Movie Review: MOLLY’S GAME

MOLLYS GAME movie poster | ©2017 STX

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd, Graham Greene Writer: Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Molly Bloom Director: Aaron Sorkin Distributor: STX Release Date: December 28, 2017  MOLLY’S GAME is the theatrical film directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote the screenplay, based on Molly Bloom’s autobiographical book. Sorkin created THE WEST WING and THE NEWSROOM, won an Oscar for his screenplay for THE SOCIAL NETWORK and is widely considered one of the best screenwriters working today. While it’s not all that he does, Sorkin has written a number of fact-based, somewhat biographical […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HIDDEN FIGURES

HIDDEN FIGURES movie poster | ©2016 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell Writers: Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly Director: Theodore Melfi Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: December 25, 2016 Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson are historical figures whose fame is long overdue. All three were key NASA personnel during the Mercury 7 project and went on to stellar careers. However, both because they are women and because they are black, their contributions have been largely overlooked until now HIDDEN […]Read On »

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DRAFT DAY Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

DRAFT DAY | © 2014 Lionsgate 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. Movies: DRAFT DAY – Just in time for the start of the regular season of the NFL, you’d think a story about the NFL draft would be about as boring as paint drying. How interesting could watching a bunch of guys drafting sports athletes be beyond just looking […]Read On »

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THE MONUMENTS MEN Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE MONUMENTS MEN | © 2014 Sony Pictures 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. Movies: THE MONUMENTS MEN – I’m a World War II junkie and love pretty much anything Hollywood puts out in the genre. Hell, I even watch Russian movies about STALINGRAD – which was an interesting take on the bloodiest and nastiest battle of the war – just the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from 3 DAYS TO KILL U.S. Premiere

Kevin Costner at the US premiere of 3 DAYS TO KILL | ©2014 Sue Schneider

Relativity Media presented the US Premiere of 3 DAYS TO KILL on February 12th at the Arclight Theatres in Hollywood. It was a small premiere and consisted of the stars of the film and a few guest, but a lot of photographers and electronic press. This is a busy year for Kevin Costner, the main star of this film, who has been in JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, and just completed DRAFT DAY and is filming MCFARLAND. In 3 DAYS TO KILL he stars as Ethan Renner, a dangerous international spy who wants to give up this life to try to […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT Los Angeles Premiere

Keira Knightley and Chris Pine at the Los Angeles Premiere of JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT | ©2014 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures recently held the Los Angeles Premiere of JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Fans, as usual, lined the street to see the stars and screaming as they arrived. JACK RYAN is Tom Clancy’s most iconic character in his books and this suspense thriller the JACK RYAN character is played by Chris Pine, who brings the character to life. Walking the black carpet were the stars of the film, which include: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Gemma Chan, Seth Ayott, Kenneth Branagh (Director/Actor in the film), Adam Cozad (Writer), Mace Neufeld and Lorenzo […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MAN OF STEEL

MAN OF STEEL movie poster

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner Writer: David S. Goyer, story by David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Director: Zack Snyder Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 14, 2013 The last big screen take on Superman, SUPERMAN RETURNS, looked and felt very much like a follow-up to the ‘70s/’80s films starring Christopher Reeve. No one is going to mistake the new MAN OF STEEL as a relative of those earlier features. This take on the mythology from director Zack Snyder and […]Read On »

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Michael Shannon hired for SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL to play General Zod

Michael Shannon at the premiere of THE RUNAWAYS - March 11, 2010 in Hollywood, CA | ©2010 Sue Schneider

Now that the heroes have almost all been cast for the new Superman movie reboot MAN OF STEEL (which is what Warner Bros. is now officially calling the film ), it’s time to move on to casting the villains. Today, Warner Bros. announced that REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE star Michael Shannon will take on the role of General Zod originally made famous by Terence Stamp in Richard Donner’s 1978 original SUPERMAN and 1981’s SUPERMAN II. SUPER PUNCH helmer Zack Snyder is in the director’s chair for MAN OF STEEL while BATMAN reboot director Christopher Nolan is in the […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Amy Adams to play Lois Lane in SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL

Amy Adams at the Los Angeles Premiere of THE FIGHTER | © 2010 Sue Schneider

What is it with these big news announcements on Sunday? Oh well, when it comes to SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL, we’ll accept these super news items any time. Looks like THE FIGHTER and ENCHANTED actress will be taking on the role of Lois Lane and it couldn’t be a better choice. She’s got sass and vulnerability which makes her perfect for this Zack Snyder directed reboot. She will star opposite Henry Cavill who plays Clark Kent aka Superman. Source: Hollywood Reporter  

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Kevin Costner to star in SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL as Clark Kent’s dad

Kevin Costner in SWING VOTE | ©2008 Walt Disney Pictures

The Zack Snyder directed SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL movie added another person to its cast according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Kevin Costner. The actor will play Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent’s adoptive father. Costner will play opposite Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel himself while Diane Lane will be Martha Kent. In a press release from Warner Bros., Snyder says, “Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, the man who was there to help Clark understand what he was meant to do in the world as Superman. Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength […]Read On »

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