Movie Times Vault

  • Actors Singing Vs Singers Acting

    Are there really any multi-talented artists out there? Can anyone really kill it on Broadway one day, and then rock out at on the Whiskey the next...good question we thought. Of course being natural born pessimists, we started to think about who sucks more: actors trying to sing; or singers trying to act? William Shatner - A+: That's right, an A+, because in both singing and acting he has boldly gone where no one else would go.  Star Freakin Treckin genius that he i.....

  • Of Two Minds

    by Richard von Busack San Jose’s internationally famous Psycho Donuts has a cameo in Of Two Minds (playing Sep 1 at 7pm at the United Film Festival in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater). Directors Doug Blush and Lisa Klein (Wordplay) interview Jordan Zweigoron, self-styled “Chief Psycho” at the shop, during its peak moment of controversy. On camera is “Samantha,” a local student who is both a diagnosed bi-polar and a fancier of the zany pastries. She says she finds nothing offensive.....

  • Compliance

    If the acting in Craig Zobel’s Compliance (tickets and showtimes here) were as powerful as the premise, it’d be unwatchable. Even as it stands, Compliance is one of those rare painful-to-watch movies that are worth it. Until you read that Compliance is a fairly accurate account of what happened in the suburbs of Louisville in 2004, the naiveté of the characters here is hard to credit. I think that’s because of the actors Zobel cast, unfamiliar faces who are very good at looking and tal.....

  • The Flying Swords Of Dragon's Gate

    by Richard von Busack It's two swift, magnificent, gorgeously colored and semi-coherent hours of wuxia by the master Tsui Hark. The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (tickets and showtimes here) is a remake/sequel of Tsui’s 1992 remake of King Hu’s kung-fu masterpiece Dragon Inn (1966). Hu's original is perhaps the only kung-fu movie many a high-cinema fancier can name, thanks to this. The scads of vicious secret police blighting the land in the Ming dynasty are countered by a daring outlaw .....

  • Interview With Alex Leopold: Washed

    Newton's third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This same concept applies to the movement of an individual through life. There are consequences to every action or decision a person makes. Alexandra (Alex) Leopold and her co-writer Allison Anderson explore the aftermath of making those choices in their film Washed. They brought Washed to Kickstarter to raise $4,000 to aid in productions costs. By the close of their Kickstarter campaign, they.....

  • Interview With Spencer Gillis: Gun

    We all have an instinctual desire to protect our loved ones. When something endangers a loved one, we are caught between the fear of the situation and the desire to protect ourselves and our families. Sometimes the means of protection boils down to purchasing a weapon or firearm for self defense. But does owning a gun unleash a darker side of a person's personality? In GUN, Spencer Gillis explores the false sense of power brought on by owning a gun and the confrontational side of a person's.....