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He replaces John Turturro in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's 'The Price'.
Mark Ruffalo is to return to Broadway for the first time in over a decade, after it was announced that he’s been cast to headline an upcoming revival of Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’ instead of John Turturro.
After it was revealed this week by his representatives that Turturro had to bow out of his role as previously announced role as Victor Franz because of his commitments to filming schedules on other projects, the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production has replaced one big star with another, according to Deadline.
Ruffalo therefore joins a cast which includes Tony Shalhoub as his brother, Jessica Hecht as his wife and Danny DeVito in a Broadway debut as a furniture salesman. Miller’s 1968 drama sees Ruffalo’s character Victor trying to deal with his deceased father’s estate after thirty years living away, coming face to face with his estranged brother and opening old wounds in the process.
Continue reading: Mark Ruffalo Returns To Broadway For First Time In More Than Ten Years
Ruffalo, an executive producer on 'Anything', defended Bomer's casting as a transgender sex worker amid recent backlash from the LGBT community.
Mark Ruffalo has taken to social media in order to respond to the critical backlash over the casting of Matt Bomer as a transgender sex worker in the upcoming movie Anything, of which Ruffalo is an executive producer.
The 48 year old actor defended Bomer’s involvement with the project, although he said he was “glad” that the issue of the casting was being raised. According to a report in Variety, Bomer’s character will befriend a suicidal man, played by John Carroll Lynch.
“To the Trans community. I hear you. It’s wrenching to see you in this pain. I am glad we are having this conversation. It’s time,” he tweeted on Wednesday (August 31st).
Continue reading: Mark Ruffalo Defends Matt Bomer's Transgender Casting In 'Anything'
While the original 2013 magical caper was a big hit, it's style-over-substance approach didn't exactly scream out for a follow-up. But here we are, with go-to sequel man Jon M. Chu at the helm (he also directed the second Step Up and G.I. Joe movies). Most of the high-octane cast is back for more trickery, but the plot is even murkier this time.
Since their last whiz-bang stunt, the Four Horsemen have been laying low. Their leader Dylan (Mark Ruffalo) continues to work in the FBI, helping Daniel, Merrit and Jack (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco) plot their next caper, now joined by quirky illusionist Lula (Lizzy Caplan). Their latest project is to expose corruption at a New York conglomerate, but the stunt is ambushed, and the quartet mysteriously finds themselves in Macau, coerced by a tech genius (Daniel Radcliffe) into staging an elaborate heist. Meanwhile, Dylan's cover is blown, so he teams up with veteran Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman) and heads to Macau himself, chased by his FBI boss (Sanaa Latham). And it all goes down in London.
The round-the-world plot gives the movie some very cool locations, and the plot races so quickly that most audiences won't notice that it makes virtually no logical sense at all. There are flashy distractions at every turn, from sleight of hand to vanishing acts to gross-out gags to enormous double-bluffs, and all of this is thoroughly entertaining even if the script itself feels strangely incomplete. Most sequences tend to end before they get to the point, while action scenes are choppy and incoherent. The only set-piece that works is the kinetic central heist, which hinges on a rapidly flung playing card. But even though it's uneven and clunky, the film remains entertaining simply because of the magical shenanigans and snarky dialogue.
Continue reading: Now You See Me 2 Review
Whedon back-tracked on his negative comments last year, saying they did a "disservice" to himself and the movie.
A year after he guided the massive Avengers: Age of Ultron to the big screen and washed his hands once and for all of blockbuster sequels, director Joss Whedon has at last spoken about his negative reaction to the Marvel movie’s release at the time.
When the superhero sequel was released in May last year, many fans initially reacted with indifference to the movie in comparison to its 2012 predecessor The Avengers. While it was far from disastrous, taking $1.4 billion in box offices worldwide, Whedon himself said some pretty negative things about the project during the subsequent press tour.
Joss Whedon said some pretty negative things about 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' when it was released a year ago
Mark Ruffalo earned his third Oscar nomination this year, for his role in the true drama Spotlight.
And he's especially proud of this one because, as he says, "It has no actor-y moments." It follows journalists trying to find the truth about how the Catholic Diocese in Boston covered up child abuse, but director-cowriter Tom McCarthy avoids sensational details to focus on the riveting story.
"I loved that about it," Ruffalo says. "That it is all subtext. There are a few places where the character's personal lives come into view, but not many. In that sense it's also a reflection of their lives at that time, because they didn't have any lives They just had the hunt for the story."
