New SHERLOCK BBC Special Coming to Movie Theaters

First the return of Star Wars, and now this?! The BBC's upcoming Victorian-era special, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride - the latest entry in the beloved Benedict Cumberbatch series - will receive a limited roll-out in U.S. and U.K. movie theaters when it premieres next January. Bonus: The theatrical version of the episode will include 20 minutes of additional footage, including [...]

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD…for Best Picture? (AWARDS SEASON 2015)

The third sequel to a 30-years-after-the-fact trilogy from the 1980s...with a legitimate shot for a Best Picture nomination? A lot of pundits think it's possible - including Kristopher Tapley, the "In Contention" Awards Coverage editor for Variety. You can read Tapley's analysis here. And my review here. As far as Fury Road's Oscar prospects: despite its worthiness as [...]

TRUTH (Movie Review)

*1/2 out of **** Rated R for strong language

 and a brief nude photo Released: October 16, 2015
 limited; expands October 23 and 30 Runtime: 121 minutes Starring: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood, Stacey Keach You know something’s wrong when the movie that wants to lionize a TV network’s [...]

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** My review of Mad Max: Fury Road (click here), for, the far-better-than-average summer blockbuster, made with spectacular vision, emotional pathos, and Charlize Theron's Furiosa - the best female action hero since Sigourney Weaver's Ripley from the Alien saga.  Mad Max: Fury Road is ranked #9 on my Top Ten List for 2015. An excerpt from my [...]

Producer: Only Harrison Ford Can Be Indiana Jones

I guess Chris Pratt will have to find another franchise to reboot. Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall (and husband of Kathleen Kennedy, the President of Lucasfilm who's in charge of the beloved property) is squashing speculation that someone else will be cast as the world's most famous archeologist, saying "we're not doing the Bond thing". I hope he just means for Indy [...]

Richard Gere was portraying a homeless man for a film. Someone posted a photo online. It went viral. Gere responds in the best way.

No, Richard Gere isn't homeless. But as a result of the film he made about being homeless (in select theaters now; my review here), it caused somebody to think that he was. The result is exactly what Gere and his fellow filmmakers were hoping for: to start a conversation about our nation's homeless. The picture [...]