Give ‘em hell, Harry!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes;
Directed by David Yates

Cannes ’11: A ‘cloud’ of films

Like the annual presidential “State of the Union” address, which contains many standard themes while also reflective of the particular pressing issues at the time, the annual Cannes Film Festival is similarly possessed of films that have aspects and elements that are eminently recognizable and yet unique to that year's crop.

Doug Young: Colorado’s political atlas shrugged

Atlas Shrugged, Part 1
Starring Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler,
Matthew Marsden, Michael Lerner
Directed by Paul Johansson

Dear Colorado, 

Given our familiarity with your state (much of our story takes place there), and as it appears that there’s an ongoing struggle to craft and pass a map to reflect the new congressional district lines, Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 (the first part of a planned filmed trilogy of Ayn Rand’s novel) hereby submits its own map (which appears below) to assist in your process.

A scream 4 an original source code

Source Code
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, Jeffery Wright
Directed by Duncan Jones

Scream 4
Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts
Directed by Wes Craven

Critic Man was jolted awake by a loud rushing sound. He was startled and disoriented. He could not remember where he was just moments ago and now he found himself in a darkened room with a bright light coming from the wall in front of him. He frantically looked around to get his bearings.

The films of 2010: My Cop Out to Splice film titles together

It was Another Year, not a Leap Year, at the movies while we experienced Life During Wartime. And It’s Kind of a Funny Story, but How Do You Know about Life as We Know It/? Well, here’s one way to tell it Just Wright.

Harry ‘Lame-Duck’ Potter

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes;
Directed by David Yates

The cinematic world of Harry Potter is sadly coming to an end.

The ‘idiotbox’

Morning Glory
Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum; Directed by Roger Mitchell
Love and Other Drugs
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt; Directed by Edward Zwick
Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson; Directed by Tony Scott

Fair moviemaking?

Fair Game
Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts; Directed by Doug Liman

In July 2003, Joseph C. Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times (titled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa”) disputing the evidence used by the Bush Administration to justify the war against Iraq. The film Fair Game is about what led up to that op-ed, the fall-out from it, and how its publication affected him and his wife, Valarie Plame. To get a perspective on this film, The Colorado Statesman has agreed to publish an op-ed by Doug Young regarding Fair Game.

A mega-mindfully political parable

A Dreamworks Animation 3-D film featuring the voices of Will Farrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, David Cross; Directed by Tom McGrath

Hey kids! Did you become annoyed with all of those nasty campaign commercials? Did you get sick of all the talk by grown-ups about this election and things like tea parties, Obamacare, the ugly 3, witches, and a power shift in Congress? Are you glad it’s all over? Well then, gather around and let me tell you a tale to help you get your mind off all that mudslinging, muckraking and machinations.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…

Starring Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cécile De France, Jay Mohr
Directed by Clint Eastwood