Continue reading: Spotlight Was A Passion Project For Mark Ruffalo
This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on a true story, this is a journalistic procedural following a team of newspaper writers who take on a corrupt system. The outcome is well-known (they won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the global investigation into child abuse by Catholic priests), but the film is still utterly riveting, beautifully written and played to perfection.
In 2001, the Boston Globe's investigative Spotlight team is working to report the biggest stories in the city. So newly arrived senior editor Marty (Liev Schreiber) asks them to find out if there's truth to rumours that the local Catholic Archdiocese is covering up abuse. But he's unaware that the church controls the city, and the Spotlight writers (Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Brian d'Arcy James) quickly encounter heavy resistance from the establishment. As they persistently dig deeper, they realise that the story is exponentially bigger than anyone thought it was. Two lawyers (Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup) prove to be crucial in this process, as the team works to prove that the Cardinal (Len Cariou) has been covering up abuse for decades.
Cleverly, writer Josh Singer and writer-director Tom McCarthy never play this story for its salacious details. Instead, they focus on the people involved, which gives the film a strong sense of what's at stake here and the urgency of getting the story exactly right. It's a rare movie that can maintain this balance, gripping the audience and building suspense without ever tipping over into sensationalism. And the filmmakers bring out some strong emotional resonance in sensitive conversations between the journalists and the victims. All of this is expertly played by actors who stir in personal details without letting their characters' side-stories interfere with the larger narrative. They also resist the temptation to overplay the material, letting the facts of the case provide every gut-punch.
Continue reading: Spotlight Review
Faith in humanity restored.
Many of us have experienced that moment. That awful moment when you realise you've lost both your phone AND your wallet, aware that it could have ended up simply anywhere. Of course, it should be even worse for a celebrity, when you consider the amount of valuable personal phone numbers they'll have in their phonebook. But for 'Avengers' star Mark Ruffalo, his fame turned out to be quite the asset.
Twitter helps reunite Mark Ruffalo with his phone
Winter Storm Jonas hit New York City over the weekend and, while most people were sensible enough to stay indoors, Ruffalo quite frankly wasn't. Hence, he took to Twitter with an emergency bulletin requesting help to find his missing phone with the promise of a reward. 'APB out for a cell phone in a wallet case out on the streets of NYC in a blizzard. My driver's license is in there. Reward and signed pic', he posted.
Continue reading: Twitter Finds Mark Ruffalo's Lost Phone In Less Than Half An Hour
He believes the lack of diversity in this year's nominations is "terrible"
As the controversy over the all-white Oscar nominations continues, another actor has lent his voice to the growing disquiet of the lack of diversity. Spotlight star Mark Ruffalo has called the second year with no Black nominees "terrible" and has admitted he is considering boycotting the event.
Mark Ruffalo supports the Oscars boycott over the lack of nomination diversity
Film director Spike Lee, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith have already declared their intention to avoid the ceremony and Ruffalo has said he supports the boycott.
Continue reading: Mark Ruffalo Admits He Has Thought About Boycotting This Year's Oscars
Rich Cline picks out his top films of 2015.
There were some nice surprises in cinemas this year, with thoughtful thrillers, quality blockbusters, exhilarating franchise reboots and twists on familiar genres...
10. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
An Iranian vampire movie shot in California, this super-cool black and white comedy-thriller is witty, scary and sexy. It's also so original that it takes the breath away.
9. Inside Out
Pixar triumphs again with this inventive look inside the mind of a young girl struggling with her emotions. It's colourful, hilariously silly and also the kind of movie that can make grown men cry.
Continue reading: Rich Cline's 10 Best Films Of 2015
After becoming the most famous magicians in the world with their last tricks and exposing the wrongdoings of Arthur Tressler, it was obvious that as many people as they helped, they'd always upset a powerful few. One of those is Arthur's son, Walter Tressler.
Walter is on a mission to cause The Four Horsemen as much damage as possible. In order to stop Walter, the four magicians must pull off a stunt far bigger than their first.
With Isla Fisher pregant and unable to commit to the film Lizzy Caplan (Masters Of Sex) has been brought in to play the role of Lula. Other than Isla, all the lead cast from the first film will appear in the new film and Daniel Radcliffe will play the role of Arthurs son, a tech magnate.
Is anyone really surprised?
