For his feature length debut behind the camera, When You Finish Saving the World, writer-director Jesse Eisenberg spins an off-kilter, but well reasoned slice of life centred around two people who are more alike than they would ever want to admit.
I’m not quite sure what to make of the oddball, bloody, deadpan black comedy The Art of Self-Defense, but I’m positive that it’s the kind of film that’s going to stick with me for a long time.
With his most assured film to date, The Hummingbird Project, Canadian filmmaker Kim Nguyen takes a potentially numbing, dull, and inscrutable premise and mines it for a great amount of drama and tension.
Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari try to stay alive and rob a bank this weekend in the action-comedy, 30 Minutes Or Less; a new gang of pretty young 20-somethings take on death in the latest from the horror franchise, Final Destination 5; plus I take a look at The Help and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.
Landing on home video this week: Rio swoops in with Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway voicing two rare, lovelorn parrots; Sean Connery stars as a clever monk in the murder mystery The Name of the Rose; and a look at the drama Last Night.
The rainy days of spring are here, and since it’s a very quiet week for new releases, I thought it was a fine opportunity to count down ten of my favorite rainy day movies. Which may make you wonder–what makes a great rainy day movie? If you ask me, it all comes down to rewatchability, brilliant casting, great writing, and off-the-wall stories.
Opening this week in theatres: Jesse Eisenberg voices the parrot Blu in the animated comedy, Rio; and Neve Campbell returns for the latest installment of Wes Craven’s slasher franchise, Scream 4.
Hollywood rolled out the limousines, champagne, and all of their A-listers as the 83rd Academy Awards took over the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood for the annual cinematic schmooze-fest.
This week’s new arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray include David Fincher’s The Social Network, an offline drama about the makings of an online giant; the horror-comedy Piranha, starring Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell, and Adam Scott; and the animated comedy Alpha And Omega.
Opening this week: Jesse Eisenberg stars in The Social Network, the story of the making of Facebook; and the horror-drama Let Me In stars Chloe Moretz as a twelve-year-old vampire making friends with her new next-door neighbour.