Denzel Washington is one of Hollywood’s top box-office draws, and he proved his power once again as The Magnificent Seven beat all comers with a $35 million debut. The animated flick Storks came in second with $21.8 million, and unfortunately Bridget Jones’s Baby’s second weekend took in just $4.5 million! Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
Recently seen in the sobering romantic drama The Light Between Oceans with Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender is going the criminal drama route with Trespass Against Us. Directed by Adam Smith, the story centers on Chad Cutler (Fassbender), a man who’s determined to break the cycle of crime that’s been handed down from generation from [...]
Directed by longtime cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, Cameraperson is an evocative, complex, and ultimately ambitious documentary which, on the surface, centers on Johnson’s 25 plus years as a filmmaker. Viewers are immediately thrown into a world sans the linear storytelling or explain-it-all voiceovers, and for some jumping back and forth in time may be a bit [...]
If want make your own film, taking charge and knowing the lay of the land is absolutely paramount. First time feature filmmaker Valerie Brandy may have had cinematographer Katie Walker and an invested group of actors at her disposal, but for Lola’s Last Letter to become a reality, she essentially wore a ton of creative [...]
On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, all three films get my personal stamp of approval and are definitely worth checking out in theaters. However, Anderson absolutely disliked the documentary Cameraperson (I loved it). Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, whose previous director of photography credits include Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour, culls seemingly disparate footage from her 25 year [...]
The challenge of doing a medical drama, first and foremost, is spouting out all that medical jargon without making it look like you’re struggling to find the words. But it’s the second season for Chicago Med, and actor Colin Donnell (Dr. Rhodes) is more than up to that task.
“All of that technical [...]
One of this year’s finest films, the heartbreaking and uplifting documentary Gleason (R, 110 minutes), hits DVD November 1 and digital October 25 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The project centers on Steve Gleason, a former New Orleans Saints defensive back who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. Several weeks after receiving [...]
Dear Esther, a critically acclaimed, atmospheric narrative that was initially released on PC by The Chinese Room, is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The story centers on a man who travels through Hebridean Island, a seemingly uninhabited world that may hold the clues to his wife’s death. The Dear [...]
The oft-used phrase “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” may come to mind with movie buffs enamored with Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai and John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven. But director Antoine Fuqua’s latest film The Magnificent Seven will hopefully stand on its own while paying subtle homage to its predecessors. [...]
Many franchises would dream of longevity and capturing the imagination of an audience over a long period of time. However, it’s easier said than done. Yet, for Transformers it has become a reality. From toys, to games and blockbuster movies, we just can’t get enough of the toy line that was introduced in 1984 and [...]