Surprise, surprise – The Avengers: Age of Ultron has easily topped the box office this weekend. Not only that, but with $187,7 million earned over the Friday-Sunday period, Age of Ultron also became the second biggest movie opening. Ever. In movie history. EVER.
Scarlett Johansson stars as Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Also, guess which movie had the biggest opening. No, really. Guess. I’ll help you out. It was The Avengers, in 2012, with $207 million. That one went on to earn over $1,5 billion worldwide. The moral of the story is that Marvel wins yet again.
Avengers star Scarlett Johansson talks parenthood and marriage in a new interview.
As one of the most famous actresses in the world, Scarlett Johansson is used to an exciting, fast-paced life in the world of celebrity, but in a new interview with Parade Magazine, she reveals her biggest joy is spending time with her baby daughter Rose Dorothy.
Scarlett Johansson attends the UK premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron
She told the magazine, "When I’m just hanging out with her and we’re doing silly stuff and if I make her laugh, the feeling of joy I have is explosive. If I can make her laugh and she gets a big smile on her face, that’s pretty much it. If only you could actually bottle that and carry it around."
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson On The Joy Of Being A Mother
The Schultz brothers' harrowing story is coming to the big screen this winter.
Foxcatcher, the new movie starring Steve Carell, is now out in cinemas. But it was not an easy road getting here. It’s a brand new direction for Carell, who has built a career on his quirky and, let’s be honest, pretty awkward brand of comedy. Now, he plays millionaire John Dupont, the sponsor of brothers and Olympic wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz.
Steve Carell shines as the antihero in Foxcatcher.
Portraying the Schultz brothers are Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo – so not the typical cast you’d expect to see in a sports drama. But they do a stellar job of portraying the harrowing story of Dave’s murder, point blanc, by Dupont.
'Foxcatcher' gets its full U.S release this weekend and it continues to gather steam as one of the most prominent Oscar contenders of the year.
Foxcatcher is beginning to pick up steam in an Oscars race that has so far been dominated by strong press for Boyhood and perhaps more curiously, Birdman. Inarritu's avant-garde comedy-drama will almost certainly provide Michael Keaton with his first trip to the Academy Awards for a while, though as a Best Picture contender, it has work to do.
Foxcatcher will be nominated for Best Picture - and its director Bennett Miller has been here before. Baseball drama Moneyball was up for the top gong in 2012, as was Capote in 2006. Based on a true story, Miller's film tells the story of John DuPont (Steve Carell), the wealthy benefactor to two Olympic wrestlers (Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo).
Continue reading: 'Foxcatcher' Took 7 Years To Make - But Boy, It Was Worth The Wait
The Avengers may be feeling like they are capable of anything after saving New York City from Loki's rampage and returning the deadly Tesseract to its rightful place in Asgard, but the group have a new threat to overcome. As the group; Tony Stark (Iron Man), Steve Rogers (Captain America), Bruce Banner (Hulk), Thor, Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) and Clint Barton (Hawkeye); attempt to enjoy an usually civilised evening together, they are interrupted by Ultron - a backfired project of Stark who is dead set on destroying the human race and branding them puppets in his game. With S.H.I.EL.D. destroyed, their chances of saving the world once again are looking dangerously slim. Now beginning to question just how much power they have, they are forced to regroup for a mission that could finally see their end.
The 'Foxcatcher' screening at the 52nd New York Film Festival saw the cast and crew take to the red carpet to pose for pictures. Amongst these, were stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Sienna Miller with her fiancé Tom Sturridge.
Begin Again is out in the U.K on July 11
Dublin-born filmmaker John Carney is clearly obsessed with music, and especially its power to heal the human soul. His 2006 debut film Once is a low-key romantic odyssey set on the streets of Dublin starring then-unknown musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.
They won an Oscar and a Grammy for the gorgeous main theme song Falling Slowly, then went on to win eight Tonys when Once was adapted into a Broadway musical in 2012.
Continue reading: 'Begin Again' Builds On The Magic Of 'Once'
Mark Ruffalo spoke about his former co-star Jennifer Garner whilst appearing on 'Watch What Happens Live'. He attributed their lost friendship to her husband Ben Affleck who, host Andy Cohen, joked doesn't allow his wife to have male friends.
Mark Ruffalo appeared on WWHL alongside Keira Knightley.
