Tag Archives: Susan Sarandon
Sometimes, two ladies make out with each other in major motion pictures. Other times, they not only make out with each other — they simulate sexual intercourse with each other. AND because the Internet exists, each of those instances is easily accessible to everybody with a computer, context-free. I know, right? And some people claim to be "pessimists?" (laughs to himself.) Get More »
This week: Milla Jovovich goes to the heart of the Umbrella Corporation to stop the global zombie epidemic in "Resident Evil: Retribution," the fifth movie in the popular sci-fi action series that sees the return of original "Resident Evil" badass Michelle Rodriguez.
Also new this week is the Southern-fried pitch-black comedy "Killer Joe" starring Matthew McConaughey, the bike-messenger thriller "Premium Rush" with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the romantic drama "The Words" with Bradley Cooper and the financial thriller "Arbitrage" with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon. Get More »
"Matrix" directors Lana and Andy Wachowski, along with "Run Lola Run" filmmaker Tom Tykwer, have crafted a big, tasty slice of WTF pie in the form of their new movie epic "Cloud Atlas." The film breaks boundaries both in its narrative (interweaving six separate stories of different genres) and through its performers (the actors play multiple roles of different age, race and gender), all the while somehow remaining not just coherent but wildly entertaining. Who'd a thunk it?
While the end credits reveal who played which characters — leading to some audible gasps from the audience — we thought we'd fill you in on just who each of these actors appear as and how much Silly Putty was applied to achieve this.
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You can pretty much always tell a good rom-com from a bad rom-com just by looking at the cast. After all, most of these things have some preposterous plot contrivance and then a bunch of life lessons, so it's not the story that's going to make a film original, it's the performances.
By this point in our ongoing national recession, when most people see or hear words associated with finance, their eyes glaze over and they reflexively put their fingers in their ears. "Abritrage?" La la la, we can't hear you.
But before you do that this time around, there are a couple other things you'll want to know about the "Arbitrage" trailer before you go to your happy place: it features Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling and Eva Green.
Hey, that finance stuff suddenly doesn't seem so boring, now does it? Get More »
There's nothing like a robot to help make you feel alive again.
"Robot and Frank" stars Frank Langella as a retired jewel thief who seems to be heading toward spending the rest of his golden years in poor health and isolation. His son (James Marsden) and daughter (Liv Tyler) intervene by introducing him to his new roommate: a robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) programmed to help him around the house — and put a spring back in his stride. Get More »
This week: In "Project X," a teenage house party goes viral, and the neighborhood watches helplessly as things get explosive.
Other new DVD releases include the funny, warm-hearted "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," the fish-out-of-water comedy "Wanderlust" with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, and the Blu-ray debut of Christian Bale in "Newsies." Get More »
Jeff (Jason Segel) is a 30-year-old man living in his mom's basement. He doesn't work, and all his mom wants is for him to fix a broken wooden blind. He just wants to smoke a lot of pot and watch his favorite movie, M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs."
Writer-directors (and brothers!) Jay and Mark Duplass are best known as part of the Mumblecore generation, producing low-budget films with amateur actors, using loads of handheld shakycam. They garnered enough attention that they could cast name actors in their 2010 film, "Cyrus." Now, with their new movie "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," they've graduated to even higher-profile fare. There's a reason these two indie-turned-studio-filmmakers are in demand now: They know how to tell a good story, and they do so again with the sweetly comic "Jeff." Get More »
Jason Segel is literally everywhere these days. Seriously, just look behind you; there he is, right? Last year alone he put out "The Muppets," "Friends with Benefits" and "Bad teacher," not to mention his ongoing sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" and a hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live." So yeah, he's pretty much everywhere, but do you know where he is right this exact second? In ur mom's basement.
No, that's not a metaphor. And yes, we have the new trailer for "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" to prove it. Get More »