Ramin Bahrani, the New York-based auteur responsible for such indie darlings as “Chop Shop” (2007) and “Goodbye Solo” (2008) shot a curious little short in 2009 called “Plastic Bag.” It follows a plastic shopping bag, voiced by Moving Arts favorite Werner Herzog, on an existential journey. Let me say that again: Werner Herzog plays a [...]
The latest (and flashiest) adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel “The Great Gatsby” comes at the hands of style-obsessed director Baz Luhrmann. If you’re familiar with the Aussie director’s other work, such as “Romeo + Juliet” (1996) and “Moulin Rouge!” (2001), this fast-paced, frenetic interpretation of Fitzgerald’s work should come at no surprise. [...]
After five long years and a dozen false starts, cinephiles were finally treated Monday to the first footage of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” his first since his 2007 oil epic, “There Will Be Blood.” Synopsis: A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “the Master” whose faith-based organization begins [...]
“Skyfall” Director: Sam Mendes Writer: Neal Purvis Studio: Columbia Pictures Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench Release: November 9, 2012 Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Director: Wes Anderson Writer: Wes Anderson Studio: Focus Features Cast: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray Release: May 25, 2012 Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together [...]
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the infamous J. Edgar Hoover, first director of the FBI, in Clint Eastwood’s new drama about one of the most controversial figures in US history. Director: Clint Eastwood Writer: Dustin Lance Black Studio: Warner Bros Pictures Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench Release: November 9, 2011
Rooney Mara stars as the titular “Girl With the dragon Tattoo” in David Fincher’s English remake of Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev’s adaptation of the novel by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. Daniel Craig also stars. It is scheduled for a North American release December 21, 2011.
Beauty Day Trailer from Jay Cheel on Vimeo. “BEFORE THERE WAS JACKASS… BEFORE THERE WAS TOM GREEN… THERE WAS RALPH ZAVADIL.” Podcaster and documentarian, Jay Cheel, presents his first feature documentary, “Beauty Day.” From the film’s official website, “His cable access television show, The Cap’n Video Show, ran from 1990 to 1995, spawning a small [...]