Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Spacey’

Review: Baby Driver

— by RON WILKINSON — Ansel Elgort and writer/director Edgar Wright power through this mayhem fest with a quarter mile soundtrack and rocket launch car chases. Not chases, they are more like bike acrobatics with rocket assist engines instead of wheels. The story starts with near catatonic[...]

Review: Elvis & Nixon

— by RON WILKINSON — “Elvis & Nixon,” Liza Johnson’s narrative fiction retelling of the White House meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon, packs the most entertainment per ounce of any film this year. This is an exploration into what did happen, and[...]

Under Review: ‘Margin Call’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Trying to put a face on the current economic crisis can be hard; with so many people struggling with money and bank foreclosures it is difficult to even remember where it all started. That is where newcomer writer-director J.C. Chandor has chosen to make his big-scree[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Father of Invention’

— by LYNN TACKITT — One minute you can be on top of the world and the next you can be hitting rock bottom — as millionaire infomercial guru Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) soon finds out. When one of Axle’s inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of th[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Margin Call’

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — Set in the Wall Street of 2008, the trailer for “Margin Call” takes us through the first 12 hours of the beginnings of the U.S. financial crisis. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Penn Badgley (The CW’s “Gossip Girl&[...]

Review: Horrible Bosses

— by ADAM POYNTER — In my opinion, some of the best recent comedies are those that have a few key ingredients: clever writing, an original idea and also a talented ensemble cast of actors that are allowed to do their own thing. Just let them improvise and run wild with ridiculous concept[...]

Six Clips from ‘Horrible Bosses’

— by ADAM POYNTER — We have all had them, a boss that is either mean or verbally abusive. I’ve had managers that have given me their work to do and I did it happily thinking I was helping them out and gaining experience, and then they took credit for it. Either way, every single [&hell[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Horrible Bosses’

— by ADAM POYNTER — On a night out, three friends — Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman), Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) and Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) — realize that their lives will never get any better if they continue to work fervently under their mean, duplicitous and underhanded[...]

Under Review: ‘Casino Jack’

— by CHRIS HYATT — Movies based on actual political events tend to be a little dicey for me because there are just way too many ways to mess it up. The last political movie I watched, “Frost/Nixon,” wasn’t bad per se, but it was certainly too long and too boring for me [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Bagman’ (aka ‘Casino Jack’)

— by BEV QUESTAD — Kevin Spacey becomes the self-assured, aggrandizing, lying snake-oil salesman Jack Abramoff in all his insane duplicity and dare-devil deals in the short little snippets that tantalize us in this trailer. “Bagman” is an exposé on the life and times of one of the g[...]

Poster Peek: ‘Casino Jack and the United States of Money’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Jack Abramoff was a DC lobbyist who is currently serving a five years and 10 months prison sentence for fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. Eight others have also been convicted, including Republican Ohio representative Robert Ney. That’s[...]

How Not to Start an Interview

Research is fundamental.[...]

The First Seven Minutes of ‘Moon’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Though I have yet to see “Moon” (unfortunately the theaters in my area never got it), it certainly sounds like one of the most intriguing films of 2009. Fans of the movie and those like me who want to experience it but never caught it in theaters can now check [&he[...]

Under Review: ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — There have been many films about the Iraq War era, most of them about the hardships of war, but earlier this year, the limited-release film “In The Loop” decided to do something different. Combining drama and comedy elements, director Armando Iannucci[...]