Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Written by Tony and Joe Gayton
Directed by George Tillman, Jr (Soul Food, Men of Honor, Notorious)
Starring Dwayne Johnson (formerly known as "The Rock"), Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Moon Bloodgood, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Maggie Grace.

Driver (Dwayne Johnson) released from prison from a bank robbery, sets out to avenge his brother's death. After his first vengeance kill, he attracts the attention from police, one being a Cop (Billy Bob Thornton), and a Killer (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), an overconfident hitman.

The Driver's no-nonsense straight-forward TCB (taking care of business) keeps the pace fast, and causes the audience to expect what happens next, then contradicting that expectation with a surprise twist. The characters are given simple names: Driver, Killer, Cop, Warden... but their back stories are far from simple, developing a mystery behind the ambush that cost the life of his brother. Keeping the audience's interest throughout the film.

The storyline kept reminding me of The Crow, with a little Kill Bill. The setting was Nevada. With Jackson-Cohen's character entered for conflict. Thornton's character seemed detached throughout until the end.

The cinematography is reminiscent of westerns and old cop-shows of the 70's, close ups and slow motion during gunfights and chase scenes, with little dialogue between vigilante and victim.

Faster's script isn't the best, but with the camera angles and action scenes, it makes up for a good action flick. Worth the money for a ticket. Definitely *NOT* a chick-flick.

Faster is Rated R, opening in theaters tomorrow Nov. 24, 2010

-Andi Cox

Monday, November 22, 2010

Red Riding Hood - Warner Bros.

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? When the full moon rises … everyone.

The full moon is a time of romance, madness, and—for those who believe—the werewolf.

In the coming months, we will warn you of the full moon’s approach, beginning with the trailer for RED RIDING HOOD, from director Catherine Hardwicke.

Opening on March 11, 2011, this is no fairy tale. Amanda Seyfried stars a beautiful young woman who is determined to follow her heart, despite the terror of the werewolf who returns with each full moon and who, by day, could be anyone—even the man she loves.

The trailer arrives just in time to remind you of the next full moon on November 21st.



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Screen Gems Puts Out a Call for Underworld 4 Teen

Screen Gems puts out the call for teen to star in UNDERWORLD 4!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010


(In Disney Digital 3D™)

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa, and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin R. McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Sam Claflin and Geoffrey Rush.

Release Date: May 20, 2011

Wednesday, November 17, 2010



Release date: February 18, 2011

Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, Callan McAuliffe

Three are dead. Who is Number Four? D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye,” “Disturbia”) helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary teen, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events—his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

John (Alex Pettyfer) is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed…he is Number Four.


CONAN 3D will open in wide release on August 19, 2011.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Cast: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman, Rose MacGowan


From the producers of THE EXPENDABLES and based on the character created by Robert E. Howard. After his father is brutally murdered and village destroyed, Conan ventures into an unforgiving world where he survives as a thief, pirate, and warrior. On his path of wanton adventure and women, Conan chances upon Khalar Zym, the warlord responsible for his tribe's destruction. As he tracks Zym, Conan battles monsters, Zym's henchmen, and Marique, a powerful witch.

The Muppets - a first look image from the upcoming film

THE MUPPETS hits theaters everywhere on December 25th, 2011.

Winnie the Pooh - Two first look images from the upcoming film


Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Well a tail is either there or it isn’t there,” said Pooh. “And yours isn’t… there.” Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny. Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style.

“Winnie the Pooh” hits theaters July 15, 2011.