Brendan Gleeson gives a heartbreaking and inspired performance as a priest who is targeted by one of his parishioners in Calvary. Though I’m pegging Gleeson and director John Michael McDonagh for Academy Award nods (McDonagh should be a Best Screenplay Oscar contender), the film is also strengthened by its sterling ensemble.
In casting Kelly Reilly as [...]
Land Ho! centers on Colin (Paul Eenhoorn) and Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson), former brothers-in-law who take a spontaneous trip to Iceland. While Mitch is a rambunctious, get up and go type of guy, Colin is decidedly way more laid back. Their disparate personalities may lead to a few verbal dust-ups here and there, but [...]
Headed to VOD on June 27 and set for a July 25 theatrical release, Beneath is an unnerving and claustrophobic thriller directed by Ben Ketai. The story, although inspired by actual events, takes reality to different heights as a group of miners (including Jeff Fahey, Brent Briscoe, Joey Kern) are stuck in close quarters [...]
No matter how big or small the role, Edgar Ramirez puts a ton of research into his work. It’s a trait he developed through traveling around the world, learning five languages (Spanish, German, English, French, Italian), and receiving a journalism degree.
A worldly and scholarly knowledge, along with an innate presence, equipped Ramirez for such layered [...]
Now out on DVD, A Fighting Man (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 88 minutes) is a cut above your average boxing film thanks to top notch workmanship from director Damian Lee and solid acting from all parties involved.
Dominic Purcell trained for several months to get in fighting shape as Sailor O’Connor, an proud ex-pugilist who has [...]
Filmmaker/author Sebastian Junger’s new project Korengal is a follow-up to the acclaimed documentary Restrepo. Both forays into the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley give viewers an up close look at the soldiers who manned the Restrepo outpost, and Korengal gives a more in-depth examination at the psyches of the close knit unit that [...]
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases The Other Woman, a female revenge comedy headlined by Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton on Blu-ray & DVD July 29.
The plotline centers on Carly Whitten (Diaz), a no nonsense attorney who discovers her charming boyfriend (Game of Thrones Kingslayer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is actually married to a devoted [...]
Just released for iOS, Windows, and Android systems, Maleficent Free Fall is a free to play app that follows a similar gameplay dynamic to Disney Interactive’s successful release Frozen Free Fall. The goal of matching three same colored gemstones may seem like an easy way to solve a puzzle, but the app’s difficulty level [...]
It’s perfect timing that the first part of Rosemary’s Baby airs tonight (NBC, 9 pm et/pt) on Mothers Day. Zoe Saldana plays Rosemary and Suits hunk Patrick J. Adams is her hubby. If you haven’t read the Ira Levin book or seen the Roman Polanski version, we’re not going to tell you why high [...]
In theaters and On Demand April 25, Blue Ruin centers on Dwight Evans (Macon Blair), an outsider who remains haunted by the murder of his parents. Upon the killer’s release from prison, Evans steps out from the shadows and drives down a bloody road of vengeance. Tautly directed and refreshingly unforgiving in tone, Blue [...]