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Review: Life of Crime

This review originally ran as part of JoBlo.com's TIFF 2013 coverage. PLOT: Two small-time crooks, Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def ) and Louis Gara ( John Hawkes ) come up with what they think is the perfect scheme. They kidnap Mickey ( Jennifer Aniston ), the trophy wife of tycoon Frank Dawson ( Tim Robbins ), with the goal of extorting him for a million dollars...

Tim Robbins, Jennifer Aniston and Isla Fisher in Life of Crime trailer

Elmore Leonard is widely known for writing great crime stories that have paved the way for some solid cinema (OUT OF SIGHT, GET SHORTY, JACKIE BROWN). If you fear it's been too long since you've gotten your Leonard fix, you can put those fears to bed. LIFE OF CRIME, the latest film based on a novel of his (The Switch), will be out before you experience withdrawals....

Spielberg's next Robopocalypse? Also wants to direct Edgardo Mortara drama

Steven Spielberg has a few different projects he would like to direct, and now you can add another to the list. Variety is reporting Spielberg will re-team with his LINCOLN and MUNICH screenwriter Tony Kushner for a religious drama called THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA. The film will be based on David Kertzer's nonfiction novel, which is about an Italian Jew who was...

First Look: Jason Clarke in Everest

Did anyone see that movie with Ethan Hawke called ALIVE? Any time a film about hiking comes up, my mind immediately goes to this. Then I think of cannibalism, and then I’m creeped out. Good thing is that I’m pretty sure I can watch EVEREST without worrying about any decisions surrounding devouring the flesh of others. However, it is the rather sad true story about an expedition...

Review: Low Down (Sundance 2014)

PLOT: A young girl ( Elle Fanning ) tries to survive a tough upbringing in seventies era-Hollywood under the care of her heroin-addicted Jazz pianist father ( John Hawkes ). REVIEW: LOW DOWN is based on the true-story of Amy Albany, who watched her father, famed jazz pianist Joe Albany, succumb to addiction throughout her early life. Certainly one of the bleaker...

Kenny Powers is like a phoenix in this trailer for season four of Eastbound & Down

The final season of EASTBOUND & DOWN is on the way, and Kenny Powers is taking what's his. A new trailer for the upcoming season shows that Kenny is alive and well…and a bleach blonde. This phase doesn't last long as he goes back to those wonderful brunette locks and another round of hijinks. Though this time it seems that he's looking to buckle his shit down. It's time for Kenny...

The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Daniel Day-Lewis

Last week, we took a look at the career of leading man/director/producer extraordinaire George Clooney , certainly one of the most consistent people in the biz. That said there are actors and there are actors and this week’s candidate is most definitely a breed apart. Daniel Day-Lewis I have this buddy (coincidently also named Chris) with whom I...

Cool Videos: See Nicolas Cage's lost audition for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln!

All right, all right, so it's not the REAL Nicolas Cage auditioning for LINCOLN, but it's a pretty damn funny rendition of what it might have been like, as performed by Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg. The actual role was played with a deft touch by Daniel Day Lewis, who took over from Liam Neeson , who was long in the running to portray the influential President. However, one can only...

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas foresee an "implosion" and radical shift in the film industry

When Steven Spielberg and George Lucas talk, Hollywood listens. The two friends also represent some very different things: Spielberg is the ultimate studio director who has been able to get practically any film made while Lucas has become one of the biggest independent filmmakers of all time (Note: I use the term "independent filmmaker" to represent Lucas financing the STAR WARS...

Cool Videos: Watch President Obama play Daniel Day-Lewis for Steven Spielberg

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner was on Saturday night and it was chock full of actors, athletes, celebrities and oh yeah, politicians. In recent years the event has been criticized for being too much about the famous faces ( Lindsay Lohan was at the 2012 dinner...yikes) but I've enjoyed the different quotes and videos that have surfaced from previous dinners....

A new 20 minute featurette on Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, plus changes to the film for international release

Despite garnering 12 Academy Award nominations and grossing over $150 million in the US, LINCOLN is far from a sure bet for Best Picture at the Oscars. In fact, despite critical acclaim, the movie may not have as much success outside of American theaters. If you have not seen LINCOLN, I encourage you to check out the brand new 20 minute featurette below courtesy of Apple Trailers ....

Lincoln leads the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards; directors Affleck, Tarantino, and Bigelow snubbed

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced today, with a few notable snubs.  We expected movies like LINCOLN, LES MISERABLES, ARGO, and ZERO DARK THIRTY to take a lot of nominations, but to leave out the directors for some of those is kind of crazy.  Kathryn Bigelow has been winning directing awards right and left, and Ben Affleck has been praised as the...
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