Movie Review: 21 BRIDGES

21 BRIDGES movie poster | ©2019 STX Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, Taylor Kitsch, Louis Cancelmi, Alexander Siddig Writers: Adam Mervis and Matthew Michael Carnahan, story by Adam Mervis Director: Brian Kirk Distributor: STX Entertainment Release Date: November 22, 2019 The title of 21 BRIDGES refers to the physical connections between the island of Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs and cities. These 21 bridges get closed down in the course of the movie, as the NYPD and the FBI attempt to prevent two cop killers from fleeing. The bridge closures are relatively incidental to the main plot. That’s not necessarily a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GRAND SEDUCTION

THE GRAND SEDUCTION movie poster | ©2014 E One

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban Writers: Michael Dowse and Ken Scott, based on the screenplay for SEDUCING DOCTOR LEWIS by Ken Scott Director: Don McKellar Distributor: E One Release Date: May 30, 2014 SEDUCING DOCTOR LEWIS, aka LE GRANDE SEDUCTION, was a 2003 French-language Canadian film. The English-language remake, set in Newfoundland, has a Dr. Lewis, played Taylor Kitsch. The doctor is busted for carrying cocaine on a small connecting flight. Rather than risk a prison sentence, the doc agrees – at the behest of the Customs agent – to spend a month caring for the […]Read On »

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Interview: Taylor Kitsch talks THE NORMAL HEART and LONE SURVIVOR

Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch in THE NORMAL HEART | ©2014 HBO/Jojo Whilden

This is a great week and a half for Taylor Kitsch. The actor, originally from British Columbia, Canada, shot to fame as high school football player Tim Riggins in five seasons of the series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and subsequently starred in the big-screen features JOHN CARTER, BATTLESHIP and SAVAGES. Sunday, May 25, Kitsch can be seen on HBO in the premiere of director Ryan Murphy’s film version of Larry Kramer’s play THE NORMAL HEART; Kitsch stars as Bruce Niles, a gay man coping with the AIDS crisis in 1981, when the disease had barely been identified and was being actively […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mark Ruffalo talks THE NORMAL HEART

Mark Ruffalo in THE NORMAL HEART | ©2014 HBO/Jojo Whilden

Larry Kramer’s play THE NORMAL HEART was first produced off-Broadway in 1985. In real life, Kramer is one of the founders of ACT UP, which describes itself as “a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis,” which was being largely ignored by the government in the Eighties. In NORMAL HEART, the main character Ned Weeks is Kramer’s fictional surrogate, a gay man who is enraged by the indifference he encounters as he tries to get help for his critically ill lover and friends in 1981. Kramer has now adapted […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LONE SURVIVOR

LONE SURVIVOR movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman Writer: Peter Berg, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson Director: Peter Berg Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: December 25, 2013 Based on the events of the 2005 Navy SEAL mission Operation Red Wings, LONE SURVIVOR depicts a relatively short but devastating clash between U.S. and Taliban forces in the mountains of Afghanistan. Director/writer Peter Berg has adapted the book by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson in apolitical fashion. We’re following the Navy, so we’re on their side, but the […]Read On »

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BRAVE Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

BRAVE | (c) 2012 Walt Disney

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: BRAVE – As much as Disney gets flak for being a super corporation and installing all sorts of consumerism in our children, they do know how to deliver the goods when it comes to great storytelling that the whole family can enjoy. BRAVE is the wonderful story […]Read On »

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BATTLESHIP Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

BATTLESHIP | © 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: BATTLESHIP – Yes, I acknowledge immediately that the whole premise of crafting a movie after a board game is just a disastrous proposition on a whole crapload of levels. Yes, I know that the film got lambasted left, right and center by fans, the Internet, critics and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the SAVAGES World Premiere

Taylor Kitsch at the World Premiere of SAVAGES | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures presented the World Premiere of SAVAGES at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood recently This star-studded cast brought out tons of fans and press. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch, Demian Bichir, Sandra Echeverria, Jake McLaughlin, Joel David Moore, Leonard Roberts, Antonio Jaramillo, Amber Dixon, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Trevor Donovan, Screenwriter/Director Oliver Stone and Composer Adam Peters. Joining them were guests, which included: Shaun Robinson, Vik Sahay, Mary-Louise Parker, John Paul DeJoria, Stefanie Sherk, Yuna, Nikki Blonsky, Cameron Deane […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the BATTLESHIP American Premiere

Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson at the American Premiere of BATTLESHIP | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures held the American Premiere of BATTLESHIP recently at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The “sea blue” carpet had special sections for the fans around the carpet. As the stars of the film and the guests walked the carpet they stopped to sign autographs and take pictures with the fans. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, Hamish Linklater, Adrian Bellani, Dante Jimenez, Michael Meldman, Jackie Johnson, Stephen Bishop, Leni Ito, Writers Eric Hoeber and Jon Hoeber. Joining them were […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BATTLESHIP

BATTLESHIP movie poster | ©2012 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Jesse Plemons, Gregory D. Gadson Writers: Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber, based on the Hasbro game Director: Peter Berg Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 18, 2012 There is nothing wrong in basing a movie on a board game or a toy, or even an amusement park ride (for example, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN). For one thing, it’s been done many times before by now, so there’s no reason to attack BATTLESHIP to be the latest in this line. There is something a little startling in BATTLESHIP’s physical […]Read On »

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