The 46-year-old actor appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live alongside Keira Knightley in order to promote their movie Begin Again. WWHL host Andy Cohen asked Ruffalo about Garner and their friendship which appeared to bloom following the 2004 romantic comedy. Of Garner Ruffalo said "We had a great time together and I think we would then Ben came on the scene and that was the end of that."
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine talks about making his acting debut in the music comedy 'Begin Again' in which he stars as an emerging musician who ditches his girlfriend in New York to pursue higher career prospects. He stars opposite Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld in the movie.
'It's surreal because I never had the hankering to be an actor and I don't even consider myself one still - maybe someday I will be', he revealed in a red carpet interview at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere. 'But this was just one of those surprises that I followed and it turned out to be one of the most fun and amazing experiences I've had in my life.'
Hailee Steinfeld discusses filming in New York and her fellow cast in a red carpet interview during the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her new movie 'Begin Again', in which she stars alongside Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine and Keira Knightley.
Continue reading: Hailee Steinfeld - Begin Again Red Carpet Interview
Sofia Vergara and Sofia Loren turn up on Tribeca red carpets, while Jennifer Aniston looks rough on-set in Los Angeles and Kelsey Grammer films a British comedy. Young musician dramas If I Stay and Begin Again both offer new trailers, as does Bryan Singer's new X-men blockbuster and Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys...
The Tribeca Film Festival is underway in New York, and stars have been turning out to promote their new movies. Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara hit the red carpet for their film Chef. Sofia Loren turned up with her filmmaker son Edoardo Ponti and other family members for the premiere of Soul Survivors. And retired boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield staged a reunion on the red carpet for the the documentary Champs. Check out the videos here Jon Favreau And Sofia Vergara Appear At The Tribeca Premiere For 'Chef', Sophia Loren Takes Her Family To The Tribeca Premiere Of Film Short 'Soul Survivors' and Mike Tyson And Evander Holyfield Pose Together At The Tribeca Premiere Of 'Champs'.
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, paparazzi got more pictures of a rather rough-looking Jennifer Aniston on the set of her new movie Cake, along with costar Sam Worthington. It's about a mother who is both physically and emotionally devastated by a car crash, and gets help from an unexpected source. Take a browse through our photo gallery of Jennifer Aniston filming new movie "Cake".
The Avengers: Age of Ultron could feature a prominent love story, according to Mark Ruffalo.
Details of the upcoming Avengers sequel Age of Ultron are beginning to trickle out and cast member Mark Ruffalo has given fans the biggest hints yet as to the direction in which Joss Whedon is taking the big-budget movie.
The Original Avengers Movie Took Over $1 Billion At The Box-Office
Shooting on the movie began in South Africa last month, with Ruffalo's character The Hulk very much at the center of things. We know that a giant green Hulk head on a pole was used to terrorize extras - but was Ruffalo out there too?
Continue reading: Mark Ruffalo Teases Romantic Storyline For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'
The new Gwneth Paltrow/ Mark Ruffalo comedy about sex addiction doesn't quite perform.
Thanks For Sharing made its debut in American cinemas today, having premiered at this month's Toronto International Film Festival where it tested the water with critics.
Gwyneth Paltrow At The Thanks For Sharing Premiere.
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo, Thanks For Sharing marks the directorial debut for Stuart Blumberg and addresses a tricky issue we see cropping up more and more in modern films: sex addiction. Last year's Oscar-dazzled Silver Linings Playbook featured Jennifer Lawrence as a recovering sex addict whilst 2011's Shame addressed Michael Fassbender's destructive sex addiction.
Continue reading: 'Thanks For Sharing' Could Have Gone In Harder, Say Critics [Trailer]
Adam Levine is engaged to Behati Prinsloo, his representative confirmed in a statement issued on Tuesday 16th July.
Adam Levine, the frontman of Maroon 5, is engaged to model Behati Prinsloo. The couple have been dating on-and-off since May 2012. According to a statement made by Levine's representative, the 34-year-old proposed to Behati at the weekend.
Adam Levine at the launch of his fragrance in L.A.
The announcement was made on Tuesday 16th July by Levine's rep. The statement to People magazine said "Adam Levine and his girlfriend Behati Prinsloo are excited to announce they are engaged to be married"
Continue reading: Maroon 5 Frontman, Adam Levine, Engaged To Model Behati Prinsloo
It's a comedy about sex addicts and, apparently, it's subtle. Fancy that!
