The story of Roberto Duran is one of the most compelling in boxing history, so it’s no surprise Hollywood will give it a shot. The trailer shows some promise, but this seems like a pretty glitzy take on the story, while something grittier seems more appropriate. Will it work? We’ll see in August.
When you watch this trailer for the new film “Burnt,” it almost comes across as a caricature of movie trailers. With an excellent cast led by Bradley Cooper, perhaps they’ll pull this off, but it seems a bit forced.
AS for drama and cooking, we’ve seen an explosion of cooking content on TV, so perhaps this offers a good subject matter for a new film. We’ll see . . . .
This looks like another excellent film from Jason Reitman, with an excellent cast including Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson and Dean Norris.
Here’s the official synopsis:
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.
Naturally the topic of how social media is affecting our lives is one we can all relate to. I’m looking forward to this one.
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Uber-cute blondie Kristen Bell will be back soon in the new “Veronica Mars” movie, and the trailer has just hit the web. Judge for yourself whether it’s worth seeing, though we expect the Veronica Mars fans to hit the theaters in droves.
You can also see the lovely Kristen Bell in a racier role in “House of Lies” on Showtime, with Season 3 premiering on Sunday, January 12th. Kristen plays a promiscous management consultant who is willing to use sex for career advancement. In Season 1 she had a pretty awesome private dance scene in a hotel room wearing only skimpy lingerie, but she had to tone things down in Season 2 as she was pregnant during filming.
So fans of this blonde hottie will have plenty to watch in 2014. Enjoy!
Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” premieres this weekend, and the film is getting a ton of buzz. It’s also generating a ton of controversy around the torture scenes. Does the movie endorse torture in the context of the killing of Osama bin Laden, or does it instead reveal the horror of torture and the mistakes we made in reaction to 9/11?
Andrew Sullivan is one of the writers taking this issue on, and you can follow his blog for other reactions from around the web.