One of The Witch’s many assets lies in director Robert Eggers’ singular vision of 17th century New England. Banished by their church and forced to live in a remote area on the outskirts of a forest, William (Ralph Ineson) and his family must now fend for themselves. Though they grow crops and raise animals on [...]
Director Ramin Bahrani’s latest work, 99 Homes, was released last year to critical acclaim, with Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield receiving heaps of praise for their respective performances. Now out on Blu-ray and DVD, the film centers on Dennis Nash (Garfield), an unemployed single father who’s kicked out of his residence after [...]
X-Men Origins: Wolverine featured a scene stealing performance from Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, and though the actor took a poorly received detour in comic book land with 2011’s Green Lantern, he’s back with the suit that truly fits him. Red, not green, is the true color of the day, and the long awaited film Deadpool [...]
Miranda Cosgrove is known to millions for her work in Drake & Josh and iCarly, and now the 22-year-old is adjusting to more adult oriented fare with the upcoming NBC sitcom Crowded. The project centers on two loving parents (Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston) whose empty nest lifestyle is changed when their daughters (Cosgrove, Mia [...]
Helen Mirren teams with director Gavin Hood (Ender’s Game) in Eye in the Sky, a top notch thriller about a military officer (Mirren) who’s tasked with capturing terrorists in Kenya. The operation is a joint collaboration with UK and American forces, with Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) and American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) [...]
Episode five of CinemAddicts is now up on iTunes, and during this week we cover the Coen Brothers comedy Hail, Caesar!, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the thriller Misconduct.
My Blu-ray pick of the week is the taut and inspired thriller The Gift, which marks the directorial [...]
The Finest Hours is based on the true story of the 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the SS Pendleton. Chris Pine is Bernie Webber, the leader of the daunting mission while Casey Affleck is Ray Sybert, the introspective engineer who becomes the ship’s de factor leader.
Episode Four of CinemAddicts, a podcast that’s a joint collaboration with Hollywood Outbreak and Cold Cockle Productions, is now available for download on iTunes. This week we review The Finest Hours, an epic action adventure that’s headlined by Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. Based on a true story, The Finest Hours had its share [...]
The Finest Hours is based on the true story of how Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and three other men rescued the crew of the SS Pendleton, an oil tanker that was bound for Boston. The feature, which is based on the nonfiction book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. [...]
Now out on Blu-ray and DVD, The Intern is a Brooklyn set comedy about Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a 70-year-old widower who wants to keep acting by taking on a new job. His wish is granted after he’s personally selected as the intern for Jules (Anne Hathaway), the company head of a successful [...]