Still fresh from Iron Man 3, Gwyneth Paltrow is starring in another film this year – the dramedy Thanks for Sharing, centered around the struggles of a group of sex addicts. It’s quite appropriate then that the trailer features Paltrow showing off the results of that organic/vegan/gluten-free lifestyle, by stripping down to some black lingerie. It’s all kept firmly PG, of course.
Watch the Thanks for Sharing trailer below.
Mystery crime thriller receives varied reviews from critics as it hits movie theatres today.
Magical mystery thriller Now You See Me receives a flood of favourable and not so favourable reviews as it is released in US movie theatres today (May 31st 2013).
With a star-studded ensemble cast led by Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freemanand Michael Caine, it's no wonder 'Now You See Me' has turned out to be a massive hit with many critics. Living up to its expectations, this Louis Leterrier directed movie has been described as 'A grandiose, far-fetched, somewhat tongue-in-cheek caper thriller' by Vulture and Television Without Pity said 'the tricks were really fantastic' and 'overall, it was an enjoyable time'.
On the other hand, many were unimpressed, with Complex stating rather bluntly, 'the illusion of its awesomeness vanishes to reveal its greatest trick yet: stealing your money' and CTV's Canada AM suggesting that one should 'wrap it in cellophane, lock it in a box and hide it under the bed'. Either way, if you like glamour, mystery and mischief then it's a great film to go and see and with such an excellent cast, just how bad can it possibly be?
Continue reading: 'Now You See Me' Receives Mixed Reviews From Critics On US Release
'The Avengers 2' is set to be shot at London's Pinewood-Shepperton Studios this summer with a 2015 confirmed release date.
Hollywood comes to London for the shooting of 'The Avengers' sequel which has a release date of May 1st 2015.
Despite 'The Avengers' being shot completely in the US, 'The Avengers 2' will cross overseas to hit Pinewood-Shepperton Studios in London, England where they will begin shooting this summer. And they're not the only major superhero film to make it to the UK; 'Thor: The Dark World' and Marvel's new movie starring Chris Pratt 'Guardians of the Galaxy' are also due to be shooting there this year - that's a lot of comic book action for one studio!
While producers of 'The Avengers 2' are keeping pretty much keeping the entire movie under wraps for now, we can be pretty certain that we will see a returning cast ensemble of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.
Continue reading: 'The Avengers 2' Heads To UK's Pinewood Studios
After a statement from Avengers director Joss Whedon, a Hulk movie is firmly off the cards.
No, no, there won’t be a solo Hulk movie following The Avengers 2.
So says Joss Whedon anyway, but we’re inclined to believe him, since, you know, the nerds follow the word of their god. The rumor was first spread by Latino Review, with the blog first describing it as a “SUPER BOWL EXCLUSIVE”. Well, no luck with that. When put on the spot about a possible addition to the franchise with Bruce Banner/ The Hulk in the central role, Whedon had this to say: "Well, I’m really not supposed to comment, but no, that’s nonsense." Sounds like a firm no to us. Then again, one can always hope that it’s all just an elaborate rouse (doesn’t that word make it sound so much cooler?) to put overly-excited fans off the scent? Pretty improbable, but it’s always a possibility, after Marvel boss Kevin Feige’s conflicting statements on the matter.
These days, whenever Julia Roberts does something you know it's worth being excited about (Valentines Day is an exception). Her female characters defined the aspirations of the woman of the 90s and she was once the highest paid woman in Hollywood. Now, it has been confirmed that she'll be appearing in an adaptation of Larry Kramer's autobiographical play 'The Normal Heart', and will begin production this year, to air in 2014.
The Normal Heart is about Kramer's experience of New York in the early 80s, during the boom of HIV/AIDS. As the Hollywood Reporter says, Ryan Murphy will be directing, who is the co-creator of popular shows such as Glee, Nip/Tuck and The New Normal, all of which have strong homosexual themes, and which make him ideal for this production.
"We are so proud to be involved with this monumental project," says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. "Ryan has assembled an extraordinary cast to bring Larry Kramer's landmark theatrical achievement to the screen for the first time, and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring this important film to HBO."
Continue reading: New HBO Drama With Mark Ruffalo And Julia Roberts, Hitting 2014
After two movies failed to ignite the fans (2003's Hulk starring Eric Bana and 2008's The incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton), Marvel decided to start over with the character for Avengers Assemble. And casting Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo ignited a firestorm among the online fan community who saw him as far too serious for the role.
