Movie Review: THREE CHRISTS

THREE CHRISTS movie poster | ©2020 IFC Films

Rating: R Stars: Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford, Charlotte Hope, Kevin Pollak, Julianna Margulies, James Monroe Iglehart, Stephen Root, Jane Alexander Writers: Eric Nazarian & Jon Avnet, based on the book THE THREE CHRISTS OF YPSILANTI by Dr. Milton Rokeach Director: Jon Avnet Distributor: IFC Films Release Date: January 10, 2020 THREE CHRISTS is neither theological nor Biblical. Instead, it’s a (seemingly loosely) fact-based drama set largely in a Michigan medical institution in 1959 and 1960. Director Jon Avnet and his co-screenwriter Eric Nazarian have taken Dr. Milton Rokeach’s nonfiction book THE THREE CHRISTS OF YPSILANTI and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ARBITRAGE

ARBITRAGE movie poster | ©2012 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, Nate Parker, Stuart Margolin, Chris Eigeman, Graydon Carter Writer: Nicholas Jarecki Director: Nicholas Jarecki Distributor: Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions Release Date: September 14, 2012 ARBITRAGE the movie takes its title from the term for a type of risk-free financial transaction. When we meet Wall Street tycoon Robert Miller (Richard Gere), it quickly becomes evident that he hasn’t managed to make such an exchange go smoothly, but he’s anxious to sell his company before anyone finds out the extent of the damage to the tune of six hundred million dollars […]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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Profile: Topher Grace sees THE DOUBLE

Topher Grace in THE DOUBLE | ©2011 Image Entertainment

In the new thriller THE DOUBLE, Topher Grace plays Ben Geary, a young FBI agent who is assigned to his dream case, tracking down the Russian assassin known only as Cassius. Ben is teamed with former CIA operative Paul Shepherdson, played by Richard Gere, who has been reluctantly dragged back into the field due to his expertise in this matter. Family man Ben and loner Paul would seem to be polar opposites, but they turn out to have a few things in common. Grace, a New Yorker by birth, got his feature film start in Steven Soderbergh’s TRAFFIC, then went […]Read On »

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Profile: TRUE BLOOD star Stephen Moyer on THE DOUBLE trouble

Stephen Moyer in THE DOUBLE | ©2011 Image Entertainment

In THE DOUBLE, Richard Gere plays former CIA agent Paul Shepherdson, who is dragged back into the field when it looks like the presumed-dead Russian agent he was chasing has resurfaced to kill again. Topher Grace plays Ben Geary, an FBI agent who partners with Paul. Among the people they talk to is Stephen Moyer’s Brutus, an imprisoned KGB assassin who reveres the man the other two are seeking. Moyer, who speaks with his native English accent when not playing characters who hail from elsewhere, speaks with great affection about his best-known character, TRUE BLOOD’s gentlemanly Louisiana vampire Bill Compton. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE DOUBLE

THE DOUBLE movie poster | ©2011 Image Entertainment

Stars: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Odette Yustman, Stephen Moyer, Stana Katic, Martin Sheen Writers: Michael Brandt & Derek Haas Director: Michael Brandt Distributor: Image Entertainment Release Date: October 28, 2011 THE DOUBLE is a thriller set in Washington, D.C. that involves both the CIA and the FBI, yet is virtually apolitical. The movie indeed invokes the kinds of spy dramas of yore, like THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE and NO WAY OUT, where a search for an enemy agent leads to all sorts of twists and turns. Writers Michael Brandt & Derek Haas make a concession to present-day filmmaking expectations and pack […]Read On »

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