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Slash-happy Wolverine cuts out the thrills, but Easy Money is a satisfying slice of Scandi-drama
The Marvel brand is rather testing its own name with the sheer ubiquity of its comic-book adaptations; with a new one seemingly hitting our screens every month, maintaining one's sense of awe becomes rather difficult. It's more of a challenge still when they're as listless as The Wolverine (Fox, 12) – or so one would like to think, though summer box-office figures suggested fans' enthusiasm for Marvel's most hirsute superhero has yet to wane.
Hugh Jackman's clearly has though. Shedding the gusto (and only some of the body hair) of his Jean Valjean earlier this year, the Australian is on indifferently chesty form in his sixth outing as burly mutant fighter Logan. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) attempted to tell his back story, but proved so unpopular that a second go was deemed necessary.
Enter the confusingly discontinuous The Wolverine, »
- Guy Lodge
Nobody Knows: Mayer’s Debut Explores Personal is Political with Tragic Gay Love Story
For his screen debut, Israeli born director Michael Mayer’s Out in the Dark further complicates the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by giving us a story about two young men from opposite sides of the track, as it is, falling in love. The result is a complicated series of road blocks for the couple, a situation that causes not only familial strife, but political and violent turmoil. Mayer has tapped into a predicament not often visited cinematically when exploring the ever present conflict in the Mid-East, and he’s managed to not only make a memorable debut, but an unflinching document about the violence and hardships Lgbt people face in this hostile territory.
Sneaking dangerously across the border one night to get from Ramallah to Tel Aviv, Nimir (Nicholas Jacob), a young Palestinian student is on his way to see his close friend, »
- Nicholas Bell
October 25 can’t come soon enough for The Carrie Diaries and the fans who fell in love with a young Carrie Bradshaw and her group of friends in the mid-1980s this past spring on The CW.
The Sex and the City prequel will be back soon enough, but the good news is that the cast is busy at work in New York City shooting the second season.
I dropped by the set last week to check in with stars AnnaSophia Robb (Carrie), Brendan Dooling (Walt) and Freema Agyeman (Larissa) to see what I could find out about the new season. Scroll down now for some fun, exclusive scoop...
Sexy Summer: According to Robb, we’ll start the new season in the big city with Carrie and Walt still enjoying their summer. As Robb describes it, “we start my summer in the city, hot and sexy.” In fact, as Dooling revealed, »
- email@example.com (Jim Halterman)
London — Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Jane Birkin and Dominique Pinon are set to topline “My Old Lady,” a Paris-based dramedy marking the film directorial debut of playwright and screenwriter Israel Horovitz, who adapted his play for the screen.
Principal photography begins in Paris on Sept. 9.
Protagonist Pictures will introduce the project to international buyers at Cannes; Cinetic Media is handling the North American sale.
Kline plays Mathias, a down-and-out New Yorker, who travels to Paris to liquidate a huge, valuable apartment he inherits from his estranged father. Mathias discovers a refined old lady, Mathilde, played by Smith, living in the apartment with her daughter Chloe (Birkin). Mathias discovers that Mathilde and his father were lovers for more than 50 years.
Rachael Horovitz (“Moneyball,” “About Schmidt”) is producing with Raphael Benoliel (“Midnight in Paris,” “Les Miserables”), Nitsa Benchetrit (“The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond”) and David Barrot (“Eyes Wide Open,” “Battu”). French stage-producer Marie-Cecile Renauld co-produces. »
- Leo Barraclough
There is so much great content published every week here at Sound On Sight, that even we have trouble keeping up. So, every Sunday, we will drop a list of the best articles delivered by our hard working, and extremely talented staff.
Sound on Sight 400th Anniversary Recording: ‘Goodfellas’, Video Games Vs. Film and the Life and Death of Videostores
After a month or so of teasing it, our 400th recording – that’s 350 Sound on Sight episodes and 50 Sordid Cinemas – is finally upon us. We brought in as many of our previous co-hosts as possible for individual talk spots on a miscellany of subjects, from videogame culture to tales from the video store that served as the impetus for all things Sound on Sight. First, though, we dive back into our staff-wide Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time list with the help of newly minted co-host Josh Spiegel of Mousterpiece »
Back in 2007, we ran an article called Gay Sex Scenes that Made Movie History. A delightfully naughty exploration of firsts and foresk- ... er, foremosts in terms of gay male intimacy on the silver screen, it celebrated some of the films that blew the celluloid closet to bits, one modesty sock at a time.
Six years later, it's shocking just how far pop culture has come in terms of normalizing gay characters and stories, and how much bolder the gay film audience has grown in demanding films that speak truthfully to their sexual experience (though, it must be said, the films that answer the call are usually decidedly outside of the mainstream). So we've decided to bring you an update to our foundational piece that looks at what has happened since. Of course, since most of the ground breaking was done over the last four decades or so, our focus is »
- AfterElton.com Staff
6 items from 2013
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