Movie Review: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US movie poster| ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet Writers: Chris Weitz and J. Miles Goodloe, based on the novel by Charles Martin Director: Hany Abu-Assad Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: October 6, 2017 The following observation is totally sincere: one thing THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US has going for it is that it does not lose track of the dog that is essentially the third lead character. Most movies with a similar set-up wrongly assume that much of the audience isn’t invested in animal companions, and make us worry that the characters, the filmmakers or both have simply left the poor […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TRIPLE 9

TRIPLE 9 | © 2016 Open Road Films

Rating: R Stars: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet Writer: Matt Cook Director: John Hillcoat Distributor: Open Road Films Release Date: February 26, 2016 TRIPLE 9 – that is, 999 – is the U.S. police radio code for “officer down” (it’s also the British equivalent of dialing 911). When the signal is sent out, virtually every officer in the city converges on the site of the incident, leaving very few cops to deal with other crimes that may be happening at the same time. In TRIPLE 9, a gang of Atlanta, […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DIVERGENT director Neil Burger talks his new film – Comic Con 2013

DIVERGENT | (c) 2013 Summit Entertainment

Director of the soon-to-be blockbuster, DIVERGENT, Neil Burger loved the material that he was dealing with going into production on this film. At the San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Burger credits the source material as the initial inspiration and how it appeals to not just youths but everyone. “What I liked about it was Veronica’s [Roth] book and it was wonderful to create a new world and really what I liked was a young woman’s journey,” Burger says. “What I liked was the human element. This young woman’s journey, yes it is based on a youth novel, but it is a […]Read On »

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Breaking News: DIVERGENT star Shailene Woodley Talks her new Film – Comic Con 2013

DIVERGENT

During the recent San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming film DIVERGENT, talked about how becoming a huge star and dealing with the new-found fame as well as getting help from HUNGER GAMES star Jennifer Lawrence. “I did an audition for HUNGER GAMES back in the day and Jennifer Lawrence actually helped me with DIVERGENT and asked her about the experience of HUNGER GAMES and how her life has changed from going from small movies to a huge movie like HUNGER GAMES,” Woodley says. “She gave me really be beautiful advice about how it changed her life […]Read On »

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Interview: TOP OF THE LAKE actors Elisabeth Moss & Holly Hunter and producer Iain Canning on the new Sundance Channel mini-series

Elisabeth Moss in TOP OF THE LAKE | ©2013 Sundance Channel

TOP OF THE LAKE is a seven-hour miniseries about New Zealand police detective Robin Griffin, played by MAD MEN’s Elisabeth Moss, who finds herself dealing with her past as she investigates the disappearance of a pregnant twelve-year-old girl. Adding to the mystery is a women’s retreat, run by Holly Hunter’s character, the enigmatic G.J. Directed by Jane Campion, who previously helmed Hunter’s Oscar-winning performance in THE PIANO, and Garth Davis, and created and written by Campion and Gerard Lee, TOP OF THE LAKE debuts in a two-hour block on the Sundance Channel Monday at 9 PM, with the five subsequent […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD picks of the week including CONTAGION

CONTAGION | © 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 CONTAGION – Call the OUTBREAK of the modern era but with a crapload more depressing situations that come along with what would happen if a devastating pandemic sweeps the globe and wipes out a considerable amount of the population. Told in a format similar to other films […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CARNAGE

CARNAGE movie poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures Classics

Rating: R Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly Writers: Yasmina Reza and Roman Polanski, based on Reza’s play GOD OF CARNAGE Director: Roman Polanski Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Release Date: December 16, 2011 CARNAGE is adapted from Yasmina Reza’s stage play GOD OF CARNAGE, which has performed to hugely successful runs in London,New York and Los Angeles (among other cities). It’s easy to see how it could be funny, or at least funnier, on stage, where we can see how all four of the characters interact with each other at once, so that we’re always getting […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CONTAGION

CONTAGION movie poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jennifer Ehle, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Sanaa Lathan, Bryan Cranston, Enrico Colantoni, Anna Jacoby-Heron Writer: Scott Z. Burns Director: Steven Soderbergh Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 16, 2011 If there is a worldwide pandemic of a fatal disease, odds are good that it will play out fairly like what we see in CONTAGION. Director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns have made a film that plays like a curious hybrid of a CNN special report and a zombie movie – minus the walking dead, of course, but […]Read On »

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