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by PopMatters Staff

3 Feb 2009


We’re looking forward to the release of Frozen River on DVD February 10th. Melissa Leo’s performance was one of the finest acting turns of last year and got her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. The film made our Top 30 coming in at #14. Matt Mazur describes it this way: “With an intellectual, pummeling veracity, writer-director Courtney Hunt executes a film that is sparse, powerful and assured. Finally, we have a feminist movie, made by a woman, starring women that is about real women’s issues. Yet, because of this, and because of Hollywood’s idiotic bias against films by female directors, Hunt is not getting the kind of awards circuit praise she and her first film truly deserve.”

by PopMatters Staff

1 Feb 2009


We’re really looking forward to the new J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Trek movie here at PopMatters. Here’s the teaser that will be airing tonight during the Superbowl. Star Trek hits US theatres on May 8th and stars John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

by Mike Deane

1 Feb 2009


As much as I’m looking forward to this interview, almost every part of the trailer makes me uncomfortable. Lil Wayne’s delivery is so serious/dramatic that it makes my skin crawl. Sure, it seems like he’s going to talk about some heavy stuff (maybe) but the way he goes about it is completely unnerving. Though I’m excited for the interview, there’s a certain amount of anxiety that goes along with it.

by PopMatters Staff

3 Dec 2008


FROST/NIXON

Release: 5 December and 12 December (limited) and 25 December (wide)
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen.

Frost/Nixon is one of the films we’re most eagerly anticipating this holiday season. Ron Howard’s film is based on a play from Peter Morgan (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland). Taking as its centerpiece the famous interview that David Frost conducted with Richard Nixon in the ‘70s, the film has a theatrical quality and is timed well given our current absorption with politics.

Here are stills of the upcoming film…

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