Posts Tagged ‘Paul Giamatti’

Review: The Holdovers

— by WILLIAM STERR — It’s 1970. Richard Nixon is president and despite his “secret plan” to end the Vietnam war, it is still raging. Most of the students at Barton Academy, a Massachusetts prep school, are about to leave on a two-week Christmas break. However, five have nowhere to [...]

Review: Morgan

— by RON WILKINSON — Not just another android gone bad, Luke Scott’s neo-Frankenstein soft peddles the techno-babble and gets right to the point. Artificial human female Morgan is acting up and something must be done. “Risk Management” specialist Lee Weathers (Kate Mara) is dispatc[...]

Nine Clips from Cosmopolis

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — In David Cronenberg’s upcoming futuristic drama “Cosmopolis,” based on the 2003 novel by Don DeLillo, Robert Pattinson (the “Twilight” saga) plays 28-year-old Wall Street tycoon Eric Parker as he is being transported across midtown [...]

Rock of Ages Soundtrack Details Released

WaterTower Music has announced the release of the soundtrack album for the upcoming movie musical “Rock of Ages” on June 5. The “Rock of Ages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” boasts 20 rousing anthems that defined a generation — reinvigorated for the film by a stellar c[...]

French Trailer for Cosmopolis

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — The French trailer for David Cronenberg “Cosmopolis” is up and it certainly shows Robert Pattinson in a different — and very adult — light. Cronenberg, whose latest film was the critically-acclaimed “A Dangerous Method,” adapted this [...]

Cameras Roll on ‘Rock of Ages’

New Line Cinema’s film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” has begun principal photography under the direction of Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”). The movie musical stars Julianne Hough (“Burlesque”), with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his[...]

Review: Win Win

— by ADAM POYNTER — We have seen a number of movies go from the Sundance Film Festival to getting picked up by major studios and then being released to the general public. That isn’t the case with the majority of the movies shown at this festival, though. Many amazing films will never [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Win Win’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Life isn’t going so swimmingly for Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti). His law practice is struggling, the wrestling team he coaches isn’t doing so well and he is exhibiting physical stress symptoms. To add to his list, he becomes the legal guardian of an eld[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Ironclad’

— by CHRIS HYATT — When I watch war movies, I tend to do so with the impression that the action is larger than life, making everything more melodramatic than it really is. This belief of mine especially rings true for those war movies which are based upon actual events. Done properly, li[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Pretty Bird’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — We’ve all been fooled by trailers. We see a trailer and think a movie is going to be awesome and then we are sadly let down. On the flip side, there are times when a trailer cannot show all the best parts of the film and we are pleasantly surprised […[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Barney’s Version’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Getting married is just filled with complications in the movies. You have to deal with crazy in-laws, wacky personality quirks that aren’t apparent until you’ve said “I do” and, obviously, falling in love with another person who isn’t your spouse. Pa[...]

Under Review: ‘The Last Station’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Leo Tolstoy is famous for his stance on passive resistance and belief that all men should be equal. In “The Last Station,” however, the path to these things is not easy. “The Last Station” takes place during the last few days of[...]

Five Clips from ‘The Last Station’

— by BEN FOWLER — Could you have a more “all-star” team of actors than director Michael Hoffman has assembled for “The Last Station”? Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti and James McAvoy all star in “The Last Station,” based on the biographical[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Last Station’

— by JASON EAKEN — I’ve never been a fan of stuffy British movies. The Merchant-Ivory collection would be wasted on me. I don’t know what it is, it just seems like a slog. In the opening moments of the trailer for “The Last Station,” I felt that pang of stuffiness[...]