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There hasn't been a twisty, best-selling legal thriller whose film version was as anticipated as Gone Girl since, I would say, Presumed Innocent.
There are no artistic fireworks to be found, just a few "pops!" and "pows!" here and there, the inevitable result of allowing a lot of very good actors to do what they can to elicit laughs.
Mid-period Stoppard -- that is, the work of the acclaimed Czech-born British playwright in his fifties and early sixties -- brought forth a remarkable series of intricate, thought-provoking-but-inviting plays like Hapgood, Arcadia, The Invention of Love and The Coast of Utopia.
Carnivore was one of the hottest games of the late 90s. The first person shooter is back with a new iteration that may be possible if they meet the goals of their Kickstarter campaign. Digital Dream Entertainment LLC in collaboration with Tatem Games announced Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn for the PC.
Filmmakers can't resist all that color or the movement of falling leaves, with deep nostalgia swiftly evoked in a few frames of swirling red and gold. Regardless of plot, cast or dialogue, the unsung hero of the autumnal movie is the cinematographer.
A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.
He's played with the greats, from Frank Sinatra to Stevie Wonder, and has a slew of number one hits to his credit, including his version of "On Broadway."
It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the inspired daughter of a profound poet likes to write. Any time, anyplace. Words, thoughts, phrases will get scribbled down on notepads, Post-its or, if it's during a night out on the town, even cocktail napkins.
Who is Michael Madsen? The badass in Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco, or Kill Bill? Let me tell you about the Michael Madsen I spoke with -- a man who is more than the sum of the parts we see him portray on the screen.
It would be easy to dismiss The Good Lie as manipulative, a movie aimed at the tear ducts (and we all know you can't trust a movie about emotions).
While the story is epic in length and covers decades, it doesn't feel like a big film to me, not in the way that perhaps Once Upon A Time In The West feels "big" and important.
I was completely oblivious to and uninterested with these ideas when I first saw Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror staple The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I was around twelve.
A friend mentioned that September 14 marked five years since actor/dancer Patrick Swayze died, after a very public battle with cancer. After logging over 500 interviews during a fifteen year period, I can say without reservation that Patrick Swayze was the nicest person I ever sat down with.
The city that brought you The Black Keys and the staggering combination of talent and sweat equity that is LeBron James, is serving up some well-forged acts appearing in all kinds of clubs and bars every day of the week.
Believe Me is a movie difficult to categorize. On one hand it appears to be a faith based film while on the other it seems to be a satire of the Christian community. Straddling both genres makes it ineffective in both.
Well, modern consumer scientific research finally has an answer to this puzzling question. And the answer is not just the world has poor taste in movies. The answer is we love judging, or in this case, bashing Bay.