I don’t know anything about how to keep an acting career going in the movies, but I guess you have to take all kinds of senseless roles in stinkers like Charlie Countryman. How else can you explain the wasted presence of the charming and beautiful Evan Rachel Wood in it? By the way, nothing else about this boneheaded collection of violent clichés makes any sense, either.
You know how you’re supposed to be suicidal when someone refers to Robert De Niro as “Bobby” because you know you’ll never be that intimate with someone so vitally important to the cultural life of the city? Well, the same is true of Robert Redford, who was called to the stage by Sony Pictures honcho Tom Read More
Lawless begins with the shooting death of a pig, a scene that perfectly encapsulates the film’s tone: cruel and strange. The shooting is free of context aside from one child spurring another on to pull the trigger while the pig writhes in its pen, sensing danger in the air. The film never returns to the Read More
“Are you a bee? Do you like to sting people?” a handsome banking executive in a merlot-colored suit growls to his protégé. It is early afternoon in the third-floor offices of a midtown skyscraper, the News Corporation headquarters, and select middle-aged men are watching an advanced screening of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the Oliver Read More
Monday: Mad Men
The comedy stylings of Jimmy Barrett. The sexy manipulation of Bobbie Barrett. Freddy Rumson’s retirement party. Joan’s shocking rape. Roger’s new wife. Betty’s marital infidelity. Peggy’s flirtation with Father Gill. Don’s sojourn to Los Angeles. If you have a spare 13 hours lying around today, we can’t think of a Read More
A word of advice: If you’re one of the few who has yet to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (and judging from the $200 million–plus grosses, you probably aren’t), we suggest rushing out immediately to see Michael Bay’s latest in its full IMAX glory. Quality aside—the over-long extravaganza isn’t nearly as bad Read More
For the sake of storage, we hope one of the Autobots also doubles as a very large bank vault. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen dominated the box office this weekend to the tune of $112 million in ticket sales. Couple that with the $89.2 million earned since the film opened last Wednesday, and Transformers Read More
If you trek to the theaters this weekend, we hope you’re prepared to encounter hordes of killer robots (and teenage boys). Four movies hit the multiplex today, but all anyone will really care about come Monday morning is Transformers. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
It’s been well over 12 hours since I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and I must say I’m not sure my audio/visual senses have quite recovered. It is almost two-and-a-half-hours long; the most common reaction when people spilled out of the packed theater in Times Square last night (some cheering, others limping out of Read More
It’s 2 a.m. and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
Need a movie to keep Read More