Oh, how I loved The Man from U.N.C.L.E. when I was a kid. And this trailer for the new Guy Ritchie movie with “Superman’s” Henry Cavill and “The Social Network’s” Armie Hammer (plus Hugh Grant in the Leo G. Carroll […]
Oh, how I loved The Man from U.N.C.L.E. when I was a kid. And this trailer for the new Guy Ritchie movie with “Superman’s” Henry Cavill and “The Social Network’s” Armie Hammer (plus Hugh Grant in the Leo G. Carroll […]
Don’t mess with the animators! I really enjoyed this trailer for “Ratchet and Clank,” based on the Ratchet & Clank Sony game.
“Frozen” fans have a treat in store! A short “Frozen” sequel will be in theaters next month, shown before Disney’s new live-action “Cinderella,” opening March 13, 2015. You can get a glimpse of it here.
This looks adorable. In theaters February 6, 2015.
Oscar winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer star as grandparents battling each other for custody of a child in “Black or White,” opening this week.
Ostracized at her posh new uptown school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10 year-old downtown girl finds an unlikely mentor in the form of an irascible chess-master, who uses the game to teach Max lessons […]
Imagine they were beta-testing Samantha in “Her,” or one of the replicants in “Blade Runner” and you were brought in to try out the latest model. That’s the idea behind “Ex Machina,” with two of today’s most fascinating actors, Oscar […]
All her life Kathy has wanted to ride a horse. Her dreams finally come true when her parents send her to a prestigious horse camp. Most of the girls at camp could see that Kathy is a natural with the […]
“Little Accidents” is a tense drama with Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook (“The Skeleton Twins,” “Gone Girl”), Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, and Jacob Lofland (Mud, FX’s “Justified”). It opens Friday, January 16th in select theaters nationwide, VOD Platforms and iTunes. In […]
Would you like to stay young forever? Maybe not.
James Franco and Jonah Hill star in “True Story,” a title with layers of meaning. It is based on the real life story of reporter Michael Finkel (Hill), who was fired because he fabricated and altered facts in a “true […]
This looks like a lot of fun! Coming this spring on the Disney Channel, starring Laura Marano and Leigh-Allyn Baker, it’s “Bad Hair Day.”
It is one of the most famous paintings of the 20th Century, a masterwork by Gustav Klimt, a portrait of his friend Adele Bloch-Bauer. It was confiscated by the Nazis during WWII. And then, 60 years later, it became the […]
Happy 2015! Some of the most highly anticipated films we expect this year are sequels. We’re going to get the rebooted “Star Wars” called “The Force Awakens,” with original stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, as well as […]
I love this trailer for “Comet,” an intriguing romance with a fantasy/sci-fi element, starring Justin Long and Emmy Rossum.
“Moonquake Lake” has a lot of star power behind it — “LEGO Movie” directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord and stars Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Rihanna. And it looks….intriguing, some sort of “Twilight”-style supernatural teen romance. It just isn’t […]
This is absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to see it.
Remember the old scary movie line, “The call is coming from inside the house?” There’s nothing more terrifying than discovering that a place or a person you were certain was safe has all of a sudden become completely unpredictable and […]
Al Pacino plays a rock star whose life is changed when he finds a letter John Lennon wrote him decades before.
Enjoy this glimpse behind the scenes of “Boyhood,” the remarkable film made over a 12-year period, as star Ellar Coltrane ages from six to eighteen. I am very proud that it was selected by our Washington Area Film Critics Association […]
Coming next month — a long-term passion project from George Lucas, “Strange Magic” features the voices of Kristin Chenoweth, Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cummings, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, and Elijah Kelley.
We are proud to be able to present this exclusive clip from the new DVD release “When the Game Stands Tall,” the extraordinary true story of the high school football team with the longest winning streak in the history of […]
Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up, has been enchanting children and their families for more than a century now. This week’s live broadcast of the Broadway musical version starred Alison Williams and Christopher Walken. And next year […]
Available on nationwide VOD beginning 12/16 and in theaters January 2015! When out-of-work-actors Raphael (Ivan Martin) and Dominic (Michael Godere) hustle a prominent New York producer into believing they’ve written a hot movie script, they have 10 days to deliver […]
This is AWESOME!
