Tag Archives: Lay the Favorite
It's the little things, they say, that count. The details, one might even posit.
If that's the case, then this giveaway counts bigtime: To celebrate the DVD release of "The Details," starring Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks and Ray Liotta, we're happy to present a very "Detail"-oriented DVD bundle giveaway. Get More »
British director Stephen Frears is one of the most eclectic if not dependable filmmakers out there, whether he's exploring 18th-century French sexual mores in "Dangerous Liasons," Chicago record store nerds in "High Fidelity," or the Queen of England in…"The Queen."
Now he's turned his attentions to the high-stakes world of sports gambling as seen through the eyes of a bubbly young minx named Beth Raymer in the new trailer for "Lay the Favorite." Get More »
"Like Crazy," "Take Shelter," "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Pariah." What do these films all have in common? They all premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival. To say that the bar was raised for this year's edition to deliver the indie goods is an understatement.
We're glad to report that 2012 is shaping up to be another great year for the world's most important independent film festival. Just take a look at some of the talent included on the lineup: Kirsten Dunst, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Kate Bosworth and director Spike Lee. Now that's enough reason to get excited.
We've worked our way through the massive lineup to bring you our picks for the top 15 films we're most excited for. Get More »
For awhile, we didn't think Joshua Jackson was coming back.
In the early 2000's, "Dawson's Creek" was ending, the "Mighty Ducks" franchise was all washed up and Wes Craven's botched werewolf movie "Cursed," came and went. Jackson was yet another young actor who would slowly fade into oblivion.
When Jackson popped up on Fox's "Fringe," it was as if Amelia Earhart had just landed her plane. Where had he been!? The actor didn't waste time with reintroductions, kicking "Fringe" into high gear with his usual mixture of charm and sarcasm, reminding us why we were all big Pacey fans in the first place.
Since the beginning of time, books have been a conduit of learning, a cornerstone of human communication and, most important of all, the primary source for awesome movies.
Just check out the new Robert Pattinson vehicle "Water for Elephants," based on Sara Gruen's bestseller, if you don't believe us -- only a true literary genius could have ever dreamed up that gravity-defying head of hair.
And considering that some of the most beloved movies of the past decade have come straight off of the page -- "Harry Potter, "Twilight" and "The Lord of the Rings" just to name a few -- the marriage between books and film has never been stronger. Get More »
There's a transcendent poetry to stories where characters use specific lingo, and what jargon-heavy profession has a slicker edge than sports gambling, where "dollar" means $100 dollars, and dime means $1,000 dollars?
Seems like the house, or in this case the movie house, is ready to collect a large vig with Stephen Frears' adaptation of Beth Raymer's gambling memoir "Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog."
Vulture has given us the hot tip that the Focus Features' bankrolled film is getting down on Bruce Willis in the lead, but hedging their bet with co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Justin Timberlake, and "The Town"'s ultra hot Rebecca Hall. Get More »