May 27, 2014
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Endless Love and Steve Zissou
It looks like the home video departments at all the studios decided to take Memorial Day off, because hardly anything worth mentioning is hitting shelves this week. We start off with a romance remake critics didn't like very much, and a handful of TV shows and small movies only a handful of people chose to see. Read on for details.
April 8, 2011
Five Favorite Films with Max Winkler
First-time writer-director director Max Winkler isn't a household name like his dad, but that may very well change in the future. The 27-year-old son of Happy Days' star and producer Henry Winkler has several buzzed-about projects in the works, including the comedy The Adventurer's Handbook, starring Jason Schwartzman, Jason Segel and Jonah Hill, the intriguingly-titled fantasy The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things, and a film he's written with Jason Reitman attached to direct, Whispers in Bedlam. Reitman also serves as executive producer to Winkler's directorial debut released this week, the comedy-drama Ceremony, in which precocious fantasist Michael Angarano crashes a wedding to pursue his older ex, played by Uma Thurman. An impressive debut, the film exhibits the influences of Wes Anderson, Hal Ashby and Noah Baumbach -- which is a good thing -- and it's something that Winkler is the first to admit. Read on for a chat and Winkler's Five Favorite Films.
September 12, 2007
Total Recall: Across the Universe And The Beatles On Film
This week, Across the Universe hits theaters. Julie Taymor's film, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess as a young couple in the midst of the heady, chaotic 1960s, utilizes the Beatles' music to evoke the time period. With that in mind, it's a good time to take a closer look at the Beatles' cinematic legacy.
July 24, 2007
Trailer Bulletin: Wes Anderson's Darjeeling Limited
Anyone who's a fan of Wes Anderson's perfectly quirky films (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic) should rejoice at the news that the trailer for his latest perfectly quirky film, The Darjeeling Limited, is now online!
July 13, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Dupree" Misfires; "Little Man" Is Short On Laughs
This week at the movies, we've got some unwanted houseguests, in the guise of a guy with a bad case of arrested development ("You, Me and Dupree," starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon) and a pint-sized thief on the lam ("Little Man," starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans). Will the critics be welcoming, or will they boot these flicks into the street?
March 8, 2006
Kidman & Black Sign On for Baumbach's Next Movie
Noah Baumbach, writer/director of the critically admired "The Squid and the Whale," is gearing up to begin production on his next film, which is currently without a title but boasts a solid cast. Jack Black, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh join Baumbach on April 2nd to begin production on the presently nameless tale.
February 2, 2005
Wilson Says "Hello" to War Memoir
Owen Wilson has purchased John Falk's book "Hello to All That: A Memoir of War, Zoloft, and Peace," Variety reports. Wilson has the intention of producing and starring in the adaptation, but has not made a deal with a studio as of yet. The book tells the tale of Falk's journey to the Balkans during the war, and his attempts to file dispatches from the front while befriending the locals.