The first thing you’ll probably notice from Black Out is its supremely derivative nature. If you’ve had your fill of those manic, Guy Ritchie directed crime flicks of yesteryear, then this movie may not be your cup of tea.
But really, how many innovative genres exist in cinema? Whether it’s a Western, a hard [...]
Several reasons why Non-Stop may be a worthwhile action feature lies in the cast and crew involved. First off, Liam Neeson reteams with Unknown director Jaume Collett-Serra, whose movies, if anything else, brings a high level of visual design to the process. With Neeson and co-star Julianne Moore on board, this flight disaster/thriller may, pardon [...]
Camilla Belle, who co-stars with Skylar Astin and Chad Michael Murray in the new romantic comedy Cavemen, was raised in Los Angeles, a city that is blessed with cultural diversity. Those layers extend to her own life, as Belle is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. It’s an advantage that has already given her an [...]
Thanks to such films as Spring Breakers and The Frozen Ground, Vanessa Hudgens has proven that she is willing to create characters that aren’t just shaped from a two dimensional, popcorn driven film.
Gimme Shelter continues with that creative aesthetic, as Hudgens plays Apple, a teenage runaway who finds comfort and a sense of [...]
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 [...]