Daniel Craig has officially shot his final scenes as Agent 007, James Bond. He had a great run, starring in five movies over the course of 14 years, and he’s helped to redefine the superspy in this age of superhero films. Of course, the new film, No Time To Die, takes the Bond franchise into its seventh decade, extending its run as the longest-running film series ever. What is it about Ian Fleming’s creation that has given it such longevity at the box office? Even after spending so much time in the franchise, Craig isn’t sure that he knows. (Click on the media bar below to hear Daniel Craig)
There may have been a few moments of levity in each of the Harry Potter movies, but most of the work Daniel Radcliffe did in those films was much more dramatic in nature. That’s why a lot of fans have been so pleasantly surprised to see him in a much lighter mood on the series Miracle Workers in which he played an angel trying to save humanity from his fed-up, vengeful, and almighty boss. A lot of dramatic actors have said they’ve found comedy to be more difficult than drama. Does Radcliffe feel that way? (Click on the media bar below to hear Daniel Radcliffe)
There have been a lot of action movies in theaters lately, and the vast majority have involved superheroes. The Rhythm Section, however, is a bit of a throwback — an action movie based on a book series. Mark Burnell adapted the screenplay from his own novel, the first in the Stephanie Patrick series, and it’s the story of a woman who’s out for revenge. Blake Lively plays the film’s dark heroine, and she thinks it’s refreshing to see an action film with a plot that passed the literary test first. (Click on the media bar below to hear Blake Lively)
From the very start of his story, we knew that Toby was one of the most emotional characters on This Is Us, constantly wearing his heart on his sleeve. And the character isn’t a big stretch for Chris Sullivan. He’s a person who’s definitely in touch with his feelings, and he thinks that if you’re a diehard fan of the show, you must be too. (Click on the media bar below to hear for Chris Sullivan)
In Run This Town, Tony award winning actor Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) plays Bram, a journalist who is tired of penning puff pieces and is focused on doing more serious investigative work. Upon accidentally discovering scandalous details on Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford (Damian Lewis), Bram may have the story that could put his career literally and figuratively on the front page.
NIna Dobrev, seen last year in the underrated Lucky Day, and Mena Massoud star as Ford’s aides, with vets Jennifer Ehle and Scott Speedman rounding out the ensemble as Bram’s editors. Ford, who was elected mayor in 2010, passed in 2016 after a bout with cancer.
The subtle trailer plays into the fictionalized tale’s thriller elements sans giving away explicit details of the narrative.
Run This Town, penned and directed by Ricky Tollman, hits theaters, On Demand, and Digital on March 6. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus team up in Downhill, a remake of the acclaimed 2014 feature Force Majeure. Even though original filmmaker (Ruben Ostlund) gave his blessing for Downhill, the picture may have an “uphill” climb in winning over cinephiles who loved the incisive and comedic look at a crumbling relationship.
Downhill centers on Pete (Ferrell), a family guy who is vacationing in the Alps with his family. When an avalanche is seemingly headed in their direction while they are having a meal, Pete’s first instinct is to grab his phone and leave the scene. This cowardly reaction is understandably met with disdain from his loved ones, and it will be hard for Billie to forgive her husband’s actions.
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Downhill, directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, hits theaters February 14.
As a producer, Jerry Bruckheimer was on the set of both Bad Boys and Bad Boys II. Like Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, he came back for Bad Boys For Life. And even though 17 years had passed since the last film, Bruckheimer told us the feeling he got on the set was almost exactly the same. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jerry Bruckheimer)
Harrison Ford has been part of several iconic movies and franchises. There were the Indiana Jones movies, the Jack Ryan movies, the Blade Runner movies … all of those films have their devoted, dedicated fan bases. But none of those films can touch that little series in which he plays Han Solo. Ford says that as long as he lives, he will never get over the outpouring of love for Star Wars. (Click on the media bar below to hear Harrison Ford)
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker is playing in theaters, and the other Star Wars films are streaming on Disney+.
Avenue 5 is a little bit Star Trek, a little bit Gilligan’s Island. And Hugh Laurie is the skipper. When his interstellar cruise ship malfunctions and is thrown way off course, he’s got to maneuver his way back to Earth, one planet at a time. It’s not the gig he was expecting when he took the job, so he’s in a bit over his head. It’s a feeling he says a lot of people can relate to, and that helps drive his portrayal of the character. (Click on the media bar below to hear Hugh Laurie)
Intrigo: Death of an Author, which is based on Håkan Nesser’s bestselling novel and his headlined by Ben Kingsley, hits Blu-ray, DVD and Digital March 17 via Lionsgate. The movie is now available On Demand.
The narrative centers on Alex Henderson (Kingsley) a novelist who agrees to give advice to an aspiring writer named Henry (Benno Fürmann). Henry’s novel centers on a husband (also played in the film by Fürmann) who plans on killing his wife after she divulges she is leaving him.
Henry’s story might actually be true, and ultimately he enters a cat and mouse game with Henderson. Daniel Alfredson, whose directing credits include The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nestand The Girl Who Played With Fire, helmed and co-wrote the feature.
Extras on the Blu-ray and DVD versions include “The Making of Intrigo” and A Portrait of Håkan Nesser.