Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers. I went to see Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, with great anticipation. The original was so unique and although I was ambivalent about the film’s story and politics, many of its images have stayed in my mind for over 35 years. I...
Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino in “San Andreas.” Credit Warner Bros. Pictures (Via NYTimes.com) The big earthquake in “San Andreas” — excuse me, the “seismic swarm event” — has its pros and cons. On one hand, it tears the state of California asunder. On the other, it brings a family...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – The Costa Rican film “Viaje” scored its first praise from the international press on Wednesday, Stephen Holden of The New York Times calling it “the best entry I’ve seen in the competition”. The 70-minute black-and-white film by Costa Rican director Paz Fábrega, shown at the Tribeca...
(CONFIDENTIAL) ‘Don’t Breathe’, the horror fill starring Costa Rican actor Daniel Zovatto, remained No. 1 at the box office in the U.S. and Canada. Moviegoers shelled out more than US$16 million dollars this weekend (not counting holiday Monday) to see the film directed by Uruguyan director Fede Alvarez, who is...
There are talks that Quentin Tarantino will be making “Kill Bill 3.” The director said that he has plans for a third movie for the hit action franchise. “Oh yeah, initially I was thinking this would be my ‘Dollars Trilogy.’ I was going to do a new one every ten...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – The Costa Rican film “Princesas Rojas” is the official entry by Costa Rica to the 87th Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or commonly known as the Oscars, in the Foreign Language Film category. The entry was officially announced by the Centro Costarricense de...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – Al Pacino is the life of the party as Danny Collins, on this tale of an aging rocker with a new lease on life. But Danny is sick of it. His manager (a priceless Christopher Plummer) unwittingly kills the golden goose when he gives Danny a...
COSTA RICA EXTRA — Those who enjoy going to the movies have a new option starting this weekend, with the opening of six screens by CitiCinemas at the Plaza Cariari. The screens that had been closed for some time underwent a remodelling that includes a new confectionary counter, ticketing and...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – “Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido” is pure comedy from La Media Docena (The Half Dozen), the Costa Rican comedy group composed of Mario Chacón, Daniel Moreno, Érik Hernández and Édgar Murillo. If you love their television series, La Media Docena, and fan of their comic sketches...
COSTA RICA EXTRA (iNews.co.cr) If someone asked you what was the second most seen film in Costa Rican history, you might guess some hoary classic like “Gone with the Wind” or a newer blockbuster like “Avatar.” You most certainly would not, before last year, have guessed a locally produced...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – Unless you are still stuck on Mars, the “Future” is here, today, at 4:00pm at the Cinemark Escazu. Today, October 21, is the day Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) arrived from the past in the 1989 film Back to the Future,...
COSTA RICA EXTRA – If you’re like most, you probably don’t think too much about how your morning coffee made its way to your cup. Filmmaker Lesley Chilcott, producer of the Academy Award-winning “An Inconvenient Truth”, hopes to change that. Her documentary A Small Section of the World is an...
(Costa Rica Confidential) Although the new Star Trek movie has yet to open in Costa Rica, Confidential took a peek around the web to find out what we can expect when it does open, probably this week. So far only Cinemark is listing the Star Trek movie as "proximamente" (coming...
If you’ve ever wished as a kid to become Batman, this actually isn’t easy as the price tag on turning you into the caped knight is quite hefty. Just days after the 2012 premiere of the cap of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, moneysupermarket.com has created this interesting infographic, listing the...
D-Box is only available in Cinemark Escazú. COSTA RICA EXTRA – Movie goers in Costa Rica now have more options beyond digital, big screens and 3D and big screens. They can experience the thrill of motion, smell and feel synchronized to the motion picture. Two weeks ago we reported on the...