What happens to us as we go through life depends largely on the lessons that we learn from those around us. The lessons learned in The Historian are peppered throughout the film, and most of them have little to do with book learning.
There is no magic in theater during Magic in the Moonlight, the latest offering from Woody Allen. Although I’m a huge Colin Firth fan, as well as a fan of Emma Stone, both of them should have skipped this project. It was forgettable and anything but magical.
Is a man worth more than his words, a woman worth more than her pictures?
Words and Pictures is a romantic comedy with a bittersweet edge.
The Silver Linings Playbook is a painfully, funny film full of all too human characters. If you relate to a family that is quite a few degrees off-center, then you will probably love this movie.
No Strings Attached is a decidedly adult comedy, turning the tables on the idea that men are the only ones who want to have no strings attached sex.
The latest version of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale is now in the theaters under the name of Beastly. Aimed squarely at the current Twilight-teen crowd, Beastly features a truly nasty rich brat named Kyle, played by Alex Pettyfer; who we recently reviewed in I Am Number Four.
In Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow plays an aging country singer named Kelly Canter. Her husband and manager, James played by Tim McGraw is more interested in making sure that she performs than making sure that she is in one piece.
Cher and Stanley Tucci have teamed up with Christina Aguilera and Cam Gigandet to bring a fun new musical to the screen called Burlesque.
The comparisons people have been making to Jerry Maguire seem fair. Up in the Air sees George Clooney filling the Tom Cruise role. Both characters have to take a journey to find what is actually important in life.
Essentially 500 Days of Summer is the story of how two people learn to grow in spite of their relationship. Tom makes a real attempt to define himself, just as I’m sure Marc Webb was trying to do with his debut film.
Every year Woody Allen releases another film. He is never really out of the public’s eye. Just like Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona broke from in Allen’s standard conventions. The themes in both films are reminiscent of Allen’s earlier work; however, they focus on a completely different type of character. Allen’s protagonists in both movies are not his typical, nebbish neurotics. Match Point focused on a skilled manipulator, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona focused on artists who view their lives as art as much as their canvases.
You might have heard the name of this independent floating around…Slumdog Millionaire. Fox Searchlight picked it up for circulation and people are taking notice. Honestly, their attention surprises me.
Paris, Je t’aime brings together some of the world’s greatest auteurs including Alfonso Cuaron, the Coen brothers, and Alexander Payne. Each of the 21 filmmakers paints a small story set Paris, and explores a different aspect of love.
There was an advanced screening of King Arthur. According to the studio executives, we were the first to see the film worldwide. It was a rough cut: no color balancing, a few rough transitions, but that was easily overlooked. After waiting for years for a new King Arthur film, I had been looking forward to this film since the first announcement hit the press.