Writer, director and producer Tyler Perry presents the unpredictable tale of a successful woman’s life “gone downhill” when Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned – The Play is showcased on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and […]
Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) plays the title role in Disney’s new live-action “Cinderella,” with Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother and Helena Bonham-Carter as the fairy godmother, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) is the charming prince. […]
Hannah Nydahl was dedicated to introducing Buddhism to the western hemisphere. This is her story. Co Director/Producer Marta György Kessler spent 15 years traveling with Hannah Nydahl and some of the most renowned Buddhist Lamas, before her directorial debut with […]
“The Three Dogateers” from vRLJE/Image Entertainment is available starting tomorrow, November 18, 2014 only at Walmart. “Lois and Clark’s” Dean Cain and “Office Space’s” Richard Riehle star in this story about three little white fur balls who get their paws […]
Did you ever wonder where Gru’s minions came from?
I have to say I thought a Grumpy Cat movie was not a good idea, but this adorably meta trailer has just about won me over. It will be broadcast Saturday, November 29th at 8/7c on Lifetime, and my prediction is […]
Robert Loggia and Naomi Judd star in “An Evergreen Christmas.” Leaving her seemingly glamorous Hollywood life on hold, Evie Lee is forced to return to her small hometown of Balsam Falls, Tennessee and her family’s once-thriving Christmas tree farm to […]
The latest in Disney’s animated Tinkerbell series adds Ginnifer Goodwin to the cast. Coming in March of 2015, it explores the ancient myth of a mysterious creature whose distant roar sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell’s friend Fawn, an animal […]
Available in select theaters and nationwide VOD beginning Nov 21! For more info, please visit: http://littlehopewasarson.com. January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month igniting the largest criminal […]
I’m very excited about the next Avengers movie, coming out next spring, and it’s a great trailer with the bleak images, random ballerinas, and creepy re-do of the classic song from “Pinocchio” (Disney loves to dip into its own archive, […]
“Old-Fashioned” will be in theater for Valentine’s Day 2015.
Here’s what New York Comic-Con attendees got to see yesterday — a sizzle reel from Disney’s upcoming “Big Hero 6.”
An overly optimistic, yet inept, alien race named Boov, led by Captain Smek, invades Earth to hide from their mortal enemy and make it a new home.Convinced they are doing a favour, they begin to relocate the human race, but […]
Meet the Mormons is a feature-length documentary that tells the stories of six members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from around the world. The film will appear in theaters across the United States beginning on October […]
P.T. Anderson is one of the most fascinating filmmakers of all time, writing and producing brilliant movies like “Boogie Nights” to “Magnolia,” “There Will Be Blood,” and “The Master.” His latest film looks like an Elmore Leonard-style story of low-down […]
Brooke Shields, Drake Bell, and Matthew Lillard star in “Under Wraps,” which will be out on DVD October 14, 2014. Danny and older sister Eleanor fall into an adventure of a lifetime when Danny accidentally unleashes a centuries old curse […]
We are thrilled to be the first to release this exclusive clip from next week’s “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day,” starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, based on the classic book by Judith Viorst.
Christian Bale and Sir Ben Kingsley star in “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of Moses and the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. It opens this December.
Coming November 7, 2014: Disney’s newest animated feature, “Big Hero Six,” about a loveable robot and the nerdy kids who have to save the day. If you want to get to know the characters better, read the graphic novels or […]
Alpha and Omega are back! And we are lucky to have an exclusive clip. It is available on Digital HD and On Demand tomorrow, and will be available on DVD at Walmart on October 7. Runt, Kate and Humphrey’s Omega […]
Emma Thompson won an Oscar for her “Sense and Sensibility” screenplay. She wrote and stars in “Effie Gray,” with Dakota Fanning, the real-life story of the Victorian art critic, John Ruskin (David Suchet), and his much-younger bride, Effie Gray. Tom […]
Inspired by Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” this is the story of a weekend at a country house that includes a famous actress, her discontented son, and people who love the wrong people and are angry at each other — sometimes at […]
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence re-team in “Serena,” which looks very intriguing but does not yet have a US release date. Stay tuned.
Coming in 2015, “Paper Planes” stars Sam Worthington (“Avatar”).
Patricia Clarkson plays a sometimes-outrageous and insensitive mother of adult children in “Last Weekend,” written and co-directed by Tom Dolby. I’m delighted to be able to share an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse. Here’s the trailer.
SundanceNow Doc Club is a streaming video service for documentary lovers, a user-friendly place to go to find and watch quality documentaries, free of advertising interruptions. Doc Club offers a carefully curated selection of acclaimed documentaries, hand-picked by experts led […]
“The Song” follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed […]
Can’t help it — I’m looking forward to this.
