9 items from 2015
Finding work is practically a job unto itself, but finding work when you're nearly seventy years old is a task that would even stymie Ethan Hunt. Robert De Niro is faced with the impossible mission in the upcoming comedy "The Intern," and a new trailer has dropped for the workplace comedy. The latest from comedy veteran Nancy Meyers ("What Women Want," "Something's Gotta Give"), the story follows a senior who decides to intern at a hip fashion site run by none other than Anne Hathaway. So yes, it's kinda the plot of that "Seinfeld" episode. Here's the official synopsis: In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A cringe-worthy jamboree of dimbulb manflesh that’s even more embarrassing than the first film. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): didn’t like the first film, don’t like Channing Tatum, don’t find stripping sexy
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
If you want a picture of the future, imagine Channing Tatum grinding his crotch in a human face, forever.
You think I exaggerate? Between this cringe-worthy jamboree of dimbulb manflesh (and that of the first film, which wasn’t even this embarrassing) and Fifty Shades of Grey’s celebration of abuse as romantic, Hollywood has gotten a warped idea about What Women Want. Expect more of it, soon. Because plenty women have embraced these things. (Magic Mike earned $167 million worldwide on a paltry budget of $7 million. Xxl will do at least as well, because there’s nothing audiences love »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Mel Gibson, whom I interviewed for Venice Magazine in late 2000, was my first real childhood hero I sat down with. If you were a Gen-x male, Mel Gibson was the closest thing we had to Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Sean Connery: a guy's guy whom guys wanted to emulate and women wanted to copulate. If you were a guy who liked girls, the math in the previous equation was pretty simple: be like Mel. Sadly, Gibson's life has taken a very public turn for the worse in the last decade, since his personal legal and troubles stemming from a 2006 DUI arrest in Malibu were made public, one from which his image has yet to fully recover. It was an unfortunate fall from grace for a guy who literally had Hollywood, and the world, in the palm of his hand after sweeping the 1995 Oscars with his box office smash "Braveheart. »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Lust, Actually: Lawson’s Sexually Charged Debut Struggles with What Women Want
Taking home the audience prize at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, Australian director Josh Lawson makes some decidedly risqué choices with his debut, The Little Death, which is basically an omnibus of alternative sexual practices rarely explored in the cinematic arena of the heterosexual. Mostly motivated by the complicated and sometimes controversial secret desires of women, the film, taking its name from the French idiom for orgasm, is sometimes refreshingly blunt as it navigates through several scenarios. However, it is just as often silly and unsubstantial, with an undefined purpose setting in as we close with an unseemly end to the common thread.
Maeve (Bojana Novakovic) and her boyfriend Paul (Lawson) set us off on in the circle. She’s getting her feet sucked, but confides after their bout of lovemaking her real fantasy involves being raped. Except she »
- Nicholas Bell
Exclusive: Haley Joel Osment has landed the title role in Jay Berger Wants To Be Your Friend, an indie comedy from first-time feature director Josh Goldsmith. The R-rated pic centers on an adult who loves his old summer camp way too much. Paul Bernon and Sam Slater of Burn Later Productions (Drinking Buddies) are attached to produce. Goldsmith wrote the script with Cathy Yuspa; the pair also collaborated on What Women Want and 13 Going On 30. Osment has been busy lately… »
Many fans of Asian Cinema are quick to complain and point the finger when their favourite Asian discoveries are snapped up and remade in Hollywood, sometimes at the expense of a proper release for the original film. Well the current climate is seeing China get in on this trend themselves, but rather than targeting horror, action or other genre films, their sights are firmly set on lucrative romantic comedies - perfect star vehicles guaranteed to pull in the punters. We have already seen the likes of What Women Want remade in the mainland, with Andy Lau and Gong Li replacing Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. A Chinese remake of the Anne Hathaway/Kate Hudson comedy Bride Wars is currently in the works, as is a remake of...
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First 52 Episodes of Popular Animated Series Arrive Today on Two Blu-Ray Discs
Teen Titans Go!, the popular Warner Bros. Animation television series airing on Cartoon Network, gets the full HD treatment via Warner Archive Collection when Teen Titans Go! The Complete First Season debuts on Blu-rayTM today (April 21). Orders are now available via wbshop.com.
What happens after everyone’s favorite teenage super heroes have saved the planet from total annihilation? Swing by Titans Tower and find out as Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy chill out after a hard day of crime fighting and take on some real challenges like laundry, chores, video games and plain ol' trying to get along! Enjoy the laughs when Beast Boy introduces his new villainous girlfriend, Raven's demonic father stops in for a visit, or Cyborg has his birthday »
- Matt MacNabb
Film composer Alan Silvestri — best known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis on such films as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Forrest Gump” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy — will be the central honoree at the 15th Annual World Soundtrack Awards, which will close the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent on Oct. 24 in Belgium.
As is custom, the work of Silvestri — following in the footsteps of previous Wsa honorees Angelo Badalamenti, John Barry and Cliff Martinez — will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé.
Silvestri first teamed with Zemeckis on their breakthrough feature, “Romancing the Stone” (1984) and subsequently collaborated on 10 additional releases, including “Death Becomes Her” (1992), “Cast Away” (2000) and “The Polar Express” (2004).
The prolific and rangy composer’s credits also include the rom-coms “Father of the Bride” (1991), “What Women Want” (2000) and “Maid in Manhattan” (2002); action blockbusters “Predator” (1987) and “The Avengers” (2012); neo-westerns “Young Guns 2” (1990) and »
- Steve Chagollan
Steinfeld will play a 19-year-old genius who struggles to adapt to life after graduating from Harvard.
It was recently announced that Steinfeld will star in Dustin Lance Black's Ya film The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.
Watch a trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 below: »
9 items from 2015
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