Movie Beat – 03.07.14

300: Rise of an Empire – The Greeks and Persians are at war again in Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel, Xerese. The battle has moved from land to the sea, and the warriors have increased from 300 to a hell of a lot more. Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) is leading the Greek army against mortal turned God, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the fierce general of the Persian Army, Artemisia (Eva Green) who has a score to settle. Supporting cast includes, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan and a horde of digital fodder all moving in varying speeds of dramatic slow motion. … Continue reading Movie Beat – 03.07.14

Movie Beat – 04.19.13

Ain’t in it For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm – Levon Helm was the drummer and primary singer for The Band. When a folk singer from Minnesota named Bob Dylan decided to plug-in, he called on The Band. In 1969 they played Woodstock. In 1976 they played the Winterland Ballroom and broke-up for the first time. Since he was a kid, Helm has been banging away at the drums, strumming guitars, and singing songs, and just because he is north of 70 doesn’t mean he is giving it up. Director Jacob Hatley catches up with Helm and documents his latest … Continue reading Movie Beat – 04.19.13