Tag: jenniferlawrence

Review: RED SPARROW, Hardcore Torture, Softcore Porn?

Jennifer Lawrence has made great strides in attempting to transform from the box office bombshell behind the success of films like The Hunger Games series, and the odd critical success of Silver Linings Playbook or Joy, into a legitimate, respected...

All The Big Game Spots in One Place! SOLO, A QUIET PLACE, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM And More

[Updated 2/5/18: The full teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been added below.] The game of games. The opportunity for history to be made tonight. Or will it go to the underdogs? We will know in a...

RED SPARROW First Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence, Russian Sex Spy

In the upcoming thriller Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence reteams with director Francis Lawrence -- he helmed three of the Hunger Games installments -- and the first trailer paints her as a Russian sex spy. Frankly, I am baffled by the...

Venice 2017 Review: MOTHER!, A Masterpiece Straight From Hell

Director Darren Aronofsky has set the 47th Biennale Main Competition alight with an infernal psychological thriller that definitely burns with the fire of his past films Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. It's perhaps not surprising that mother! is...

mother!: Jennifer Lawrence Gets in a Satanic Panic in Creepy First Trailer

The influence of Dario Argento and Roman Polanski continues to run strong in the work of Darren Aronofsky if the first full trailer for his latest, mother!, is anything to go by. Jennifer Lawrence stars as a young woman whose...

PASSENGERS Trailer: Sony's Sci-Fi Bet Looks Promising

Passengers, Sony's new science fiction epic and their big Christmas bet, has had something of a long legacy. Starting life as a Blacklist script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), the film was originally set to star Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon before...

Review: In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, Greed Is God

The 1980s are back whether we like it or not. Like Zack Snyder's Watchmen before it, X-Men: Apocalypse adapts mainstream super hero comic book material from the eighties as taking place then. Like that film, it tries hard, but remains...

Review: JOY, An Ode To It

It's been a year of joy at the cinema. The emotion has run the gamut of characters bearing the name to varying degrees of metaphor, from Pixar actualization in Inside Out to the walled-in repression of Brie Larson's character in...

Review: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 Delivers Tense, Bleak Finale

The Hunger Games franchise comes back for one last show in a bleak and tense finale that provides ominous conclusions to the themes it has been building over the previous three films. As a two-part final chapter, Mockingjay bears many...

Review: SERENA Finally Lumbers Into Theaters

Hallmark Hall of Fame called, they said to stop right now - they do not have the budget for these movie stars...! Lantern-lit wood cabins and literary based period melodrama do not guarantee a respectable film. The problems with Serena...

Opening: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1, Super-Sized But Far From Filling

With two global smashes that have banked $1.5 billion between them, the Hunger Games series has captured the imagination of spectators around the world with a well-balanced combination of spectacle and emotional depth. Mockingjay - Part 1, the first part...

Review: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 Slows Series To A Crawl

With two global smashes that have banked $1.5 billion between them, the Hunger Games series has captured the imagination of spectators around the world with a well-balanced combination of spectacle and emotional depth. Mockingjay - Part 1, the first part...

Full Trailer For THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Lights Up

While we've gotten an enticing series of 'propaganda' films related to the latest Hunger Games films over the past several weeks, it isn't until today that we have the first full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. I've...

Review: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Grim Yet Satisfactory

The makers of the latest installment of a superhero franchise based on comic book characters set themselves a tall order: a prequel that is also a sequel to more than one movie, as well as the middle installment of a...

Review: AMERICAN HUSTLE Offers Laughs, Lies, And Toupees

There is indeed something uniquely American about American Hustle, a loosely fact-based comic drama about chicanery, ambition, corruption, government bureaucracy, and good old-fashioned greed. Nearly everyone in it, from the self-admitted con men to the supposedly upright FBI agents, is...

Review: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Kicks It Up A Notch, Sets the Stage For A Grand Finale

Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is a great read if you're into that sort of thing (reading), and it's shrewdly constructed. The first book, memorably adapted last year into a star-making vehicle for Jennifer Lawrence, focuses on the Hunger Games...

Bradley Cooper And Christian Bale's Ridiculous Hair Star In First AMERICAN HUSTLE Trailer

If you can focus on the faces rather than the hair styles you will, no doubt, realize soon enough that those two faces up above belong to Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale - co-stars of David O Russell's upcoming American...

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Bottom 10 for 2012

Many a film critic, including at times even the most positive and altruistic of us, take a certain mean delight in unleashing our master lists of the year's biggest stinkers. The temptation to avenge what may be an assault on...