“Battle of the Sexes” may just be the sunniest movie of the year. Coincidentally, the film comes from “Little Miss Sunshine” directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. Here they take on one of the most influential sporting events of all-time – the 1973 Billie Jean King – Bobby Riggs exhibition tennis match which captivated the […]
The conclusion of the 89th Oscars will go down in Academy, cinematic and television history, as Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty named “La La Land” Best Picture, only to be corrected a few minutes later when “LLL” producer Justin Horowitz received the correct card stating “Moonlight” as the Best Picture recipient. The international accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers has […]
J.K. Simmons called his “Whiplash” writer/director, Damien Chazelle, “The Boy Wonder”, during his Best Supporting Actor Awards Season run two years ago. Just as he did with that intense indie, the now 31-year-old Chazelle showcases his incredible talent for visually captivating storytelling with the dazzling, “La La Land”. This musical romance was originally set for a […]
“Jerry Maguire” writer/director Cameron Crowe returns to the genre that elevated him to stardom: the romantic dramedy. “Aloha” boasts one of the most impressive casts of the year, and isn’t nearly as emotionally manipulative as Crowe’s last film, 2011’s “We Bought a Zoo” with Matt Damon. But with a dialogue-heavy script that runs around in […]
Action movies “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Jurassic World”, “Terminator: Genisys”, “Ant-Man”, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Fantastic Four” will likely dominate the Summer 2015 Box Office. However, surprisingly, there are just as many comedies lined-up between May and August that will be looking to attract audiences of all ages.
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is one of the most thrilling films I’ve ever seen – which is pretty amazing, since it’s not a big-budget, action-packed, superhero blockbuster. “Birdman” is being categorized by most as a dark comedy, though it’s one of those incredible pieces of work that’s very tough to describe in […]
The entire world groaned back in 2010 when Sony announced an immediate reboot of the “Spider-Man” saga. 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man”, featuring a new cast with a new take on the origin story, was released only five years after “Spider-Man 3”. For me this new take was bland and surprisingly boring, saved only by the […]