DVD Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Reviewing a filmmaker’s swing at the children’s genre is usually pretty difficult and on par with reviewing a musician’s Christmas record and trying to make sense of it with the rest of their catalogue.  However, Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” is not like most children’s films. “Fox,” is based on the children’s book by Roald …

DVD Review: Up in the Air

Ryan Bingham likes to keep things simple.  A constant traveler for work, he lives his life with his frequent flyer cards, his hotel reward programs, everywhere he goes, he is greeted with a chorus of, “it’s great to see you again, Mr. Bingham.”  Ryan Bingham is a professional down-sizer.When companies need to trim their staff …

Oscar Nominations Announced

Early in LA Tuesday morning, a good deal of people were up to hear the 2010 nominations for the Academy Award.  This is the first year of the Academy’s new ’10 best picture’ nominee concept.  There is a lot of things to be excited about with this list of nominees, but a few things that …

Sam Mendes to Helm 007 #23?

Rumors are flying around on-line about Sam Mendes signing on to direct Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie.  Some sites have Mendes directing, others have him coming on to consult while MGM pleads with him to consider directing. Either way, I think this is excellent news.  What worked best about “Casino Royale,” (“Quantum …

DVD Review: The Hangover

Todd Phillips’ latest movie is the perfect one-sentence summary: three guys wake up in Las Vegas after a bachelor party, not knowing what happened the night before and find the future groom missing.  What happens next is the plot of the movie. I’ll start off simply: “The Hangover,” is an incredibly fun night out at …

The Year in Movies… in 7 minutes

In a feat of determination that I don’t know if I possess, You Tube editor Kees van Dijkhuizen has put together “The Year in Movies.”  He claims this clip features nearly every movie that was released this year.  Even if he’s missing a few, it’s still an impressive clip.  And it makes me feel like …

“Inception” Trailer Released

If you go see “Sherlock Holmes,” this weekend, you’ll see this trailer, but consider this an early gift.  Here’s the trailer for Christopher Nolan’s latest movie.  “Inception,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and comes out this summer.  Oh, because it hasn’t been released officially yet, it’s in French.  But you get the gist of it.