Movie Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe Writer: Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 10, 2017 Agatha Christie’s durable mystery novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS has been adapted as a feature film in 1974, a telefilm in 2001, an episode of the series AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT, and more. It’s also been unofficially adapted, ripped off and parodied […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES U.S. Premiere

Johnny Depp at the U.S. Premiere of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films held the U.S. Premiere of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES at the Dolby Theatre, May 18th in Hollywood. The carpet ran down Hollywood Boulevard to the entrance of the Hollywood/Highland Complex and up to the entrance of the Dolby, which was lined with fans, as a matter of fact fans were everywhere on the street and the lucky ones got to be right on the carpet to see the stars up close. Smoke before the actually premiere started came down the carpet, which I guess was suppose to be fog! Thankfully […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS premiere

Johnny Depp at the premiere of Disney's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

The U.S. premiere of Disney’s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS was held May 23rd at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. The story continues with Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returning to the Underland to save her friend the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and reunites the cast from Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010). Walking the red carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen, Matt Lucas, Owain Rhys Davies, James Bobin (Director), Suzanne Todd (Producer), Colleen Atwood (Costume Designer), […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS poster | ©2016 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen Writer: Linda Woolverton, based on the books by Lewis Carroll Director: James Bobin Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: May 27, 2016 It’s not at all necessary to have seen 2010’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND to follow what’s happening in ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. It’s clear enough that Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now a young sea captain in the 1800s by virtue of having inherited her father’s ship, has had some pretty astounding adventures both in Wonderland and in this world. When she returns to Wonderland, […]Read On »

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THE GOOD DINOSAUR highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Feb. 23, 2016

THE GOOD DINOSAUR | © 2016 Disney Home Video

Movies: THE GOOD DINOSAUR – Pixar has been rolling out the good stuff for over a decade and they continue that hot streak with THE GOOD DINOSAUR, a new take on animated films that changes history presenting a world where life wasn’t wiped out by an asteroid but a world where dinosaurs lived on and evolved into more intelligent beasts and humans remain as animals. When Arlo the dinosaur goes on a journey, he hooks up with a human friend and the two travel the harsh landscape meeting a slew of unlikely allies in the process. The two get into […]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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Blu-ray and DVD Reviews for the Week of May 12, 2015

BROADCHURCH: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON | © 2015 Entertainment One

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: It is a huge week for video with a whole slew of vintage titles reborn onto Blu-ray, cool TV shows and the latest hot releases coming out May 12, 2015. BROADCHURCH: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON – The second season of BROADCHURCH proves why the Americanized version of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: INTO THE WOODS

INTO THE WOODS movie poster | ©2014 Walt DIsney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Christine Baranski Writers: Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on their stage musical Director: Rob Marshall Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: December 25, 2014 Not to name names, but transferring stage musicals to the screen can be risky business. This is especially true when there are magical elements in the original, because what looks splendid done live can look either cheesy (if copied from the stage) or jarringly […]Read On »

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Screenwriter Linda Woolverton on MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA – Exclusive Interview

MAKERS logo | ©2014 PBS

PBS’ MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA began last year as a three-hour documentary. This year, it’s back as a six-part series, focusing on women in various arenas, including politics, space, war, comedy, business and Hollywood. The “Women in Hollywood” segment airs Tuesday, October 7. Screenwriter/playwright Linda Woolverton is one of the interviewees. There is no question that her work has made a difference both in Hollywood and in the imaginations of many audience members of both genders and all ages, though perhaps particularly affecting young girls. Woolverton, a California native, worked for a year in the entertainment department at Disneyland […]Read On »

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Corey Stoll contracts THE STRAIN – Exclusive Interview

Corey Stoll and Mia Maestro in THE STRAIN - Season 1| ©2014 Michael Gibson/FX

In FX’s new series THE STRAIN, Sunday nights at 10 PM, New York City is falling to a plague of bestial, fast-moving vampires under the control of a single Master. The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show, with del Toro directing several episodes and Hogan writing some scripts. THE STRAIN has already been renewed for a second season. Among the few standing against the onslaught of monstrous change is Center for Disease Control epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, played by Corey Stoll. […]Read On »

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