In 50 years plus of filmmaking, Brian De Palma has crafted successful studio driven projects (Scarface, Mission: Impossible, The Untouchables) and has also managed to chase his singular creative passions (Sisters, Dressed to Kill, Femme Fatale). A visual master who grew up loving Alfred Hitchcock and French New Wave films, De Palma’s movies, whether [...]
On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, we review three new films coming out on Friday: The Meddler, Elvis & Nixon, and A Hologram For The King.
Set in Los Angeles and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), The Meddler centers on Marnie, a widow who continues to meddle in [...]
The TCM Classic Film Festival is just around the corner, and actress Faye Dunaway will make an appearance at the fest for a screening of Network. Released in 1976, the Sidney Lumet directed feature garnered three acting Oscars (Dunaway, Peter Finch, Beatrice Straight), with Best Screenplay honors going to Paddy Chayefsky.
“Faye Dunaway [...]
The Meddler is a comedy whose heart and soul comes straight from writer/director Lorene Scafaria. With Seeking a Friend for the End of the World she explored the search for companionship during the end of days, and though The Meddler isn’t set within an apocalyptic environment, its narrative is just as ambitious.
It’s been two [...]
There are so many balls in the proverbial air that may keep you guessing throughout The Adderall Diaries (R, 87 minutes), and though some detractors may view it as a bit too much, the film is buoyed by inspired performances [...]
Whether you’re in the mood for a family film or a straight edge action thriller, it’s a great week for watching movies. During the first segment we take a look at director Jeremy Saulnier’s (Blue Ruin) latest effort Green Room, an action thriller with tons of suspense, tension, and stomach churning violence.
As a diehard Marvel Universe fan, my initial introduction to Doctor Strange came from my years of devotion to The Defenders, a superhero group that was too powerful for its own good. With the Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange serving as the first iteration of this argumentative crew, the Defenders’ raw power [...]
Chrisley Knows Best, now four seasons into its success, was initially known for Todd Chrisley’s straight talking, tough loving manner (as Todd loves to say, “the struggle is real”). However, Todd’s family has also achieved their share of star status through the show’s journey, as son Chase Chrisley has his own podcast and is [...]
To give an in-depth summary behind the story of The Invitation would do a disservice to its taut, unexpected, and ultimately nightmarish narrative, as director Karyn Kusama (Aeon Flux, Girlfight) has crafted a thriller of the highest order. Thus the less said the better, since being surprised and shocked is one of the many ways [...]
The Melissa McCarthy comedy The Boss was #1 at the box-office as it took in $23.48 million in its debut weekend. Coming in at second place was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with $23.4 million. With a budget of $250 million, Batman v Superman has amassed a worldwide gross of $783 million and will [...]