In “Thunder and the House of Magic,” a little cat named Thunder stumbles into an old mansion owned by a retired magician, filled with all kinds of tricks, machines and curios. When the magician’s greedy nephew puts the house up […]
The Ice Bucket Challenge has brought a lot of money and attention to a devastating illness, ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s Disease for the the New York Yankee who had to leave baseball when he was […]
Happy September! There isn’t much new in theaters this Friday, but next week things start to pick up. Here’s the best of what’s coming in theaters this month: September 12: “Dolphin Tale 2″ This sequel to the endearing fact-based “Dolphin […]
Juliette Lewis stars as a rocker-turned suburban mother of a newborn in “Kelly and Cal.” Here she tries to make friends with the other mothers, who treat her like mean girls shooing off a freshman who wants to sit at […]
“Thunder and the House of Magic” opens September 5, 2014.
This looks like fun!
We are delighted to have an exclusive clip from the warm-hearted family film, Home Is Where the Heart Is — and even more delighted to have two copies to give away. “Trophy Wife’s” Bailee Madison, Laura Bell Bundy (“Heart of […]
We can all use a little more dancing Baby Groot in our lives. And if you’d like to see Groot dance to some other songs, check this out.
Juliet Stevenson stars as Mother Teresa in the story of the extraordinary woman who cared for “the poorest of the poor.”
Along the lines of the marvelous Babies, the new documentary “I Am Eleven” introduces us to eleven-year-olds around the world, different cultures, but all on the brink of adolescence, that terrifying, amazing moment. It looks wonderful.
Bill Nighy, Dominic West, and Imelda Staunton star in “Pride,” based on the true story of LGBT activists who came to the aid of striking mineworkers in Wales during the Thatcher era. Opening September 19, 2014.
“The Theory of Everything” is the story of one of the world’s most brilliant minds, renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who has the most severe physical disabilities. Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) star as Hawking […]
August is traditionally a slow month for movies, with some of each year’s worst being released just before Labor Day. But this year, the last month of summer vacation leads off with a bang, Guardians of the Galaxy, plus the […]
Brendan Gleeson gives a magnificent performance as a warm-hearted priest in a sad and damaged world in “Calvary,” opening next week across the country. Here’s an exclusive peek behind the scenes, featuring Gleeson and Director of the Pauline Center for […]
Featuring my favorite Muppet characters! (Probably because they are critics.)
How do you go on when everything that gives life meaning is gone? In this fact-based story, David Duchovny and Hope Davis play a married couple who must face this question when their daughter dies. The movie is Louder than […]
Freddie Highmore and Antonio Banderas star in the animated adventure Justin & The Knights of Valour, along with Charles Dance, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, Alfred Molina, Mark Strong, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams and Saoirse Ronan. I’m delighted to share an exclusive clip. […]
Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he’s shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared […]
One of the most anticipated films of the year is “Unbroken,” directed by Angelina Jolie, and based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-seller, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. It is the story of Louis Zamperini, who died […]
Errol Flynn became one of the greatest movie stars of all time, specializing in swashbucklers like “Captain Blood” and “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” No one was better than Flynn at playing the dashing, gallant hero. But the Tasmanian actor […]
DreamWorks Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette exploring director Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri and Charlotte Le Bon.
Tomorrow the new DVD “Wings: Sky Force Heroes” will be available and I have an exclusive clip! Josh Duhamel (Transformers) is back as Ace in the thrilling story about a heroic pilot seeking redemption in the DOVE-approved family adventure, Wings: Sky […]
I’m looking forward to this upcoming documentary about original “Star Trek” cast member George Takei, who is also a leader in LGBT rights and a pioneer in social media.
I might have to suspend my rule against lip-synch scenes in movies for this one.
Director Guillermo del Toro has a fabulously imaginative visual style. From “Hellboy” to “Pan’s Labyrinth,” he has created strange and intricate worlds. His upcoming animated film, “The Book of Life,” looks dazzling.
The beloved television series Postman Pat is now a feature film! The animated story about the friendly postman has voices from Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”) as Postman Pat; recording star Ronan Keating, who provides the singing voice for Postman Pat; Academy […]
James Gandolfini’s last performance in is “The Drop,” with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace. Here’s the trailer:
In “The Judge,” Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way […]
Great news about three upcoming projects! * Pixar has announced that its summer 2015 release will be “Inside Out,” which takes place inside the mind of an 11 year old girl. Her emotions will be the characters: Anger (Lewis Black), Sadness […]
What If, with Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, seems like a 21st century “When Harry Meant Sally….” I hope so!
