction, dramatic irony intact, "Just be glad you know who you are." Calvin hasn't quite figured that out yet.

The film follows Calvin's descent as his career ascends. I'd suggest paying special attention to the exciting opening sequence as a point of comparison for Calvin's art, juxtaposed against the dull, elitist, bourgeois scene surrounding the work of "Calvin Floyd" in the film's final sequence.

The film itself is fun to watch. Props must be given to the filmmakers for accurately reproducing the look and feel of a 60s film, imperfections and all. Whether all the imperfections were deliberate or accidental is of no consequence, the style being emulated was imperfect and they've succeeded in perfecting imperfection.

The film is not cut as tight as some films of that era and, instead, it seems to have more in common with meditative 70s films. This will almost certainly render it inaccessible to large audiences whose attention spans have been greatly reduced in an era of music video-style editing. That fatigue aside, the film could stand some tightening and that is my only real criticism. Some scenes tend to linger beyond what seems like the obvious conclusion to reveal nothing. This is being billed as an "Art" film and has been produced without catering to the needs of the masses. Still the "art crowd's" time is valuable and, sometimes, I wished the movie would move along.

Chiaroscuro, Baby is not just a good film by Jacksonville standards, it is a good film. The fact that a local group of filmmakers, actors, artists, and musicians mobilized and produced this should be a rallying cry to ALL area artists. You don't have to move to New York or Los Angeles and struggle to surround yourself with the "right people" which is a particularly daunting task considering how overwhelmingly unoriginal that notion is. Take a look at the city around you. It can be done. It has been done. Chiaroscuro is a testament to that.

I sincerely hope that the community can generate some momentum and follow Killacozy's lead.

-Samuel Farmer

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Award Winning Horror Writer / Director Jake Kennedy to release PENANCE on November 17

"IMD Films and MVD Visual are proud to announce the DVD release of PENANCE on November 17, 2009.

Based on a true character, and from the award winning horror writer/director Jake Kennedy (Days of Darkness), and Will Clevinger (producer of the indie horror hit Automaton Transfusion), PENANCE stars Marieh Delfino (Jeepers Creepers 2) as a stripper who falls into the hands of sadistic surgeon (Graham McTavish) with genital mutilation on his mind.

Previously titled The Devil's Dungeon and filmed in 2008 in Los Angeles, PENANCE is the tale of a young, demure single mother, Amelia (Delfino), who hits upon hard times and decides to take her future into her own hands and becomes a stripper. Everything is going well until Suzy, her stripper friend, is beaten up on a job and recruits Amelia to take her place. Reluctantly, Amelia takes the job, only to find the job isn't everything it seems. Driven to a strange location by a dark and mysterious man (Tony Todd), and confronted by a grizzled hit man (Michael Rooker), Amelia's world is turned upside down, as her captor (the mind bending McTavish), is intent on one thing and one thing only - to purify Amelia and the other women in his incarceration.

The cast additionally includes horror vets Eve Mauro (Wicked Lane), Tracy Coogan (Zombie Honeymoon), Garrett Jones (Automaton Transfusion), Alone In The Dark II and Bloodwars co-stars Jason Connery and Allison Lange (Single White Female II), and James Duval (May, Donnie Darko).

In a 2009 interview with Fangoria, director Jake Kennedy states:

"The title changed from The Devil's Dungeon to Penance since we believe it has far exceeded our own quality standards in terms of cast, performance and look. We wanted to steer away from a B-movie-esque moniker and more toward a cooler, more representative name. Penance means 'the repentance of one's sins,' and that's exactly what our bad guy is trying to do-and what he's trying to make our heroine do against her will. So 'penance' sums up the film perfectly. This new trailer now represents the new movie: cooler, meaner, bloodier and sexier. Be warned: This is an R-level trailer and includes gratuitous sexual imagery, bad language and extreme violence."


Monday, October 5, 2009

Coming to DVD: Sid! – By Those Who Really Knew Him

Odeon Entertainment and MVD Visual are proud to announce the release of Sid! - By Those Who Really Knew Him on November 17th in North America.

