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 [...]
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the iconic nemesis Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness (hey the cat’s out of the bag, he’s listed as Khan on the Imdb.com!), lavished director J.J. Abrams with heaps of praise, as he said the filmmaker has the “fervor of a 10-year-old child.”
With such great word of mouth surrounding [...]
Warner Brothers has released a bunch of new photos for The Hangover Part III as well as a tad more information on the movie’s plotline.
Billed as the “epic conclusion” to the franchise, the film has Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) settling into their suburban roles [...]
With such work as Take Shelter, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and Revolutionary Road (for which he received an Oscar nod), Michael Shannon stands as one of the more talented actors of his generation.
If you dropped Shannon in a time machine back to the 1970s, he would have easily fit in with such headliners as [...]
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 [...]
I may be in the minority of people who actually found X-Men Origins: Wolverine entertaining, but still Logan’s first stand alone film left me wanting a bit more.
The Wolverine, which takes our adamantium clawed hero to Japan, is directed by James Mangold, the filmmaker behind the action/comedy Knight and Day and the [...]
Credit goes into any DVD box art that touts “the writers of John Carpenter’s The Ward” as the selling point to see the horror film Dark Feed, since showbiz scribes are usually placed in some cinematic back corner, only to be forever ignored by the suits and filmmakers involved.
Dark Feed centers on the gradual mental [...]
French actress Catherine Deneuve, whose prodigious career includes such classics as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Belle de Jour, and Roman Polanski’s claustrophobic thriller Repulsion, is front and center with two March Blu-ray/DVD releases.
On March 12th, Deneuve fans can pick up Tristana, a movie which marks her continued collaboration with Belle de Jour filmmaker [...]