It took Johnny Knoxville to knock Sandra Bullock and George Clooney off their box office throne, as Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa took in $32 million in its first weekend. Gravity didn’t go home a loser either, as the flick took in $20.3 million to capture second place. Unfortunately, The Counselor’s star power of Michael [...]
Oil Rush is a naval strategy game that traversed the PC waters before landing on iOS shores. Actually there really are no shores in Oil Rush’s post apocalyptic world, as dry land is merely a pipe dream. This is a slick future we live in, where capturing refineries is a businessman’s main [...]
Returning tonight, the hit NBC series GRIMM opens its third season with the first of a two-part story that has the show lurching on to the currently popular zombie bandwagon. It’s no spoiler to reveal that when series star DAVID GIUNTOLI becomes infected with the zombie virus a new adventure begins and all hell breaks [...]
Wasting little time and showing even less mercy, NBC has announced the cancellation of two new freshman shows, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY and IRONSIDE. A not-so-traditional family sitcom dealing with inter-racial marriage and teen pregnancy, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY starred MARY McCORMACK and aired on Thursday nights. A mixture of recycled [...]
The 1995 feature Heat, featuring Robert De Niro as a cool as ice bank robber and Al Pacino as the highly strung flatfoot on his trail, cut a destructive swath through downtown Los Angeles. Shot with the usual verve and testosterone driven moxie that one can expect from a Michael Mann (Collateral, Thief, Miami Vice) [...]
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 [...]
Michael Fassbender stars in 12 Years A Slave as plantation owner Edwin Epps, a man whose innate brutality and alcoholism leads to insufferable treatment of his slaves. Considering his workers as merely property and on the same level as animals, Epps consistently rapes a young girl named Patsey (Lupita Nyong’o) and threatens Solomon Northup’s (Chiwetel [...]
It’s been a great year for film, and if you’re a Chan-wook Park fan you’re probably anticipating the release of Spike Lee’s version of Oldboy.
The 2003 Korean film turned Park into an internationally revered filmmaker, and he’s parlayed that acclaim stateside with this year’s release of his latest feature, the underrated Gothic tinged [...]
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 Fifth Estate features Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, aka this generation’s most popular whistle blower. Based on the books Inside WikiLeaks and WikiLeaks, the movie hits theaters October 18.
As evidenced from his work on Sherlock Holmes and Star Trek Into Darkness, Cumberbatch is an actor who’s unafraid of taking on [...]