The Coen Brothers were mere tikes during the ’50s era of Hollywood, but that has not kept the directing duo from capturing one of the golden eras of film in their new movie Hail, Caesar The film serves as a love letter to an era gone by, where the actors were true personalities and the [...]
With superhero and animated franchises serving as the king of the cinematic kingdom, big budget thrillers have gone the way of the dodo bird, and one would assume an Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins thriller would have had a much bigger release in the 1990s.
But living in the past can be a bad thing, [...]
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 [...]
Writer-director Jacob Gentry explores the well worn universe of time travel with Synchronicity and cleverly crafts a spellbinding tale which should linger in your mind long after the credits roll. Physicist Jim Beale (Chad McKnight) believes he has created a machine that can connect time and space, and if this wormhole can bridge two [...]
Mojave is filled with top notch talent, as Inside Llewyn Davis stars Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund reunite as two guys who are on a deadly path to destruction. Thomas (Hedlund) is a highly successful Hollywood filmmaker and artist whose life has become a bore, and in a fit of existential angst he heads out [...]
It takes moxie to craft a story inspired by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but co-directors/siblings Adam and Aaron Nee are not lacking in confidence with their latest feature Band of Robbers. Mixing a deft blend of humor and surprisingly nail biting drama, this film absolutely hits the mark, [...]
On our second episode of CinemAddicts, we review two films that are worth checking out when they come out this Friday - Moonwalkers and Band of Robbers.
Moonwalkers centers on Kidman (Sons of Anarchy’s Ron Perlman), a mentally unstable CIA agent who travels to London to find director Stanley [...]
I’ve been covering movies and press junkets since my UCLA Daily Bruin days in 1991, and one of my greatest pleasures has been working here at Hollywood Outbreak as a co-editor and writer. We’ll be expanding our coverage of the film and television world this year, and one of the ways we’re branching out comes [...]
Amidst the surreal, intentionally disjointed landscapes of writer Charlie Kaufman’s world lies an innate search for belonging, and the stop motion animated tale Anomalisa seamlessly fits into that journey. Although clocking in at a brisk 90 minutes, the film is often painful to watch as witnessing a man slowly crumble into existential oblivion is a [...]
First time director Eytan Rockaway must be a fan of Roman Polanski’s body of work (Rosemary’s Baby, The Tenant), as The Abandoned is a claustrophobic and creepy thriller which thankfully relies more on atmosphere than outright gore. Fans of Jason Patric will also get a kick out of seeing him play a middle-aged curmudgeon, but [...]