September 17, 2013
Digital Multiplex: This Is the End, The Croods, and More
This week in streaming video, we've got a Certified Fresh apocalypse comedy, a prehistoric family film, a timely thriller about the internet, and Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed Liberace biopic, as well as a few solid older choices. Read on to find out what's available to watch right now.
November 1, 2011
Five Favorite Films with Aaron Eckhart
You could set your watch to Aaron Eckhart's handsomely chiseled features -- but do so at your own peril. As he's proved time-and-again on screen, Eckhart excels at portraying deceptively charming men: be they manipulative executives, big-tobacco spin doctors, or physically duplicitous district attorneys. Which isn't to say he won't play nice, reasonably normal guys, of course. This week, however, Eckhart's up to his smooth-talking tricks in The Rum Diary, playing against Johnny Depp as the impeccably-dressed but otherwise rather rapacious Sanderson -- an American businessman out to turn postcard-perfect Puerto Rico into a lucrative tourist resort. We spoke with Eckhart recently, where he talked about the film, his thoughts on writer Hunter S. Thompson, and the art of playing the likeable bad guy. But first, he ran through his five favorite films.
April 21, 2010
Five Easy Pieces Turns 40
Forty years ago, Jack Nicholson solidified his grip on a career in Hollywood with his starring role in "Five Easy Pieces."