Big Screen Entries for May, 2012

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This Year It's the Bow and Arrow Slinging Outrageous Fortune Hollywood's Way

Guns no longer kill movie stars, bows and arrows do. The trusty lightsaber and .44 Magnum have gone the way ...

Reviews!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/31/25381/ Whoa...what day is it? No, seriously. I seem to have fallen into some kind of wormhole. My first effort ...

"Alien DNA"

"The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien's DNA." - Ridley Scott, on his not-quite-an-Alien-prequel Prometheus Keen fan, you say? ...

Sizist Snow White Doesn't Stand Up for Little People

Somewhere in heaven Billy Barty and Meinhardt Raabe are shaking their wee fists. When Little Oscar heard the news, he ...

Heh.

Okay, look. Blogging is hard, you know? [Cue tiny violins.] Some days, the infinite glories of the Internet just leave ...

San Diego Asian Film Foundation Honors Ed Lee with Community Legacy Award

My favorite cinematic memory involving an insurance salesman comes from Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run. After complaining about ...

¡Ay, Gevalt! 2nd Annual Jewish Latino Film Series Kicks Off Tomorrow

What do you get when the San Diego Jewish Film Festival joins forces with the San Diego Latino Film Festival ...

So What Are You Doing Tonight? Memorial Day Edition

Kidding. We know what you're doing tonight. You're going to honor those who have died in the service of our ...

Why Cinepolis and the La Paloma Didn't Make the Cut

Regarding my cover story on San Diego's Ten Best Movie Theatres, Ken Harrison writes: "OMG! How could writer Scott Marks ...

Reviews!

Have to run to a screening, so I'll keep this short and sweet, and just point you toward Mr. Elliott's ...

The Dark Knight Rises: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Look, I'm not saying that the above juxtaposition indicates that Bane and Batman are going to engage in a car-surfing ...

When Leo Punk'd Zac

Cold-blooded. But really, Zac should've known better than to come sniffing around Leo's turf... http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/24/24934/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/24/24936/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/24/24937/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/24/24939/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/24/24940/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/24/24942/ ...

FilmOut 14 Runs May 30 - July 10 at Birch North Park Theatre

The 14th Annual FilmOut Sandiego LGBT Film Festival returns to the Birch North Park Theatre next week for five days ...

Seattle Moviegoer Charged with Knocking Out Noisy Ten-Year-Old's Tooth

A Seattle-area moviegoer, pushed to the limit by a rowdy 10-year-old boy, has been charged with felony assault for allegedly ...

T&A Sells Movies...

...though perhaps not in quite the way you'd expect. Saw these posters for What to Expect When You're Expecting and ...

Tony Stark, Hypocrite

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/23/24864/ So, you know, don't read if you don't care about superhero movies, or if you haven't seen The Avengers ...

Windfall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24mTIE4D9JM Cute word association, 007. Very cute. Very remunerative, as well. Country - England Gun - Shot Agent - Provocateur ...

Some Lick It Hot: Hotel Del Coronado Celebrates Billy Wilder Stamp

Billy Wilder and Marilyn Monroe aren't the only instantly recognizable icons to grace the front of one of four stamps ...

Dig a Hole: Eugene Polley, Co-Inventor of the Wireless Remote

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/22/24821/ Chances are you weren't familiar with the name Eugene Polley when the newscaster announced his death over this morning's ...

Kevin Smith Is an Evil Wizard

Your first hint is that his hockey jersey looks much more like a wizard's robe than an actual hockey jersey. ...

Movie Poster Rejects You've Never Seen: Jaws, Batman, Supergirl, more

One of our most popular website features in years is my Famous Movie Poster Rejects You've Never Seen series, with ...

Your Mother Was Right...

...when she told you, "Handsome is as handsome does." Seriously, it does not pay to be blandly handsome, even in ...

Chicks in the City Takes Home SDSU Award for Excellence in Documentary Production

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/18/24642/ Earlier this week The Big Screen reported that Rebecca Tolin's documentary short Chicks in the City didn't make the ...

A Blade Runner Sequel?

Harrison Ford is what, 85 now? Cue the obvious joke... http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/18/24637/ p.s. Yes, I do think I should get extra ...

While We're At It

Fun with the poster for Prometheus... Something about the way Robot Fassbender is standing just seemed to cry out for ...

Piling On

Well, when Scott Marks takes time to sling some arrows at Katy Perry, it's hard not to get in on ...

Count Floyd Terrified by Katy Perry in 3-D

Count Floyd here, kids, telling you that next week on Monster Chiller Horror Theatre we have a film so scary ...

Meet First Position Director Bess Kargman This Weekend at Landmark Hillcrest

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/17/24595/ John Rubio describes First Position as a film that follows "the lives of several aspiring ballet dancers from around ...

These Are a Few of My Favorite Screens

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/17/24584/ I first visited Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 while the theatre was still operating under the Pacific Theatres banner. It ...

Is Battleship A Massive Meditation on Military Gay Marriage?

At first glance, I would have to say no. But then I saw this picture over at MovieFanatic.com, and read ...

And the Winner Is...

Sorry to have been away so long, but I moved and had no end of trouble getting the internet activated. ...

Four!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/16/24523/ "Damn, John, that is some wiry pubic hair. Like, steel wool wiry. You could wash the grease trap at ...

Casting the Godfather Prequel

A Godfather prequel? What a great idea! What a pity they already made it; it's called the DeNiro segment of ...

AC/DC!

Hey, remember how Tony Stark thinks AC/DC is really badass music that demonstrates his technological kickassery and bad-boy rootin'-tootin' fighting-guy ...

"I've got a bad feeling about this."

