Movie Review: THE GOOD LIAR

THE GOOD LIAR movie poster | ©2019 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle Director: Bill Condon Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 15, 2019 THE GOOD LIAR is one of those satisfyingly twisty thrillers made nigh-perfect by the presence of Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen in the leads. These are two actors who could mesmerize us with the proverbial phone book reading. With material this good, they are riveting throughout. We’re in London, 2009. Why is that important? Well, remember it, because the year (in relation to other years) is one clue […]Read On »

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New Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for this week

CABIN IN THE WOODS 4K | © 2017 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. JUST SHOOT ME: THE COMPLETE SERIES The comedy that was set in the offices of a fashion magazine that chronicled not just the daily grind or the misadventures but all of the relationships going on. There’s the snooty former model, the average looking good writer, the creep, the bumbling boss and the arty photographer. It seems like a run-of-the-mill sitcom but actually it worked and it stayed on the air for 148 episodes and seven seasons. This set collects every episode in one nice package but you […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EYE IN THE SKY

EYE IN THE SKY | © 2016 Bleecker Street

Rating: R Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen, Phoebe Fox, Aisha Takow Writer: Guy Hibbert Director: Gavin Hood Distributor: Bleecker Street Release Date: March 11, 2016 The term “thought-provoking” is thrown around so much that it’s almost meaningless – anything that attracts your notice should provoke some sort of thought – but EYE IN THE SKY brings the phrase back to its original intention. A drama about the whys and why-nots surrounding the possibility of a join U.K./U.S. drone strike on a “high-value” target in Kenya, the film presents so many possibilities and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from RED 2 Los Angeles Premiere

Bruce Willis at the Los Angeles Premiere of RED 2 | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Summit Entertainment held the Los Angeles Premiere on July 11th of RED 2 at the Westwood Village Theatre in Westwood. Closing the streets by the theatre, which was lined with fans that screamed when the stars arrived and hoped to get autographs or take a picture with the stars. RED 2 is based on characters created by Warren Elis and Cully Hamner. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Neal McDonough, Dean Parisot (Director), Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian (Producers), Cully Hamner […]Read On »

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Movie Review: RED 2

RED 2 movie poster | ©2013 Summit Entertainment

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Byung Hun Lee, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Neal McDonough, Brian Cox Writers: Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on characters created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner Director: Dean Parisot Distributor: Summit Entertainment Release Date: July 19, 2012 One of the main thoughts one has while watching RED 2 is that Helen Mirren is awesome. This isn’t exactly news, but every moment she’s onscreen here, firing two guns simultaneously as if she’s in a Quentin Tarantino shoot-‘em-up with an expression that says, yes, this is going just as she […]Read On »

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Interview: PHIL SPECTOR writer-director David Mamet on the HBO film

Al Pacino in PHIL SPECTOR | ©2013 HBO/Phillip V. Caruso

Even by the extreme standards of outrageousness in rock ‘n’ roll history, Phil Spector’s story stands out – the man went from visionary record producer to murder suspect accused of killing his girlfriend, Lana Clarkson. David Mamet has written, produced and directed the HBO drama PHIL SPECTOR, which premieres Sunday at 9 PM. Starring Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren (who took over the role when Bette Midler had to stop one week into filming due to health problems) as his attorney Linda Kenney Baden, the film deals with Spector’s first murder trial. Speaking to the press at the […]Read On »

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News: Al Pacino talks about PHIL SPECTOR and playing the iconic and tragic figure – TCA 2013

Al Pacino and Helen Mirren in PHIL SPECTOR | ©2012 HBO

After tackling Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Al Pacino returns to the cable network portraying another real life figure – famed music producer Phil Spector. Written and directed by David Mamet, the film focuses on his trial for murder of actress Lana Clarkson. And while speaking with the press via satellite at the Cable 2013 TCAs for HBO, Pacino says it was an interesting process immersing himself into the school of Spector. “With today’s world you have all this footage on characters you play,” says Pacino. “I would sit for hours just looking at Phil talking […]Read On »

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TV Review: PRIME SUSPECT – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Maria Bello in PRIME SUSPECT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: Maria Bello, Aidan Quinn, Brian F. O’Byrne, Kirk Acevedo Writer: Alexandra Cunningham, based on the series created by Lynda LaPlante Director: Peter Berg Network: NBC, Thursdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: September 22, 2011 Not many television police dramas, or even television non-police dramas, can live up to the legendary 1991 BBC PRIME SUSPECT. Written by Lynda LaPlante, the miniseries stars Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison, the first woman homicide detective on a small North England police detective squad, much to the displeasure of most of the men working with her, not to mention the woman-hating title character she […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE DEBT

THE DEBT movie poster | ©2011 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds, Jessica Chastain, Marton Czokas, Sam Worthington, Jesper Christensen, Romi Aboulafia Writers: Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan, based on the Israeli film HA-HOV written by Assaf Bernstein & Ido Rosenblum Director: John Madden Distributor: Focus Features/Miramax Release Date: September 2, 2011 Based on the 2007 Israeli film HA-HOV, THE DEBT moves fluidly between two timelines over thirty years apart. In 1997, Rachel Singer (Helen Mirren) and her ex-husband Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson) are jointly proud of their daughter Sarah (Romi Aboulafia), who has written a book about their heroic […]Read On »

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NCIS: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

NCIS Season 8 | © 2011 Paramount 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. Television NCIS: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON – The most popular show on TV gears up for the next season beginning in September. In the meantime, you have the chance to take a look at what everyone loves about this show and why it is No. 1 with the […]Read On »

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