WESTWORLD: Co-creator Jonathan Nolan re-envisions the Michael Crichton classic – Interview

WESTWORLD key art | ©2016 HBO

The 1973 cult hit WESTWORLD, based on Michael Crichton’s novel, centers around an immersive amusement park where customers can play at being gunslingers among lifelike androids. Naturally, something goes wrong. Now WESTWORLD has been reinvented by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Nolan for HBO, which is now running the first season on Sunday nights. The new WESTWORLD still takes place in a very realistic recreated Old West, where profoundly humanlike androids do whatever the guests want. There are indeed glitches. But this WESTWORLD, instead of jumping into the “technology gone wrong, must escape” scenario, instead asks what all of the […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD Reviews for the Week of May 19, 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER | © 2015 Warner Home Video

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: Some good stuff this week including the Academy Award winning AMERICAN SNIPER mixed in with some not-so-good stuff that highlights the week of DVD and Blu-ray titles for the week of May 19, 2015. AMERICAN SNIPER – What hasn’t been said about AMERICAN SNIPER? It is an […]Read On »

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Movie Review: RUN ALL NIGHT

RUN ALL NIGHT poster | ©2015 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Ed Harris, Vincent D’Onofrio, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Nick Nolte, Common, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany Writer: Brad Ingelsby Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: March 13, 2015 RUN ALL NIGHT is one of those movies that could be a lot better, but it could also be a lot worse. If one can accept the colossal coincidence that fuels the action, it has solid emotional underpinnings, a strong cast and a snazzy visual style courtesy of director Jaume Collet-Serra. On the flip side, writer Brad Ingelsby’s on-the-nose dialogue tends to undercut the […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: GRAVITY

GRAVITY | © 2014 Warner Home Video

Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón Director: Alfonso Cuarón Distributor: Warner Home Video Just when you think that Hollywood has run out of ideas and everything is a remake or a retelling or a sequel or adaptation … OK, that’s actually the truth. That is what Hollywood has become. But every so often a gem sneaks through all the crap and blows you away with how good Hollywood can actually be. GRAVITY lives up to all the hype that it has been given in so many ways. The sheer scale of this film is […]Read On »

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Movie Review: GRAVITY

GRAVITY movie poster | ©2013 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Writers: Alfonso Cuaron & Jonas Cuaron Director: Alfonso Cuaron Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: October 4, 2013 Director/writer Alfonso Cuaron proves two things with GRAVITY. The first is he is one of a tiny band of directors – James Cameron being the patron saint of the group – who is actually use 3D in a manner that is integral rather than a fancy afterthought. In the midst of a terrifying sequence, a piece of metal comes flying off the screen and we’re so immersed in what’s happening that we actually flinch away from […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PAIN & GAIN

PAIN AND GAIN movie poster | ©2013 Paramount Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Ed Harris, Bar Paly, Rebel Wilson Writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on magazine articles by Peter Collins published in the Miami New Times Director: Michael Bay Distributor: Paramount Release Date: April 26, 201 The movie PAIN & GAIN touts itself as a true story, based on a series of news articles by Peter Collins that originally ran in the Miami New Times 1999-2000, about events that occurred (primarily in Miami) from 1994 through 1996. After reading the articles, one comes to the conclusion that this […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GAME CHANGE writer Danny Strong on Sarah Palin, politics and more

On the set of GAME CHANGE with screenwriter Danny Strong | ©2012 HBO

GAME CHANGE is an apt title for what happened in the 2008 election when John McCain, the Republican nominee for President of the United States of America, selected then-Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin as his running mate. Even people who see eye to eye on nothing else can agree that what followed was not quite like anything else that had ever happened on the national stage. The book GAME CHANGE by Time Magazine editor-in-chief Mark Halperin and political journalist John Heilemann encompasses the entire 2008 election, including the Democratic contest between then-Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The HBO film […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the MAN ON A LEDGE Los Angeles Premiere

Sam Worthington at the Los Angeles Premiere of MAN ON A LEDGE | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Summit Entertainment held the Los Angeles Premiere of MAN ON A LEDGE recently at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. MAN ON A LEDGE stars Sam Worthington as ex-cop Nick Cassidy. After escaping from prison he stands on the ledge of a New York Hotel to prove his innocent, but is he innocent or does he have a hidden agenda? Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Ed Harris, Director Asger Leth, Writer Pablo F. Fenjves and Composer Henry Jackman. Joining them were guests, which […]Read On »

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