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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Elizabeth Banks

Last time on The Good, The Bad & The Badass , we took a look at the career of actor Woody Harrelson . This week, we look at one of his HUNGER GAMES co-stars... Elizabeth Banks Nobody's having as good a year professionally as Elizabeth Banks , and her success is well-deserved. A star-in-the-making for over a decade now, Banks has always felt like one...
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Exclusive Interview: Love & Mercy's John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks & Paul Dano

Music biographies can be tricky, yet from the very first scene in LOVE & MERCY, you can tell filmmaker Bill Pohlad has crafted something truly special. In this complex and powerful drama, we see the incredibly talented Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys at two very different times in his life. And both John Cusack and Paul Dano give superb performances. The two actors both...
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A new trailer for Love & Mercy hits all the musical biopic cliches

The music may change, but the arc remains the same. Musician begins bursting with promise and creativity. Musician slices brother in half with machete. Musician hits it big and enjoys new found fame. Musician pushes limits and begins to lose oneself to drink/drugs/madness. Musician dies and/or experiences moment of humility. Roll credits. Director Bill Pohlad ’s LOVE &...
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John Cusack is one disturbed Beach Boy in the trailer for Love & Mercy

I know some of you might have missed John Cusack in HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, but no worries as he'll be on theater screens before you know it! His latest character is that of Beach Boys enigma Brian Wilson . LOVE & MERCY will follow the life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown...
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Lovely Bones

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** We have done a lot of critiques about Peter Jackson...
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Review: The Host

PLOT: In a future where humanity has been almost entirely eliminated by an alien species that takes over their bodies, one of the few remaining survivors- Melanie ( Saoirse Ronan ) is captured and implanted with an alien named Wanderer. However, Melanie refuses to go without a fight, and her subconscious battles Wanderer for control of her body. Eventually, they come to an...
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview with The Host Star Jake Abel and Max Irons!

Iíve had the pleasure of speaking to Jake Abel several times before. Heís a fantastic actor and an amazing guy to just chat and hang out with. Yet his THE HOST co-star I had never met before, and after doing so I am happy to say that he is pretty damn cool as well. The two actors are about to hit the big time with the release of THE HOST, based on the book written by Stephenie Meyers -...
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The new trailer for The Host looks like Twilight with aliens, guns, and Diane Kruger

Forgive me if I have a bias against the TWILIGHT series, but I have tried reading the books and watching the movies and cannot bring myself to get past the weak source material. Even if she has a penchant for coming up with interesting stories, Stephanie Meyer is not a very good writer. So, I didn't pay much attention to THE HOST when the trailers began popping up until I heard that...
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview with The Host Star Saoirse Ronan!

Saoirse Ronan has already proven to be an incredible talent. Her work in HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES and of course ATONEMENT has earned her critical raves as well as an Academy Award nomination. At only eighteen years of age, the actress has shown incredible range and the ability to carry a film. Next up for Saoirse is the latest adaption of a Stephenie Meyer book (TWILIGHT) called THE...
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Three new banners for The Host starring Saoirse Ronan and Diane Kruger invade the web

We haven't exactly been coy about our distaste for Stephenie Meyer's TWILIGHT saga around these parts, but now that the painful vampire/werewolf love triangle is over, we're ready to welcome the next go round from the author with open arms.  Right?  Driving on the same love triangle themes as her previous work, Meyer's THE HOST does have a few things going for it, namely in its...
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Will you be taken over by this first full trailer for The Host?

While a teaser trailer of sorts for Stephenie Meyer's THE HOST dropped back in March , today's footage is the first full (albeit somewhat low-quality) glimpse we've had at the movie.  And the verdict? Saoirse Ronan is pretty.  She has some alien-bestowed powers, one of which is Wolverine-style regeneration.  I think there's a love triangle going on, but I kept...
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