In December 2001, Christian Longo murdered his wife and three children, then went on the run, using “Michael Finkel” as an alias. Finkel wasn’t a fictional alias along the lines of Deep Throat or O’Henry. No, Michael Finkel was a real person, a disgraced New York Times reporter. True Story begs the question, “Why?”
Released two years ago, 21 Jump Street was very much aware it was a blatant cash grab by a studio looking to use an old idea for a new hit. Nobody had any idea if it would be any good. In all honesty, the movie was pretty much set up to
There’s almost always an awesome film coming out on Blu-Ray or DVD each month, so which ones should you pay attention to this month?
2012 hit comedy 21 Jump Street saw Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play rookie cops masquerading as high school students, all in a charismatic effort to bring down a drug ring. The result was hilarious, with widespread critical acclaim that praised the duo’s chemistry and the film’s witty incorporation of
The top races – for picture and director – didn’t change much over the last few days, but Her thankfully made some waves with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) weighs in with its picks on Feb. 16, and that’s really
Jonah Hill hosted SNL this week. Was it funny? Was it a dud? Check out the highlights here.
AMERICAN HUSTLE and GRAVITY lead the Oscar nominations. 12 YEARS A SLAVE close behind. And what’s ALONE YET NOT ALONE?
There’s a scene in The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s (Shutter Island, Casino, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets) latest film – his first since the underwhelming Hugo two years ago – where the central character, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), falls into spastic fits at a country club
Forgive me for cribbing that movie quote, a line you couldn’t escape – believe me, I tried – upon the release of Despicable Me in 2001. It aptly describes the film: not much in the way of story, little more than an excuse for androgynous yellow creatures to spew gibberish.
Blue is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche’s drama about a romance between two young women, took to four screens this weekend and opened with $100,316. That’s $25,079 for each screen, a better average than Michael Haneke’s Amour, the drama about an elderly woman and her husband that earned five Oscar
Leo DiCaprio embraces excess, dancing, and the art of throwing things in the first manic and splendid first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
A midlife milestone sends a long-married couple into an uproarious tailspin in This is 40. Audiences fell in love with contentiously loving couple Pete and Debbie in Judd Apatow’s comedy sensation Knocked Up. Five years later Apatow reunites with his hilarious creations as Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise