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Does American comedy travel? Not that well, according to the not-that-strong box office returns of most Hollywood laughers. A few major stars open their pictures well overseas, but is Melissa McCarthy one of them? This UK trailer for her raunchy … Continue reading
Michael Keaton’s March comeback didn’t happen, despite national magazine profiles built around that notion. Quick quiz–which spring film was supposed to launch him on that trail? Hint, Aaron Paul was behind the wheel in it. Here’s the “one-time screen superhero … Continue reading
The trailer suggests a little of the magic of “The Secret of Kells.” Same Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon. More of a fairytale quality (though “Kells” had that, in addition to history and Vikings). Just lovely. Finnula Flanagan and Brendan … Continue reading
Michael C. Hall and Sam Shepard star in this thriller about a father stumbling into a murderous ex-con. Don Johnson and Vinessa Shaw also star, so this indie picture is aiming for an older demographic.
“The Equalizer” was a more chilling than overtly violent TV series. Edward Woodward played the guy as a canny professional always a step or two ahead of the villains he was out to foil. The Antoine Fuqua/Denzel Washington version plays … Continue reading
It’s East meets West, in a culinary sense, in rural France in this — yet another culinary comedy. Helen Mirren is the big name in the cast, playing a famed French chef, maybe who’s lost her edge, when an Indian … Continue reading
In description, this seems a bit like “The East,” that eco-terrorist film starring Brit Marling, Ellen Page and others. “Night Moves” stars Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning as eco-terrorists out to blow up a hydro dam. We are…intrigued. Eisenberg keeps … Continue reading
Here’s the first full trailer to Christopher Nolan’s space epic. Matthew McConaughey and Michael Caine are the Oscar winners starring in it. The reason for being? Kind of a call for us to redouble our efforts to go “beyond” and … Continue reading
It’s an animated offering with a lot of names in the cast and an untested studio behind it. L. Frank Baum’s books are in the public domain, and animation is still the most consistently lucrative corner of the business (expensive, … Continue reading