1-20 of 561 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
On TV this Sunday: The Good Wife hits 100 with a bang, The Walking Dead lurches into winter hibernation, Treme kicks off its final season, PBS shares a peek inside the Abbey and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Preview | Once Upon a Time Creators Tease Adoption Flashback Twists, Warn of Peter Pan’s Resilience
- Misha Solomon
The present state of the Hallmark Hall of Fame is such that the once-hallowed franchise has to be graded on a curve. By that yardstick, “Christmas in Conway” is perhaps better than most of its recent card-peddling sojourns, even if the whole movie is essentially a long, rather tedious buildup to one grand, snow-capped romantic gesture. Andy Garcia, Mary-Louise Parker and Mandy Moore lend a star halo to the pic, but even for those who listen to all-Christmas-song radio stations starting around Thanksgiving, this one is a pretty thin alternative to simply watching one of the holiday classics.
In the early going, Moore’s Natalie signs on as the caregiver to Parker’s Suzy, who is dying of cancer. She’s the friendly half of a couple with Garcia’s Duncan, whose main attribute – other than gruffness – seems to be that he truly, madly loves his wife, so much so »
- Brian Lowry
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
"Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me"
What's It About? The Memphis band Big Star has legions of diehard fans and critical acclaim aplenty, and its influence can be felt across the history of rock 'n' roll. But why did mainstream success elude them? Why did Big Star flame out after only three albums? This doc tries to put the pieces together.
Why We're In: Even fans don't know the whole story about this cult band and its members, so this doc will help them fill in some of the blanks. Chris Bell died in 1978 as an unknown, and the late Alex Chilton was also not a huge fan of talking to the media. "Nothing Can Hurt Me" puts the band into context of the Memphis scene, and it has tons of interviews with everyone left who was involved with the band, rock critics, and »
- Jenni Miller
Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Getaway (action, Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez; rated PG-13) Jobs (biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs; Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney; rated PG-13) Red 2 (action sequel; Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins; PG-13) Turbo (animated; voices: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti; rated PG) The Truth About Emanuel (thriller; Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario; pretheatrical release; not rated) The Punk Singer...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Red 2 - Summit Entertainment - Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Director: Dean Parisot Cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker,Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren. Full cast + crew Red 2's biggest crime is being totally acceptable. And as we all know, that's not really a crime, anyway. It's tough be a movie that's likeable enough in a world where everything has to be the greatest thing ever or the worst film ever made. It seems there's rarely any consideration given to the middle territory, and if something does fall there, people tend to assume it's more bad than it is good. In the case of Red 2, it's just... average. The cast is great, but the characters themselves are pretty thin. The action is fine, but never...
- Peter Hall
Red 2 Blu-ray The gang is back in Red 2, and while the second adventure with Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and company is a little more predictable than the first, it.s ultimately still watchable and filled with enough sass for returning fans. Those who never got into the first movie certainly do not need to pick up this one, however. The film starts in a Costco, which is not exactly a place one might guess a spy film would begin. Apparently, Moses has settled into a humdrum routine with his girlfriend, Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker). However, when a random chain of events targets Moses and Marvin (John Malkovich), a mystery needs to be solved before some hitmen gun them down. Filled with off-beat humor, lots of shifting pieces a who.s who of older actors, the film is more fun than it is ground-breaking, but let.s be honest, not »
Law & Order: Svu has scared up another gig for Pablo Schreiber.
“We are thrilled and terrified that Pablo Schreiber is coming back to Svu to reprise his role as psychopath William Lewis,” executive producers Warren Leight and Julie Martin tell TV Guide Magazine. “He’ll again be tormenting Det. Olivia Benson. Although he’s the one on trial, he turns it into hers.”