From the brilliant folks behind Paranorman and Coraline, “The Box Trolls,” coming this fall.
A strophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, star of this week’s DVD/Blu-Ray Pick of the Week, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, may be critical of the science howlers in some sci-fi movies, but he gave Giant Freakin Robot a list of his sci-fi […]
Coming this fall: “Believe Me,” about colleges students who start a sham Christian charity, from writer/director Will Bakke.
I am delighted to have five copies of the new faith-based film “Midrange” to give away. If you’d like to enter, send an email to email@example.com with “Midrange” in the subject line and tell me your favorite athlete. Don’t forget […]
Coming in September — one of this year’s most entertaining films, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Robin Wright stars as..Robin Wright, well, a version of herself anyway, in this futuristic thriller about an actress who agrees to turn over her cyber-persona to a movie studio so she can get the money she needs to care for […]
Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ will be out this fall, featuring Maya Rudolph.
It looks pretty “ET”-ish, but I’m still intrigued.
Once you’ve dried your tears from this week’s “Fault in Our Stars,” keep a little extra Kleenex around for “Lullabye,” starring Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Anne Archer, Amy Adams, Terrence Howard, and Jennifer Hudson.
Woody Allen’s latest seems like a variation on many of his favorite themes, from magicians (“Curse of the Jade Scorpion,” “Scoop,” “New York Stories”) to the disruptive impact of a lovely young woman (many, many films). And, as always, he […]
I just finished reading Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You, the story of adult siblings sitting shiva following the death of their father. So I am really looking forward to the upcoming film starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, […]
I am delighted to be able to present an exclusive clip from the adorable DVD Sophia Grace & Rosie a Royal Adventure, which will be released tomorrow. Enjoy!
Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner star in this new Disney film based on one of my favorite books by one of my favorite people. The book has already been filmed twice, once as an animated musical with songs by “Annie’s” […]
Hurry for summer movies! Sequels! Superheroes! Cars! Kisses! YA books! Gross-out comedies! Quirky indies! Summer movie season kicks off in a big way tomorrow with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Other comic book superheroes coming soon to a theater near you […]
Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s release, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ with Andrew Garfield and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.
It is a pleasure to look forward to a movie that looks like it treats its older woman character and the great actress who portrays her with dignity and grace.
Get out your handkerchiefs. If I Stay, based on the book by Gayle Forman, stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley.
I am delighted to be able to present an exclusive clip from “Ida,” the new award-winning film written and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, opening May 2. Poland 1962. Anna (newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska) is a beautiful eighteen-year-old woman, preparing to become […]
Larry Kramer’s searing, Tony award-winning play “The Normal Heart” is coming to HBO with an all-star cast.
Jon Favreau follows his big-budget special effects movies (“Iron Man,” “Cowboys and Aliens”) with a return to his small, indie roots (“Swingers”) as director/writer/star of the scrumptious-looking “Chef.” (WARNING: Some strong language)
Did I mention how excited I am about this? Coming in September, from the people who did “Coraline” and “ParaNorman.”
Take a look at the very creepy trailer from director David Fincher for the upcoming “Gone Girl” based on the best-seller by Gillian Flynn.
Dolphin Tale 2” is the sequel to the successful 2011 family film “Dolphin Tale.” Inspirational professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (the subject of the feature “Soul Surfer”) will join returning cast members Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd, […]
Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones, and Corey Stoll star in this fact-based story of two women, one with breast cancer and one trying to solve the genetic link in families with high incidence, research that led to […]
Vivian Maier never showed her photographs to anyone while she was alive. After her death, some of her images were put online and she was quickly acclaimed as one of the foremost street photographers of the 20th century. In this […]
April led off with a bang, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Here’s what we have to look forward to the rest of the month. “Draft Day” stars Kevin Costner as the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns. Should he trade […]
Can the man behind “Once” have the same luck twice? Writer/director John Carney returns with another bittersweet musical romance, this time starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.
Many thanks to my friend Michael Mirasol for sharing this great look at the history of movie trailers.
Cannot wait for this one, from the Wachowskis and Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures.
A smart, touching romance for grown-ups — hurray!
The Little Rascals are back! The beloved comedy series from the earliest days of film featured the wild adventures of Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, their dog Petey, and the rest of the gang. On April 1, the all-new story “The […]
Meryl Streep stars in this movie based on the Newbery award winning novel about a seemingly perfect world by Lois Lowry.
