After premiering last week at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” a high-concept magician movie starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, is now appearing (as if by magic!) nationwide. The story follows an aged performer (Carell) who ditches his partner (Steve Buscemi) and attempts to recapture his mojo while fending off the competition in the form of a swarthy “street magician” (Carrey) whose… Continue reading 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' Review: 10 Things You Should Know
This weekend, Disney adds a blockbuster prequel to the magical world of Oz adventure with “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Sam Raimi directs James Franco as the titular Oz, exploring how he became a giant, smoke-billowing head. Before he was the man behind the curtain that you were advised to pay no attention to, he was a two-bit carnival magician, conning audiences out of their money, and women out of… Continue reading 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Review: 10 Things You Should Know
WIth the rumor that Warner Bros. is desperately trying to woo Christopher Nolan — and through him Christian Bale — for its long-in-the-mud Justice League movie, we’re wondering if this is even a good idea. Desperation tends to reek of desperation, and a cash grab always looks like a cash grab from both sides of the table. If Nolan and Bale have to be begged and bought… Continue reading Should Christian Bale Continue as Batman in 'Justice League'?
This Is 40
Five years after writer/director Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in ‘Knocked Up’, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann repr… Read More
Thanks in part to Judd Apatow, the movie spin-off is going places. He already produced one with “Get Him to the Greek,” which branched off “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Now he’s got a directorial project in “This is 40,” a story… Continue reading Movie Spin-Offs: Supporting Characters Who Should Get Their Own Film