Owen Wilson stars as Gil – a Hollywood screenwriter struggling to write a novel – who travels to “gay Paree” with his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) and her parents in Woody Allen’s latest movie, Midnight in Paris. Gil is the typical eccentric and neurotic character in a Woody Allen film, and if he …
A Marine Staff Sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) who has just had his retirement approved, goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant (Ramon Rodriguez) and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders in Battle: Los Angeles. Described by Mark as ”
The Debt is a nifty looking spy/thriller directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), and stars Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and one of my favorite character actors – Ciaran Hinds. The film comes out August 31st, and you can watch the trailer here.
Things are looking up for this week’s DVD/Blu-ray releases. First up is Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine. The controversial film (previously rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content) stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as a couple struggling to stay together through the years and save their bleak marriage. Williams earned her
Director Pedro Almodovar and actor Antonio Banderas have teamed up once again for The Skin I Live In, a remake of a French horror/thriller. Skin will debut at Cannes before being released in the U.S. in November. Creepy. Be sure to read the synopsis below the trailer to better
(Editor’s note: This will be the first of an occasional series on Gary’s favorite movie decade – the 1940s – one of the best eras in cinema history.) “Joan Bennett was wonderful to work with and I enoyed it very much; I think at the beginning she enjoyed
What defines a movie as a horror film can be a very subjective topic, it seems. What one person might call a scary movie, another might look at more as a dark comedy, or science fiction, etc. I think the one thing to keep in mind when it comes
Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones will recognize Jason Momoa as the title character in the upcoming reboot of the franchise that helped make Arnold Schwarzenegger an action star. Momoa plays Khal Drogo in Thrones, a character that seems somewhat linear to his new Conan role. I’m just meh
Somebody get John Hawkes an Oscar – stat! Hawkes – nominated for his performance in last year’s Winter’s Bone – just keeps getting better. The actor has bounced around in television shows and landed small roles in films since the mid 80’s, but it wasn’t until he appeared on …
The Summer blockbusters are coming! The Summer blockbusters are coming! For those who like the big, explosive, action-packed popcorn films: this is your time. May tends to kick off the Summer movies early every year, and 2011 will be no exception to that idea. Thor is the first of many heavyweights to arrive.