The Julia Roberts comeback is in full effect, y’all! Sorta. On the heels of ‘Larry Crowne’ — as well as the upcoming sure-to-be camp classic ‘Mirror Mirror’ — Roberts has signed on to produce and possibly star in ‘Second Act.’ Per The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Second Act’ focuses on a woman “who has never worked and is forced to take a job.” (The economy, amirite?) What job does she… Continue reading Julia Roberts Set to Produce and Possibly Star in 'Second Act'
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Kevin Sorbo played the title character in 111 episodes of the syndicated TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, ending his run in 1999. Perhaps he still feels typecast as a heroic figure, and so that prompted him to accept the lead role in Julia X 3D, in which he plays a serial killer known only as The Stranger. The movie is meant to play as a dark… Continue reading 'Julia X 3D' FF Review: Kevin Sorbo As a Very Strange Serial Killer
This roundup is in addition to full TIFF 2011 reviews of Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, and discussion of Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin in Girls on Film.
Your Sister’s Sister
Your Sister’s Sister is simple, but not in any reductive way. Much… Continue reading Female Directors at TIFF 2011 Roundup: Lynn Shelton Prevails While Madonna, Julia Leigh, and Mary Harron Falter
Do stars get any bigger than Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts? This dream team are together again (they starred in 2007′s ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’) in the new film ‘Larry Crowne’ which opens this Friday. We were lucky enough to sit down with the pair to talk about the film, whether or not Roberts knows her ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars,’ George Takei’s amazing role and riding around Burbank… Continue reading Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks Talk Starting Over in 'Larry Crowne' (VIDEO)
Review in a Hurry: Not the head of the class. Tom Hanks plays the titular middle-aged college student who’s hot for his burned-out teacher (Julia Roberts). Mildly amusing Larry gets a pass because of its likable leads but earns low marks for the flimsy plot and undercooked… Continue reading Movie Review: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts' Adult-Ed Romance Larry Crowne Barely Passable