5 items from 2015
Writer/director Kenny Riches unveiled his feature debut "Must Come Down" a couple years back, hitting a handful of low key festivals and getting on the right radars. His sophomore effort "The Strongest Man" is now gearing up for a Sundance Film Festival premiere, and today we have an exclusive look at the movie. Starring Robert Lorie, Paul Chamberlain, Ashly Burch, Patrick Fugit and Lisa Banes, the light, oddball story involves characters named Beef and Conan and a distinct prized possession: a solid gold BMX bike. Here's the official synopsis: Beef is a beefy Cuban man who believes that he is The Strongest Man in the World. He doesn’t want children, but he wants to tell his grandchildren about his life as The Strongest Man in the World. His best friend is a slight Korean man named Conan. Conan makes him think about things he normally doesn’t think, »
- Edward Davis
The inspirational mentor is dead. On screen, that is. In recent years we've seen a drop-off in this once-beloved trope, with distinctly anti-heroic teachers, instructors and father figures coming to the forefront – see Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson, Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, Breaking Bad's Walter White, etc.
Below, Digital Spy picks out 11 more of the very best and very worst mentors in cinema history.
It was a close run thing in this spot between "Carpe diem" and "It's not your fault", and in truth about half of Robin Williams's characters could qualify for this list.
But avuncular therapist Sean is everything you could wish for in a mentor, gently chipping away at Will's (Matt Damon) self-destructive defence »
The latest Honest Trailer from the folks at Screen Junkies has arrived online, and this time they’ve turned their attention to David Fincher’s adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl. Check it out here…
Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck (Argo), Rosamund Pike (Wrath of the Titans), Emily Ratajkowski (iCarly), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tyler Perry (Madea Gets A Job), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Patrick Fugit (We Bought a Zoo) and Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave).
Read our review of Gone Girl here, and listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review in the player below…
- Gary Collinson
Arriving on Blu-ray just prior to the Academy announces its nominations, where the film is sure to pick up some nominations despite going home empty handed (zero in four) from the Golden Globes, the opening Nyff Gone Girl has become one of the year’s most talked about titles. Certainly standing as one of the most notable studio directed auteur features of the year, released October 3rd to brisk business pulling in more than his previous two films, a rewatch enhances its inescapably pulpy fervor. This is well produced neo-noir, with a dash of subtle camp and a star making performance from Rosamund Pike (who was cited by dozens of critic associations including a Globe nom) that recalls studio era dames that had more than enough steely backbone to railroad their male counterparts with energy and appeal to spare. Hardly a mutation of feminist ideals, the realm of the privileged »
- Nicholas Bell
Holding court at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Thursday, Cinemax threw Strike Back fans a bone by narrowing the premiere date for the delayed fourth and final season down to “summer 2015.”
The high-octane action-drama typically fires off its new episodes in the summer, but production on Season 4 was paused for six months when series star Sullivan Stapleton, who plays Sgt. Damien Scott, sustained a serious, injury off-set in February 2014.
The pay cabler also released the logline for the final season, including casting details:
5 items from 2015
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