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not screening for critics: the 2009 list — latest: ‘Armored,’ ‘Transylmania’

UPDATED 11.30: Just cuz it’s awards season doesn’t mean there isn’t crap to be found… UPDATED 10.16: When will someone make a horror movie that can stand up to the critics? UPDATED 9.21: Another horror movie, not screening for critics… UPDATED 9.09: Two more not-at-all surprising additions to the list… UPDATED 8.21: Shocking news! End-of-August … more…

oh, and Google is colluding with Disney

If I was furious and bemused about Disney thinking it could cow me into meek compliance by refusing to allow me early access to Up, then I’m simply flabbergasted by what I discovered in the course of preparing the previous post: Google doesn’t want you to know that Disney didn’t want me to see Race … more…

Disney doesn’t want me to see ‘Up’

Oh yes, I’ve had it right from the Mouse’s mouth: Disney will not be extending me an invitation to see its new Pixar flick, Up, before it opens on Friday. It’s all because of what happened in March, with Race to Witch Mountain, when my Disney rep lied to me repeatedly about whether the film … more…

my week at the movies: ‘Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America,’ ‘Alien Trespass,’ ‘Miss March,’ ‘The Last House on the Left’ (and ‘Race to Witch Mountain’ too)

While much of the rest of the NYC critical community will be attending a screening of Race to Witch Mountain tonight (here’s why I won’t), I’ll be seeing Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (opens in New York City on March 13; no U.K. release date has been announced), an ultralow-budget epic about two … more…

trailer break: ‘Race to Witch Mountain’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Someone pitched this as The Rock Versus Area 51, I’m thinking. Or maybe Last Taxi to the End of the World? I wanted to be able to like this, because I have fond memories of the 1975 flick Escape to Witch Mountain, but after seeing this trailer, … more…