This package, the first intimate full-length 80 minute documentary on Sid's life, marks 30 years since his death from a heroin overdose (he was just 21 years old). Many of those closest to Sid speak for the very first time about this true punk icon who burned out, but never sold out.

This brand new documentary, in association with ITN Archive, charts the fall and rise of Sid Vicious from punk's hero to society's cultural icon of the twentieth century.

Sid's short and controversial life is profiled with interviews from Jah Wobble (childhood friend, founder PIL), Steve Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees), David Vanian (The Damned), Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols Manager), Viv Albertine (Flatmate, The Slits), Ron Watts (100 Club), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Rat Scabies (The Damned), Caroline Coon (Writer and Artist), Vivienne Westwood (Sex Designer), Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), John Tiberi (Sex Pistols Tour Manager), and many more of Sid's close friends.

Featuring previously unseen archive footage and filmed in HD, this new documentary provides the most definitive and intimate life story of the punk hero who truly lived his life with chaos and anarchy. Fuelled with a soundtrack of Sid's own music, this is the faithful telling of Sid's life story by those who really knew him.

In addition to the DVD documentary, this special collector's edition includes a 10 track CD of Sid live in New York's, and a biography booklet profile by best-selling music author Mark Paytress.

View the Trailer Here.
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Mid-Ohio Comic Con Recap!

Columbus, Ohio certainly knows how to take care of its nerds.

This past weekend, October 3rd and 4th, The Greater Columbus Convention Center played host to the 29th annual Mid-Ohio-Con. On hand were a bevy of comics and media guests, including Ray Park (Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I, Toad in the first X-Men film, Snake Eyes in this summer's live action GI Joe, and currently part of the cast of TV's Heroes fourth season), James Kyson Lee (Ando, Hiro's bestest bud from NBC's Heroes), and Daniel Logan (who played a young Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II.)

(His backpack's got jets, he's Boba the Fett...)

Dozens of writers and artists, big name and entirely independent alike, were gathered in Exhibit Hall E, hawking their creations, chatting with fans and peers, sketching, snapping photos, signing their great works, and generally having a grand time of it, including Mark Texeira (one of my favorite pencillers during the 1990s,) Joe Jusko, Herb Trimpe, Marv Wolfman, Michael Golden, Bernie Wrightson, Sean Forney, Lora Innes, David Mack, Todd Nauck, Len Wein, Chris Sprouse, and many, many more.

And if you were missing a few key issues of the Phalanx Covenant, Old Man Logan, Transmetropolitan, The Invisibles, The 'Nam, Spidey, Kevin Smith's current run on Batman, you name it -- you would have been hard pressed to NOT find everything you were looking for. And then some, all thanks to a rather impressive collection of vendors, ranging from those specializing in collectibles, accessories, video games, CCGs, Vader's 501st Legion, comic books (of course,) et cetera et cetera ad infinitum.

One of my favorite little hot spots this year was Avatar's booth, which was full to overflowing with back and current issues of most of their popular series, including Warren Ellis' Doktor Sleepless, Anna Mercury, Ignition City, and Black Summer; Garth Ennis' Chronicles of Wormwood and Crossed; Jamie Delano's Narcopolis and loads more. Check out my one purchase of the con, inspired by Doktor Sleepless' Grinder movement:

(It is okay to be jealous.)

And what convention would be complete without a complete regiment of cosplayers? Here, take a look at some of our favorites:

(Later that day, I narrowly avoided an assassination attempt by a camouflaged Predator, presumably for stealing photographic evidence of their existence.)

(Who the heck are you gonna call?)

(Queue up 90s X-Men theme song. ALSO! Holy crap! Someone cosplaying Cable? Nice.)

(Not the happiest looking Arrow in the quill...)

So, if you missed out on this year's mayhem, be sure to make it out next year for the 30th Anniversary of the Mid-Ohio-Con!

See you there, True Believers!

(Report by David Conkey/MOVEMENTnorth)