Miranda Richardson is always surprising. Even when you have an idea just how much she can inhabit a role, the next time you see her on screen you’ll likely still need a few minutes to fully accept that it’s Richardson who has vanished into another mesmerizing character.
Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho delivers another fantastical allegory with Okja, following similarly themed, but perhaps more action packed efforts like The Host and Snowpiercer. While those films were a lot darker and more relentless in their approach and aims, don’t let Okja’s overall gentility and flashes of kindness fool you. This is just as cutting, biting, and insightful as his previous works. It’s still not a subtle effort, and a lot of the messages can easily be seen on the film’s surface without much digging or unpacking, but that approach works well with Joon Ho’s tendency towards science fiction and the ethereal.
If you’ve always wanted to be in the same room as Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, have we got a giveaway for you. The GATE and Entertainment One are giving away five double passes to attend the Canadian premiere of Southpaw this Thursday, July 9 in Toronto. Southpaw opens in theatres on July 24, 2015.
This whole week has been kind of a blur at TIFF. It’s been hard just finding time to get to everything, let alone blog about it afterwards, so I’m a bit behind, but at the same time I’m trying to process videos and write up reviews and interviews.
New arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray this week: Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the sci-fi thriller, Source Code, by Moon director Duncan Jones; plus a look at the drama Trust, starring Clive Owen and directed by David Schwimmer.
Opening in a theatre near you this weekend: Jake Gyllenhaal relives the past as he looks for answers in the thriller Source Code; James Marsden gets in the Easter (candy) spirit in Hop; and horror comes home in the film Insidious.
This week’s new releases include: the musical Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera; James Franco’s drama, 127 Hours; the farcical dramatic comedy, Love and Other Drugs; plus a look at Faster, and Bambi.
Opening this week at a theatre near you: Christina Aguilera and Cher star in the musical, Burlesque; Disney debuts their latest animated comedy, Tangled, starring Mandy Moore; Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal fall for each other in Love and Other Drugs; and a look at Faster, starring Dwayne Johnson.
New this weekend in a theatre near you: the girls are back to their usual antics in Sex and the City 2; and Jake Gyllenhaal goes on an action-filled adventure in Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time.
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal joined The Hour‘s George Stroumboulopoulos today to chat about his new film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.