The Week in Original Content: 28 Exclusive Columns and Features

The Week in Original Content: 28 Exclusive Columns and Features

Jul 15, 2011

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Monday, July 11th


-- 8 Great Ways to Finish a Franchise by David Ehrlich. Think Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the best franchise send off around?  Think again.

-- The 10 Most Anticipated Movie-Related Comic-Con Panels by Erik Davis.  Our fearless leader Erik Davis breaks down what's worth seeing at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

-- The Avengers Countdown: Your Guide to Captain America on Film by John Gholson.  John continues his bi-weekly countdown to Joss Whedon's highly anticipated Marvel omnibus film.

-- Our Favorite Speeches: Full Metal Jacket by Alison Nastasi.  Ali tips her hat to R. Lee Ermey and Stanley Kubrick.


Tuesday, July 12th

John Carter

-- John Carter Preview: Andrew Stanton on Going From Pixar to Directing Disney's Next Big Live-Action Franchise by Todd Gilchrist.  Todd takes a trip to the John Carter editing bay and tells us all about it.

-- Five Great Fright Flicks of the Spanish Variety by Alonso Duralde.  In honor of the US DVD release of the visceral and inventive Spanish gem [REC] 2, Alonso tips his hat to the best in Spanish horror.

-- Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: From Rango to the Lincoln Lawyer by Robert DeSalvo.  Rob gives his verdict on the best (and worst) films new to DVD and Blu-ray this week.

-- When Can I Watch the Harry Potter Series With My Kid? by Sean O'Connell.  Sean continues his popular weekly series by discussing when it's appropriate to introduce your children to the magical world of Harry Potter.

-- Our Favorite Action Scenes: Chocolate by Scott Weinberg.  Weinberg shares this kickass scene from the Thai fight flick.

-- Dialogue: Guillermo del Toro and Katie Holmes of 'Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark' Talk Scary Movies by Elisa Osegueda.  Elisa has a chat with Holmes and del Toro regarding their highly anticipated fright flick.


Wednesday, July 13th

The Thin Man

-- Doc Talk: When Is It Okay to Laugh at a Real Person by Christopher Campbell.  Every other Wednesday Chris Campbell reflects on what's going on in the world of documentary films.

-- The Hunger Games Countdown: Districts Worthy of Calling Home Sweet Home by Perri Nemiroff.  Perri continues to dissect the building anticipation for the next big young adult film series.

-- Indie Insights: India's Girl in Yellow Boots, Curious Case of Tree of Life Nationwide Release, Watch the Phase 7 Trailer by Peter Martin.  Every Wednesday you can find Peter's excellent break down of what's currently out on the independent film circuit and what's on the horizon.

-- The Dark Knight Rises Countdown: Teasers and Tunes as it All Falls Down... by Chris Clow.  Our Batman expert on loan from Batman On Film offers up the latest in news and rumors concerning Christopher Nolan's next film.

-- Our Favorite Couples: Nick and Nora (The Thin Man) by Jeffrey M. Anderson.  Jeff shares his love for this classic movie couple.


Thursday, July 14th

Fantastic Fest 2011

-- Fantastic Fest 2011's First Wave of Internationally Insane Films Announced! by Peter Hall.  We round up all of the available trailers for the first 20 films announced for this year's festival.

-- Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week by Perri Nemiroff. Exactly what the title promises: Perri picks the best and worst promo materials of the week while keeping track of what's hot and what's not.

-- Girls on Film: Harry Potter, the Boys' Club, and the Female Scene Stealers by Monika Bartyzel.  Every Thursday Monika takes a unique look at cinema and its relationship with women, be they on the screen or in theater seats.

-- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Countdown: The Comic-Con TwiHards Are Back! by Laura Byrne-Cristiano.  Everything you need to know about Twilight's presence at this year's SDCC.

-- The Last Horror Blog: Introducing Our New Horror Movie Column by Peter Hall.  We premiere a new column dedicated to horror geeks every where.


Friday, July 15th

Robocop Live

-- The International Trailer Domination Tour: Cuban Zombies, Colombian Horror, Norwegian Punk Rock and More by Todd Brown.  Every Friday Twitch Film honcho Todd Brown stops by to give us the five best trailers from around the world, and trust us when we say there's some very cool stuff every single time.

-- The Weekend Rent: Memorable Movie Wizards by Robert DeSalvo.  No idea what to watch this weekend?  Let Rob help you out with that.

-- The Ultimate Harry Potter Roundup: Stats, Mazes, Videos, Parodies, Images and More by Erik Davis. A collection of the best (and worst) Harry Potter-related fan goodies. 

-- The Death of the Movie Star Museum by John Gholson. As time goes on, Movie Star Museums are becoming a thing of the past...

-- Our Favorite Cameos: Sean Connery in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves by John Gholson.  We miss you, Sean Connery.

-- Criterion Corner: July Reviews, From Beauty and the Beast to Naked by David Ehrlich.  Our resident Criterion Collection expert takes a look at the new titles out this month.

-- Cine Latino: The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will premiere Eva Longoria’s Without Men and close with John Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens, Plus Five Movies You Won’t Want to Miss by Elisa Osegueda.  Elisa takes a look at the line-up of the LALIFF.

-- Exclusive: We Chat With the Producers of Robocop Live (Plus, See It In Action!) by Jacob S. Hall.  You might not have heard of Robocop Live, but trust us, it'll blow your mind.

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