Movie Review: THE BOOK OF HENRY

THE BOOK OF HENRY poster | ©2017 Focus Features

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris, Maddie Ziegler, Lee Pace Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Director: Colin Trevorrow Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: June 16, 2017 THE BOOK OF HENRY is something of a return to roots for director Colin Trevorrow. Before helming JURASSIC WORLD (and yes, he’s also scheduled to direct STAR WARS: EPISODE IX), Trevorrow made his feature directing debut with the wonderful, unpredictable 2012 indie SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. THE BOOK OF HENRY has what looks like a slightly bigger budget than SAFETY, but it too zigs into some unexpected places. THE BOOK […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD Picks of the Week Including THE THING

THE THING | © 2012 Universal 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 THING – I’m torn over the prequel to John Carpenter’s science fiction horror fiesta of the same name (which was a remake of the classic monster movie). On one hand, I really enjoy the nostalgia aspect with the film focusing on the Norwegian Antarctic camp that […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the J. EDGAR World Premiere Opening Night Gala of the AFI FEST 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio at the World Premiere of Clint Eastwood's J. EDGAR, the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures J. EDGAR was the Opening Night Gala of the AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. Clint Eastwood directed J. EDGAR from a screenplay by Dustin Lance Black and stars Leonardo DiCaprio in title role. The film explores the personal and public life and relationships of a man who could distort the truth. For almost 50 years J. EDGAR was the face of law enforcement in America, but he was often swayed by the dark side of power that could of destroyed his image, his career and his life. AFI is celebrating its 25th year as a program […]Read On »

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Movie Review: J. EDGAR

J. EDGAR movie poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench Writer: Dustin Lance Black Director: Clint Eastwood Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 9, 2011 special engagements; November 11, 2011 wider release Trying to cram the story J. Edgar Hoover (Leon ardo DiCaprio), the origins and permutations of the FBI, the effect of federal law enforcement on civil rights and vice-versa, Hoover’s relationship with his mother (Judi Dench), longtime secretary Helen Gandy (Naomi Watts), perpetual right-hand man and best friend Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), Hoover’s monumental ego, penchant for exaggeration, paranoia, possible sexual hang-ups and more into a running […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: PAUL American premiere

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost at the American Premiere of PAUL | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures held the American Premiere of PAUL on March 14th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Who is PAUL?  A fugitive…a celebrity…a slacker…a joker or just an alien. While two British comic-book geeks are traveling across the U.S. they encounter an alien outside Area 51. PAUL (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out for the last 60 years on the secret military base. When PAUL discovers he’s been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town, a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DOUG LIMAN talks about ‘FAIR GAME’ and ‘COVERT AFFAIRS’

FAIR GAME movie poster | © 2010 Summit

Doug Liman could be dubbed the “spy guy” of producer/directors. True, his first feature film as a director was SWINGERS and he’s delved into other genres with GO and JUMPER, but his helming of THE BOURNE IDENTITY and MR. AND MRS. SMITH indicate a predilection for the world of people pretending to be what they’re not. Currently, Liman’s latest feature as director/ producer is in theatres. FAIR GAME tells the story of real-life CIA agent Valerie Plame, played by Naomi Watts, whose cover was blown by American government officials to punish her diplomat husband Joseph Wilson, played by Sean Penn, […]Read On »

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