October 16, 2014
RT Podcast: Ep. 065 - Movies, TV, and Yeah, Whassup Monolo?
When the boss is away, the team will play...lots of clips of Channing Tatum spouting catch phrases. They cover the usual movies in theaters, including Fury, The Book of Life, The Best of Me, Birdman, and Dear White People. New DVDs include X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Fargo. On television, Sarah discusses The Affair, The Walking Dead, Jane the Virgin, and Marry Me. Listen for Tim and Grae's impromptu role play!
August 3, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Timothy Spall
One of the busiest and most recognizable British character actors in movies, Timothy Spall cuts a unique figure of comedy and menace that's seen him play everything from Winston Churchill in The King's Speech to the nefarious Wormtail in the Harry Potter series. Along the way, Spall has worked for the likes of Clint Eastwood, Tim Burton, Ken Russell and Bernardo Bertolucci, while his collaboration with longtime friend Mike Leigh yielded an acclaimed lead performance in the director's Secrets & Lies. This week, Spall makes an appearance alongside Donald Sutherland and Christian Slater in the action thriller Assassin's Bullet, and we had the chance to chat with the very charming actor about his career and five of his favorite movies.
March 31, 2011
Five Favorite Films with Michelle Monaghan
In Duncan Jones' time-twisting sci-fi thriller Source Code, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a soldier sent into a space of eight minutes aboard a train bound for disaster; a temporal pocket he must inhabit over and over until he unravels either the identity of a bomber -- or his own. Fortunately he gets to relive those same eight minutes with his delightful co-star Michelle Monaghan, who plays a passenger on the train in possession of a possible key to Jake's future. Or past. No, wait, is it the future? Yep, it's one of those cyclical narratives that revels in its sometimes confounding paradoxes. For Monaghan, who Jones cast having liked her in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, it meant playing the same scene, and character, on endless loop; adjusting her performance ever so slightly in reaction to the changing trajectory of Gyllenhaal's time-tripper. We caught up with the actress and asked her to name her Five Favorite Films. "That's really hard," Monaghan laughs, "but I'm sure everybody tells you how hard it is." Indeed. Read on for the full list.
November 7, 2007
Total Recall: Welcome to Coen Brothers Country
Before expanding wide on November 21, No Country for Old Men (90 percent) will play in select cities this Friday riding a wave of huge expectations. The Cormac McCarthy-based thriller has made big splashes during festivals and it's touted as a major comeback for the Coen Brothers. What better time to look at the movies that have made the filmmaking siblings so popular?
December 28, 2006
25 New Films Enter National Film Registry ... Good Ones, Too!
Every year another 25 films are chosen for "National Film Registry" designation, and it's a pretty big honor to be on that list. I suppose one could look at it like baseball's Hall of Fame -- and this year the bigwigs chose some pretty cool movies ... like "Halloween," "Rocky," "Fargo," and "Blazing Saddles."
February 2, 2006
Coens Aim to Tackle New "Country"
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joel & Ethan Coen's next film will be an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men." Word is that Tommy Lee Jones will play one of the old men.
September 7, 2005
Clooney & Coens to Reunite for "Hail Caesar"
Apparently the latest issue of Vogue Magazine is being credited with the scoop, but fansite CoenBrothers.net broke the news about two months ago: George Clooney plans to reunite with Joel & Ethan Coen on the period comedy "Hail Caesar," which "will follow a troupe of theater actors in the 1920's putting on a play about ancient Rome."
May 27, 2005
Get Your Very First Peek at One "Grimm" Movie Poster
Blackfilm.com is the very first movie site to share with us the official one-sheet for Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm." (Yeah, it's just some skimpy poster news, but it's a slow news week and a LOT of people have been looking forward to "Grimm" for quite some time now!) Scheduled for release on July 29th, "The Brothers Grimm" is "a fictional action-adventure tale about folklore collectors and brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm ... While traveling from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures, they encounter a real sorceress with terrifying powers."