Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua’s collaborations with Denzel Washington have been creatively fruitful thanks to the films Training Day and The Equalizer, and now the pair are tackling on a remake the popular Western The Magnificent Seven.
The original, which starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, was actually a remake of [...]
Drug stories or even tales about Pablo Escobar (i.e. Narcos and Escobar: Paradise Lost) are at an all-time high, and now The Infiltrator enters that universe with the true story of federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur’s (Bryan Cranston) attempts to [...]
Have you ever been invited to a wedding where you’re at the bottom of the invitation totem pole? In Table 19, Eloise (Anna Kendrick) is the ex-maid of honor who’s relegated to the last table at the reception after being dumped via text by the best man! Joining her at “table 19″ are various castoffs [...]
Relatively ignored during its theatrical run, the underrated film The Family Fang marks Jason Bateman’s sophomore effort as a director, and it’s an even funnier film than his debut feature Bad Words.
Annie and Baxter Fang (Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman) are [...]
In a diverse and celebrated acting career that includes an Oscar nod for last year’s Trumbo and four Emmys for Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston obviously knows a thing or two about acting. His latest film The Infiltrator centers on the true story of U.S. customs agent Robert Mazur’s (Cranston) attempts to take down Colombian drug [...]
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The oft-used phrase “no good deed goes unpunished” applies to the lead character in Our Kind of Traitor, the story of a poetics professor named Perry (a subdued yet effective Ewan McGregor) whose attempts to help his new Russian friend Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) [...]
Whether it’s a family friendly film about a giant (The BFG) or watching Tarzan swing from tree to tree (The Legend of Tarzan), there is a plethora of high profile films coming out this week. But if you’re in the mood for smaller, more intimate fare, the documentary Life, Animated should do the trick.
Playing in select theaters, Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) is a French drama centering on several teenagers who decide to form a club wherein free love sans complications reigns supreme. Confidently directed by Eva Husson, the movie is beautifully shot by Mattias Troelstrup. Coupled with a subtly hypnotic score from M83’s Morgan Kibby and [...]
Free State of Jones, an epic penned and directed by Gary Ross, is a Civil War epic that’s based on the life of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a brave Mississippi farmer who leads a group of farmers and runaway slaves against the Confederacy. This initially uneasy alliance leads to a mainly united community creates their [...]
Now out on DVD, One More Time centers on Paul Lombard (Christopher Walken), a Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett-esque crooner whose charisma and seemingly easygoing nature masks a self-absorption that has done subtle damage to his family. Amber Heard, as Paul’s talented and self-sabotaging musician-daughter Jude, is excellent in the feature, which was penned and directed by [...]