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THE FORGIVEN: See Forest Whitaker as Desmond Tutu This March

Today Saban Films announced the release of Roland Joffé's thriller, The Forgiven. His latest film stars Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana and will screen in U.S. cinemas on March 9 in select cities. There will be an expansion on March...

Review: ARRIVAL Tackles Big Ideas With Pure Elegance

They should have sent a poet. The imagining of humankind's first contact with alien lifeforms is territory well-mined in popular fiction and probably best executed in Robert Zemeckis's wonderful 1997 film Contact. With such great works in the past, is...

AnarchyVision: Toronto 2016 Highlights

Some of the main hits from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), showcasing some of the highlights of this year's fest, including La La Land,  Arrival, Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea and more, are covered in the watch, which...

Villeneuve's ARRIVAL Teaser Arrives

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has all the critical acclaim any director could ever hope for and with Blade Runner 2 up on his docket next he's poised to make the leap in to mainstream success in by far the biggest...

ROGUE ONE Trailer Arrives And Fully Delivers On Expectations

Let the debate begin in earnest on the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, for the first full trailer for the Gareth Edwards helmed spin off film has arrived. And, to these eyes, the idea of unshackling new directors...

Review: SOUTHPAW Fights Itself To A Draw

Movies about boxers enjoyed a revival in the 1970s, marked by the popularity of Rocky, a well-made tale about an underdog getting a shot at the title, and the artistry of Raging Bull, which depicted the savagery of the sport...

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE: Forest Whitaker In Talks To Join Anthology Film

Variety is reporting that Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Gareth Edwards' Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One. He would join Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. I've imagined him as the rebel leader that will send...

Review: TAKEN 3, Action Cinema For Teenage Softies

Liam Neeson's third outing as over-protective family man Bryan Mills sees him on the run for murder after his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) turns up dead in his apartment. Forest Whitaker heads the investigation, which soon enough uncovers the involvement of...

Liam Neeson Will Smash Your Face With "12 Skills Of Christmas" In New TAK3N Trailer

I've covered Liam Neeson's wily antics before, but now I'm really excited. Just in time for Hanukkah and Christmas malaise, Fox has gifted us with the "12 Skills of Christmas." It's Bryan Mills in full glory breaking necks, hacking phones,...

Lee Daniels on Racism and THE BUTLER: The White House Was "A Plantation"

Director Lee Daniels has been in Japan recently to promote his latest, Lee Daniels The Butler, and after a screening of the film at the Foreign Correspondent's Club the director was met with more than just the usual film-related inquiries....

Hollywood Beat: Joseph Kosinski Directing TWILIGHT ZONE; Why THE BUTLER is Cleaning Up

Knees will jerk at the news that Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion) is directing The Twilight Zone, but is there any way this could be a good thing? As a long-time fan of Rod Serling's TV series The Twilight Zone,...

Review: THE BUTLER Has Admirable Intentions But Weak Execution

What The Butler tries to accomplish is so noble and ambitious that it almost doesn't matter how clumsily maudlin it ends up being, how over-earnest and sanctimonious it can be. It's heartening that movies on this subject are being made...

Slamdance 2013 Exclusive Video: Forest Whitaker Talks Producing & VIPAKA

One cool aspect of Slamdace that I have yet to talk about is Slamdance TV, which is  a very cool gang of folks -- including Ben Hethcoat, Michael Felker and Eric Ekman -- who run around Park City making videos...

Arnold Has An Idea That Doesn't Involve Shooting Johnny Knoxville In New THE LAST STAND Teaser

Arnold has a gun. Luis has a sword. Johnny has a silly hat. And it all adds up to lots of firearms discharge, crashing cars and Forest Whitaker looking concerned in the latest one minute long teaser for Schwarzenegger's Kim...

ScreenAnarchy Top Kills: GHOST DOG WAY OF THE SAMURAI

You don't necessarily need to be gory to create a memorable kill scene, just very clever, and Jim Jarmusch certainly is that in this kill from Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai. Someone should probably point out that this is...