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Review: Money Monster

  PLOT: An obnoxious TV financial guru ( George Clooney ) is taken hostage live on-air, by a young man (Jack O’Connell) financially ruined by one of his stock tips. REVIEW: When it comes to being a film critic, there’s absolutely nothing worse than giving a bad review to someone you admire. I adore Jodie Foster . I think she’s one of the great role...
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George Clooney gets taken hostage on live TV in first Money Monster trailer

We can all relate to losing money in some fashion, be it the result of ill-advised investments or the washing machine, but I doubt that there are many of us who would dream of escalating to the next level by taking George Clooney hostage on live television. In the Jodie Foster directed MONEY MONSTER, George Clooney plays Lee Gates, a financial guru who " uses his whiz-bang...
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Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges & more filming heist movie from Starred Up director

It's funny how an awesome sounding movie starring several talented actors can slip under the radar and start production without much buzz, but that's exactly what has happened with David Mackenzie 's COMANCHERIA. The STARRED UP director is currently filming his new movie, with a cast that includes Chris Pine , Jeff Bridges , Ben Foster , Katy Mixon (Eastbound...
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Rosamund Pike, Jason Clarke & others set to star in WWII drama HHHH

French director Cédric Jimenez (THE CONNECTION, AUX YEUX DE TOUS) has landed several great actors and actresses for his next movie. Variety is reporting that Rosamund Pike , Jason Clarke , Jack O'Connell , Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska are set to star in HHHH, a World War II-set drama based on the Laurent Binet historical novel of the same name. HHHH...
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Review: '71

This review originally ran as part of JoBlo.com's TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: A young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) finds himself separated from his unit and trapped behind enemy lines in 1971 Belfast at the height of “The Troubles”. REVIEW: Lightening really did strike twice at TIFF this year. I say this because last year, in the dwindling days of the...
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Unbroken: Angelina Jolie and cast talk about the incredible true story

Angelina Jolie 's UNBROKEN is the powerful story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian and WWII war hero who survived incredibly difficult odds - including being stranded at sea for almost 50 days and being held prisoner in a Japanese POW camp for two years - thanks to his unbreakable will and patriotism. It's an incredible tale of resilience, one that certainly made me think, "What the hell...
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Review: Unbroken

PLOT : During World War II, a former Olympic track star by the name of Louis “Louis” Zamperini is shot down with his crew over the Pacific Ocean on a search and rescue mission. Along with two other survivors, he finds himself stranded at sea. Waiting for rescue, he is ultimately brought to shore only to be placed in a POW camp. This is a true story of one man’s survival, and it sure is...
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New behind-the-scenes look at the origins of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Angelina Jolie ’s UNBROKEN opens this week and if you're like me then you're still curious to see how things work out for this project. The initial trailer surprised me and subsequently sent me down a rabbit hole of information about Louis Zamperini's life (check out his Wiki page ). What I found was an incredible true story that thankfully will be shared and as...
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Jack O'Connell takes on the Belfast riots in this great trailer for '71

One of the breakout performers of the year has to be Jack O'Connell . He stars in Angelina Jolie ’s upcoming war drama UNBROKEN next week and turned heads earlier this year in STARRED UP and at the TIFF with his performance in '71 which has a new trailer below. The film is directed by Yann Demange and revolves around a British soldier (O’Connell) who is...
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Angelina Jolie plans to give up acting permanently and focus on directing

Angelina Jolie is an award-winning actress known around the world for her humanitarian work as well as being one of the sexiest women in Hollywood. She has appeared in everything from action franchises to critically-acclaimed dramas. Looking at her, you would never in a million years expect her to be anywhere but magazine covers and movie posters but that is not where she feels most...
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Jack O' Connell & Julia Roberts could join Money Monster with George Clooney

Jodie Foster ’s upcoming MONEY MONSTER continues to take shape with the possibility of two more names being added to the project. Jack O’Connell who will star in Angelina Jolie ’s UNBROKEN next month and just last week landed the lead role in Terry Gilliam ’s DON QUIXOTE is now up for a role in Fosters first directorial effort since THE BEAVER in 2011....
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Angelina Jolie's Unbroken gets a powerful new trailer

Back in the summer, the first trailer for UNBROKEN was revealed, unleashing upon the world a movie full of emotional strings being pulled with a stirring symphonic score and a powerful underdog story. While that may sound formulaic and even a little sarcastic, it is the best way to describe Angelina Jolie 's film. This new trailer gives us a lot of the same but amps it all up....
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