5 items from 2014
Åkerman's acting career began in Canadian TV, followed by "The Utopian Society" (2003) and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004).
...receiving a nomination for a 'Saturn Award' for 'Best Supporting Actress'.
Since 2012, she has had a recurring role on the sitcom "Suburgatory" and currently plays the lead »
- Michael Stevens
Matthew McConaughey’s journey from rom-com stud muffin to Oscar-winning actor is officially complete. Six years ago, he starred in Fool’s Gold and Surfer, Dude. At Sunday night’s Oscars, he took home the Best Actor prize for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, the culmination of a string of career-rehabilitating roles that included Magic Mike and Mud. McConaughey was always a popular star, and his frivolous, formulaic romantic comedies likely served as golden handcuffs for several years of his career that left him in a creative rut. Give him credit for recognizing that and then actually doing something about it. »
- Jeff Labrecque
The story centers on a criminal who designs heists and sells them to the highest bidder. After a botched job, a contract is put out on his life, causing him to get a life insurance policy for his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). When they realize that it takes 21 days for the policy to go into effect, the man and his daughter team up to keep him alive for an extra three weeks. No details were given for Jonathan Banks' character, although don't be surprised if he ends up playing one of the mafia hitmen who is gunning for the man's life.
After a setback last year when Universal decided to throw the project into turnaround limbo, Vince Vaughn’s comic book adaptation Term Life was resurrected thanks to producer Kevin Frakes’ PalmStar Media Capital, and appears to be on track with Universal once more set to distribute. The film also now boasts a villain, with Riddick’s Jordi Molla aboard.Regular Vaughn collaborator and (whisper it) Couples Retreat director Peter Billingsley is still set to call the shots, working from a script by Andy Lieberman, who adapts his own comic book, originally created with Nick Thornborrow.The plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. With mob bosses, corrupt cops and hit men on his trail, Nick decides he »
After years of starring in glossy comedies such as Couples Retreat and directing two Iron Man movies as well as Cowboys and Aliens, Favreau is returning to the more low-key style that made his name, via hits like Swingers and Made.
He directed, wrote and starred in the latest film, playing a chef who quits his kitchen job to set up a food truck. It may be indie, but has a blue-chip cast including Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo.
Also premiering at SXSW will be the Veronica Mars movie, which raised an »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
5 items from 2014
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