Movie Review: RUNNER RUNNER

RUNNER RUNNER movie poster | ©2013 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, John Heard Writers: Brian Koppelman & David Levien Director: Brad Furman Distributor: 20th Century Fox/Regency Release Date: October 4, 2013 In real life and in movies, smart and talented young men are swept off their feet business-wise by older and more successful men. This tale is told often, but it seems to resonate more with filmmakers and actors than it does with audiences, mainly because there has to be something beyond just the familiar plot mechanics to make it resonate, and too often, the directors and writers confuse window […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE LINCOLN LAWYER

THE LINCOLN LAWYER movie poster | ©2011 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston, William H. Macy Writer: John Romano, based on the novel by Michael Connelly Director: Brad Furman Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: March 18, 2011 THE LINCOLN LAWYER, adapted from L.A. noir mystery master Michael Connelly’s novel, comes to the screen as a thoroughly enjoyable courtroom drama, with plenty of twists and fake-outs. Although the movie doesn’t get maximum mileage out of the central notion that its protagonist uses the inside of his Lincoln Continental as his law office, director Brad […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BONES star Michaela Conlin deals with remains of the day

Michaela Conlin in BONES - Season 6 | ©2010 Fox/Brian Bowen

Michaela Conlin is in her sixth season of playing Angela Montenegro, the artist who reconstructs what corpses looked like as living humans, on Fox’s hit BONES (Thirsdays at 9 PM). While Angela works with forensic evidence, she’s not a pathologist like her good friend Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel), nor law enforcement like FBI Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). However, this week, audiences will get to see a whole different side of Conlin as she plays LAPD Detective Sobel in THE LINCOLN LAWYER, based on Michael Connelly’s novel, which opens Friday. Conlin is very excited about both gigs, as she […]Read On »

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