I love that Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter role is in a Hammer Films production. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Hammer was known for making cheap, exploitative horror films, many of which starred Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee. Lesbian vampires, ritual killings and ridiculous twists on classic monsters were all standard parts of the Hammer repertoire. Radcliffe and "The Woman in Black" now enter a Hammer pantheon that includes titles such as "Frankenstein and the ...
The Academy Award nominations have been announced, and studios are beginning to seize the Oscar buzz and re-release their films into more theatres. Hence, "The Descendants" is finally coming to Gainesville.
"The Grey" is one of the most intense movies to come along in a while. Writer/director Joe Carnahan's movie is half survival tale, half horror film and thoroughly riveting.
How about this for strange casting? "Haywire" features Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum and Bill Paxton.
January has apparently become thriller month on the movie calendar. The next few weeks will be dominated by high action, often violent, gritty action movies, including "Underworld: Awakening," "Haywire," "Red Tails," "The Grey," and "Man on a Ledge."
"Young Adult" is a rare, genuinely original comedy. Director Jason Reitman re-teams with screenwriter Diablo Cody - that's the duo that gave us "Juno" - for a sardonic look at a former high school bombshell wallowing in the depths of delusion.
We've looked ahead to the Oscars in recent weeks, but we all know the Academy voters miss the mark as often as they hit it. And one of the funnest things about this time of year is debating what was best about the cinematic year that was. What follows is not an awards forecast, but my own list of the films that merit mention.
The Southeastern Film Critics Association has named "The Descendants" the Best Film of 2011.
"War Horse" should be great. Steven Spielberg directs. It's based on a Michael Morpurgo novel that has already been adapted into a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Lee Hall ("Billy Elliott") and Richard Curtis ("Notting Hill," "Love Actually") collaborated on the screenplay. The cast, which includes David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Kross and Niels Arestrup, is international and incredibly talented. The horse of the title is a spectacular specimen. So why is ...
All of the films we've highlighted thus far have been art house fare, destined to reach only limited release. But the Academy Awards, unlike critics organizations and other awards shows, don't often stray too far from the mainstream. They tend to choose well-crafted and crowd-pleasing movies.
"The Adventures of Tintin" boasts one of the most impressive pedigrees of 2011. Steven Spielberg directs his second release this week and the first animated film of his career (that's more than a little impressive itself, even if the results aren't stellar). Spielberg and Peter Jackson head up a production team full of some of Hollywood's most powerful players. The film's source material is one of the most enduring series of children's books in Western ...
David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is a force to be reckoned with, just like its central character, Lisbeth Salander.
The major awards races continue to take shape as each week more organizations (American Film Institute, Broadcast Film Critics Association, etc.) announce their winners.
This week we continue our look at the movies in the running for Best Picture and the actresses vying for Best Supporting honors. My list is long, because there have been numerous great performances this year. All of the acting categories are going to be incredibly competitive, but these ladies should all at least be in the conversation.
The raunchification of American film comedy continues with "The Sitter." The current strategy among comedies aimed at young adults is to take each comedic genre one by one and rehash the standard story lines, adding as many jokes about bodily fluids, sex, body parts and drugs as possible. "The 40 Year Old Virgin" launched the raunch-com trend by poking fun at developmentally arrested men. "Knocked Up" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" took the romantic comedy to ...
"Mayan Blue" is an atypical Georgia film. Most of the crew either come from or live in North Georgia, yet the film was shot entirely in Guatemala and features an abundance of breathtaking underwater cinematography.
Sandwiched among the usual superheroes and science-fiction epics comes a very odd summer tentpole release, an extravagant, big budget adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby," directed by Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!", "Romeo + Juliet") and in 3-D.
Last week we looked at the upcoming movies for summer 2013 in the action and drama categories. This week, we finish the season's preview lineup with a peek at family flicks and movies to make us laugh.
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