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You can’t outrun family, and that marks the central theme of “The Glass Castle,” the adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, that will offer a bit of counter-programming this summer. Brie Larson takes the lead role, reteaming with “Short Term 12” director Destin Daniel Cretton, in the film which tracks Walls’ wild upbringing and how she reconciled with it as an adult. Continue reading Brie Larson Is Haunted By Her Past In First Trailer For ‘The Glass Castle’ at The Playlist.
These days, raunchy studio comedies pride themselves on three necessities: swearing, dick jokes, and anarchy-level chaos. Some recent favorites, including “This is the End” and “The Nice Guys,” succeeded beautifully because they used those components to service the story, characters, location and/or genre, not merely to carry the overall film to the finish line. But such winners are rarities. That’s because, more often than not, you usually end up with something like “Fist Fight,” a loud, broad, meandering, overcompensating misfire consisting of mayhem, delirium, foul language and verbal hostility with little substance. Continue reading Ice Cube & Charlie Fail To Land A Comedy Punch In ‘Fist Fight’ [Review] at The Playlist.
EXCLUSIVE: Gotham actor Cory Michael Smith has joined the cast of Todd Haynes’ upcoming drama Wonderstruck. From Amazon Studios, it’s based on the novel by Brian Selznick and follows the intertwined stories of two deaf children: Ben, living with his family in 1977 Minnesota, who runs off to New York after his mother’s death when a mysterious note shows up, and Rose, locked in a house in 1927 New Jersey, who herself escapes to New York to see her idol, film actress Lillian…
It’s been a couple of decades since Sally Field had a strong leading role onscreen, but the two-time Oscar-winning star of Norma Rae and Places in the Heart now has another award-worthy winner. Hello, My Name Is Doris, the Audience Favorite at last year’s SXSW Film Festival opens Friday via Roadside Attractions. As I say in my video review (click the link above to watch), big, full-blown parts like these for actresses over 60 have been rare in Hollywood, but in the past…
The ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’ star discusses his evolution on the Fox sitcom, ‘American Horror Story’ and how he found himself opposite the ‘Norma Rae’ Oscar winner.read more