8 items from 2011
Russell Peters really has adapted to life in L.A. — he's doing this interview while driving around the city in his convertible.
The stand-up comic and sometime actor (Source Code, The Take) actually splits time between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, two cities that bear very little resemblance to his hometown of Brampton, Ontario.
Although Peters is incredibly proud of being Canadian, and more specifically a Brampton boy ("I'm B-town for life," he says), he never took a shine to Canada's most beloved pastime, hockey.
That's interesting, since he stars in Breakaway, a Canadian movie about a young, hockey-crazy Indo-Canadian named Raj Singh (Vinay Virmani), who goes against his family's traditions and starts an all-Sikh hockey team. »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
Chicago – It’s easy to forget just how good of an actor Matthew McConaughey can be with the right vehicle. He delivered what may be his best performance to date in Jill Sprecher’s 2001 multi-character drama “Thirteen Conversations About One Thing,” in which he played a slick lawyer whose unbreakable self-esteem is shattered by a sudden crisis of conscience.
Over the past decade, McConaughey has chosen projects that seem designed to ignore the promise he sported in his earlier work. An assortment of forgettable romantic comedies have required him to do little more than fulfill the role of charismatic eye candy. What’s striking about McConaughey’s triumphant comeback effort, “The Lincoln Lawyer,” is the fact that it casts him as a lawyer not unlike the one he played in “Thirteen Conversations,” or for that matter, 1996’s “A Time to Kill.” Perhaps it’s the tension of a courtroom that »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
For a director, picking your second film can be the hardest decision, especially when there are many expectations after your first movie. While Brad Furman's The Take didn't really make too many waves, his second movie The Lincoln Lawyer is a lot more high profile, not only because it's based on the best-selling 2005 novel by Michael Connelly, but also because it stars Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey plays Connelly's character Mick Haller, a defense lawyer doing business from the back of his Lincoln town car who's been hired to defend a wealthy realtor (Ryan Phillipe) accused of raping and beating a prostitute. At first, the case seems pretty straightforward until Haller starts noticing parallels to a previous case years earlier of a murdered prostitute where the wrong man may »
Director Brad Furman has found himself a follow-up gig as the independent film Intricate.
Scott Franklin is set to produce the project. Previous reports on the Internet have mistakenly stated that Darren Aronofsky and his Protozoa Pictures will be involved with the project. Aronofsky denied that he would be producing Intricate.
The film will have the 1990s New York City setting when there was a violent drug trade economy and strong connections to the rap industry and is inspired by a true story about a highly touted college basketball recruit who ended up in the drug underworld after his basketball career did not go as planned.
The movie is about where this man begins and where he ends, with New York City as an important character,”
said Furman to the Los Angeles Times’ 24 Frames.
Brad Furman is a director, writer and producer best known for his gritty, provocative, delicate style. »
- Nikola Mraovic
Director Brad Furman has chosen his next project as the independent film “Intricate.” The film is inspired by a true story about a highly touted college basketball recruit who ended up in the drug underworld after his basketball career did not go as planned. “The movie is about where this man begins and where he ends, with New York City as an important character,” said Furman to the Los Angeles Times’ 24 Frames blog. Scott Franklin (“Black Swan”) is set to produce the project. Earlier reports on the Internet incorrectly stated that Darren Aronofsky and Protozoa Pictures will be involved with the project. Aronofsky will not be producing “Intricate.” The film will have the 1990s New York City setting when there was a violent drug trade economy and strong connections to the rap industry. Furman has previously directed the 2007 “The Take,” starred John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson and Rosie Perez. His upcoming »
Lionsgate has released a preview clip from director Brad Furman's (The Take) new legal drama, The Lincoln Lawyer. Written by John Romano (Nights in Rodanthe), The Lincoln Lawyer is based on the book of the same name by prolific crime novelist Michael Connelly and stars Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller, an L.A.-based criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Haller realizes he may be in over his head when he takes the case of a Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) accused of rape and attempted murder and discovers that his client may, in fact, be guilty. John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, William H. Macy and Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei also star.
Next Showing: The Lincoln Lawyer opens March 18
Link | Posted 2/15/2011 by BrentJS
- BrentJS Sprecher
Lionsgate just released the latest movie trailer for the upcoming drama “The Lincoln Lawyer” by director Brad Furman (The Take, Buried Alive in the Blues) and starring Brad Furman (Eastbound & Down, Tropic Thunder, We Are Marshall), Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler, What Women Want, Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride), Ryan Phillippe (Flags of Our Fathers, Cruel Intentions) and William H. Macy (Keep Coming Back, The Tale of Despereaux, He Was a Quiet Man). Synopsis: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest movie news and more from “The Lincoln Lawyer”. »
- Brian Corder
Director: Gregg Araki
Summary: Smith's everyday life in the dorm - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor - all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night.
Analysis: A year after "Thelma and Louise" came "The Living End", an independent film which had a similar premise but made the protagonists two gay HIV+ men. It was raw, intense and signalled the arrival of a new talent in the form of filmmaker Gregg Araki. In the subsequent two decades, he's delivered several trippy films involving young, good-looking omnisexual people having lots of graphic sex and dealing with some wacky cobbled together plot shenanigans.
- Garth Franklin
8 items from 2011
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