THE AWAKENING Review

     August 17, 2012

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.  The Awakening opens today in limited release.] You can keep your modern ghost stories. I understand why they would terrify some people, but those films tend …

Watch the First 10 Minutes of THE AWAKENING

     August 13, 2012

The first 10 minutes of director Nick Murphy’s horror film The Awakening have been released online for your viewing pleasure.  The story takes place in England shortly after World War I, and centers on a hoax-buster (Rebecca Hall) who is …

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS Review

     June 6, 2012

Aardman Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits packs the frame with sight gags, constantly throws out clever asides, and has more wit than a dozen other animated family films combined.  And yet, it’s rarely laugh-out-loud funny.  Being clever, witty, and …

New Images from THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS

     February 29, 2012

Sony Pictures’ The Pirates! Band of Misfits have launched a new interactive site with lots of visual goodies for fans of The Pirates! and Aardman Animation. If you’re not familiar with the name, you’ll probably still recognize their previous works, …