“God bless Mama, Papa, Captain Midnight, Veronica Lake, and the President of the United States” – little girl’s bedtime prayer in Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt It’s difficult to imagine that the cinematic teaming of Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake could have happened in any other decade .
It’s an Entertainment Tonight presentation, but we still get a sneak peek at the upcoming film starring Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonah Hill. Moneyball tells the story of Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane, and how he was able to put out the lowest payrolled baseball team to have a winning record.
The Tree of Life Directed by Terrence Malick (****) Since 1974 Terence Malick has directed just five films. Five folks, and the last three came after a twenty year absence behind the camera. He is revered by some critics and historians as a genius, a reclusive intellect who once
Check out this pretty cool featurette with David Fincher (The Social Network) and Christopher Nolan (Inception) speaking highly of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.
“There are two ways through life: the way of nature, and the way of Grace. You have to choose which one you’ll follow… Grace doesn’t try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries… Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it …
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