Supporting Characters (***)

Consistently low key but largely entertaining, ‘Supporting Characters’ is a good little indie flick that gets by on good will and charm. I don’t mean that as a bad thing, just as a way of describing how something as simple as this manages to work. Mainly a comedic look at the difficulties of both personal […]

10 New Images from ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ Starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper

One of the most anticipated films of 2013 is Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. In Pines, Gosling plays a motorcycle rider turned bank robber, while Cooper is the rookie cop out to stop him. Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, and Dane DeHaan also star. Fortunately, the film opens March 29th, […]

‘Revenge’ star Emily Van Camp to join ‘Captain America: The WInter Soldier’

Well this certainly came out of left field, but what a welcome surprise! Deadline has broken the news that Emily VanCamp, the lead of ABC’s fantastic show Revenge, is currently in talks to star alongside Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. VanCamp is rumored to be playing Sharon Carter, a former SHIELD agent […]

Mark Wahlberg and Ted to Present at Oscars®

AMPAS has announced that Mark Wahlberg and his stuffed teddy bear co-star, Ted, will be presenters at the 85th Academy Awards. This comes as little surprise, as Seth MacFarlane – the director, writer, and voice of Ted – is this year’s Oscar host. If I’m not mistaken though, Wahlberg and Ted are the first presenters […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

New name. Same Category. The Academy Award for Best Production Design celebrates the best in art direction and set design. Production designers have an incredibly difficult role in the making of film. Whether it’s a fantasy film set in far off world or a recreation of a historical building, production designers create the physical building […]

Warm Bodies (***)

You’d be hard pressed to find a person who was more unsure of Warm Bodies than me when the trailer dropped. In this age of reboots and re-imaginings and remixes, this just seemed like another in the assembly line of ideas. Luckily the writers took care to develop a dynamite script that earns every laugh […]

SUNDANCE: Breathe In (***)

Once again armed with a tremendous performance from Felicity Jones, up and coming filmmaker Drake Doremus successfully minds the romantic drama genre with his new movie Breathe In. Darker and more visually interesting than Like Crazy (2011), this film isn’t quite as strong overall, but it does make Doremus someone still to be reckoned with. […]

Weekend Openings: 2/1/2013

So that’s two weeks in a row now that I doubted the likelihood of a “filler” new release taking the top spot at the box office.  This week, I’m calling it: Warm Bodies will attract hoards.  (Watch it be Stallone’s Bullet to the Head that somehow proves me wrong again…).   I’d even wager on […]

Complete Reviews of Oscar-nominated Live Action Shorts (2013)

In preparation for my Oscar Circuit article next week in this very category, I proudly share my individual reviews of 2013’s elite batch of Oscar®-nominated Live Action Short Films. These short films, as well as the nominated documentary short subject and animated short films, will be released in select theaters across the country, beginning this […]