trailer break: ‘Winter’s Bone’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… It just drives me crazy that this is relegated to arthouses and will be seen by so few people. Crap like Jonah Hex — which everyone involved knew was crap before it even started shooting — opens on thousands of screens. But a film like this one … more…

Toy Story 3 (review)

It seemed like a good thing not to get one’s hopes up too much, because how long can Pixar’s streak of genius and spirit and wonder last? But this is a finale that brings the overarching story to its satisfying conclusion.

wtf: Smurfs movie is totally uncalled for

Proof that there is no god: A Smurfs movie will be hurled at us in 2011, whether we want it or not. And it will be about Smurfs magically transported from whatever frakkin’ magical forest they live in to New York City. Like Enchanted, I guess. Only evil. It will be called The Smurfs. I … more…

new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Jonah Hex,’ ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Killers,’ ‘MacGruber,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Jonah Hex: Josh Brolin is a disfigured half-zombie gunfighter in the weird Old West. And it’s kinda not a comedy. [trailer] review to come If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: The Complete Series (1993): The sadly short-lived Fox TV series is … more…

trailer break: ‘Toy Story 3’ teaser

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… This garnered huge applause at the midnight screening of Up I attended last night. It does hit all the right notes: the rivalry between Buzz and Woody and the larger rivalry between old-fashioned toys with their charming feeling of handcraftedness (though Woody was probably manufactured in Korea) … more…