Posts Tagged ‘Adrien Brody’

Review: Blonde

— by WILLIAM STERR — In 2000, Joyce Carol Oates published her biographical novel “Blonde,” which was a dramatic imagining of the career of Marilyn Monroe. Oates has referred to her subject as “my Moby Dick, the powerful galvanizing image about which an epic might be constructed, wi[...]

Sony acquires Paul Haggis’ Third Person

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the US, German and Scandinavian rights to Paul Haggis’ “Third Person.” Written and directed by Haggis, the film had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and features an all-star cast, including Liam Neeson, Kim Basin[...]

Review: High School

— by ADAM DALE — Ever since Cheech and Chong first toked it up onscreen, we have seen many movies that focus on the wacky situations that drug abuse — specifically marijuana — can get you into. Filmmaker John Stahlberg is making his directorial debut with the comedy “High S[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Detachment’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — School kids always look forward to those lazy days in class where the prime authoritative figure wasn’t there and, instead, a substitute teacher became more of a target than a teacher. It is not very often that we see a movie through the eyes of[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Midnight in Paris’

— by ALEXA MILAN — “Match Point,” “Scoop,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” In recent years, Woody Allen has been fascinated by Americans finding themselves in all sorts of crazy shenanigans and romantic entanglements abroad. His latest, “Midnight in [...]

Under Review: ‘High School’

— by H.G. WATSON — The high school movie. It’s a genre that can be difficult for film critics to grapple with psychologically. For one thing, it’s a genre that’s populated with some loathsome examples of implied misogyny and racism. Think of “She’s All That” which, infamously[...]

Under Review: ‘The Experiment’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — “The Experiment” is the type of the film that you watch when you’re just fed up with people in general. Its nihilist message will surely make you feel better about yourself because it just reinforces the belief that our fellow man is on the same scale as wi[...]

A Clip from ‘High School’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In a world of stoner flicks (“Dazed and Confused,” “Pineapple Express,” “Half Baked”), “High School” will have to do a lot to stand on its own — and it may not be able to, if this clip is any indication. In ̶[...]

Under Review: ‘Splice’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Definition: SPLICE — to unite or join together different parts. Genetics: to join different segments of DNA together to create a new entity. That is exactly what happens in the new film “Splice” from Vincenzo Natali (director of 1997’s “Cube”) who [...]

Behind the Scenes of ‘Splice’

— by ROB COX — “Splice” is Hollywood’s latest variation on the Frankenstein myth, with this version employing cloned DNA to create a monster that’s part human, part animal. In that way, this film, quite literally, bridges ancient Greek myth with modern genetics through[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘High School’

— by RACHEL COYNE — After watching this very bizarre (and short) early trailer for “High School,” the only thing I know for sure is this: Adrien Brody can be really friggin’ scary when he wants to be. “High School” is apparently a comedy, though the teaser trailer makes it look[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Splice’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — A new full-length trailer for the sci-fi creature film “Splice” was released yesterday. Set for a wide distribution release this summer, “Splice” stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, two scientists who begin experimenting with the merging of human and animal [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Predators’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — It is with great joy that I utter the words: We are finally getting a new “Predator” movie. Doesn’t that just sound spectacular? And I am not talking about an “Alien vs. Predator” sequel, but a full-pledged “Predator” movie. [...]

An Early Peek at ‘Predators’

— by CAM SMITH — It must be at least a trifle comforting for Robert Rodriguez and Nimrod Antal — the producer and director behind this summer’s eagerly-anticipated “Predators” — to know that, even if their final product turns out painfully mediocre, the film still[...]