The Orange Is the New Black actor was last seen in the NBC procedural’s two-part season premiere, in which his sadistic alter ego abducted and tortured Benson until she turned the tables and nearly beat him to death. »
- Megan Masters
★★☆☆☆ Robert Schwentke's Red (2010) came as a minor surprise. This first story of ageing spies being hunted out of retirement was an enjoyable romp; an action film that didn't merely coast on the names of its high profile stars. Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary Louise Parker all return for the sequel, but Dean Parisot's Red 2 (2013) is not its predecessor. Still based (loosely) on Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer's comic book, Red 2 sees the early shine fading from Frank (Willis) and Sarah's (Parker) relationship, as the former attempts to leave his past behind and commit to a life of humdrum domesticity.
- CineVue UK
Actress Mary-Louise Parker explains why the audience can relate to her character Sarah in our exclusive featurette for Red 2, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD November 26. Unlike the rest of the main characters, played by Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren, Sarah is just a normal person who happens to be along for the ride with a team of highly trained killers. Take a look, then read on for the special features details below.
Bruce Willis (The Expendables) stars as retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses, who must reunite his unlikely team of elite operatives to take on a new set of enemies on a mission that is "smart, sexy and packs a wallop!"(Am New York). Featuring an outstanding all-star cast including John Malkovich (Burn After Reading), Mary-Louise Parker (Showtime's Weeds), with Anthony Hopkins (Thor) and Helen Mirren (The Queen), Red 2 proves the best never rest.
An action movie like Red 2, which is based on characters from Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book, isn’t exactly burdened with the restrictions of reality. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his collection of Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives can blow up city blocks, surreptitiously hop-scotch across the globe, and ingeniously escape from the most dire of circumstances; and if some of their Houdini breakouts are borderline unbelievable, well… that’s part of the fun.
- Jeff Labrecque
2010’s Red was something of a rarity. It was an over-the-top, overly-long action film, but it was a lot of fun. Films like that tend to wear down the viewer as you’re subjected to one action scene after the other, but what made it a little different was the fact that it took actors that you normally wouldn’t see in such a film (Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman) and throw them into the line of fire, quite literally. I was just as surprised as anyone to find that, despite the normal action clichés, it was rather enjoyable. With this in mind, I welcomed the possibility of a sequel that would reunite these characters for more insane mayhem, hoping that lightning would indeed strike twice. However, like with many sequels, it’s a prospect easier said than done.
Red 2 picks up not long after the original. We find Frank »
- Jeff Beck
Red 2 is finally heading into homes next Tuesday, but before Summit Entertainment.s big release makes it on to Blu-ray and DVD, we have an exclusive clip from the Red 2 press day featuring Mary-Louise Parker. In the clip, she.s discussing why audiences who might normally never gravitate to action flicks might actually take a liking to the second film in the Red franchise. It has to do with the silliness of a group of older individuals taking on spy tasks that are normally reserved for rather fit young people. Red 2.s basic premise gets some of the gang back together from Red to tackle a new mystery surrounding a secret operation from the past nicknamed Nightshade. On the way, Frank (Bruce Willis), Frank.s new gal pal Sarah (Parker), and Moses (John Malkovich) interact with a few people from the past flick, including contract killer Victoria (Helen Mirren). Additionally, »
On DVD this November catch-up with everyone's favorite retired black-ops agents as they reunite to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Codename ‘Nightshade’, the veteran team of elite operatives find themselves up against a multitude of assassins, terrorists and corrupt Governments. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world – and stay alive in the process. In a mission that takes them from Costco to Paris, London and Moscow this high-octane action-comedy sequel shows no signs of slowing down! Directed by Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick And Jane), written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red), based on characters created by Warren Ellis & Cully Hamner, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Mark Vahradian (Transformers) and featuring an all-star cast: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mary-Louise Parker. »
Red 2 - "The sequel to the action-comedy hit Red, which reunites our team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe." The film is being directed by Dean Parisot ("Galaxy Quest") and will star: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, David Thewlis, and Mary-Louise Parker. The film is available on Blu-ray and DVD. »
Emma Thompson stars in the new (and very favorably reviewed) Saving Mr. Banks, in which she plays Mary Poppins‘ protective author P.L. Travers. And thank God, because she nails the damn role. In fact, Thompson is so consistent onscreen and such a legend of cinema that it’s hard to believe we’ve only been watching her for 25 years. Hell, unless you saw Henry V, you were almost certainly introduced to her in the ’90s. For a legend, she’s moved quickly.