In their first film, Ellen DeGeneres sends the adorable Sophia Grace and Rosie on a royal adventure. The DVD will be out on May 20.
Enjoy this exclusive clip from “Walking with Dinosaurs,” the gorgeously animated story of a young dinosaur, with the voice talents of Justin Long and John Leguizamo. In a time when dinosaurs rule the Earth, the smallest of the pack — a […]
The new trailer for “Spider-Man 2″ is all kinds of awesomesause!
Before he became Captain Hook, he was a cabin boy named James. From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated […]
Here’s star Kevin Sorbo — interview with him coming next week.
Chadwick Boseman (“42″) looks electrifying as James Brown in this biopic directed by “The Help’s” Tate Taylor, produced by Ron Howard, and co-starring Viola Davis, Jill Scott, and Octavia Spencer. It will be in theaters this summer.
Lesson Number One: Don’t call them birdwatchers. They are birders. And in this movie three very dedicated high school birders want to find and document what may be a duck previously thought to be extinct. Sir Ben Kingsley co-stars with […]
Coming this fall from Laika (“Coraline,” “ParaNorman”), “The Boxtrolls” stars Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan in the story of a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly […]
From the world of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy,” a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get […]
Coming in December — this is the updated “Annie” with Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, and Rose Byrne.
One of the most touching moments of the Oscars was the award for a documentary short called “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.” It is the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, who died […]
Here’s a great clip from Disney Movies Anywhere, Disney’s all-new, cloud-based digital movie service, where “Frozen” is now available. [Spoiler Alert: Hans may be a bad guy, but this is still a great song!]
There may be someone out there who can resist posting everything the Muppets release about their new movie, but not me. I love this!
Cannot wait for this!
I keep wanting to call this movie “Her 2: The Revenge of Him.”
The new film from quirky writer/director Wes Anderson is “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” with an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winners Adrian Brody and F. Murray Abraham, along with Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bob Balaban, and Anderson regulars Bill Murray and […]
We are thrilled to have an exclusive clip from Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale, out on DVD/Blu-Ray next Tuesday. In this fifth in the series, Princess Odette and Prince Derek adopt a young girl named Alise. Princess Alise is […]
One of the most anticipated releases of the year is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt (“The LEGO Movie”), Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Lee Pace. The trailer looks amazing. I love the use of the […]
“The Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco stars in the romantic indie “Authors Anonymous,” along with the late Dennis Farina and “Election’s” Chris Klein.
Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan star as ex-spouses turned thieves in “The Love Punch.”
Richard Linklater (“Before Midnight,” “School of Rock”) is going to direct a remake of the Don Knotts fantasy The Incredible Mr. Limpet, made in 1964 but set in the early days of the second World War. It’s the story of […]
Get out your handkerchiefs for one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, based on John Green’s book about the teenagers who meet in a cancer support group.
I got to get an early glimpse of a couple of scenes from this reboot of the classic cartoon, and it looks like a lot of fun. Recognize the voices? The brilliant scientist and adoptive father who happens to be […]
Lana Del Ray sings “Once Upon a Dream” in this new peek at the upcoming “Malificent,” starring Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty’s evil fairy.
If you miss seeing Dan Stevens in “Downton Abbey,” here’s a chance to see him back in pre-WWI England again, here’s your chance, in “Summer in February,” based on the true story of painter A.J. Munnings (Dominic Cooper), known for […]
The trailer for Zoe Kazan’s new film “The Pretty One” has her playing a pair of identical twins. The storyline reminds me of the classic Bette Davis film, “A Stolen Life.” (Davis also played identical twins in another film, “Dead […]
Cuba Gooding, Jr. stars in this fact-based story about Washington D.C.’s Big Chair Chess Club. Here’s an interview with the real Eugene Brown.
A sports agent goes to India to recruit cricket players for major league baseball in “Million Dollar Arm,” starring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Aasif Mandvi, and Alan Arkin.
The Kickstarter-financed update to the beloved television series looks wonderful — a great combination of letting the main character grow up (she’s a lawyer now) but giving her a reason to go home and interact with the characters from her […]
Sequels and reboots! Here are some of the most anticipated releases of 2014. Superheroes: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Sequels: “The Hunger Games: […]
This is one of the movies I am most looking forward to in 2014. I met with the director and had glimpses of some of it and it looks sensational!
