Jeff Nichols’ (Mud, Take Shelter, Shotgun Stories) fourth feature-length film, Midnight Special, could have been easily retitled “The Young Messiah Chronicles,” “The Adventures of the Young Messiah,” or “The Young Messiah and the Journey to Wonderland” (the sequel title already comes pre-made, “The Young Messiah and the Wizard of
A retrospective analysis of 2012’s chick flicks and a few of my hopes and dreams for 2013’s.
Actors Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund, and director Walter Salles have a number of things in common. Some of their similarities are run-of-the-mill—for example, they all like to play pool and are all very attractive gentlemen. One thing they share, however, is quite special: each played an important role in the lengthy process of translating Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road from book to film for the first time.
Finally brought to the silver screen by director Walter Salles and screenwriter José Rivera, ON THE ROAD is a beautiful portrait of social and emotional disillusionment starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, and Viggo Mortensen.
Still of Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty. Photo by Jonathan Olley – © 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty, LLC. This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. . Dear Readers, I don’t know about you, but for me, December is shaping up to be a fairly expensive month. And not just
One of my favorite things about chick flicks is the shared emotional experience they provide the viewer. As they are targeted at women, chick flicks often center around a common, female life-experience, such as pining after the guy, getting the guy, losing the guy, first kisses, first times, having a baby, the motherhood, etc.
Coming in during the wake of Bridesmaids, the trailer for Bachelorette has arrived with the same hilarious, independent women feel. We are again in the crazy wedding world. Regan, played by veteran Kirsten Dunst, is shocked when Becky, a.k.a. Pig Face played by breakout comedian Rebel Wilson, gets engaged before
Here is a film by filmmaker Braden King, better known for his documentary abilities, is about an American cartographer (map maker), Will Shepard (Ben Foster) who is contracted to go to Armenia to to some extensive research in building a new map of the country. He meets an Armenian ex-patriot woman, Gadarine (Lubna Azabal) in a cafe one morning and they click almost immediately.
It’s that time again! Another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup! Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! There are several big release this week which include: The Adventures of Tintin, The Descendants, My Week with Marilyn and
Two years after reported info on a sci-fi romance titled UPSIDE DOWN finally gets some follow-up verbage. Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess are pretty much star crossed lovers who live in mirror imaged worlds of one another. We have an Entertainment Tonight behind-the-scenes spot of the film below.
Whether it’s claiming he is the best director in the world or announcing his sympathies towards Nazis before a room full of journalists, Lars Von Trier is undoubtedly one of cinema’s most controversial provocateurs.When attacked for his anti-American rhetoric in ‘Dancer In The Dark’, for example, he decided to make