The Deepwater Horizon horizon on April 20, 2010 resulted in the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, with 4.9 million barrels worth of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven crew members lost their lives and another 17 were injured in the disaster. Six years later, the inevitable film version
Ruminations on an alternative life-path for TED 2’s adorably obscene protagonist, Ted.
THE GAMBLER: A slick, superficial, cod-philosophical take on gambling addiction.
Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler will have its world premiere on Nov. 10 at this year’s AFI Fest – more specifically, in the Dolby Theatre. The remake of the 1974 drama that earned James Caan a Golden Globe nomination stars Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, Michael Kenneth Williams, and John
The first-ever screening of David O. Russell’s American Hustle took place on Sunday. Word on the film ranges from decent to terrific, but the one aspect on which everyone seemed to agree: Jennifer Lawrence. Last year’s best actress winner apparently steals the movie with her scenes as the wife of
2 Guns arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on November 19. With Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington I had high hopes for a solid buddy action comedy. While there are decent moments of action, the film fails to deliver on story and pacing. There are so many moments that I found
Awards, Fests, and Campaigns Disney will push Saving Mr. Banks, which had a great stateside debut at the AFI Fest, as a drama at the Golden Globes. Most of us thought the film, which examines Walt Disney and P.L. Travers’ disagreements about 1964’s Mary Poppins, would contend in the musical
This week there is an interesting mixture of genres, from The Walking Dead to Gatsby and men with muscles! I think everyone will be satisfied. Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something that should be a must have or if there’s any other opinions you might have. Leave everything
One of my favorite things to do with my mom is to sit down and snuggle up to watch a movie. It has been one of my most enjoyable moments since I was a kid. I love thinking of the the experience of going to the itty bitty independent, local
I am typically a sucker for thrillers, especially ones that have a major plot twist that you don’t see coming. These types of films typically have some fantastic characters and a nice mix of suspenseful action thrown in for good measure. Broken City fails to deliver on all points.
One of the best things about television is the variety of content and subject matter that is available for consumption. It is so wide-reaching, there are so many channels, genres and series to choose from that pretty much anyone can find something they enjoy. Add to that options like Netflix and Hulu to get caught up on shows you may have missed or as an introduction to new series and there is no end to the possibilities for viewing enjoyment. As it turns out, television in 2012 is so varied that there was little to no agreement on any of our writers’ favorites.
The first trailer for Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain has arrived online, and it looks pretty damn good. Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in the film based on a true story and the two lead actors play a pair of Florida bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme involving a wealthy businessman that goes terribly wrong.
The Bourne Legacy continued without Matt Damon, Ted and Ice Age: Continental Drift are the big releases this week in my opinion. A fun difference in genres too with Animation, Comedy and Action/Drama. All three films had good releases and plenty of people enjoyed them! Also, the first season of