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Matthew McConaughey is striking it rich with the true story film adaptation of ‘Gold,’ which showcases how dreams and greed often fuel each other. The adventure drama, which focuses on a gold prospector’s desperate attempt to achieve success, no matter the cost, is set to bring the American dream home. The film, which now available […]
- Karen Benardello
Simon Brew Apr 6, 2017
It's 20 years since the Spice Girls headed to the big screen for their solo movie. And we've taken a look back...
I don’t think Spice World: The Movie is as good as Inception.
This winter marks the 20th birthday of a film that many had sneered at before its release, and many continue to sneer at now. Boasting a hard-won 3.4/10 score on IMDb, Spice World: The Movie pops up from time to time in lists slamming films involving pop stars, or, if it’s lucky, it appears on the ‘guilty pleasure’ carousel. For added fun, the late Roger Ebert had it as one of the films that he most hated. Yikes.
I don’t believe in guilty pleasures, personally, and have written about that before. Nor do I agree with Roger. For I do enjoy Spice World: The Movie for what it is: a daft, breezy, »
If you’re wondering what happens when you go from being the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind “Traffic” to the filmmaker responsible for the critically manhandled box-office flop “Gold,” look no further than Stephen Gaghan. The man once carrying the brand for prestige drama is going to make a Doctor Dolittle movie.
THR reveals that Robert Downey Jr.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Transformations are everything in cinema, and recognizable physical changes often yield major results. Think of an actor so committed to their role they’ll starve themselves (Christian Bale, Matt Damon) or pack on the pounds (Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron) in order to disappear into a part. The drastic alterations (sometimes know as Oscar bait performances in cynical circles) shock and usually compel the viewer to sit up and lean in closer.
- Rodrigo Perez
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