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This Friday one of the year’s most anticipated series comes to Syfy. “Helix” is an enthralling new thriller from “Battlestar Galactica” creator Ron Moore about a team from the Centers for Disease Control investigating a potential outbreak at Arctic Biosystems, which then uncovers a vast coverup that threatens the rest of mankind. Actress Kyra Zagorsky plays Dr. Julia Walker, a Senior Scientist that co-heads the rapid response team’s mission along with her ex-husband Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell), and she ends up having a personal stake in many of the terrifying events that unfold.Read More
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Hailee Steinfeld took Hollywood by storm when she came out of nowhere to land the lead in the Coens’ 2010 Western remake “True Grit” and ended up being nominated for an Oscar for her very first role at age 14. She’s laid low since, but in 2013 she’s back with a vengeance and this Friday she’ll be seen opposite Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford in “Ender’s Game,” the long-gestating adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi classic. The film turned out fantastic, avoiding all the pitfalls it had laid before itRead More
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“Ender’s Game” has been a long time coming. The Orson Scott Card book, first published in 1985, is a sci-fi classic and the author has been trying to get it made into a movie since pretty much its publication. While one incarnation after another fell apart, in 2011 it all seemed to fall into place. Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the “Twilight” franchise, picked it up, attached director Gavin Hood (who adapted the screenplay himself despite Card having given it a go himself over the years) and cast rising youngRead More
Tomorrow, one of the best films of the year so far opens in limited release. Destin Cretton’s incredibly intimate, complex “Short Term 12” features a breakout turn from Brie Larson as a dedicated foster care supervisor whose own life begins to unravel even as she tries to hold her charges together, and is a powerful, thought-provoking drama that’s the perfect counterbalance to a summer full of explosions and muscly guys in leotards (not that we don’t love those too). Before the general moviegoing public finally gets the chance to seeRead More
This Friday one of the best films of the year so far opens, and it’s perhaps not a surprise that the intimate, complex story told in “Short Term 12” was greatly influenced by director Destin Cretton’s own personal experiences. Brie Larson is revelatory in her role as a dedicated foster care facility caretaker who’s fighting her own demons in addition to those of her charges, and the film has been winning over audiences at every film festival it plays, from SXSW (Grand Jury Prize) to the LA Film Festival (AudienceRead More
Adapted from Tim Tharp’s novel and out in select theaters today, “The Spectacular Now” is continuing to garner glowing reviews for both director James Ponsoldt’s deft elevation of the standard coming-of-age film into one that is unapologetic in its honesty and beautifully sincere in its quest to eschew convention, as well as the standout performances by its stars, up and comers Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The film is one of our favorites of the year so far and the performances given by Teller and Woodley in particular leave noRead More
One of our favorite films of the year opens today in New York and Los Angeles and we’re celebrating by bringing you a series of interviews with the filmmakers and cast (and then probably going and watching it again). Adapted from Tim Tharp’s novel, “The Spectacular Now” has garnered exemplary reviews since its Sundance premiere, not only for its standout performances by up and comers Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, but for director James Ponsoldt’s deft elevation of the standard coming-of-age film into one that is unapologetic in its honestyRead More
Following its warm reception at this year’s Sundance Film Festival – winning the Special Jury Award for Acting – “The Spectacular Now” has garnered exemplary reviews not only for its standout performances by up and comers Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, but for director James Ponsoldt’s deft elevation of the standard coming-of-age film into one that is unapologetic in its honesty and beautifully sincere in its quest to eschew convention and embrace the spectacularly real. (We called it “even better, more natural and more heartbreaking” than Ponsoldt’s last feature, “Smashed.”)Read More
Following critical acclaim after it’s premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station”, premiered in Europe at the Cannes Film Festival amid a lot of hype and anticipation. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz, the film takes a look at 24 hours in the life of Bay Area man Oscar Grant, a young man who was subjected to police brutality in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2009, and we were pleased to add to the acclaim, calling for the Academy toRead More
Following critical acclaim after its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” premiered in Europe at the Cannes Film Festival amid a lot of hype and anticipation. The film takes a look at 24 hours in the life of Bay Area man Oscar Grant, a young man who was subjected to police brutality in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2009, and we were pleased to add to the acclaim, calling Coogler’s debut film “quiet, collected [with] no histrionics to add unnecessary tension”. DuringRead More