Once upon a time, Hollywood stars were worshipped like gods and goddesses. No photographers were trying to snap pants-less crotch shots as someone stepped from a car. Nor were they terrorizing people in traffic and threatening the lives of innocent bystanders with their self-aggrandizing stunts.
Next week, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to a not very good movie called G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, will finally hit theaters after an eight-...
Cancer is a huge topic in the media. So many movies, books, TV shows, and news stories have plots or sub-plots related to cancer. Up until a week ago, I spent far too much of my energy avoiding it. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong.
Even in the harshest environments it is possible to create opportunity. The most successful creatives have always had an entrepreneurial streak.
Bringing style to spare the end is an emotional one, surprising and kicks you in the gut all at the same time. I found Looper a great ride that delivers on its promise of being something new.
My plane landed in Salt Lake City around 1 p.m. yesterday -- and by 3:30, I was sitting in a press screening at the Sundance Film Festival of Austenland.
Out of the Loop: A struggling filmmaker who wishes he made Looper is visited by his future self who travels back in time to give him the idea for Looper.
The MovieFilm show hits double-digits! For our blockbuster tenth episode, we talk up the latest developments on the Star Wars front, debate Joseph Gordon-Levitt possibly donning Batman's cape-and-cowl in the Justice League movie, and more.
I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In fact, I Joseph Gordon-Love him -- have since Rian Johnson's Brick. I find myself torn, then, between better instincts and the recent rumor that originated on HitFix reporting that Gordon-Levitt would "absolutely" be Batman according to their "sources."
Lincoln's major achievement is the creation of the grand world in which Lincoln exists in balance with the quiet, tender internal struggle he endured. The films confronts issues of freedom we debate to this day.
As a look into how politics worked in the mid-1800s, and of course how it still works today, Lincoln is surprisingly funny and endlessly compelling. But the need to create a defining portrait of our sixteenth president creates both needlessly solemn subplots and some narrative repetition that prevents true greatness.
Time-travel is one of the strangest ideas that mankind as ever come up with. Time-travel is the ability to go into the future or the past and interact with the objects and people there.
We are not here to ruin anyone's movie-going fun. We greatly enjoyed Looper. But we are here to fry your brain like an egg.
Looper was selected to open the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Catch it before all the hype gives away its neighbor grabbing ending.
Is Looper a moving, existential examination of one man confronting the consequences of his actions? Is it a kick-ass, science-fiction thriller that gets considerable, mind-freak mileage from its time-travel scenario? Or is it an overhyped, poorly-plotted bit of pretentious cool?
While the whole 'measure the cumulative weekend box office' trend is usually stupid if not dangerous, I must admit that this is indeed an 'everybody wins' weekend. Sony had the top two films, with one setting a record and the other merely opening in line with realistic expectations.