"Tell me the story of us."
What sounds like pillow talk between a couple well into their twilight years is actually one of the many heartfelt exchanges between best friends in-platonic-love Frances, an amateur dancer who has trouble leaving places, and Sophie (Mickey Sumner), her roommate who is, as Frances says, essentially the same person just with different hair.
In Frances Ha, notoriously unsentimental writer-director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding) crafts a beautifully realized, black and white-lensed look at female friendship and quarter-life malaise with Greta Gerwig as his star and co-writer, whom he reunites with after 2011's Greenberg. But when asked about whether he set out to make a decidedly happy movie after years of difficult dramas, he says nothing was planned.
Move over Iron Man. Take a seat Kirk (and the rest of the Enterprise crew). There's a new guy in town and he's faster than a speeding bullet. Well, we say "new guy", he's actually not that new; in fact, most of you have probably seen him before. Many times. With many different faces. So perhaps it's more fair to say that Superman is back and he's making a beeline for theatres starting this Friday. And honestly, we couldn't be more excited.
The super hero from Krypton (played here by the ridiculously chiseled Brit Henry Cavill) returns to the big screen in director Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel. Tune in below as Snyder along with stars Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe and Michael Shannon, take us inside their rebooted and apparently epic summer blockbuster. Hear what they had to say after the cut!
Best buds Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have written about the growing pains of adolescent friendships (Superbad), the joys and dangers of smoking and selling pot (Pineapple Express) and friends who smoke pot together (see previous) and now they're taking a look at what would happen if those friends were faced with certain doom in the go-for-broke comedy This Is The End that sees familiar faces playing truly horrible versions of themselves.
When Seth and Montreal-based Jay Baruchel (playing a super-curmudgeon who hates L.A.) head to a party at James Franco's, things go from pretentious to fatal when a giant hole rips through the ground, people start falling in and fires dot the landscape and the last men standing are Baruchel, Rogen, Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride.
Get ready for This Is The End and watch our chat with co-writers and co-directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg before the movie opens June 12.
The blues wouldn't be the same without B.B. King and he wouldn't be the same without the blues.
His stage name is even a nod to the genre he helped define (B.B. stands for blues boy) and the guitar virtuoso's well-known mug – straining and pursing, writhing and twisting with each echoing pluck and vibration – is a familiar sight to even the most casual music fan.
But Jon Brewer's excellent doc B.B. King: The Life of Riley, making its North American debut during the 2013 NXNE Film Festival, gives viewers a candid look at King's early life as an extremely poor child and lets us peek into the pain and struggles that would eventually give birth to his powerful songs.
We recently spoke with the director and music industry insider about his experiences making the man, the myth, the legend come alive in B.B. King: The Life of Riley.
Man of Steel is Born
It all began with 2006's Superman Returns, the first film in what Warner Brothers hoped would be a whole series of new Superman movies. Although the film earned $391-million (U.S.) worldwide, it cost a reported $270-million to make, and wasn't the box-office grand slam the studio wanted. Warner Brothers cancelled the proposed sequel and began thinking about a reboot of the reboot.
In 2008, the studio asked filmmakers, screenwriters and comic book writers to pitch them their Superman ideas. Screenwriter David S. Goyer, who was working on The Dark Knight Rises with director Christopher Nolan, told Nolan how he would approach the daunting task. Nolan was inspired by Goyer's realistic take which made Superman relevant in today's world, and approached WB with the idea. They gave the thumbs up and that's how Nolan came on board as the film's producer and Goyer its writer.
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have gone from womanizing Wedding Crashers to doting dads who bring their kids to work.
The two actors reunite on screen for the first time since 2005 in The Internship, opening Friday. The two star as recently fired salesmen who seek to reinvent themselves by winning internships at Google, bringing the same kooky chemistry that made Wedding Crashers a surprise smash.
That chemistry was on display during a recent visit to Google's Northern California headquarters. Past the beach-volleyball court and rows of red-and-green bikes, in a conference room with a coffee table shaped like California, Vaughn, 43, and Wilson, 44, can't help but crack each other up.
Ellen Page is angry. The pint-sized actress revealed her frustrations with the current state of things, including the damage we do to our environment, while talking about her latest film, The East, where she stars alongside co-writer Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice, Another Earth).
Page said she was keen to explore her own outrage and found a fitting outlet in The East, which follows a group of eco-terrorists, including her own hardline character Izzy, plotting against the corporations whose negligence and financially-motivated choices have led to human suffering or worse. Marling, who wrote the film with its director Zal Batmanglij, plays a private investigator hired to see just what kind of retribution the anarchist group is planning and soon finds herself sympathizing with their cause in this modern thriller.
Watch our sit-down interview with Ellen Page and Brit Marling, after the jump, to find out why this one will leave you thinking.
Will Smith didn't just father a son when he and wife Jada had Jaden. He created his own competition.
"Jaden really wants to make movies badly," Smith says during a recent L.A. interview. "Just at the dinner table, he'll get a little bit of a predatory look in his eye. He is so coming for me. I tell him all the time, 'Son, I'm going to tell you everything I know. And if you work hard, you can be the second biggest movie star in the world.'"
The elder Smith gets the laugh he's looking for. But he's clearly proud of having shepherded Jaden's nascent career — from their work together in the uplifting The Pursuit of Happyness (for which dad got an Oscar nomination), to Jaden's supporting performance opposite Keanu Reeves in The Day the Earth Stood Still and his starring turn in the hit reboot The Karate Kid.
Have we mentioned Jaden is 14?
|Subscribe to our RSS feed|
|Follow us on Twitter|
|Like us on Facebook|
|Find us on your Mobile Device|
|Download the Cineplex App|