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Dead Snow

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by: Tommy Wirkola; Starring: Ørjan Gamst, Stig Frode Henriksen, Jeppe Laursen and Charlotte Frogner

Jul 23, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Following the blueprint that George Romero laid out, most zombie films are rife with themes of morality and apocalypse and colored with somber social commentary. Dead Snow bucks that trend.



Studio: Paper Street Films and Animus Films
Directed by: Morgan J. Freeman; Starring: Mischa Barton, Jessica Stroup and Matt Long

Jul 20, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Homecoming provides one valuable lesson: If your boyfriend drives off, leaving you drunk before you’ve checked into your motel room, break up with him on the spot.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Studio: Warner Bros.
Directed by David Yates; Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Alan Rickman and Michael Gambon

Jul 15, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

The sixth film based on author J.K. Rowling’s massively popular Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince just might be the Empire Strikes Back of the series.


(500) Days of Summer

Studio: Fox Searchlight
Directed by Marc Webb; Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel

Jul 15, 2009 Cinema Issue #27 Summer 2009 - Jarvis Cocker

From its sardonic opening (a short preface of text that calls out an ex-girlfriend) to its final line of dialogue, (500) Days of Summer abounds with humor and romantic spirit, sparked by dynamic storytelling, fanciful imagery, a splendid music soundtrack, and a charismatic, star-making performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


Blood: The Last Vampire

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Directed by Chris Nahon; Starring: Gianna, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild, Koyuki and Yasuaki Kurata

Jul 10, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Based on the cult anime series of the same name, Blood: The Last Vampire is a full-length remake of a shorter animated film.



Studio: Universal Pictures
Directed by Larry Charles; Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen

Jul 09, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

In Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen transforms into a clumsy and alienated member of the chic European fashion community. Having once hosted the most popular style-focused television show in all German-speaking countries sans Germany, Brüno comes to America in search of a new audience after being blacklisted in Europe.


Day 6: Los Angeles Film Festival

Studio: Film Independent

Jun 25, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Dear Lemon Lima takes an offbeat yet compassionate look at heartbreak and identity discovery at the onset of teenagehood.


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Studio: DreamWorks/Paramount
Directed by Michael Bay; Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and John Turturro

Jun 24, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

When filmmakers turn to the work of, say, H.G. Wells or Daphne du Maurier as source material, it doesn’t guarantee that their stories will produce exciting, compelling films, but when your inspiration is Hasbro, are you really giving yourself a chance?


Apr 23, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

The 13th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival, a weeklong showcase for new French films, is underway in Los Angeles this week.