Tag: woodyharrelson

Review: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, Laughing at Darkness and Despair

In Bruges director Martin McDonagh has laid down a winning hand with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The Englishman's latest script is just about everything you could ask for in a screenplay. It's certainly not as out-and-out a comedy as the...

Review: LBJ, Rob Reiner's Pleasant History Lesson

Now in the autumn of his entertainment career, Rob Reiner has proven himself to be a more than capable filmmaker over the past three decades. His early films -- from This Is Spinal Tap (1984) through to A Few Good...

Review: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Threatens Extinction, While Holding Out a Sliver of Hope

Foiling low-bar expectations, War for the Planet of the Apes takes advantage of its built-in name recognition to create a gloomy, tense atmosphere in which nothing is guaranteed and anything is possible. Strangely enough, the film reminds me of director...

AnarchyVision: LIFE, WILSON and Kristen Stewart in PERSONAL SHOPPER

This week's segment looks at the Spacephalopod romp Life, Woody Harellson's misanthropic turn in Wilson, and Kristen Stewart in the ghostly Personal Shopper....

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Red Band Trailer Is Immediate, Essential Viewing

Oh my! The first trailer for Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is frankly hilarious, confrontational, and very very very much not safe for work, due to its high degree of profanities. Here's the official synopsis: Three Billboards Outside...

Review: WILSON, Wonderful Hilarity From Painful Darkness

Ever since Wilson’s father passed away, he’s been feeling more lost than usual. The strangers he attempts to befriend, scene after scene, are no consolation as most people are suspicious of talkative types who behave too friendly too quickly. It’s...

Sundance 2017 Review: WILSON, Fortitude of a Gregarious Curmudgeon

Ever since Wilson’s father passed away, he’s been feeling more lost than usual. The strangers he attempts to befriend, scene after scene, are no consolation as most people are suspicious of talkative types who behave too friendly too quickly. It’s...

STAR WARS HAN SOLO Film: Woody Harrelson in Early Talks to Star as Solo's Mentor

Chalk this one up to wild speculation? Sources close to the production of the next Star Wars anthology film, a story about the early years of intergalactic smuggler Han Solo, have said that Woody Harrelson is in early talks to...

Review: TRIPLE 9, An Accomplished Potboiler

"The monster has gone digital," warns Woody Harrelson in a fashion that only Mr. Harrelson can. As a bedraggled detective cleaning up the mess of a bank manager whose vault was just not only breached in a daylight heist, but...

John Hillcoat Packs A Ton Of Names And Even More Firepower Into The Trailer For TRIPLE 9

We've been enormous fans of The Proposition and The Road director John Hillcoat and judging by the sheer volume of high end talent starring in his upcoming heist thriller Triple 9, we're not the only ones. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck,...

Trailer For TRIPLE 9 Has Lots Of Nasty Cops And Robbers

This little slice of nastiness from John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road), a director who knows his way around balancing bleak and heart, looks to be pushing the police action boundaries of Sicario and Training Day as far as it...

New Teaser For HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE

HBO's Woody Harrelson and Matthw McConaughey starring drama True Detective premieres this coming Sunday riding a wave of hugely positive advance buzz and it's not hard at all to see why people are excited judging by the latest in a...

Review: OUT OF THE FURNACE And Into The Fire

"When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose..."   A reference to that famous line from "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan might seemingly be more at home in a review of Inside Llewyn Davis, the early...

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...

Review: FREE BIRDS Hits Plymouth Rock Bottom

In a rare occurrence, American narcissism trumps Hollywood's modern global cash-grab mentality, but still maintains all the lowest common denominator tropes of the latter with Free Birds - an obnoxious 3D animated children's misfire that's throwing its gizzard in...

IS TRUE DETECTIVE Another Winner For HBO? The New Trailer Says 'Hell, Yes'.

The cast and crew of upcoming HBO effort True Detective were enough to attract attention. A cop show at the cable giant - which has had great success with crime but usually from the criminal perspective - directed by Cary...

Review: NOW YOU SEE ME Is Incredible, Not in the Good Way

When you see a magician do something in a live show that seems impossible, you know there's a trick to it. Either he didn't actually do the thing he pretended to do, or he did it by some method other...