Generation Mayhem Producer Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) and director Nima Nourizadeh have turned up the intensity of the teen movie. Project X is Superbad for 2012; it’s edgy and the war cry of a generation.  The film is the story of 17-year-old Thomas, whose “small get together” quickly turns[Read More…]

Rebels with a cause As a wave of revolutions sweep the Middle East, Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside The Law arrives in North America at an important time. The film relates the traumatic experience of the movement for Algerian colonial independence, anchoring its viewers in both French and Algerian settings. Outside the Law is the[Read More…]

Forgettable (and unforgettable) Oscar moments

Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences puts on the ultimate Hollywood production. Everyone is on their best behaviour, wearing their silkiest tuxedoes and fluffiest dresses to attend the world’s most recognized film awards show. Every joke and every move is staged to put on the most[Read More…]

Blue deja vu

Business students, put away your books; James Cameron and Fox Studios are about to give you a marketing lesson to remember. Some of you might have had a feeling of déjà vu if you bumped into an Avatar: Soon in Theatres poster. I thought I was suffering from a space-time[Read More…]

Like daughter, like mother

You Again could have been written by a group of moms to convince their daughters that they can move past high school trauma. Successful publicist Marni (Kristen Bell) comes back home to finally meet her beloved brother’s bride-to-be, and finds that it’s her old high school bully Joanna (Odette Yustman).[Read More…]

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