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A Walk Among the Tombstones Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
A Walk Among the Tombstones Movie Review

Title: A Walk Among the Tombstones Director: Scott Frank Starring: Liam Neeson, Boyd Holbrook, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Sebastian Roché and Mark Consuelos Powerfully adapting the intriguing personalities of a well-regarded book series’ diverse characters, as well as the gripping nature of the intimately documented crimes that harrowingly affect them all, into an equally riveting film, can be a difficult challenge. But experienced action screenwriter-director Scott Frank effortlessly did just that when he adapted novelist Lawrence Block’s ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ the tenth book in his best-selling series about private detective Matthew Scudder. Much like the book series it’s based on, the filmmaker’s  [ Read More ]

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Tusk Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Tusk Movie Review

Title: Tusk Director: Kevin Smith Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Johnny Depp Truly understanding other people’s pain and inability to cope with the agonizing experiences they’ve faced throughout their lives is a challenge many people are unable to understand, until they’ve witnessed their agony first-hand. The new horror film ‘Tusk,’ which was written and directed by Kevin Smith, is a prime and exhilarating example of how people, even as they mature and grow older, can joke, and even take pleasure in, other people’s misfortune. The movie smartly emphasizes that until a person is intimately shown the distressing past of even one other person, and  [ Read More ]

The Skeleton Twins Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Movie Review-The Skeleton Twins

Title: The Skeleton Twins Director: Craig Johnson Starring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell People don’t always understand the emotions everyone around them are experiencing, even if they’ve been through the same situations in life, as everyone reacts to each circumstance differently. This is certainly the case in the new drama, ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ which was directed by Craig Johnson, who co-wrote the script with Mark Heyman. The film’s title characters passionately emphasize that no matter how much people know each other, and how intense the situations they share are, they need to talk about their thoughts and experiences before they can truly understand each other. ‘The  [ Read More ]

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The Man on Her Mind Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
The Man on Her Mind Movie Review

Title: The Man on Her Mind Director: Bruce Guthrie and Alan Hruska Starring: Amy McAllister, Samuel James, Georgia Mackenzie and Shane Attwooll Engaging in relatively new experiences that have not yet been fully explored can be truly harrowing and terrifying situations for anyone, no matter how much they’re seeking a change in their lives. Exploring that uncharted territory is intriguingly presented in several circumstances in the new romantic comedy, ‘The Man on Her Mind.’ The project is one of the first major film roles for both lead actors, Amy McAllister and Samuel James, and also the feature film directorial debut of co-helmer, Bruce Guthrie. Despite the movie being their true  [ Read More ]

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30th Annual Boston Film Festival Spotlights Environmental Crisis

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
30th Annual Boston Film Festival Spotlights Environmental Crisis

The 30th Annual Boston Film Festival has unveiled the program of movies that will be featured during this year’s lineup. The festival, which will run September 24-28, 2014 and screen all films in Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, will feature four world premiers and 32 movies. This year’s program will spotlight the alarming environmental global crisis throughout its five days of events. The closing day/night program on September 28 will showcase a “Call to Action on the Environment.” The program will feature the world premieres of ‘Zemene,’ ‘Breaking Free: The Shale Rock Revolution’ and the Boston debut of ‘Slingshot.’ The closing day/night program will emphasize the growing  [ Read More ]

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Interview: James Bowling Talks Encounter

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: James Bowling Talks Encounter

Engaging in unfamiliar territory you’re not entirely familiar and comfortable in can be an emotionally and physically daunting experience for many people to take on. Facing and overcoming your fears of the unknown in order to garner the results you desire is one of the major captivating elements for both the characters and filmmakers of the upcoming horror film, ‘Encounter.’ The movie’s main characters, Ted and Lauren McBride, are a newlywed couple trying to confront their dread of the supernatural by discrediting the belief in orbs for his thesis film. First-time feature film directors James Bowling and Susannah O’Brien, who also wrote the script for the movie, also bravely reached  [ Read More ]

Interview: Fairuza Balk and Charles Baker Talk August Falls

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Fairuza Talkd August Falls

Passionately following your instincts, and allowing your intuition to guide your choices, even when the people around you are urging you not to allow your emotions dictate your decisions, is a powerful resolution that often allows people to truly pursue what they want in life. That visceral resolution is a motivating factor for the main characters and actors in co-writer-director Sam Hancock’s upcoming independent mystery film, ‘August Falls,’ which is based on the novel, ‘Looking for August,’ by Matt McKay. Actress Fairuza Balk and actor Charles Baker are prime examples of following their instincts, in an effort to infuse their respective characters with an emotional relatability. Not only did they  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Amy Poehler’s Are You Here to be Released on DVD and Blu-ray

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
Amy Poehler's Are You Here to be Released on DVD and Blu-ray

Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis are asking ‘Are You Here’ with the comedy’s home entertainment release. The film is set to be distribued by Millennium entertainment and Gilbert Films on Blu-ray and DVD on September 30. The following synopsis for ‘Are You There’ has been released: When his off-the-grid best buddy Ben Baker (Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father’s fortune, womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Wilson) joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben’s formidable sister (Poehler). The comedy as written and directed by ‘Mad Men’ creator, Matthew Weiner, and also stars Jenna Fischer, Laura Ramsey, Melissa Rauch, Lauren Lapkus, Edward Hermann and Alana De  [ Read More ]

