Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ricardo Scamarcio, Camille Cottin, Kelly Reilly, Rowena Robinson, Emma Laird, Kyle Allen, Ali Khan Writer: Michael Green, based on the novel HALLOWE’EN PARTY by Agatha Christie Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: Twentieth Century Studios Release Date: September 15, 2023 A HAUNTING IN VENICE is the third Agatha Christie film adaptation directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars for the third time as Christie’s brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. Michael Green, the screenwriter of the first two, likewise returns. We’re in Venice, Italy, 1947. By now, Poirot is physically, psychologically […]Read On »
Rating: PG Stars (voices): Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Angela Bassett, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Wes Studi, Fort une Feirnster, Zenobia Shroff Writers: Pete Docter & Mike Jones & Kemp Powers Director: Pete Docter Co-Director: Kemp Powers Distributor: Disney Release Date: December 25, 2020 SOUL has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Animated Motion Picture and Best Score (by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, with jazz compositions and arrangements by Jon Batiste), and will no doubt get some Oscar nods as well. The title of SOUL comes from both the spirit of jazz music, dear to the heart […]Read On »
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT VS. THE REVEREND: Actress Carol Kane on the special interactive film – Exclusive Interview
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT is living up to its title. First, Netflix picked up the comedy, created by Tina Fey & Robert Carlock, after NBC passed on the pilot. The series, about cult survivor Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) thriving in New York City, ran on Netflix for four seasons, 2015 through 2019. Now UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT is back with a new installment on Netflix, a choose-your-own-adventure interactive branching movie, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT: KIMMY VS THE REVEREND. The telefilm sees Kimmy preparing to marry the kindly if daft Prince Frederick, while facing off against her erstwhile oppressor, Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne […]Read On »
Rating: R Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Evan Jonigkeit, Josh Charles Writer: Robert Carlock, based on the book THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE: STRANGE DAYS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN by Kim Barker Directors: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa Distributor: Paramount Release Date: March 4, 2016 WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is a fictionalized dramedy about war correspondent Kim Barker’s nonfiction book THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE: STRANGE DAYS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN. Her onscreen counterpart here, Kim Baker (Tina Fey), stays with the story in Afghanistan. The movie, written by Robert Carlock and directed by the team […]Read On »
Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Ben Schwartz Writer: Jonathan Tropper, based on his novel Director: Shawn Levy Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 19, 2014 There are some outstanding performances in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, which elevates the movie into something actually watchable, as opposed to a couple of good moments interspersed with scenes meant to be funnier or more affecting. The set-up is this: Mort Altman has died. His widow, the formidable therapist and best-selling author Hillary […]Read On »
Created by Aaron Sorkin, THE NEWSROOM is set at a fictional cable news network, but the stories it deals with – theLouisiana oil spill, the killing of Osama bin Laden – are real. Jeff Daniels stars as news anchor Will McAvoy, who goes from bland to searingly opinionated in the opening episode, with Emily Mortimer as Mackenzie MacHale, his former lover and current producer, and Sam Waterston as their boss. The series airs Sundays at 10 PM, with the season finale airing August 26; the show has already been picked up for a second year. Alan Poul, one of NEWSROOM’s […]Read On »
After the success of this summer’s super-villain animated feature DESPICABLE ME, it was a big question mark if the similarly themed DreamWorks animated comedy MEGAMIND was going to pale in comparison. Thankfully that’s not the case. MEGAMIND exists in its own animated universe spearheaded by hilarious and cheeky vocal work by Will Ferell and Tina Fey. They take the material and elevate it by transcending the animated universe by delivering a great overall movie that takes the superhero genre and spins it on its head.