Friday One Sheet: Pixar is Brave


With Cars 2 coming out this weekend, Pixar has been dropping details on their first foray into the animated ‘Princess’ sub-genre. And here comes Brave who, judging by the darker look and design of this teaser-poster, will be a bit more along the lines of Princess Mononoke than Ariel (despite the red hair).

Some Friday Fun: Terminator 2 in Hand Drawn, Stop Motion

As I watched this video it occurred to me that other than the time involved, this isn’t really all that impressive (their LEGO video is WAAAY cooler). Still, there’s some cool animation here from Cameron’s Terminator film. And since the 20th anniversary of the film is approaching us within the next couple of weeks or so (July 3), I thought the readers of RowThree might get a kick out of the 8-bit band, Rymdreglage’s, latest fun ride. Enjoy…




Mamo #207: The Mamo Lantern

Here’s the Green Lantern! And it’s likely to become a season-defining miss for the folks at Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment. Plus: we have a split decision on the merits of the film, one Matt yes, one Matt no. Which was which? And what did our waiter have to say? It’s Mamo verité, straight from the front lines.

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Second “One Day” Trailer – A Much Different Film Than Previously Thought

So not exactly 180 degrees different, but this second trailer gives Lone Scherfig’s One Day a quite different feel than the first trailer. The first one was overly sappy romantic comedy hijinx with a horrible voice over (sounded like the guy from the fake Shining trailer).

This time around, it’s still got many of the major plot points but it feels a little bit darker and that there’s more “heavy” drama than previously thought. For starters, Jim Sturgess’ character isn’t at all the character we thought. He’s now a womanizing, heavy drinking, dickhead. On the other hand, it looks much more “artful” and visually interesting (what I’ve come to expect from Scherfig) than the older trailer.

So yeah, I’m seeing this for sure. I mean it’s Anne Hathaway; and that’s a bug I don’t think I’ll ever completely kick. Also, like I said, it looks gorgeous and put together by a director for one of my favorite films of 2009. But now I’m a little torn on what to expect. And those expectations are dropping a little bit with each passing hour. What say you…?



Jason Statham makes another movie.

Hi, folks! I just wanted to swing by and let you know that Jason Statham has another remake of the only movie he has ever made coming out sometime in the next year. This time it is called Killer Elite and it co-stars Clive Owen and Robert De Niro, which is a heck of a lot of star power for this kind of movie. It’s also based on a true story this time or something. He also jumps out of a window while tied to a chair. I dunno.

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Refreshing: A ‘normal’ character for Johnny Depp


How long has it been since you saw Johnny Depp in contemporary clothes looking sauve? (I know, I know, but nobody actually watched The Tourist) Having gone from playing Hunter S. Thompson (in Terry Gilliam’s wonderfully loopy Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) to now appearing as the lead on one of Thompson’s books, The Rum Diary. I find it simply nice (and admittedly strange) to see Depp not in full make-up and oddball mode, and looking like a human being. It being a Thompson novel, I expect certainly expect shenanigans and strangeness, but no wigs, eyeliner or contact lenses for Mr. Depp. The film (like the original novel) had a few false starts before finally shooting. Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins and Marshall Bell also star. It will be released in October this year.

Paul Kemp is a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.

Cinecast Episode 218 – Coked Out with a Shitty Comb Over

Matt Gamble returns to give us a breakdown on the newest D.C. property, Green Lantern. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. It being the halfway point of the year, we all take a at the state of the first 6 months and proffer up a top 5 films of 2011… so far. There is plenty of agreement and disagreement to be passed round the table, particularly on a certain ‘Killer Tire’ movie. After that it is a cornucopia of the latest theatrical screenings (Hammer Horror, quirky gay-father dramedy, and Supervisericide) before digging into Indiana Jones’ goofiest adventure, mid-1990s era action films (that as it turns out is not so nostalgic) and another movie that shall go unnamed (literally.) Oh yeah, and Cher. All of the usual DVD and Netflix stuff rounds out the show along with prognostication of Pixar’s next film being released this coming weekend: Cars 2. Sit back and enjoy this bed time story of sorts, with Andrew, Kurt, Matt and Sam.

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Exploring Kieslowski’s Three Colors Trilogy: Red (1994)

As I mentioned in my previous review of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Blue, the films that make up his Three Colors trilogy can be considered as responses to specific genres. While Blue is said to be an anti-tragedy and White an anti-comedy, Red is the anti-romance – and, I believe, the film that best fulfills its designation. It certainly addresses love, but does so in a curious, indirect way, circling questions and elements of romance without ever delivering the full emotional payoff one might expect. One of the film’s relationships, between a young man named Auguste (Jean-Pierre Lorit) who is studying to become a judge and his blonde girlfriend Karin (Frédérique Feder), is only presented in short, fleeting scenes mainly focused on him. Another is stretched thin across Europe, tying together Geneva-based model Valentine (the enchanting Irène Jacob) and Michel, a university student living in London, through increasingly fraught phone conversations. It feels like Kieslowski uses these two storylines to examine contemporary relationships – or, rather, how certain relationships were never meant to work.
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Screen Shot Quiz #264

The goal of the screen shot quiz it not to just guess what the movie is that the screen shot is from but to encourage discussion on the film. Feel free to shout out in the comments what the movie is and then provide an opinion or some thoughts on the movie. Oh and the first person who gets the movie right wins our respect.