Posts Tagged ‘Mia Wasikowska’

Review: Blueback

— by BEV QUESTAD — It is Abby’s 8th birthday. Her mother exclaims, “You know what that means!” They go out into the bay in their speedboat and Mom tosses a special ring overboard. Abby seems hesitant and scared. With just a snorkel, her mother expects her to follow the anchor chain[...]

Review: Alice Through the Looking Glass

— by RON WILKINSON — It was obvious something was up with the release of the first teasers of this splashy tale. Yes, Linda Woolverton’s screenplay has nothing to do with Lewis Carroll’s 1871 “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” — except about half of the[...]

Review: The Double

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Richard Ayoade follows up his well-received “Submarine” with a gutsy adaptation of Dostoevsky’s redoubtable novel. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska, “The Double” trots out a remarkable cast of famous actors, even more rema[...]

Trailer: Stoker

— by CHERRY BELL — After Wentworth Miller’s four-year stint as Michael Scofield on the hit television series “Prison Break,” fans haven’t seen much of him around excluding 2010’s “Resident Evil Afterlife” and 2012’s “Loft” and &[...]

Review: Lawless

— by ADAM DALE — As we go into the final weekend of August, the summer movie season is coming to an end. Big-budget blockbusters are in the rearview mirror as more artful, Oscar-geared flicks begin to pour into theaters. But where does director John Hillcoat’s “Lawless” fit into th[...]

Catching Fire Casting Heating Up

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — As the summer progresses and fall nears, production for “The Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” is nearing and the casting rumors are heating up. Earlier this year, we reported that the role of Finnick Odair was close to being cast and the [...]

Under Review: ‘Albert Nobbs’

— by ADAM DALE — “Albert Nobbs” is a story that takes place in the 19th century where Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) works as a butler in a Morrison’s Hotel. Intensely shy, he does his job and never draws attention to himself. The secret is that Albert isn’t a man at all, but[...]

Under Review: ‘Jane Eyre’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Focus Features — well known for its award-winning independent dramas — is taking us back to the time of courtship, suffering, forbidden love and tragedy in “Jane Eyre.” Not having read the novel, I went in with the thought of period romantic dramas lik[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Jane Eyre’

— by RACHEL COYNE — It’s no secret that I love a good literary adaptation period drama. So it is with nerd-girl pride that I look forward to the release of the umpteenth incarnation of Charlotte Brontë’s gothic love story, “Jane Eyre.” Much like any of the novels by Jane Austen,[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Restless’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In “Wedding Crashers,” Will Ferrell’s character Chazz Reinhold (“Ma! The meatloaf!”) likes to crash funerals to pick up chicks. In “Restless,” Enoch (Henry Hopper) also crashes funerals, although from this trailer, we’[...]

Six Clips from ‘The Kids Are All Right’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — “The Kids Are All Right,” a film where Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play lesbian mothers, has been getting a lot of buzz. Here’s hoping that the good parts were left out of these six clips — otherwise, moviegoers will experience a movie [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Kids Are All Right’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — “The Kids Are All Right” has some positive buzz surrounding it this year (from Sundance), and who better to distribute the film than Focus Features? This is right up their alley. And Julianne Moore and Annette Bening playing lesbian life partners? There[...]

Under Review: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Tim Burton — a supposed match in cinema heaven. Lewis Carroll’s famous dreamscapes and eccentric characters mixed with Burton’s quirky direction made “Alice in Wonderland” a film to look out[...]

Three Clips from ‘Alice in Wonderland’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” It’s got some of my favorite actors (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Fry), I’m old enough to not be scared witless — unlike when I saw[...]