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opening in the U.K. May 1: ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,’ ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie,’ ‘Blood: The Last Vampire,’ more

X-Men Origins: Wolverine: I’m not enough of a comics fan to know whether or not Gambit and Deadpool got the treatment they deserved here, but die-hards probably won’t think so, just like there’s always a guy who thinks Wedge got the short end of the stick. But, you know, this ain’t called X-Men Origins: Deadpool. … more…

DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

President Obama may have us all feeling more confident that the collapse of civilization because of credit swap defaults — instead of the way-cooler zombie apocalypse or ape uprising The Movies had promised us — has been headed off for the moment, but that don’t mean a penny saved ain’t still a penny saved. And … more…

trailer break: ‘Is Anybody There?’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Yeah, it’s one of those crotchety-old-man-learns-the-meaning-of-blah-blah-blah movies, but I’ve seen it, and it’s lovely. The kid is adorable, in a dark kinda Charlie Bucket way, and Michael Caine is fantastic, of course. It makes me mad, though, that the trailer ignores the fact that the wonderful David … more…

trailer break: ‘State of Play’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… This is gonna be an interesting test for me. The American remake and truncation of the British miniseries of the same name looks rather intriguing from the trailer. Certainly, I’m a big fan of Russell Crowe, always love the intensity he brings to a role. I’m … more…