Movie Review: WIDOWS

WIDOWS movie poster | ©2018 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Carrie Coon, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, John Michael Hill, Jacki Weaver Writers: Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen Director: Steve McQueen Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 16, 2018 WIDOWS started as a 1983 British miniseries written by Lydia LaPlante (creator of PRIME SUSPECT). It got a 2002 American remake as an ABC TV miniseries. Now director Steve McQueen and his co-writer Gillian Flynn have brought WIDOWS to the big screen in a new adaptation. It starts out tense and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BEGUILED

The cast of THE BEGUILED | ©2017 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Oona Lawrence, Emma Howard Writer: Sofia Coppola, based on the novel A PAINTED DEVIL by Thomas Cullinan and the screenplay by John B. Sherry and Grimes Grice Director: Sofia Coppola Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: June 23, 2017 The new film THE BEGUILED, directed and written by Sofia Coppola, is not the first film adaptation of Thomas Cullinan’s novel A PAINTED DEVIL. In 1971, Don Siegel directed a screenplay by John B. Sherry (the pen name of Albert Maltz) and Grimes Grice (the pen name […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM movie poster | ©2016 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell Writer: J.K. Rowling Director: David Yates Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 18, 2016 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by Newt Scamander is, as everyone in the wizarding world knows, a key textbook at Hogwarts. Should you, dear reader, not be up on the minutiae of the wizarding world, FANTASTIC BEASTS was first introduced in author J.K. Rowling’s HARRY POTTER series as a book read at school by Harry and his classmates. Rowling then went on to […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WINTER’S TALE

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint Writer: Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Mark Halprin Director: Akiva Goldsman Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: February 14, 2014 Even since Mark Halprin’s novel WINTER’S TALE was published in 1983, people have been trying to adapt it for the screen. Now it’s 2014 and writer/director/producer Akiva Goldsman has made a movie from the book. If the film is any indication, we can see why it’s taken so long, because the results are at best problematic, albeit beautiful to look […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SAVING MR. BANKS

SAVING MR BANKS movie poster | ©2013 Walt DIsney Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartzman Writers: Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith Director: John Lee Hancock Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: December 13, 2013 (limited); December 20, 2013 (wide) Something you realize very early on in SAVING MR. BANKS is that the filmmakers are very fortunate that Emma Thompson exists to play MARY POPPINS author P.L. Travers. As Mrs. Travers (as she insists on being addressed) is written in the screenplay by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, the woman is inconsiderate, heedless of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the Hollywood Foreign Press Installation Luncheon

Colin Farrell at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Annual Installation Luncheon | ©2013 Sue Schneider

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) held their annual Installation Luncheon on August 13th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This luncheon is to introduce the new officers and directors and the HFPA presented $1.6 million dollars in financial grants to film schools and non-profits and scholarship programs due to the success of the Golden Globes in January of this year. Theo Kingma, the new President of the HFPA welcomed the guests and announced the 2013 grant recipients. Eva Longoria was the emcee for this year’s luncheon. The grants were accepted by a list of star-studded actors, which included: Nicole Kidman […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EPIC

EPIC movie poster | (c) 2013 20th Century Fox/Blur Sky

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfriend, Christoph Waltz, Beyonce Knowles, Aziz Ansari, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler Writers: James V. Hart & William Joyce and Dan Shere and Tom J. Astle & Matt Ember, based on Joyce’s book THE LEAFMEN AND THE BRAVE GOOD BUGS Director: Chris Wedge Distributor: 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Release Date: May 24, 2013 The word “epic” implies a sense of grandeur and a sense of history – either we’re witness to incidents that have their roots in a complex series of events stretching back years, even centuries and/or we’re […]Read On »

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TOTAL RECALL Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

TOTAL RECALL | (c) 2012 Sony Pictures 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: TOTAL RECALL – Anyone going into this thinking it will be even close to the original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is fooling themselves. First, the vast improvement in special effects just blows the old one out of the water. Second, there was no way that they would make […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the TOTAL RECALL Los Angeles Premiere

Colin Farrell at the Premiere of TOTAL RECALL | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Recently Columbia Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere of TOTAL RECALL at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. TOTAL RECALL, which is now playing, is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Colin Farrell assumes the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 TOTAL RECALL. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, John Cho, Bokeem Woodbine, Len Wiseman (Director/Producer), Patrick Tatopoulos (Production Designer), Kurt Wimmer (Screenplay/Screenstory) and […]Read On »

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Comic-Con 2012 News: The scoop on the TOTAL RECALL remake and how different it is from the 1990 original

TOTAL RECALL poster | ©2012 Sony Pictures

How different is the new TOTAL RECALL remake? Director Len Wiseman spoke to the press at Comic-Con 2012 about his new film which is also based on the Phillip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”. “There are things that are definitely drawn from the films as well as the short story,” says Wiseman. “I was intrigued by the way the characters were dealt with in this won. They were familiar characters, but done in a different context.” Colin Farrell is Quaid this time out, with Kate Beckinsale playing his double-crossing wife and Jessica Biel as […]Read On »

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