September 10, 2014
Morgan Freeman's 10 Best Movies
If you were asked to name one actor capable of playing ex-cons, hitmen, and God, you'd be hard pressed to do any better than Morgan Freeman -- which is, probably not coincidentally, why he's played all those characters (among many others) over the course of his distinguished, nearly 50-year career. And even as he reaches the half-century mark as a professional actor, Freeman shows no signs of slowing down; in fact, this weekend's Dolphin Tale 2 is just one of an incredible six films he's slated to appear in this year. All of which explains why we were shocked and appalled to realize Mr. Freeman was overdue for the Total Recall treatment, and knew we needed to seize upon this opportunity to repent. Hey you guys, it's time for Total Recall!
February 11, 2008
RT on DVD: The Brothers Affleck Lead the Pack With Gone Baby Gone
One of the best films of last year comes to DVD this week (Gone Baby Gone, written and directed by Ben Affleck, starring brother Casey Affleck), but there are tons more to pick from -- a NASA documentary, praised by critics (In the Shadow of the Moon), a crime thriller about cops and family (We Own the Night), and (sigh) a new Tyler Perry movie (Why Did I Get Married?). You be the judge!
February 5, 2008
It's a Family Affair: 15 Collaborating Hollywood Households
With the DVD of Gone Baby Gone hitting the shelves, it's a good time to delve into movies that were truly family affairs: flicks in which brothers, sisters, parents, and offspring teamed up, behind or in front of the camera, to make movie magic.
October 23, 2007
Scorsese, DiCaprio Reuniting for Shutter Island
Their first three collaborations netted copious amounts of Oscar love and box-office receipts, so it isn't surprising that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are in no hurry to stop working together -- or that 2008 will find DiCaprio starring in his fourth Scorsese film.
October 21, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Vampire Flick Scares Up #1 Debut
Bloodthirsty vampires flew high, depressing dramas sank, and many holdovers held up well at the North American box office. The new horror flick 30 Days of Night easily ruled the charts while a handful of adult dramas were met with opening weekend sales that ranged from mild to embarrassing.
October 18, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: 30 Days of Night Gets Halloween Started Early
Competition, or a lack of it, will be the deciding factor at the North American box office this weekend for the half-dozen new releases that studios are packing into already overcrowded multiplexes. With far too many films aiming for the same finite audience segment, some are sure to eat into the potential of others.
October 17, 2007
Total Recall: Ben (Affleck's) Bits
In Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck directs younger brother Casey in a mystery surrounding the case of a missing Boston girl. In the spirit of Total Recall, we decided to take a look at some of the lesser-known roles from way back in the filmography of the man better known to some as Bennifer II.
August 29, 2007
Is Ben Affleck Not That Into You?
Just when you think it can't possibly have room for another star, the rapidly expanding Borg collective that is the cast of He's Just Not That Into You adds a high-profile name to its list. Two weeks ago, we learned that Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Aniston had signed on for the project; now, Variety is reporting that Ben Affleck is in talks to do the same.
August 13, 2007
Matt Damon Talks Next Ben Affleck Collaboration
Rumor has it that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are working on another script together. It would be the first time in 10 years the magic Good Will Hunting duo put words to paper. While doing press for The Bourne Ultimatum, Damon revealed that their potential project is not a script collaboration.