Hey, remember that one line that kept showing up in Star Wars? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drkh0YLF8rI In other, totally unrelated news, Battleship opens ...

Reviews!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/16/24512/ "I understand if you feel a bit uncomfortable right now. I just did to you what I'm going to ...

Butts in Seats Report

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/16/24511/ File under: News you can use! In this week's Reader, my esteemed co-blogger Scott Marks offers an excellent guide ...

THIS IS NOT A THING: News in Bars

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/16/24510/ Oooh, goody - a new feature here at the Big Screen! How many times has this happened to you? ...

Virgins!

So I'm driving with my son the other day, and he notices a Porsche 911 on the road, and asks ...

Meet Rebecca Tolin, Almost-Participant in Thursday's SDSU Filmmaker's Showcase

Rebecca Tolin and I first met in 2002 when I guested on an art critics' show she produced for KPBS ...

The Big Screen Trivia Contest Questions

Have you seen this man? http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/14/24353/ I don't know who the nitz on the right is, but the guy on ...

Downton Abbey vs. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Tale of Two Actresses

Like millions of others, I’m hooked on Downton Abbey, the deliciously sudsy TV series about an aristocratic family and its ...

Oh, wow.

So while I was bopping around for Alien images for the previous post, I stumbled across this amazing bit of ...

Terrifying New Image from Prometheus

Look, Shame was not a big movie, but it did help to make Michael Fassbender a big star, or at ...

Dark Shadows FANATIC Reviews the Burton/Depp DS

Let’s get something straight from the get-go: I literally grew up in the shadow of Collinwood. The Rhode Island estate ...

The Big Screen Movie Trivia Party: Group Photo

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/10/24188/ That's Scott Marks front and center. Thanks to all who attended, and to everyone who helped make it possible, ...

Movie Things That Made Me Happy Today

[Viewer discretion is advised.] This: http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/10/24159/ "Someday, a magical rain is going to fall, and turn everything into rainbows." http://vimeo.com/37154658 ...

Big Screen Trivia Party TONIGHT at House of Blues!

Happy May Ten! http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/07/24005/ After weeks of preparation the venue is set, the questions written, and the contestants selected and ...

Meet Pierce Kavanagh, Co-Founder of This Weekend's Inaugural San Diego Surf Film Festival

Did you ever have one of those days where halfway through an interview and it suddenly dawns on you that ...

Do you know the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field?

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/09/24121/ That's right! They're approximately 3720 to 1, at least according to C-3P0. And while Han Solo never wants you ...

Interview: Austin Vickers on his film People vs. The State of Illusion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU-XoWezRww I think it's fair to calls Austin Vickers's film People vs. The State of Illusion an investigation into the ...

Still Time to Qualify for May 10 Big Screen Movie Trivia Contest at House of Blues

May 10. Thank God for the rain which has helped wash away the cinephiles and movie mavens off the sidewalks ...

Box Office Report

Brought to you by The Avengers! http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/07/23989/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/07/23990/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/07/23991/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/07/23992/ http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/07/23995/ Welcome to Hollywood, Hawkeye.

Dig a Hole: George 'Goober' Lindsey

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/06/23969/ From the tips of his serrated felt beanie down to his pigeon toed gait, George 'Goober' Lindsey was American ...

Disney Puts on the Chihuahua to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Having been on the receiving end of many a wagging finger, nothing delights me more than when I catch a ...

Interview: Lakeside Filmmaker Paul Blevins Brings Zombies to East County

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/04/23891/ Paul Blevins has a zombie on his back. For years he had been wanting to make a horror movie, ...

This One's for the Ladies

Hey ladies! Tired of the unrealistic body images and frustrating stereotypes perpetuated by comic-book representations of your gender? http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/04/23870/ Tee ...

Picture Story: The Avengers Display at Reading Grossmont Center

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/04/23869/ There's an Avengers banner ad above the exits at Edwards Mira Mesa. It's something to see, if only because ...

A Closer Look at the Poster for What to Expect When You're Expecting

Hey, look, it's a movie based on a self-help book! http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/04/23862/ Ha, ha, pregnancy! Actually, it's pretty amazing that they're ...

Review: The Avengers

There's a delicious freedom in reviewing a movie like The Avengers. Apparently, the oracle has spoken and y'all are going ...

This is Not a Review of This is Not a Film

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/03/23832/ Tomorrow night brings San Diego’s one and only screening of this year’s most highly anticipated film, and yet many ...

Backlot Streetscape in Atlanta's Tyler Perry Studios Gone With the Flame

Not since Tara was torched has a fire in Atlanta drawn this much attention. It took more than 100 firefighters ...

Reviews!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/02/23786/ "It's okay, Jason. I'm sure he didn't mean that bit about Brendan Fraser." Poor Emily Blunt. Critics want to ...

Original Willy Wonka Costume Up For Auction

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/02/23782/ "Originally obtained from Michael D. Beinner, Director of Field Advertising and Publicity for Paramount Pictures who was gifted the ...

A Closer Look at the Trailer for The Perfect Family

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoCJabxe6zg Sigh. Thank heaven for the Catholic Church, or else who would provide the framework of moral absolutes for true ...

The African Queen, My, She Is Yare

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/01/23751/ The fabled scow that Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn navigate through John Huston's beloved yarn is once again shipshape, ...

Dick Clark: As Powerful in Death as He Was in Life

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/may/01/23703/ While it's not going to do America's oldest (and deadest) teenager much good, a judge ruled that Dick Clark ...

The Artist's Uggie Set to Release 'Bark-All' Autobiography

Uggie, the precious, scene-stealing pooch who wagged his way into the hearts of Oscar voters, is set to release an ...

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