Three years too late. That’s the first – and most likely last – thought that comes to mind when news leaked that one-time mobile game app champion, “Angry Birds,” would receive the big-screen, animation treatment (otherwise known as corporate brand extension). Half a decade ago, Angry Birds could be found on
Co-written, co-produced, and starring two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn as an aging, redemption-seeking mercenary for a multinational private security company closely modeled on Blackwater (later Xe), The Gunman, a generic, globe-trotting action-thriller, has been positioned clearly as a late-career attempt to reinvent Penn, tortured intensity personified, into an action
As a rule (and in practice), commercial filmmaking requires compromise, sometimes overtly (subject matter, casting), sometimes subtlety (story choices, dialogue, locations), but when that compromise takes the form of blatant product placement – and unfortunately that’s exactly what happens in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller’s first film
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty arrives in theaters on Christmas, and we’ve got a cool extended trailer for your viewing pleasure. Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, the film also stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn. The film is based on James Thurber’s classic
Ruben Fleischer’s newest film Gangster Squad begins in the year 1949. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) has not long returned to Los Angeles after serving in World War II. Upon coming home, he hoped to build an idyllic life by the sea with his family, but instead watched as his city
Here are 4 Must-See Movies for January. We know not everyone has time for every major release or big movie, so instead of featuring 10 great films a month, these are truly the ones that cannot be missed. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on
Actors Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund, and director Walter Salles have a number of things in common. Some of their similarities are run-of-the-mill—for example, they all like to play pool and are all very attractive gentlemen. One thing they share, however, is quite special: each played an important role in the lengthy process of translating Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road from book to film for the first time.
An action filled trailer has been released for Gangster Squad, which opens in January. The best thing about this trailer is that it shows a lot more of Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen. With a star-studded cast this is primed to be a great film to start off the new year.
The International trailer for the upcoming Ruben Fleischer film Gangster Squad is here! It’s as awesome as the first trailer that came out for this film. The cast includes Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn. The synopsis: Los Angeles,
Here’s the first trailer for Ruben Fleischer‘s (Zombieland) new film Gangster Squad. The police drama stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn. Synopsis: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten
Today I spoke with Person of Interest’s, Kevin Chapman, who plays Detective Lionel Fusco, a “dirty cop” who seems to be trying to do the right thing. Mr. Chapman was discovered by the late and greatly missed, Ted Demme in the late nineties while working for the City of Boston’s film