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2009/02/27 at 12:00am

ShowBizCafe on the radio: ‘Crossing Over,’ ‘Jonas Bros’

02.27.2009 | By |

ShowBizCafe on the radio: 'Crossing Over,' 'Jonas Bros'

We’re being innovative and are going to crossover some Spanish content from time to time for those of you who understand Spanish. This is a weekly radio segment we do every Friday, en español, on the ‘Luis Jimenez Radio Show’, one of the top FM morning shows in New York City. We’re sort of pioneers as this is the only Spanish language movie radio segment tht does it in the US.

So to give you a brief recap of what we spoke about today, we spoke about the Oscar’s and reviewed the new releases ‘Crossing Over’, ‘Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li’, ‘Jonas Bros: The 3D Concert Experience’.

On the DVD front, Extreme Movie and What Just Happened? with Robert De Niro were trashed ad nauseam.

If you’re interested in listening to the show live, you can log on every Friday at 10:50am to get the movie download via: http://www.luisjimenezradio.com/

Give us your feedback, we would love to hear from you!

Jack Rico

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2009/01/23 at 12:00am

ShowBizCafe on the radio: ‘Inkheart’, ‘Underworld’

01.23.2009 | By |

ShowBizCafe on the radio: 'Inkheart', 'Underworld'

We’ve never done this before, but we’re going to try something new and crossover some Spanish content for some of you who understand Spanish. It’s a weekly radio segment we do every Friday, en español of course, on the ‘Luis Jimenez Radio Show’, one of the top FM morning shows in New York City. We’re sort of pioneers as this is the only Spanish language movie radio segment in the US.

So to give you a brief recap of what we spoke about today, we reviewed Inkheart, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and the re-release of The Dark Knight.

On the DVD front, Saw 5 and Max Payne were trashed ad nauseam.

If you’re interested in listening to the show live, you can log on every Friday at 10:50am to get the movie download via: http://www.luisjimenezradio.com/

Give us your feedback, we would love to hear from you!

Jack Rico

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2009/01/20 at 12:00am

Inkheart

01.20.2009 | By |

Rated: PG for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language.
Release Date: 2009-01-23
Starring: David Lindsay-Abaire
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Official Website: http://www.inkheartmovie.com/

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Inkheart

Brendan Fraser’s new family adventure film ‘Inkheart’ has no heart at all, just ink on 120 pages of a script. The concept and premise are alluring, but it never delivers more than a basic and elemental movie experience. Instead of engaging the senses, the film only provides apathy. In addition, the film targets infant and juvenile audiences, but makes no excuses in its exclusion of adults. Parents beware, you are going to have a hard time maintaining any interest after the first 15 minutes.

The story focuses on a young girl (Eliza Hope Bennett) who discovers that her father (Brendan Fraser) has an amazing talent to bring literature characters to life and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt (Helen Mirren), and a storybook’s hero (Paul Bettany).

The acting is neither uproarious nor dreadful, just bland. Fraser gives you the ol’ nice guy acting he consistently does well, young newcomer Bennett shows potential and Mirren and Bettany are too good for the film – and it is noticeable.

The demise of ‘Inkheart’ comes at the misuse of its premise, the director Iain Softley could have trounced us with creativity, it also manipulated the laws of storytelling to suit the story’s shortcomings and the it had the inconsistencies of a stale and uninspired script.

It’s interesting to note, the movie’s message is to have us indulge in the journey of our imagination, but all it achieves is to be lifeless and forgettable.

Jack Rico

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2009/01/20 at 12:00am

Early Review: ‘Inkheart’

01.20.2009 | By |

Early Review: 'Inkheart'

Brendan Fraser’s new family adventure film ‘Inkheart’ has no heart at all, just ink on 120 pages of a script. The concept and premise are alluring, but it never delivers more than a basic and elemental movie experience. Instead of engaging the senses, the film only provides apathy. In addition, the film targets infant and juvenile audiences, but makes no excuses of including adults. Parents beware, you are going to have a hard time maintaining any interest after the first 15 minutes.

The story focuses on a young girl (Eliza Hope Bennett) who discovers that her father (Brendan Fraser) has an amazing talent to bring literature characters to life and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt (Helen Mirren), and a storybook’s hero (Paul Bettany).

The acting is neither uproarious nor dreadful, just bland. Fraser gives you the ol’ nice guy acting he consistently does well, young newcomer Bennett shows potential and Mirren and Bettany are too good for the film – and it is noticeable.

The demise of ‘Inkheart’ comes at the misuse of its premise – the director Iain Softley could have trounced us with creativity – the deliberate manipulation of the laws of storytelling to suit the story’s shortcomings and the inconsistencies of a stale and uninspired script.

It’s interesting to note, the movie’s message is to have us indulge in the journey of our imagination, but all it achieves is to be lifeless and forgettable.

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