5 items from 2011
Michael Fassbender will (literally) bare it all in this winter’s indie drama, Shame. However, he’s thereafter going to get his ass handed to him by none other than Mixed Martial Arts (Mma) sensation Gina Carano, in Haywire – a new action-thriller from eclectic filmmaker, Steven Soderbergh.
Haywire was designed first and foremost as a showcase for Carano’s ability to portray a (deadly) force of nature onscreen – and, judging by the latest trailer for the film, it should easily do just that.
Soderbergh reunited with screenwriter Lem Dobbs (The Limey) for Haywire, which boasts an all-star cast that (besides Carano and Fassbender) includes Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Bill Paxton, among others.
The first Haywire trailer focused on succinctly summarizing the film’s plot, which basically amounts to a standard variation on previous ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Several sports presenters and a capacity audience of over 1,200 MotoGP fans, including Keith Flint of The Prodigy, also attended today's event at the Empire Leicester Square, London, which was hosted by Eurosport commentator Toby Moody.
BBC presenter Matt Roberts (on left with Cal Crutchlow right) said: "Great movie. What really comes through is the riders' perspective... and Rossi's savage determination."
A sequel to petrol-head hit Faster, and shot around the world in 2010 and 2011, Fastest distils the thrills of the MotoGP World Championship into a maximum-speed, full-length documentary feature. It's directed by Mark Neale and narrated by actor and motorbike enthusiast Ewan McGregor.
- David Bentley
This week on Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider we’ve decided movies are good! First up, “Super 8″ from the creative genius minds of J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg. It’s a classic, fun ride. Next up is “The Tree of Life” from the creative genius mind of Terrence Malick. You have to bring something to the table to enjoy this movie about life, God and the universe, and you should make sure to see it in the theater. See this film. Only Jeff saw “Beginners” and you should too. Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer are fantastic. We update the box office challenge and all signs point to Jeff not having to shave Eric at the end of the summer.
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- Jeff Bayer
"With his Bud Cort haircut and morbid sensibility, Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) is too smart for Swansea, Wales, an industrial city mired in some seriously mid-80s Thatcherite doldrums," begins Vadim Rizov at GreenCine Daily. "The trouble with Oliver is that he knows he's clever, which could justify anything: surreptitiously monitoring his parents' sex life, taunting an overweight girl to make local cutie Jordana (Yasmin Paige) notice him as a real livewire, or trying to trash the house of downhill neighbor Graham Purvis (Paddy Considine) who may be having an affair with mom (Sally Hawkins). Fortunately, Submarine, Richard Ayoade's feature debut, is aware of Oliver's self-justifying nature and the ways it could warp him…. Acutely aware of the long tradition of films about disaffected young men coming to terms with themselves, Ayoade doesn't duck the precedent: instead, like Oliver…, he nods to seemingly every single precursor. There's a 400 Blows-quoting dash across the beach, »
Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to the worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch.
This Friday theaters will see a romantic tale based on a best-seller, an Oscar-nominated foreign-language drama, and a pair of films from two of cinema’s most successful self-aggrandizers. Whether or not you choose to test the hype of these much discussed features, we’ve compiled a collection of films sure to pique your interest, including some sweeping romances, some daffy comedies, a few self-centered documentaries, and some highly acclaimed foreign features.
Based on the New York Times bestseller by Sara Gruen, this drama centers on a young veterinarian (Robert Pattinson) who finds an unlikely home and unexpected love within a traveling circus. Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz co-star.
If you like your bodice-rippin’ romances to leap from the page to screen, check »
- Kristy Puchko
5 items from 2011
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