On episode 34 of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I review the first rate, pulse-pounding thriller Don’t Breathe. The picture, directed by The Evil Dead filmmaker Fede Alvarez, centers on a trio of young thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) who break into the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang). Desperate to leave Detroit [...]
Werner Herzog is that rare director who has achieved success in documentaries (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) and feature films (Fitzcaraldo, Queen of the Desert). On this week’s CinemAddicts we extol the cinematic virtues of Herzog and discuss his latest documentary Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.
The project centers how the [...]
Now out on DVD, Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season does a complete about face from its first season and thankfully doesn’t rest on its creative laurels.
While the first season detailed visionary yet self-destructive exec Joe Macmillan’s (Lee Pace) attempt to build the ultimate computer with talented [...]
Opening in select theaters July 29, Gleason centers on former NFL defensive back Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS. Upon receiving the news, Gleason also learns that his wife Michel is pregnant and immediately decides to tape video messages to his son Rivers for posterity. Throughout the documentary we also witness Steve and Michel’s hard work [...]
Relatively ignored during its theatrical run, the underrated film The Family Fang marks Jason Bateman’s sophomore effort as a director, and it’s an even funnier film than his debut feature Bad Words.
Annie and Baxter Fang (Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman) are [...]
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The oft-used phrase “no good deed goes unpunished” applies to the lead character in Our Kind of Traitor, the story of a poetics professor named Perry (a subdued yet effective Ewan McGregor) whose attempts to help his new Russian friend Dima (Stellan Skarsgård) [...]
The FOX reality dancing show So You Think You Can Dance has reinvented itself this season by having contestants between the ages of 8 and 13 compete. With having such young talent on the show, the program decided to bring a judge who can relate with them - 13 year old Maddie Ziegler!
Ziegler is already [...]
If you are a Brian De Palma fan like we are at Hollywood Outbreak, you have to see a documentary called De Palma which is now playing in limited release. Directed by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, the film features De Palma talking about his life and his great body of work which includes Carrie, [...]
It’s a jam packed episode this week on CinemAddicts, as the features King Jack, Warcraft, the documentary De Palma, and Diary of a Chambermaid are reviewed on the podcast.
Director/writer Felix Thompson’s self-assured tale King Jack centers on Jack (Charlie Plummer), a withdrawn 15-year-old who’s living in the Hudson Valley section of New York. With [...]
Russell Crowe is one of the most versatile and acclaimed actors working in films today. Throughout his career, the actor has gambled taking on various roles that some would have questioned.. Part of being an actor is taking gambles, something that Crowe has had to do since coming to the United States from Australia, and [...]