Movie Review: POSSESSOR

POSSESSOR Movie Poster | ©2020 Neon

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gage Graham-Arbuthnot, Raoul Bhaneja, Gabrielle Graham Writer: Brandon Cronenberg Director: Brandon Cronenberg Distributor: Neon Release Date: October 9, 2020 POSSESSOR is classic Cronenberg. Normally, one wants to take any filmmaker on their own terms, but in the case of POSSESSOR writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, he’s created a work that could easily be taken for one made by his father, David Cronenberg, during the ‘70s or ‘80s. This is because POSSESSOR has many themes that the elder Cronenberg explored: body horror, alienation from the self, […]Read On »

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Interview: Damian Lewis examines HOMELAND Season 3

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his first season as prisoner-of-war-turned-terrorist/Congressional candidate Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s CIA thriller HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. Lewis was nominated again for his second year on HOMELAND, when Congressman Brody is proved to be a terrorist by CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who won Emmys for both seasons), then is turned into a double agent by the CIA, then resumes his affair with the very conflicted Carrie, then is apparently framed for blowing up the CIA and ends the second season on the run. Now it’s Season 3. Carrie […]Read On »

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OBLIVION Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

OBLIVION | (c) 2013 Universal Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: OBLIVION – Despite all the lunacy surrounding Tom Cruise off-camera activities involving religion, he’s a great actor and especially his action films are usually right on point. OBLIVION is a pretty awesome movie. It has a lot going for it including loads of originality that hasn’t been […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the OBLIVION American Premiere

Tom Cruise At the American Premiere of OBLIVION | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures presented the American Premiere of OBLIVION at the Dolby Theatre, where the Academy Awards are held in Hollywood on April 10th. It was a big setup with Hollywood Blvd. closed from Highland to Orange, fans on both sides of the street and in pens on the black carpet. The press was asked to check-in by 4:30 pm, because Tom Cruise who loves his fans was arriving early to sign autographs and take pictures with as many fans as he could. The spacecraft used in the film also was on display on the carpet. After Tom signed and posed […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DISCONNECT

DISCONNECT movie poster | ©2013 LG Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgard, Max Theriot, Colin Ford, Jonah Bobo, Aviad Bernstein Writer: Andrew Stern Director: Henry-Alex Rubin Distributor: LG Entertainment Release Date: April 12, 2013 DISCONNECT is a film that will provide a lot of satisfaction – and ammunition – for those afraid to take full advantage of social media on the computer. No one can catalogue everything that might go wrong with talking and trusting people one hasn’t met in person, but writer Andrew Stern and director Henry-Alex Rubin come up with a solid list […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MADE IN DAGENHAM

© 2010 Sony Pictures Classics | MADE IN DAGENHAM movie poster

With all of the arguments today about labor unions, MADE IN DAGENHAM is certainly timely. The film, directed by Nigel Close and written by William Ivory, concerns the real strike that occurred in 1968 at the Ford auto factory in Dagenham, England, when a one-day walkout by the plant’s 187 female workers over their designation as “unskilled” workers (and the commensurate lower wages, vs. the 50,000 skilled males then employed there) turned into a full-on strike for equal pay for equal work. We can see the cause is just. Stitching car seats together is not something that can be done […]Read On »

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