Continue reading: Mark Ruffalo, Interview
Nick Fury is the director of law enforcement and espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D, which deals with superhuman threats. One day, an unexpected enemy targets global security and safety. The enemy turns out to be Loki, who was banished from Asgard. This is made known to Nick, who decides to assemble a team of the world's strongest superheroes to tackle this problem.
Continue: The Avengers Trailer
Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D, a law enforcement and espionage agency that deals with threats that can be perceived as superhuman. One such threat is made known to him one day, when an unexpected enemy targets global security and safety. Nick decides to assemble a team of the world's strongest superheroes to tackle this problem and starts looking all across the globe.
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Nic and Jules are a married couple and they have two kids, Joni and Laser who refer to them as 'moms'. Both women were artificially inseminated with sperm from a donor and as the kids grow up, a now 15 year old laser starts to wonder who his biological father is and what he's like. Being only 15 he asks his older sister Joni to investigate into who the donor was.
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In 1954 Boston, Ted (DiCaprio) is a US Marshal heading with his new partner Chuck (Ruffalo) to the Shutter Island hospital for the criminally insane. A patient (Mortimer) has mysteriously disappeared, and the head doctor (Kingsley) is acting suspicious. So is everyone else for that matter. As Ted delves deeper into the mystery, which hints at a big conspiracy, he struggles with the implications these events have for his own life, including the death of his wife (Williams) and his experiences liberating Dachau at the end of the war.
Continue reading: Shutter Island Review
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Cab driver Max (Jamie Foxx) is having an ordinary night until he picks up Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith). They have a pleasant, interesting conversation, which director Michael Mann lets unfold at a natural, almost seductive pace. When they finally part ways, you feel as if you've watched a short romantic comedy. Enter Vincent (Tom Cruise).
Continue reading: Collateral Review
With the United States in the throes of an unexpected war, the timing may not seem right for a movie about military infighting. But "The Last Castle" has a certain popcorn-picture kind of flag-waving pride about it that is enormously satisfying and oddly apropos for this particular moment in history.
Robert Redford could be a gentleman's John Wayne in his starring role as Gen. Eugene Irwin, a highly decorated and revered Army officer beginning a 10-year sentence in military prison for leading his troops, against orders from the President, on a rescue mission that ended in catastrophe.
He's a humble but cocksure leader, greatly admired even by ironhanded warden Colonel Winters (James Gandolfini), who asks the general up to his office to shake his hand before having him shown to his cell. But Winters' respect soon turns to resentment as Irwin begins questioning his methods of managing the men in his jail -- nicknamed The Castle for its stately courtyard-and-towers design.
Continue reading: The Last Castle Review
The Navajo code talkers who are the ostensive focus of the new John Woo World War II movie have so little to do with the story that calling the picture "Windtalkers" feels like a sham.
Sure it opens with a breathtaking shot of rock formations in the Arizona's Monument Valley, giving the film an immediate sense of place and spirituality. But it's essentially the same shot Woo used to open "Mission: Impossible 2," minus a rock-climbing Tom Cruise and plus a touch of reverent native flute music on the soundtrack.
Sure one of the main characters is a Navajo named Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) who has a hard time fitting in with his Marine unit, which is teeming with countrified Southern bigots. And sure, once the Pacific island combat scenes get rolling Ben calls in a few air strikes using the never-broken Navajo language-based code that helped win the war.
Continue reading: Windtalkers Review
Having dabbled in John Malkovich's mind in "Being John Malkovich," then delved into his own neurotic noggin in "Adaptation," ingeniously idiosyncratic screenwriter Charlie Kaufman wraps his head around themes of lucid-dreaming and lost love in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and once again hits the Freudian jackpot.
A melancholy metaphysical romance about how human beings are the sum of their experiences, this distinctively surreal, meditative fable takes place largely inside the rapidly dissolving memories of a dejected sad sack named Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), who hopes to end a crippling case of heartbreak by having his ex-girlfriend (Kate Winslet) electronically expunged from his cerebellum in a makeshift CAT-scan procedure performed by a dubious back-alley doctor (Tom Wilkinson) and his nerdy house-call technicians.
To augment the film's sublimely disorienting narrative -- parts of which run backwards as Joel's discordant recent memories are boiled away before his more melodious earlier ones -- director Michel Gondry opens with an unsteady shot of Joel wobbling out of his unfolded sofa-bed on Valentine's Day 2004, the morning after his selective lobotomy.
Continue reading: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Review
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