And today, I suggest another layer to her legacy: Gay Icon. Here are five reasons the marvelous double Oscar-winner should be sanctified in the name of gay adoration.
1. Every gay man has a favorite Emma Thompson role.
- Louis Virtel
Switching on TV nowadays, it’s refreshing to see more actresses than ever taking on lead roles and portraying strong female characters. Thanks to the groundwork the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mary-Louise Parker in Weeds and even Tina Fey’s portrayal of Liz Lemon in 30 Rock cemented in years past, there is now an abundance of female lead characters on television.
We’ve collected together 10 of our favourite leading ladies currently starring on our small screen and what’s great is to see the high calibre of talent for playing both drama and comedy amongst the women on our list.
Check out our 10 Leading Ladies On TV and see if your favourite has made the cut…
10. Kat Dennings (Max – 2 Broke Girls)
- Daniel Welsh
The sequel to 2010′s Red, Red 2 is the “fun, frothy return for Frank and his creaky commandos” (Empire), who face a new challenge that sees the gang reunited, and helped by some old friends, in their mission to avert nuclear disaster.
Retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his team of elite operatives for an abundance of action-packed adventures and cracking comedic moments as their new mission takes them across the globe – to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits and old-school skills to rely on as they try to save the world.
In director Dean Parisot’s all-out action-comedy, Red 2 features an all-star cast including Bruce Willis (Looper, Die Hard,) John Malkovich, (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Burn After Reading) Mary-Louise Parker (R.I.P.D, Angels in America,) Anthony Hopkins (Thor, Hannibal) Helen Mirren (Hitchcock, The Queen) Catherine Zeta-Jones (Side Effects, »
- Simon Gallagher
Mary-Louise Parker can convey soul-crushing grief yet show hints of faded playfulness as a widow in "The Snow Geese."
So is the rest of the cast at Manhattan Theatre Club at The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The play has lines of incisive dialog, hits on the meaning of life, love, and grief that knows no bottom.
Yet, "Snow Geese" is, sadly, dull.
It's a strange conundrum: How can a play be cast, staged and performed so well yet leave us feeling so very little?
Set in November 1917, a shattered family gathers in the parlor of a hunting lodge. Parker is Elizabeth, mourning her rakish husband (Christopher Innvar) who died a couple of months ago. Her grief is so consuming that her sister and brother-in-law, a physician, are very worried about her.
First time writer and director Trevor White offers a shocking look at a life lost to crime for his impressively cast crime biopic Jamesy Boy. Newcomer Spencer Lofranco plays the young title character, who fell in with the wrong street gangs and eventually landed a long stint a top maximum security prison. However, he went on to form a strong friendship with a fellow inmate – a convicted murderer – who took the youngster under his wing as a father figure and mentor. Showing James a positive way to live his life and ultimately change the path he was destined for.
We’ve the first trailer and poster for the film co-starring Mary Louise Parker, James Woods, Ving Rhames and Taissa Farmiga. It’s released on VOD in the Us on the 3rd January 2014, with a limited cinema release on the 17th January. No release dates as yet for the UK.
- Craig Hunter
Retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Willis) reunites his team of elite operatives for an abundance of action-packed adventures and cracking comedic moments as their new mission takes them across the globe – to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits and old-school skills to rely on as they try to save the world from nuclear disaster.
I absolutely loved Red. Taking the idea of a group of retired spooks and putting them back into the field, dealing with all the fish-out-of-water hilarity that ensues, was a brilliant idea. And the casting on the original film was sublime. Bruce Willis playing someone not that agile, not that willing to put his life on the line, a la John McClane in Die Hard, »
- Phil Wheat
1-20 of 561 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners