‘Woman In Gold’ Review: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds A Great Pair In Remarkable Story
It may have had a bumpy start with certain cranky critics at Berlin, but as I say in my video review above, Woman In Gold is very fine indeed, a triumph of storytelling and a compelling real-life tale likely to have smart, grownup audiences cheering. And though the film debuts April 1, that’s NO April Fool’s joke.
The story begins in 1998 with Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman who fled her native Vienna 60 years earlier to avoid Nazi persecution just… Read
‘Humans’ Teaser: AMC Unzips Glimpse Of Robot Upgrade You’ve Been Waiting For
The upcoming sci-fi drama series from AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos (Broadchurch, The Hour) is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ — a highly developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. Premiering in June on AMC, Humans follows a strained suburban family who, in the hope of transforming the way they live, purchases a refurbished Synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has… Read
‘Jurassic World’ Teaser: Bystanders Carried Off By Pterosaurs
Taking advantage of tonight’s The Walking Dead season 5 finale, Universal has released a new TV spot teaser for this summer’s Chris Pratt-fronted Jurassic World. The film picks up 22 years after the original Jurassic Park, with a fully functional dinosaur theme park built on the island of Isla Nubar. When attendance begins to decline, the corporate overlords behind the park commission the creation of a genetically modified Velociraptor hybrid; predictably, the new beast… Read
‘Shooting Clerks’ Trailer For Biopic of Kevin Smith Arrives
This amusing black-and-white trailer dropped over the weekend for Shooting Clerks, which tells the tale of an underemployed college drop-out working in a convenience store in New Jersey, selling beef jerky and Slurpee equivalents to his more successful former classmates.
Add facial hair, a trench coat, a hockey jersey, a video camera and a few other ingredients, however, and you have … director Kevin Smith. The film tells the story of how Smith and a rag-tag group of… Read
‘The Rock’s Revenge Of ‘Bambi’ Targets Disney Remakes: ‘SNL’
Dwayne Johnson eased on through the Saturday Night Live live sketches; the funniest had him in a WWF promo (grade: B) and later paired him with Cecily Strong’s twit Brit as his date (A+), crashing an intimate dinner with Kenan Thompson and Vanessa Bayer and undoubtedly setting the SNL record for single-sketch use of the word “boner” (sometimes broken up, as in “bone her”):
Nevertheless, the SNL video team… Read
‘The Rock’ Obama On ‘SNL’ Shows Dwayne Johnson As POTUS With The Most
Last night’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-hosted Saturday Night Live wasn’t what you’d call intellectually brilliant. It was merely flat-out funny, as the Furious franchise frontman made it all look easy during his fourth tour in the SNL spotlight.
Johnson is so comfortable in his own skin that he easily morphed from cue-card stoned star to the gamest member of the ensemble, which gave the evening an engaging collegial vibe – even when sketches went limp.
He was there right… Read
Trailer For J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ On HBO
HBO’s miniseries/BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling's bestseller The Casual Vacancy unfolds in a deceptively cozy British village thrown into an uproar by the sudden death of the Parish Councillor. Michael Gambon stars with Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan and Julia McKenzie and Abigail Lawrie. Jonny Campbell directed from a script by Sarah Phelps. The adaptation of the Harry Potter author’s first novel for adults was produced by Rowling and Neil Blair’s Bronte Film… Read
Bill Maher To PC Liberals: “Shut Up”
After nicking Sen. Ted Cruz who signed up for Obamacare, and grilling Gov. Mike Huckabee on his Christian persecution complex, HBO Real Time host Bill Maher scolded liberals for their internecine. "What is the point of attacking people who are 95 percent on your side?" he wondered.
"How deeply stupid has the far left become when gay designers can't get along with gay musicians, when vegans attack vegetarians for not being pure enough…I see agnostics and atheists bitching… Read
‘Spectre’ Trailer: Daniel Craig’s 007 Catches Up With His Past
If you like your trailers suspenseful, not shaken, here’s the first full extended look at Spectre, the 24th James Bond film and fourth starring Daniel Craig. The word “anticipated” is as overused in showbiz as “superstar” is in sports, but this is the follow-up to 007’s most lucrative adventure. By far. Chances are you remember the 2012 film Skyfall, which is a) Sony’s biggest film ever, b) the UK’s highest grosser and c) No. 9 on the all-time list with $1.11B worldwide… Read
‘Blunt Talk’ Teaser: Patrick Stewart Character’s Falklands War Account Questioned By Bill O’Reilly
Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames took a poke at Bill O’Reilly in a newly released teaser for their new Starz comedy series Blunt Talk about a frequently fractured British TV news legend Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart) now headlining a U.S. cable TV news network. In the video short, one of Blunt’s minions reads a line from O’Reilly’s radio show in which O’Reilly dings Blunt for having claimed he was “wounded in the Falklands.”
CBS News last month put online the video Fox N… Read
‘Home’ Review: Jim Parsons & Rihanna Team For Fun Frenetic Family Ride
Move over, E.T.: There’s a new lovable alien on Earth and ironically he’s in a movie called Home. This new DreamWorks Animation confection is the company’s only planned release this year, and as I say in my video review above it is out-of-this-world fun for the whole family.
The movie skews very, very young, but adults should be happy to go along for the ride on this road trip, though, because of the zippy dialogue in Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember’s screenplay and a fine… Read
Jon Stewart Sends Jason Jones On His Way To TBS
Jon Stewart last night celebrated Jason Jones’ The Daily Show career on the longtime correspondent’s final night with the Comedy Central late-night show. “The one thing that was always — nothing makes my job easier than knowing there is someone there who I can always go to, and always count on, and who’s going to deliver the funny, the smart, the everything,” Stewart said. “You were always that dude. I thank you very much.” (Watch the video above.)
Last month, TBS… Read