Based on the novel by Michael Connelly of the same name, The Lincoln Lawyer is a well-acted and skillfully executed court drama, boasting a solid narrative by director Brad Furman. Read Sam’s thoughts on this movie.
Inspired by Fandango Groover’s Desert Island DVDs, I have asked a plane full of movie bloggers to participate in a similarly-themed blogathon appropriately named Desert Island CD. The concept is simple: You are stranded on a desert island with just one CD to listen to (and miraculously a neolithic CD player). What are 12 tracks you most desperately want to have on that CD?
Everybody likes to quote movies. After all, why think up something clever when other people can do it for you? There are countless lists of the greatest quotes of all time, and we all have our favorite quotes. But it begs the question: which movie is the most quoted?
Kicking off the Cannes Film Festival on May 11 is Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, starring Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody and numerous other notable actors. Yahoo has just released the stunning movie poster for the film.
With Let Me In, Matt Reeves has created a superb re-adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqist’s novel, and respectfully acknowledges and certainly does justice to Thomas Alfredson’s outstanding Swedish language original adaptation, Let the Right One In (2008).
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When you watch a lot of films you’re bound to pick up a few that are different, that separate themselves from the pack. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Spanish nominated picture, Biutiful” is certainly an example of that statement. That’s not necessarily a good thing.
Ivan Reitman returns to the director’s chair for this 2011 romantic comedy about a guy who falls in love with a girl who is afraid of commitment and merely is in the relationship for sexual purposes. Natalie Portman is wonderful as always, but how did her co-star fare?
Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest effort in Cinema’s history. Much braver than the rest of the writers on this blog, Rick attempts to grasp the greatness of this movie in his review.