Money Monster

Release: Friday, May 13, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jamie Linden; Alan DiFiore; Jim Kouf Directed by: Jodie Foster In Jodie Foster’s latest, good old George is forced to strap explosives to his chest on live television and admit to everyone — everyone in Manhattan anyway — that he, the arrogant host of a colorful, high-octane financial talk show, isContinue reading “Money Monster”

Hail, Caesar!

Release: Friday, February 5, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Ethan Coen; Joel Coen Directed by: Ethan Coen; Joel Coen There’s a new Coen brothers film out in theaters and it is called Hail, Caesar! It chiefly depicts a day in the life of a 1950s Hollywood fixer, a man charged with ensuring that studio productions stay on track andContinue reading “Hail, Caesar!”

A Very Murray Christmas

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Sophia Coppola; Mitch Glazer; Bill Murray Directed by: Sophia Coppola A Very Murray Christmas is kind of an odd package. It’s a fairly self-indulgent vanity project but only in the best way possible. I mean, how do you say ‘no’ to Bill Murray? It’s a movie but not aContinue reading “A Very Murray Christmas”

Tomorrowland

Release: Friday, May 22, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Brad Bird; Damon Lindelof Directed by: Brad Bird The thing to remember about Tomorrowland is how easily it will be forgotten. The rest of the summer season isn’t likely to spare much sympathy for those wishing this weren’t so. In a few short weeks Jurassic World is going to claw to piecesContinue reading “Tomorrowland”

The Monuments Men

Release: Friday, February 7, 2014 [Theater] Hollywood’s golden boy, the man who no one thinks will actually age is not only going grey, he’s becoming uninteresting. His latest directorial effort fails as a historical work of art, but succeeds in the extreme in showcasing A-list celeb vapidity. I’ve never been the biggest sucker for the handsomeContinue reading “The Monuments Men”

Gravity

Release: Friday, October 4, 2013 [Theater] Whatever you do, don’t let go. . . You know, when those first trailers hit theaters circa late July, and the last image is of Sandra Bullock in a space suit doing some somersaults against a void punctuated by dots of light, my reaction — along with those of severalContinue reading “Gravity”