Posts Tagged ‘Barry Pepper’

Review: The Painted Bird

— by RON WILKINSON — Jerzy Kosinski’s novel was debunked almost the day it reached the bookstores in 1965. The author’s claim that the story of a young Jewish or Gypsy boy was his own was left by the wayside. Despite that, the story reaped acclaim for its visceral depiction of the ho[...]

‘The Kennedys’ to Air on the ReelzChannel TV Network

After getting pulled from the History channel’s lineup, the highly anticipated and controversial drama series “The Kennedys” has found a new home — on the ReelzChannel TV network. The epic eight-part movie event will have its world premiere April 3. “We’re not beh[...]

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: True Grit

— by CAM SMITH — Last week, a teaser trailer was released for Joel and Ethan Coen’s feverishly anticipated “True Grit.” The film, an adaptation of Charles Portis’ 1968 novel — which previously inspired the 1969 John Wayne late-career classic directed by Henry Hathaway ̵[...]

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[...]