Movie Review – Pan

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In the century long retelling and revisioning of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who could fly, Joe Wright’s version may be the most depressing. Early on we’re told (or warned) that this isn’t the story we’ve been told before. That could be problematic, but hopefully Pan captures the essence of the character, despite the subtle changes to the story. Well, no. Though it’s never really been discussed, how Peter got to Neverland; this origin story doesn’t really mesh with the story we do know. It starts off with young Peter (Levi Miller) surviving the London Blitz in an orphanage that’s barely hospitable for barn animals. But, the curious (or defiant) Peter with his friend Nibs (Lewis MacDougall) have reason to believe, that the bullish Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke) is hoarding the goods while the kids eat a rationing of gruel. In the night, some of the kids go missing. Presumed to be adopted, Peter and Nibs continue on the hunt for treasure, but are startled when they discover the true cause of the missing kids. 

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Movie Review – Side Effects

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Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) has waited waited a long time for her husband Martin (Channing Tatum) to come home from prison. Martin has been imprisioned for at least three years in an upstate New York prison for insider trading. The loss of wealth, lifestyle and husband has lead to Emily’s depression and anxiety disorder. Her urge to return to some sense of normalcy; has rebuilding the life before her husband’s sentencing is easier said than done. Emily’s downward spiral leads up to her failed suicide attempt. Unfortunately for Emily, the side effects of the drug Abixla; recommended by Dr. Victoria Siebert (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Emily’s old psychiatrist; then  prescribed by her doctor Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), a successful New York psychiatrist rendered unexpected results. Continue reading “Movie Review – Side Effects”

MOVIE REVIEW-The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Over the past couple of years The Millennium trilogy have captivated audiences all over. When it was announced that an American Film version was being made many questioned the reasoning being that a Swedish version already existed. Even with the announcement that it is David Fincher helming the production didn’t stop the doubts from still being raised. Those fears should be quelled by the stunning piece of filmmaking.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Power.
It’s all about who has it and who doesn’t.  And when those in power abuse it, tragic things happen.
Late author Stieg Larsson’s novel Man som hatar kvinnor (literally translated as Men who hate women) was turned into a very fine Swedish film titled The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in 2009.  Two years later, director David Fincher has translated it into an exceptional English-language film of the same name.  We have been treated to an exemplary dramatic thriller that never speeds; instead, it immerses you in its world for the duration of its running time and doesn’t let go.
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Opens 1 Day Early Nationwide!

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Those of you wanting to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will be happy to learn that Sony Pictures has announced that it will be opening one day early, beginning on December 20 at 7pm.

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Another Set of Dragon Tattoo Pics Released..

  

Sony Pictures has released new pictures from their American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  For those of you who have read the novel or seen the original Swedish theatrical trilogy, these images may seem familiar to you.  You can check them out

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New Girl With the Dragon Tattoo One Sheet!!

Fans of Stieg Larsson’s novel series and the original Swedish theatrical trilogy are afforded another look at The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as Sony Pictures debuts a new one sheet for their American remake, I mean, their “American translation” of the film. Continue reading “New Girl With the Dragon Tattoo One Sheet!!”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: the Sizzle Reel

Before a recent screening of Straw Dogs, the audience was treated to eight unrated, unapproved-for-all-audiences-by-the-MPAA minutes of footage to introduce us to director David Fincher’s film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  As this has already been made into a highly successful Swedish-language movie only two years ago, many people questioned the need for an American remake so quickly.  We experienced this with Let Me In, the American remake of Let the Right One In, and Quarantine, the American remake of a Spanish film called [REC].  Is it a dearth of American creativity that’s spurring on these quickly-turned remakes and rehashes?  Thankfully, due to director David Fincher, there’s another reason for the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: art.
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New Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stills!!

 

Sony Pictures has just released some new stills of their American translation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Check it out after the jump…. Continue reading “New Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stills!!”

Dragon Tattoo Remake Trailer Hits the Web!

That’s right! The David Fincher remake to the 2009 Swedish original has its international red band trailer hit the web! Continue reading “Dragon Tattoo Remake Trailer Hits the Web!”