Based on the bestselling novel by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief centers on Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), a resilient girl whose life in a German town during WWII is not exactly idyllic. Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson co-star as the loving foster parents who help Liesel navigate the tragic waters of the ensuing years. Brian Percival, [...]
Although imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Chloe Grace Moretz did not want to mimic Sissy Spacek’s performance in Carrie. Spacek made an indelible mark on the audacious Brian De Palma directed original (which is based on the Stephen King bestseller of the same name). But this is not 1976, and Moretz wanted to [...]
It’s hard to find a director on a bigger hot streak than David O. Russell. The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook were both commercial and critical hits, and now American Hustle is also receiving its share of Oscar buzz. It’s amazing to think that Russell, whose manic cinematic energy is captured to full effect in [...]
The Grandmaster, director Wong Kar Wai’s (In The Mood For Love, 2046) exploration of the life of Kung Fu legend Ip Man (played by longtime Kar Wai collaborator Tony Leung), hits Blu-ray and DVD November 26.
Hopefully the film, which is being released via Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company, will get [...]
After his shenanigans in Thor and The Avengers, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) should be public enemy number one in the Marvel Universe. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) may be the god of thunder, but in the following clip he may also be the king of naivete, as he’s cautiously asking his sibling to help him battle an enemy [...]
Director Steve McQueen’s (Shame, Hunger) feature 12 Years A Slave is based on the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man who is abducted and forced into slavery. Northup’s memoir was published five months after his release, and to Ejiofor it’s a journey that carries universal themes.
“The wider [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios is giving fans a rather chilly Thanksgiving thanks to its snow and ice driven flick Frozen.
The picture centers on the journey of an eternal optimist named Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) who teams with a mountain man (voiced by Jonathon Groff) to bring sunshine into the kingdom of Arendelle. To [...]
The idea of an adult thriller taking the #1 spot at the box office can actually happen now and again, with the new film Prisoners serving as a prime example. The Hugh Jackman headlined feature took in $21.4 million over the weekend to lead the field, followed by another strong outing from Insidious: Chapter 2, [...]
Keanu Reeves’ lifelong passion for filmmaking was evident last year with the documentary Side By Side, and now he enters a new chapter with his directing debut Man of Tai Chi.
Although he also stars in the film, he’s not actually front and center. Those honors go to Tiger Chen, who [...]
In the new film Scenic Route, two lifelong friends (Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler) find their relationship severely tested after their car gets stranded on a desert road. With no rescue vehicle in sight, the pair will do anything to make it out of their predicament in one piece.
“For me, when I first [...]