Matthew McConaughey in Sea of Trees in First Look Image

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
Matthew McConaughey in Sea of Trees in First Look Image

Matthew McConaughey is going on a journey of life reflection in the first look image from his upcoming film, ‘The Sea of Trees.’ The photo was released from the drama’s production company, Bloom, which launched and introduced the movie at the Cannes Film Festival. ‘The Sea of Trees’ was directed by two-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Gus Van Sant. The movie’s Black List script was penned by Chris Sparling. Ken Kao, who works at Bloom, which is also an international sales and financing company, is producing the drama. Besides this year’s Academy Award-winning actor, the drama also stars Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts. Bloom has released the  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIE STILLS, MOVIES, NEWS

Keanu Reeves Seeks Vengeance in John Wick Teaser Poster

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
Keanu Reeves Seeks Vengeance in John Wick Teaser Poster

Keanu Reeves is seeking vengeance in the new teaser poster for his upcoming action thriller, ‘John Wick.’ The poster features the actor as the title character, as he’s wearing a suit that has an explosive attached to his tie. The teaser poster is preparing audiences for the film’s bullet-riddled scenes that are filled with mayhem. Stunt coordinator Chad Stahelski, who worked with Reeves on ‘The Matrix’ trilogy, made his feature film directorial debut with ‘John Wick.’ The movie, which was written by Derek Kolstad, is set to open on October 24 in theaters. Besides Reeves, the thriller also stars Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian  [ Read More ]

Categories: Action, MOVIES, NEWS, POSTERS

Discover Escobar: Paradise Lost In Romance Thriller’s New Poster

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
Discover Escobar: Paradise Lost In Romance Thriller's New Poster

Discover the dangerous world of romance and loyalties within the family business in the new poster for the upcoming film, ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost.’ The poster for the romance thriller features one of the main actors, Benicio Del Toro, intensely looking into the camera, under the tagline, “Welcome to the family.” ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of actor Andrea Di Stefano. Besides Del Toro, the thriller also features Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet, Carlos Bardem and Ana Girardot. Radius-TWC is set to release the movie in domestic theaters on November 26. The following logline for ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost,’ which screened last night at the  [ Read More ]

Interview: Kevin Kline and Israel Horovitz Talk My Old Lady

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Kevin Kline and Israel Horovitz Talk My Old Lady

Struggling to understand an explosively unique idea and world is a gripping theme that powerfully drives several aspects of the new independent comedy-drama, ‘My Old Lady,’ which is now playing in select theaters. The emotionally damaged protagonist of the film, Mathias Gold, is an older cynical American trying to accept he’s lost many of his meaningful relationships throughout his life. His tension understandably rises when he discovers his recently deceased father’s secret life in Paris, including a puzzling real estate transaction and secret personal relationship with his tenant. Writer-director Israel Horpvitz, who adapted the movie from his acclaimed 2002 play of the same name, also took the risk of entering  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Israel Horovitz Talks My Old Lady

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Israel Horovitz Talks My Old Lady

Learning to truly make peace with the resentment you have formed towards those around you, whether its in estranged relationships with family members or people you just met who are quick to judge you, can be a harrowing experience. That struggle to make peace with the people you feel disconnected with, no matter how they factor into your life, is relatably and powerfully presented in writer-director Israel Horovitz’s new independent comedy-drama, ‘My Old Lady.’ The movie, which was released today in select theaters, marks the helmer’s feature film directorial debut, after he first chronicled the characters’ enthralling emotional struggles in a hit play that has played around the world. ‘My  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Jeff Bridges’ Seventh Son Captivates with New Trailer and Images

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 9 - 2014 0 Comment
Seventh Son One Sheet Poster

The captivating new trailer and images for Jeff Bridges’ upcoming epic film adaption of ‘Seventh Son’ have been released by Legendary and Universal Pictures. The trailer for the epic action-adventure movie, which also stars Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes, debuted on iTunes Movie Trailers. Based on the book series ‘The Last Apprentice’ by Joseph Delaney, ‘Seventh Son’ will be released in theaters in 3D on February 6, 2015. The film, which was adapted by screenwriters Charles Leavitt and steve Knight, was directed by Sergei Bodrov. The action adventure movie will also feature Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue and Djimon Hounsou. The follow official synopsis for ‘Seventh Son’  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO

Interview: Virginia Madsen Talks Jake Squared

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Virginia Madsen Discusses Jake Squared

Finding a person who powerfully fuels your creativity and passion can be a thought-provoking and intriguing challenge. That desire to find someone who undoubtedly accepts who you are is relatably presented through the life of the title character in writer-director Howard Goldberg’s new independent comedy-drama, ‘Four Squared.’ The film not only chronicles Jake’s determination to find a meaningful relationship and the purpose in his life, as portrayed by lead star Elias Koteas; it also also highlights supporting actress Virginia Madsen’s gripping working relationships with the actor and filmmaker, both of whom she has long-standing personal connections with off-screen. ‘Jake Squared’ follows the title character (Koteas), a 50-year-old film director who  [ Read More ]

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