Day: October 16, 2015

Critical Mass: Bridge of Spies is an old-fashioned thriller at its best

October 16, 2015

It’s a sad commentary on our turbulent geopolitical times that the peak of the Cold War is now viewed with some pangs of nostalgia. In 1957, the globe was split down the middle, with the threat of Soviet and American nukes hanging over every potential crisis and negotiation. Perhaps there was some comfort in the […]

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Rooney Mara on Hollywood sexism and gender pay gap: ‘It’s frustrating’

October 16, 2015

Rooney Mara has expressed her disappointment over sexism and pay inequality in Hollywood, echoing recent sentiments from fellow actors including Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep, and Bradley Cooper. “I’ve been in films where I’ve found out my male costar got paid double what I got paid, and it’s just a reality of the time […]

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Goosebumps—The AllMovie Review

October 16, 2015

★ ★ ★ Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Goosebumps, the wonderfully spooky and highly entertaining movie based on author R.L. Stine’s popular kids’-lit series, is that it’s the first film adaptation of one of his books. Stine’s silly, chilling tales, which boast such titles as “It Came From Beneath the Sink” and “Say Cheese […]

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Mark Ruffalo will bring the Hulk to Thor: Ragnarok

October 16, 2015

What’s the end of existence without a little smashing? Mark Ruffalo will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Hulk, this time alongside Chris Hemsworth’s thunder god in Thor: Ragnarok, several sources have confirmed for Entertainment Weekly. The movie, which will be directed by What We Do in the Shadows filmmaker Taika Waititi, is set […]

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Casting Net: Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell eyeing Brian Epstein-John Lennon drama

October 16, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road war boy Nicholas Hoult and Unbroken star Jack O’Connell are circling roles as Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ original manager, and John Lennon in A Life in the Day. Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) is in talks to direct from a script by Tony Gittelson, with David Permut and Dylan […]

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London Film Review: ‘Don’t Grow Up’

October 16, 2015

Courtesy of London Film Festival Nursing aspirations to the seamless mix of likable teen drama and Carpenter-esque horror achieved by the superior chiller “It Follows,” French helmer Thierry Poiraud’s “Don’t Grow Up” is a well-meaning coming-of-ager that perpetually threatens more full-throttle entertainment than it finally manages. Flashes of acute genre instinct leaven this sporadically atmospheric […]

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Film Review: ‘A Month of Sundays’

October 16, 2015

Life is a housing auction, or at least a prolonged bargaining effort, in “A Month of Sundays,” a contrived coping drama from Australian TV and film director Matthew Saville (“Noise”, “Felony”) in which a sad-sack housing broker learns to appreciate life from an older woman who reminds him of his mother. Delicate performances by Anthony […]

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