Posts Tagged ‘Susan Sarandon’

Interview: Director Thomas Morgan

— by BEV QUESTAD — The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) has chosen eight, from nearly 90 films it featured this year, for encore showings. Festival publicist Nick Bruno reports these films were chosen because they met two criteria: viewer popularity and distributor permission [...]

Review: Soufra

— by BEV QUESTAD — Mariam Shaar was born imprisoned in the narrow corridors of a labyrinth of narrow passages with dangling lethal electrical wires and men slumped in the shadows on plastic chairs. Like her mother and other refugee women, she was trapped in a No Exit scenario. But unlike[...]

Review: The Company You Keep

— by BEV QUESTAD — Robert Redford can have his pick of just about anything he wants to do. At 76 years of age, he chose to produce, direct and star in “The Company You Keep,” which is an investigation into the minds and times of the Weather Underground. This film is the story of [&he[...]

The Big Wedding: Trailer

— by CHERRY BELL — What do you get when you have Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams and Robert De Niro starring in a comedy together? You get a very funny dysfunctional family drama-comedy. A dramedy, if you will. It is an American remake of the original 2006 French film “[...]

Snitch: Review

— by ADAM DALE — Although it has been fairly common to see athletes appear in films over the years, never before has one transitioned so well onto the silver screen as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In a movie career that has now lasted more than a decade, Johnson took a professional wre[...]

Review: Arbitrage

— by BEV QUESTAD — This is characterization hit out of the ballpark – and this home-run by Richard Gere in “Arbitrage” is breath-taking. He plays a slick wheeler-dealer consumed with what he calls the five ways to success: M-O-N-E-Y. Okay, let’s skip an explanation of the title ([...]

Trailer: Cloud Atlas

— by ADAM POYNTER — British author David Mitchell’s “Cloud Atlas” has been a beloved novel ever since its 2004 release. The book has won multiple literary awards and been nominated for numerous others. Now, this intriguing and somewhat perplexing book is headed to the big scree[...]

Trailer: Robot & Frank

— by ADAM POYNTER — We all know that there are many independent films out there that are far superior in storytelling capability and in impact to the majority of the blockbuster films that fill up theaters during peak times when they all seem to be released. Every now and then, some of t[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Jeff Who Lives at Home’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Jason Segel and Ed Helms have led parallel career paths in a lot of ways. They’re both small screen stars who have been industry mainstays for years, but their stars have been steadily rising since they broke out on the big screen a few years ago (Segel with 2008[...]

12 Clips from ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Just in case you’re not familiar with Oliver Stone’s 1987 classic “Wall Street,” let’s get you caught up: Michael Douglas plays Gordon Gekko, a corporate raider who thrives on greed and takes a young stockbroker (Charlie Sheen) under hi[...]

Under Review: ‘Solitary Man’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — I’ve been writing for It’s Just Movies since Oct. 1 and my first review for the site was one for “A Serious Man.” Since then, my success has sky-rocketed dramatically and I have expanded to other websites and you can now type in my name in Google and have[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘You Don’t Know Jack’

— by ROB COX — Big-screen legend Al Pacino has done some severe stinkers over the last few years, namely, the laughable “Righteous Kill” and the absurd “88 Minutes.” Both of those films were just plain bad — gag-inducingly bad, in fact. Pacino’s latest film, a made-for-TV aff[...]

A Scene from ‘Leaves of Grass’

— by RACHEL COYNE — I have no idea how Edward Norton manages to switch from muscular badass to schlubby everyman and back again for the various roles he plays, but in the comedic thriller “Leaves of Grass,” he’s definitely de-Hulked. Norton takes on two roles to play identical[...]

Poster Peek: ‘The Greatest’

— by RACHEL COYNE — While the movie may be “The Greatest,” the poster is anything but. Now that Carey Mulligan is an Oscar-nominated star on the rise, a small film she made right before doing “An Education” — one that probably wouldn’t have seen a promoted distribution[...]