The biggest takeaway from 300: Rise of an Empire is that although it stays faithful to director Zack Snyder and Frank Miller’s original vision, it’s not a slavish continuation of the franchise. King Leonidas’ (Gerard Butler) and his Spartans are dead at the hands of golden god Persian king Xerxes (Rodrigo Santiago), and now all [...]
Suits is back tonight (USA, 9/8c), as there are six more episodes before the close of the show’s successful third season. Although following the twisty road known as Harvey Specter’s life is one of the program’s strongest facets, we’re wondering if Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) will finally uncover Mike Ross’ (Patrick J. [...]
Whether it’s the grueling showdown revelry of The Duelists, the And Then There Were None mystery mechanic of Aliens, or the father-daughter dynamic behind the underrated shaggy dog tale Matchstick Men, filmmaker Ridley Scott is an underrated storyteller. Sure, he’s considered one of cinema’s most talented visualists, but he’s also fearless in tackling prescient [...]
“I took acting so I could understand the medium better,” says Michael Ironside, a co-star in the action adventure Ice Soldiers, a movie that’s now out on Blu-ray and DVD.
Although one of his first passions was writing, Ironside decided to take acting classes at an early age to gain a bigger [...]
Now out on DVD, Anna Nicole features Agnes Bruckner as late reality star and supermodel Anna Nicole Smith. If you’re looking for a cheesy, exploitative tale that rots the brain, you’re thankfully barking up the wrong tree.
The Lifetime Television movie comes with a pretty high creative pedigree, as the project was directed by American [...]
A remake of the 1986 film of the same name (which is an adaptation of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity In Chicago), About Last Night focuses on the trials and tribulations of two couples (Regina Hall and Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant) living in downtown Los Angeles.
Opening Friday, much of the film’s highlights [...]
One of many last year’s cinematic disappointments was the tepid reception Ender’s Game received stateside (it made just $61 million domestically). Based on the iconic sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, the epic tale centers on Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield), a child prodigy who, due to his quick trigger reactions, [...]
Salt Lake City has never really been considered a hotbed of talent, but maybe that’s because sometimes ignorance rules the day. The American Idol judges had only praise for the singers who auditioned during the show’s stop in the area.
“Yeah, I like performing anywhere, and I’ve always found that the people in Salt Lake [...]
Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, starring Christina Ricci in the titular role, hits DVD and Digital April 8 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The picture, directed by The Sopranos and Laws of Gravity filmmaker Nick Gomez, also stars Clea DuVall as Borden’s sister and Billy Campbell (TV’s Helix) as the accused murderer’s lawyer.
The film, [...]
If you’ve seen JCVD or such underrated actions flicks as Sudden Death and , you know that Jean-Claude Van Damme doesn’t mind hamming it up. He gets to chew his share of scenery (and I mean that in a good way) in director Peter Hyams’ rousing action flick Enemies Closer.
Van Damme, who previous worked [...]