Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Casting: Ewan McGregor Set For 'American Pastoral,' Kevin Coster Is A 'Criminal' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • June 18, 2014 9:39 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
American Pastoral Ewan McGregor
After spending some time in the blockbuster arena with the 2010 Angelina Jolie-starring espionage flick “Salt,” and this summer’s YA adaptation “The Giver,” Australian director Phillip Noyce will finally be helming a film with no action set pieces again. Per Coming Soon, Noyce will tackle the long-gestating adaptation of Phillip Roth’s critically acclaimed novel “American Pastoral” and he’s cast Ewan McGregor as the lead.

Watch: Gemma Arterton Struts Her Stuff In First Teaser Trailer for Anne Fontaine’s 'Gemma Bovery'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 3, 2014 9:45 AM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
Gemma Bovery
As we learned from the"Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" poster "controversy," sex sells. Indeed, it speaks any language, and even though this first teaser trailer for "Gemma Bovery" is entirely in French, all you need is a set of eyes (or even one) to understand what exactly the marketing team behind this one wants you to notice.

Sundance Review: ‘The Voices’ Starring Ryan Reynolds Wrings Dark Comedy From Candy-Colored Carnage

  • By James Rocchi
  • |
  • January 20, 2014 9:06 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
The Voices
The fourth film from director Marjane Satrapi ("Persepolis," "Chicken with Plums"), "The Voices" navigates the line between the gruesome and the goofy with a step as nimble as a tight-rope walker going over a sea of broken glass. It’s an extraordinarily warm and funny movie about a likable schizophrenic murderer; it’s candy-colored and meticulously composed and yet also shiny with fresh wet blood. It’s weird and funny and perfectly-pitched, and to cap off its catalog of rare feats, it also features an immensely likable performance from Ryan Reynolds.

Review: Online Gambling World Thriller 'Runner Runner' Starring Ben Affleck & Justin Timberlake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 3, 2013 9:02 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Runner Runner
While the conversation around the career rebound of Matthew McConaughey will continue this fall with "Dallas Buyers Club," many forget that it was 2011's "The Lincoln Lawyer" that gave the actor the first spring in his comeback step. On paper, it was a rather routine procedural, but it was elevated by director Brad Furman who shot it with some style and energy, and of course, McConaughey made his character leap off the page in the way few actors could. Which brings us to "Runner Runner," a movie that once again pairs Furman with a rather standard script, and though he does his best again to inject the proceedings with some spark and aided by a strong performance from a veteran actor, it doesn't quite graduate to the level of enjoyable pulp.

Watch: 2 New Clips, Featurettes & More For 'Runner Runner' Starring Ben Affleck & Justin Timberlake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 20, 2013 4:46 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
While it's not quite Batman versus Superman, we have to say we have some fascination with watching Ben Affleck play an unapologetically slimy villain and give Justin Timberlake a rough time, even if we're uncertain about "Runner Runner."

Watch: A Slick Batman Pushes Around MTV Pop Star In The Caribbean In New 'Runner Runner' Trailer

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • September 4, 2013 2:58 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Runner Runner
The upcoming gambling drama "Runner, Runner." Your choices are: A) entertaining drama, B) total B-movie trash, or C) fun B-movie trash? It's really hard to tell, honestly. On one hand, it's written by the always reliable Brian Koppelman and David Levien ("Rounders," "The Girlfriend Experience," "Oceans Thirteen") and it's directed by Brad Furman whose 2011 effort "The Lincoln Laywer," starring Matthew McConaughey was easily the most fun trashy B-movie of that year -- a little silly, but downright entertaining.

Review: Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium' Starring Gemma Arterton & Saoirse Ronan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 26, 2013 7:03 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Byzantium
Between "Twilight" on the big screen, and "True Blood" and "Vampire Diaries" on the cable dial, among countless other books, graphic novels and more, if you're a fan of bloodsuckers, there's likely a flavor out there for you. And with countless other projects in the pipeline (including Universal's brewing "Dracula" reboot), there are still more versions of this undead character on the way. But let's just hope they are more involving and creative than Neil Jordan's "Byzantium." The director's second bite into the genre following "Interview With The Vampire" is disappointingly bloodless (figuratively) and fangless (literally).

Review: 'Unfinished Song' Starring Gemma Arterton, Terence Stamp & Vanessa Redgrave

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 19, 2013 7:56 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
There is a certain strain of mid-budgeted British comedy -- films like "Calendar Girls," "Made In Dagenham," "Greenfingers," "The Full Monty" etc. -- that generally tends to find an audience on both sides of the ocean, makes a modest profit, and then lands on specialty cable where it lives on in reruns forever. They all have the easily recognizable stock characters, follow a familiar arc and culminate in manufactured emotion designed to make you feel good. And while it's hard to fault a film for being exactly what it sets out to be and nothing more, there is something almost offensive about how inoffensive the template guiding "Unfinished Song" is.

Watch: 2 Clips And Lots Of New Pics From Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium' With Gemma Arterton & Saoirse Ronan

  • By Jason McDonald
  • |
  • May 31, 2013 10:19 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Neil Jordan’s vampire flick “Byzantium” is only a month away from its US release date of June 28th so if they want to draw out the undead crowd from their darkened dens and Anne Rice book clubs, the time for a promotional barrage is now. To get the ball rolling we have two new clips from the upcoming gothic tale.

Gemma Arterton & Anna Kendrick Join Ryan Reynolds In 'Persepolis' Director Marjane Satrapi's 'The Voices'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 22, 2013 1:18 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Change is good and Marjane Satrapi seems to thrive on it. She broke out in 2007 with the beloved, critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated "Persepolis," but has hardly made a predictable step since. Her followup was the fantastical live action tale "Chicken With Plums" and not long after came the comic mini-feature (it ran about 75 minutes long), "The Gang Of The Jotas." Now, she's shifting gears again with "The Voices," and after nabbing Ryan Reynolds to star last fall, she's picked up two more names in what may be her most mainstream effort yet.

Email Updates

Recent Comments