Since 1915, Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, Anna Karenina, has been adapted eleven times for the big screen–and another handful of times for television–but that appartently didn’t stop director Joe Wright from tackling this complex story with playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard, with mixed results.
Given the age of the James Bond franchise–celebrating 50 years young this year, if you had somehow missed all the stories and events surrounding the anniversary–it’s something of a miracle that Skyfall, the latest film, is nothing short of spectacular.
We all have our roles in life, but as the movie Wreck-It Ralph points out, it’s important to know the difference between who you are and what you do. In director Rich Moore’s Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly stars as the voice of the villain, Wreck-It Ralph, from an eight-bit eighties-style game called Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Halloween is just around the corner, and The GATE and Netflix are giving you a chance to explore some of the scariest, silliest and most original horror movies currently streaming on Netflix, with a little help from Dave Alexander, editor-in-chief over at Rue Morgue Magazine.
The latest trailer for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 was released today, along with new images from the film which stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ben Kingsley as the ruthless Mandarin.
Normally I don’t post publicity stunts because, honestly, they are usually pretty dull, but something grabbed my attention today when I saw that Mr. “Prometheus”, the Engineer, had dropped by Toronto to promote the film Prometheus on Blu-ray and DVD.
Watch “There Was A Story” featurette with producers Tero Kaukomaa and Samuli Torssonen as they discuss the making of Iron Sky, which lands on Blu-ray today, October 2.
Rian Johnson just became one of my favourite directors, and all it took was one film. Johnson’s two previous films certainly impressed me, but Looper is a step forward for the writer and director. It’s a film that draws you in with the characters on an intimate level as hell starts to break loose, and despite the topic, it’s also a film that takes the story to heart.
This being the 50th anniversary of the most successful movie franchise of all time, and the year that the latest addition to that James Bond franchise, Skyfall, will be released, there is about to be a flood of anniversary tributes in just about all forms of media imaginable–including a travelling gallery show that reflects how James Bond and this franchise has effected style, fashion and pop culture over the decades.
Frank Langella takes a turn as a charming curmudgeon in director Jake Schreier’s Robot & Frank, a sci-fi lite drama set in the near future when robots are becoming common helpers for anyone with enough money.