Although Johnny Depp’s career will always be intricately linked with Tim Burton’s body of work, filmmaker Gore Verbinski’s 2003 smash The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl completely changed Depp’s career. Verbinski directed the first three Pirates films and within the past decade Depp has transformed himself into a bonafide box [...]
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of checking out the charming comedy Starbuck, a feature directed by Ken Scott about a slacker (Patrick Huard) who discovers he’s the father of 533 kids thanks to his past exploits as a sperm donor.
That picture has now been made, with Scott once again directing, [...]
Michael Douglas turned in one of his best performances as a drug czar in Steven Soderbergh’s masterwork Traffic, and now years later their collaboration comes full circle with the HBO feature Behind the Candelabra, a project based on Scott Thorson’s relationship with Liberace.
Soderbergh actually approached Douglas about playing the performer on the [...]
Although some Kickstarter campaigns are started by millionaires who ask for money from the faithful public to finance their latest movies, some projects don’t have an exorbitant or self serving goal. All they need is a little push to help them get money to finish post production.
Video Games: The Movie is an ambitious documentary [...]
Fans of director Edgar Wright’s features Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are probably ecstatic over the debut of his new film The World’s End, which yet again features the comedic talents of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Pegg, who reprises his role as Scotty in Star Trek Into Darkness, plays a 40-year-old [...]
Orson Scott Card’s revered bestseller Ender’s Game is one of this year’s most anticipated films, and it’s great to see Harrison Ford return to the sci-fi genre he successfully mined with the Star Wars franchise and Blade Runner. This time out, Ford plays Colonel Hyrum Graff, one of the mentors of Ender Wiggin (Hugo actor [...]
What Maisie Knew is a contemporary adaptation of the Henry James novel, with the story centering on a six-year-old girl whose parents (Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan) are involved in a destructive custody battle. Moore’s character is not exactly an exemplary mother, as she’s mainly focused on her music career (True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard plays the [...]
It’s been an amazing couple of years for Channing Tatum, mainly thanks to his successful work with director Steven Soderbergh on Haywire, Magic Mike, and Side Effects. He’s also shown his comedic prowess with 21 Jump Street and continued to cultivate a core chick flick audience with The Vow.
Now he steps into the [...]
The trailer for Thor: The Dark World was released this week, and although Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is always a welcome adversary, it’s refershing that he’s not the main villain this time around.
Those honors go to Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), a destructive force who is a threat to the entire universe, not just Asgard. [...]
I love a good mystery, and the more abstract the investigation becomes (i.e. Twin Peaks and even The Killing) the better.
That’s why Rising Star Games’ Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut will be the first PlayStation 3 title I’ve played in eons when it comes out April 26th.
Created by Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, the [...]