Day: September 3, 2015

Film Review: Tom Hardy in ‘Legend’

September 3, 2015

Courtesy of Universal There are two good reasons to make what might otherwise seem an inessential new biopic of Ronnie and Reggie Kray — and both of them, as it happens, take the formidable form of Tom Hardy. Playing both the infamously savage Cockney crime lords in a dazzling feat of thespian self-splicing to rival […]

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Film Review: ‘Life in a Walk’

September 3, 2015

Yogi Roth’s documentary “Life in a Walk” has a simple premise: After his father Will receives a prostate cancer diagnosis, Yogi realizes how much he’d hate to find himself wishing they’d spent more time together, and asks him to come along for a two-week walk along the famous Camino de Santiago through Portugal and Spain. […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘Neon Bull’

September 3, 2015

Sometimes you have to take the bull by the tail — which applies just as much to director Gabriel Mascaro’s seemingly backward approach to “Neon Bull” as it does to the bizarre Brazilian rodeo scene the film depicts, in which experienced riders do exactly that, flanking cattle from both sides and tugging them to the […]

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Can’t Buy Me Love star Amanda Peterson’s cause of death was an overdose

September 3, 2015

Can’t Buy Me Love star Amanda Peterson’s cause of death was accidental acute morphine toxicity, the Weld County, Colorado, coroner’s office told People. Peterson died July 3 and was found in her home on July 5. Peterson had not acted since 1994, when she appeared in Windrunners, but none of her roles were as well-known as Cindy […]

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Casting Net: Mad Men star Jessica Pare cast in Lovesick

September 3, 2015

Jessica Pare (Mad Men, Brooklyn) and Jacob Tierney (This Is My Father, Laurence Anyways) are set to star in Lovesick. Tyson Caron is writing and directing the Canadian film, which tells the story of a depressed, thirty-something mural artist named Dash (Tierney) who starts soul searching following his ex’s (Pare) newfound engagement. Jay Baruchel will also appear […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘Spotlight’

September 3, 2015

Courtesy of Open Road It’s not often that a director manages to follow his worst film with his best, but even if he weren’t rebounding from “The Cobbler,” Tom McCarthy would have a considerable achievement on his hands with “Spotlight,” a superbly controlled and engrossingly detailed account of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into […]

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Film Review: ‘Memories of the Sword’

September 3, 2015

Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment An archetypal tale of love, betrayal and revenge among swordplayers of South Korea’s Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), “Memories of the Sword” is a visually arresting but vacuous, instantly forgettable period martial-arts romance. Helmer Park Heung-sik aspires to the vibrant color schemes and multiple twists of Zhang Yimou’s “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers,” but his […]

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Film Review: ‘The Transporter Refueled’

September 3, 2015

Courtesy of EUROPACORP George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” is a visionary action movie of truly uncommon grace, intelligence and detail-oriented craftsmanship. Camille Delamarre’s “The Transporter Refueled” is absolutely none of those things, and yet the two films share an unlikely number of similarities. Both are fourth installments in franchises that scarcely seemed able to […]

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Jack Reacher 2 starring Tom Cruise set for October 2016 release

September 3, 2015

Jack will be back in time for next Halloween. Paramount has announced the sequel to the 2012 Tom Cruise vehicle Jack Reacher will hit screens Oct. 21, 2016. Stepping out of the sequel is Mission Impossible — Rogue Nation director and writer Christopher McQuarrie and in comes The Last Samurai director Edward Zwick. He and Marshall Herskovitz, […]

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