August 13, 2014
Meryl Streep's 10 Best Movies
She's earned seven Golden Globes, three Oscars, two Emmys, and a Tony nomination -- almost a real-life EGOT! -- and this week, Meryl Streep gets the Total Recall treatment in honor of her appearance as Chief Elder in The Giver, Phillip Noyce's adaptation of the classic Lois Lowry novel about a boy (Brenton Thwaites) whose encounter with a mysterious figure (Jeff Bridges) shakes his understanding of his seemingly idyllic community. From comedies to dramas, Meryl's done it all -- and tried on countless accents along the way. Let's take a look at the best-reviewed films from her illustrious career, Total Recall style!
November 12, 2009
Critics Consensus: 2012 Isn't Quite Earth-Shaking
This week at the movies, we've got a global catastrophe (2012, starring John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor) and some rock 'n' roll rebellion (Pirate Radio, starring Philip S. Hoffman and Bill Nighy). What do the critics have to say? Nobody goes to a Roland Emmerich picture expecting art or realism; they go for sheer spectacle. On that level, critics say, 2012 largely delivers. However, they also note that if you enjoy character development, witty dialogue, remotely plausible science, and brevity, you're out of luck. It's an understatement to say that the mid-to-late-1960s was a revolutionary period for British rock music, and Pirate Radio is a fond, celebratory comedy about those heady times. Critics say it may not rock quite hard enough, but it's got enough infectious good humor -- and hummable tunes -- to drown out objections.
October 21, 2009
Wes Anderson Talks Fantastic Mr. Fox - RT Interview
Wes Anderson, arguably the godfather of the quirky American indie thanks to the likes of Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, takes his first steps into the world of stop-motion animation this week with the release of Fantastic Mr. Fox. Based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book, it's the tale of a wily fox and his adventures thieving food from three of the meanest farmers around; Boggis, Bunce and Bean. With a stellar voice cast including George Clooney, Bill Murray and Meryl Streep, the film received its world premiere last week at the London Film Festival. On the eve of its global rollout, RT sat down with Anderson to learn more about his passion for Dahl and making the switch to stop-motion.
October 15, 2009
Wes Anderson Responds to Fantastic Mr. Fox Rumors
You've heard the case against Wes Anderson's methods on (or off, as the case may be) the set of "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Now Anderson responds in a new interview with Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeffrey Wells.
October 12, 2009
Fur Flies Behind the Scenes of Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson's stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" has already prompted a wave of oohs and ahhs -- but the director's methods have inspired a decidedly different reaction from his crew.
September 9, 2009
London Film Festival Line-Up Announced
The Times BFI London Film Festival will be rocking cinemas in the English capital between October 14th and 29th. Its programme, 191 feature films strong, has just been announced, including first showings of Fantastic Mr. Fox and Nowhere Boy.
July 28, 2009
New Fantastic Mr. Fox Images Online
Is Bill Murray revisiting Caddyshack? No, that's just a picture of the golfing enthusiast inspecting the set of Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox, in which he voices the Badger. USA Today have a great gallery of images from the set, including Anderson directing his miniature cast.