Posts Tagged ‘Joel Edgerton’

Review: Thirteen Lives

— by WILLIAM STERR — In 2018, a Thailand youth soccer team and their coach were trapped in a flooding cave. Thirteen lives, perhaps lost forever. In 2021, a documentary of the event was released by National Geographic Films. It featured actual footage and the participation of the real pe[...]

Review: Midnight Special

— by RON WILKINSON — Michael Shannon does the heavy lifting in Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi yarn of Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), a child with peculiar abilities. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Nichols is racking up an enviable record of awards with only his first four [...]

Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

— by RON WILKINSON — The good thing about Ridley Scott’s latest special effects lollapalooza is going into it you know exactly what to expect. The story, rough as it is, is taken from the Bible so there are no spoilers to be had. From the opening battle scenes, where Ramses (Joel Edger[...]

Review: The Rover

— by RON WILKINSON — David Michôd ups the ante and hauls in a big one in this Aussie thriller set in the desolate outback 10 years after the collapse. The collapse? The comedians in the audience will point out that the outback 10 years after the collapse looks about the same as it did [[...]

The Great Gatsby: Trailer No. 2

— by ADAM POYNTER — Next year will be filled with movies that already have major buzz, from comic book sequels in “Iron Man 3” and “Thor: The Dark World,” to a trip back to OZ and many original movies like M. Night Shyamalan’s “After Earth,” “Gangster Squad” and Guiller[...]

Under Review: ‘Warrior’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Everybody loves an underdog and in director Gavin O’Connor’s latest film, “Warrior,” we have two — and they are estranged brothers. Brendan Conlon (Joel Edgerton) is a high school physics teacher who has a bank about to foreclose on his house and[...]

‘The Great Gatsby’ Begins Production

Principal photography began this week on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “The Great Gatsby,” the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel from writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’

— by LYNN TACKITT — Imagine what it would be like to be a young married couple who want a family of your own and cannot have it. What would you do? Would you give up? Would you be angry or would you talk about what you kid would be like? Cindy and Jim Green […][...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Warrior’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — In light of the success of “The Fighter,” it’s no surprise more sports and boxing movies will be heading our way, especially if they are based on true stories, or can be motivational. After watching the trailer (below) for “Warrior,” it [...]