Movie Review: RED SPARROW

RED SPARROW | © 2018 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ciaran Hinds, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Joely Richardson Writer: Justin Haythe, based on the novel by Jason Matthews Director: Francis Lawrence Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: March 2, 2018 RED SPARROW is a retro spy thriller set in the present day. The retro aspect creates a lot of problems for the drama based on Justin Matthews’s award-winning 2013 novel, the biggest one being the spectacularly awkward timing of the film’s release. Of all the moments in history to tell a straight-faced story about Russia being keen to get […]Read On »

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Movie Review: IT COMES AT NIGHT

IT COMES AT NIGHT movie poster | ©2017 A24

Rating: R Stars: Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Christopher Abbott, Riley Keogh, Griffin Robert Faulkner, David Pendleton Writer: Trey Edward Shults Director: Trey Edward Shults Distributor: A24 Release Date: June 9, 2017 IT COMES AT NIGHT is a perfectly respectable low-budget post-apocalypse character study – or it would be if it wasn’t so half-hearted about trying to add a horror element. This has the effect of making us wait for something that neither fully materializes nor adds meaningfully to the potent tension. In the world of IT COMES AT NIGHT, an unspecified but deadly plague has decimated the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LOVING

LOVING movie poster | ©2016 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Christopher Mann, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Jon Bass Writer: Jeff Nichols Director: Jeff Nichols Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: November 4, 2016 When we first meet Mildred Jeter (Ruth Negga) and Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton), they seem like two people very unlikely to make history. Richard is a bricklayer; Mildred’s family works in the fields. When Mildred tells Richard she’s pregnant, he’s overjoyed. He buys a parcel of land where he intends to build Mildred a house, then proposes to her. It’s Mildred’s turn to be overjoyed. The problem is that we’re in […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLACK MASS

BLACK MASS movie poster | ©2015 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Julianne Nicholson, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, W. Earl Brown Writers: Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill Director: Scott Cooper Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 18, 2015 James “Whitey” Bulger was an infamous figure for decades and the story of his rise and fall seems even more likely fodder than most for a cinematic biopic. Not only was Bulger the head of a South Boston mob for decades, but his younger brother became a powerful state […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS movie poster | ©2014 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Ben Mendelsohn, Maria Valverde Writers: Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian Director: Ridley Scott Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: December 12, 2014 The story of Moses leading the Jews of out slavery in Egypt is one of the better-known tales throughout the world. It’s central to Jewish and Christian Biblical lore, and chances are good that even people who practice other faiths or are not religious at all have heard some version of it. Now director Ridley Scott, with […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ATLANTIS actress Jemima Rooper channels Medusa

Jemima Rooper is Medusa in ATLANTIS | ©2013 BBC America

In ATLANTIS, now airing its first season on BBC American Saturdays at 9 PM, we’re in the days of the Greek myths. Jason (Jack Donnelly), who will eventually steal the Golden Fleece and marry Medea, is currently having adventures with mathematician Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and a tirelessly self-promoting, slightly out-of-shape Hercules (Mark Addy). We know the group’s female member by name, but aren’t used to seeing the character Medusa not as a snake-haired Gorgon, but rather with the lovely face of actress Jemima Rooper. London native Rooper has split her work between theatre (including the recorded-for-National Theatre Live production of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WISH YOU WERE HERE

WISH YOU WERE HERE movie poster | ©2013 Entertainment One

Rating: R Stars: Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr Writers: Kieran Darcy-Smith & Felicity Price Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith Distributor: Entertainment One Release Date: June 7, 2013 WISH YOU WERE HERE is one of those tightly-crafted thrillers where scenes that seem innocuous from one angle are later shown to have an entirely different significance when viewed through another lens, even if the characters within that scene don’t understand what’s been set in motion. At the outset, we see Dave Flannery (Joel Edgerton), alone and looking devastated, wandering in a field. It looks like something terrible has happened, and it […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GREAT GATSBY

THE GREAT GATSBY movie poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan, Jack Thompson Writers: Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Director: Baz Luhrmann Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 10, 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, originally published in 1925, is generally considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a brilliant look at the Jazz Age in which it was written. It has been adapted for both film and television before, but director Baz Luhrmann, who co-wrote the screenplay with Craig […]Read On »

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES | (c) 2012 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: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – I am one of those people that like to believe the Batman movies started with BATMAN BEGINS and only three movies exist that feature the Dark Knight. I can’t stand the one with George Clooney or even Val Kilmer. Only Michael Keaton’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN World Premiere

Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton at the World Premiere of Disney's THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Recently Disney presented the World Premiere of THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Closing Hollywood from Highland to Orange the atmosphere of the night was green like a garden, where Timothy Green grows from. Fans lined both sides of the street to get autographs and take pictures of the stars as they arrived. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, Dorothy MacDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennessa Rose, Josey Cuthrell Tuttleman, Chan Creswell, William Harrison, Kendall Ryan Sanders, Lucy Gebhardt, […]Read On »

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