Coming: Summer 2014
Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd, and Aneurin Barnard star in this film based on Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by G.P. Taylor. It’s about a fearless hero’s quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic. Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life […]
In one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies of the year, 1960’s folksingers played by Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, and “Girls’” Adam Driver record a silly but very catchy novelty song about the space program called […]
Angels Sing stars Harry Connick, Jr. as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later Michael still can’t muster any joy for Christmas despite encouragement from […]
I’m delighted to present a clip from the cute new holiday film, The Naughty List. Two young elves, Winter and Snowflake, have a hard time following the rules and are prone to sneaking off for some good elf playtime. But […]
This looks every bit as awesome as I was hoping! Coming in March of 2014. In the meantime, read Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Coming to theaters for Easter 2014
Angelina Jolie looks magnificent as Maleficent in the forthcoming Disney movie about Sleeping Beauty’s evil fairy.
Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela in this film, opening November 29.
Disney’s latest animated release will be out for Thanksgiving. Here’s a sneak peek:
The Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie is coming at last! And I have a t-shirt to give away! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Veronica in the subject line and tell me your favorite character from the series. Don’t forget […]
Really! It looks awesome, doesn’t it?
One of the most acclaimed films of the year is “12 Years a Slave,” opening this week, based on the true story of a free black man sold into slavery. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes.
The Dove-approved Coming Home for Christmas will be available on DVD later this month — here’s an exclusive peek at the trailer.
Fall is here and that means we will start seeing some of the movies the studios are betting on for Oscars, Golden Globes, and Critics Choice Awards. “Gravity” is a critical and box office hit already, just four days after […]
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” is a return to the great car culture films of the 1960’s and 70’s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the […]
Harrison Ford welcomes his young students to battle school.
In movie world, ideas seem to percolate in different places at the same time. A while back, the number nine showed up in four titles at once. And right now, the always-popular word “paradise” seems to be having a particular moment. […]
Fall doesn’t start officially for another few weeks, but the fall movie season won’t wait that long. Traditionally, fall is when we start seeing some movies for grown-ups after all of the chases and explosions of the summer. Let’s take […]
Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, C. Thomas Howell, and Dani Chuchran star in “Storm Rider,” coming on DVD and VOD on October 22, 2013. Spoiled 18-year old Dani Fielding’s world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud. She has […]
James Thurber’s most fondly remembered story is probably “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which invites us into the daydreams of a mild-mannered and slightly henpecked husband. While he tries to remember what it was his wife wanted him to […]
One of the most influential writers of the 20th century was J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye. He spent the last decades of his life living quietly, almost reclusively, writing but not publishing anything more from 1960 […]
This looks great — a real-life heist film where the good guys are the ones protecting the world’s art treasures from the ravages of WWII, with George Clooney, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, “The Artist’s” Jean DuJardin, and Matt Damon. Kind […]
Coming on September 10: Aidan Quinn (TV’s Elementary, Unknown, Allegiance, Rushlights, The Greening of Whitney Brown) Virginia Madsen (The Hot Flashes, The Number 23, The Astronaut Farmer), Zosia Mamet (HBO’s Girls, The Kids are Alright), and Olympia Dukakis (Picture Perfect, Mr. […]
“Standing Up” is a new movie based on Brock Cole’s popular YA novel, The Goats. It is about an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl (Chandler Canterbury and Annalise Basso) who are ostracized by their peers at summer camp are […]
Hungarian director György Pàlfi worked for three years and assembled 450 selections from movies to put together this love letter to the history of film. Can’t wait to see it.
Studios often wait for August to release the films they think won’t get much of an audience, but this year August has some releases that could end up on the end of the year top ten lists. I’m especially looking […]
The gifted young pianist Ethan Bortnick stars in “Anything is Possible,” about a young boy who becomes separated from his mother, Army Lieutenant Margaret Peters (Lacy Chabert), when she goes missing during a tsunami rescue mission in Japan. Back home in Detroit, […]
Laika, the stop-motion animation studio behind two of my favorite films of the past ten years, “ParaNorman” and “Coraline,” has released the teaser trailer for its 2014 release, “The Box Trolls,” and it looks amazing. Nice nod to non-traditional families […]
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The People and Movies That Inspired "Hail, Caesar!"
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Interview: Francis Gary Powers, Jr. on his Father, the Cold War, and "Bridge of Spies"
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Joseph Gordon Levitt Wants to Know Your Thoughts on Technology and Democracy
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Interview: Nicholas Sparks on "The Choice"
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Black History Month 2016
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