Movie Review: PAWN SACRIFICE

PAWN SACRIFICE poster | ©2015 Bleecker Street Media

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert Writer: Steven Knight, story by Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson and Steven Knight Director: Edward Zwick Distributor: Bleecker Street Media Release Date: September 16, 2015 Chess is not an inherently cinematic game. Couple it with a main character who is actively unlikable, and it sounds like the makings of a movie that is at best hard to watch. Yet PAWN SACRIFICE turns out to be immersive. Directed by Edward Zwick and scripted by Steven Knight from a story by Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher […]Read On »

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THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE WALKING DEAD THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON | (c) 2013 Anchor Bay 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 GREAT GATSBY – Expectations for this film were very high given the subject matter and that director Baz Luhrmann had conceived such interesting movies with MOULIN ROUGE and ROMEO + JULIET, luckily THE GREAT GATSBY delivers with an over-the-top look at the classic character and book […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GREAT GATSBY

THE GREAT GATSBY movie poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Amitabh Bachchan, Jack Thompson Writers: Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Director: Baz Luhrmann Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 10, 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY, originally published in 1925, is generally considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a brilliant look at the Jazz Age in which it was written. It has been adapted for both film and television before, but director Baz Luhrmann, who co-wrote the screenplay with Craig […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the ROCK OF AGES World Premiere

Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough at the World Premiere of ROCK OF AGES | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Rock ‘N Rock was the theme at the Warner Bros. Pictures World Premiere of ROCK OF AGES held recently at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The black carpet was decorated with landmark signs from the famous Sunset Strip rock scene – The Whisky Ago Go, The Viper Room and the famous rock eatery hangout The Rainbow Bar and Grill, where a lot of these rock people still go to eat. The Whisky Ago Go being around the longest on the Strip have had many of the great groups play there – The Doors, Poison, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, […]Read On »

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Comic-Con 2011 News: Spider-Man will not be a part of any future THE AVENGERS movies according to producer Avi Arad

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 | ©2011 Marvel Comics

This one is a kind of a no-brainer, but for anyone wondering if the Spider-Man character would ever appear in a future THE AVENGERS team-up movie, don’t hold your breath. First of all, even though Marvel (and now Disney) owns the character, it’s currently licensed to Sony Pictures, which makes it harder to extract him for a movie at another studio. However, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN producer Avi Arad at a press event during Comic-Con 2011 says there’s another reason for not putting him a big movie like that either. “There’s the team-ups [in the comics] that keep the publishing going, […]Read On »

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Comic-Con 2011 News: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN star Andrew Garfield was given Tobey Maguire’s blessing when he took over the role

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in SPIDER-MAN 4 | ©2010 Sony/Marvel/photo by John Schwartzman

While at today’s 2011 Comic Con in San Diego, Andrew Garfield spoke to the press about finally taking over the role of Peter Parker aka Spider-man in the new reboot THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Having been a big fan since he was a kid, he loved the chance to be the poster boy for all skinny kids around the world who wish they could transform into a crime-fighting super hero. “I like the idea of a skinny kid beating up bad guys,” says Garfield. “It’s a dream of mine and what a way to do it so you can give other […]Read On »

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Comic-Con 2011 News: The scoop on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reboot

Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN | ©2011 Sony Pictures/Marvel

With THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN rebooting the film franchise with new Peter Parker Andrew Garfield and new director Marc Webb, at today’s 2011 Comic-Con press event producer Avi Arad discussed why they went the reboot route as opposed to a fourth chapter in the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire incarnation of the franchise. “Most of you are aware we started on the way to do another movie, but our director [Raimi] and cast and us realized there wasn’t enough newness,” says Arad. “There was not a new story to tell. As we started to discuss this movie and what we wanted to make, […]Read On »

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