Posts Tagged ‘ Movies ’

Gallery: Top 10 big-screen bimbos

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Who says female leads have to be smart, sassy and sensible? It’s a PC world these days but luckily, Hollywood still has a sense of humour. With ditzy chicks, such as Elle Woods (Legally Blonde) and Cher Horowitz (Clueless) leading the way, the Hollywood bimbo is still alive and kicking in cinemas today.

Good fences make bad neighbors

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Neil LaBute’s “Lakeview Terrace” is a film about a black cop who makes life hell for an interracial couple who move in next door. It will inspire strong reactions among its viewers, including outrage. It is intended to. LaBute often creates painful situations that challenge a character’s sense of decency. This time he does it within the structure of a thriller, but the questions are there all the same.

Abrams Talks Challenge Of Keeping Star Trek From Turning Into Parody

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

In a light-hearted interview for BBC Radio 1, JJ Abrams talks about Fringe, Cloverfield, Lost, and yes…Star Trek. The Star Trek director reveals some new things about the film and goes into more about how he is trying to ensure the film does not become a sequel to Galaxy Quest (not that there is anything wrong with that).

Kevin Smith: Star Trek (Almost) As Good As Dark Knight

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

As we reported a few weeks ago, Kevin Smith got an early preview of a rough cut of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and gave it a good review (twice). Now in a new interview, the Clerks director compares this year’s mega-hit The Dark Knight to Star Trek and Watchmen (which he has also seen months ahead of the rest of the world).

Screen Actors Guild power shifts

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

Dissidents have won control of the Screen Actors Guild’s national board in a surprise result that heightens the chances of an end to the guild’s contract stalemate with the major studios.

MovieFIX WALL-E special

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

This week at the cinemas, the animation masterminds from Pixar bring to life its newest hero, WALL-E - an acronym for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class. Before you see the film, check out our WALL-E special as we catch up with Pixar genius and WALL-E creator, Andrew Stanton and talk to the sound guru and voice of WALL-E the robot, Ben Burtt.

‘Wall-E’ immersive and one-of-a-kind

Sep 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

“Wall-E” was released in the States in June. So why have we had to wait almost three months for it to hit Australian cinemas? It’s an inexcusable delay for a film which is one of the finest - if not the finest - that the geniuses at Pixar have ever produced.

Interview with ‘Wild Child’ star Emma Roberts

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew, Aquamarine) stars in new comedy film ‘Wild Child’ as 16-year-old Poppy: a self-obsessed, incorrigible brat who lives a pampered life in her LA world. After an over-the-top prank pushes her father, Gerry (Aidan Quinn), over the edge of his patience, Poppy is shipped off to an English boarding school.

Kurtzman & Orci Compare New Star Trek To Wrath Of Khan

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The thriller ‘Eagle Eye’, produced by ‘Star Trek’ co-writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, hits theaters next weekend and in a new interview promoting the film, the pair were asked what past Trek film they thought their new ‘Star Trek’ was most like, and when pressed they talked about ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’.

Can you spot the only male in this movie?

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

“The Women” isn’t a great movie, but how could it be? Too many characters and too much melodrama for that, and the comedy has to be somewhat muted to make the characters semi-believable. But as a well-crafted, well-written and well-acted entertainment, it drew me in and got its job done.