5 items from 2013
This overblown melodrama mistakes sensationalism for story, and is yet another repulsive tale of women’s friendships as toxic. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Traumatized Micky (Tuppence Middleton: Trance) has survived a terrible fire that took her memory and killed her bestest childhood friend, Do (Alexandra Roach: Anna Karenina). As she struggles to overcome her amnesia, flashes from the past begin to hint at something darker in the cause of the fire than an accident and something nefarious in her recent reconnection with Do, whom she hadn’t seen in years. Aaaannnnd… then it becomes clear that this is gonna be yet another example of the genre Bitches Be Crazy, subgenre Women’s Relationships Are Actually Terrifying Toxic Nightmares Of Psychotic Lesbian Obsession. Based on the novel »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The new Doctor will reportedly revealed on Sunday 4 August 2013, at 7pm; news which would send any right-minded person crazy with anticipation. (You'd probably have to be as crazy as John Simm's Master to *not* be excited about Doctor Who...)
There's been much speculation as to who the 12th Doctor could be, ranging from Rory Kinnear to Burn Gorman to Patterson Joseph (apparently the favourite to play the 11th Doctor before Matt Smith got the role). While many of these possibilities are intriguing, there's one name that hasn't been spoken of enough in connection of the role of The Doctor:
And here's why he'd be perfect to play The Doctor, one of the best, most complex, and most entertaining roles of all time:
He's Geoffrey Chaucer.
Regardless of how well or otherwise the character may be as a representation of the historical writer, Chaucer is awesome as a character in A Knight's Tale. »
With a series of major Hollywood productions to his name, starring some of the biggest names in the industry such as Angelina Jolie and Kevin Spacey, director Iain Softley has returned to his roots somewhat with his latest picture Trap for Cinderella, and we were fortunate enough to speak to the filmmaker ahead of the films July 12 release.
The man behind the likes of K-pax, Inkheart and Hackers returns to his hometown of London, directing his first contemporary picture in the capital. He discusses the joys of working on a more modest sized production, and how important it is for a director to get casting right – having taken a risk with relative newcomers Tuppence Middleton and Alexandra taking on the lead roles. He also tells us of the importance is going in to Trap for Cinderella with as little knowledge as possible, while likening the role of film director to »
- Stefan Pape
NBC’s Believe appears to be heading toward nerdy super group status. The Alfonso Cuaron/J.J. Abrams pilot just added Resident Evil star Sienna Guillory and Once Upon a Time's Jamie Chung to a cast that already includes Savages' Jake McLaughlin and The Chicago Code's Delroy Lindo. You may also recognize Jamie Chung from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Hangover Part II and Sienna Guillory from the family fantasy, Inkheart. They are also joined by newcomer Johnny Sequoyah who plays Believe’s lead character, Bo.
Alfonso Cuaron will write and direct the pilot, which has an I am Number Four quality to it. Believe revolves around Bo, a young girl who possesses great potential powers, and her guardian who is sworn to protect her for seven years. After sever years, these powers will be at full strength, and one can only assume Bo will »
- Sara Castillo
Digital Release Date: Feb. 26, 2013, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $54.99
Studio: DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Home Entertainment
In the movie, the children of Earth are being attacked by the evil spirit Pitch (voiced by Jude Law, Hugo). So the immortal guardians — Jack (Chris Pine, People Like Us), Santa (Alec Baldwin, Rock of Ages), the Bunny (Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables) and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher, Bachelorette) — join forces for the first time to protect the children and defeat Pitch.
Rated PG, the movie grossed $101.6 million in theaters in the U. »
5 items from 2013
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