Tag: samworthington

Review: LANSKY, Harvey Keitel Can't Elevate By-The-Numbers Material

With a career spanning six decades and more than 150 credits, Harvey Keitel has made an indelible mark on American cinema and pop culture. Despite material of wildly varying quality, some of it forgettable, Keitel has rarely given a sub-par...

Review: HACKSAW RIDGE, A Pacifist in Mel Gibson's War

The true-life story of Desmond T. Doss comes vividly to life in Hacksaw Ridge, a biographical picture directed by Mel Gibson that features a soulful performance by Andrew Garfield. Solid and stirring -- and very respectful -- the movie begins...

Review: EVEREST Tackles Disaster With Diplomacy At The Top Of The World

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur tackles his largest Hollywood project to-date, with this epically staged account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which eight climbers perished on the Himalayan peak in a single day. Featuring a robust ensemble cast and...

Gyllenhaal, Brolin, Clarke And Hawkes Head Up The Hill And Down Again In First EVEREST Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur takes an all star cast (Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson) up the world's tallest peak in upcoming survival thriller Everest. With a title like that the...

Review: SABOTAGE, A Genuinely Gripping And Suspenseful Thriller

What's easy to forget about Arnold Schwarzenegger is that he excels in roles that maximize his strengths. His range may be limited, but make him the unquestioned leader of a hard-bitten team of DEA undercover operatives, give him a script...

SABOTAGE: Arnie And The DEA Take On The Cartel In First Trailer

Arnold Schwarzenegger straps on a carbine assault rifle and takes on a drug cartel in the upcoming action flick Sabotage. Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard and Olivia Williams also star. The first trailer is out and is pretty much what you...

SNOWTOWN's Justin Kurzel to Direct Michael Fassbender in MACBETH

Back in 2006 the director of Romper Stomper, Geoffrey Wright, directed a rising Sam Worthington in a contemporary retelling of Macbeth set in the ganglands of Melbourne. It was an interesting if flawed adaptation, certainly made more compelling by a...

Hell Yeah! Finally The Aussie Surf Movie You've Been Waiting For: DRIFT Trailer Rides In!

Admittedly I've been a skeptic about Drift for a while. Sam Worthington in a mullet didn't exactly inspire confidence. But after this epic trailer, featuring Myles Pollard finally in the leading role he deserves, consider me sold. This has the...

Weinberg Reviews MAN ON A LEDGE

Look, the flick is called Man on a Ledge, so I think it's safe to say that nobody here has delusions of Oscar attention. This is what's called a "high concept thriller," which (I think) means that the flick can...

Review: MAN ON A LEDGE

A perfectly fine, perfectly average thriller, Man on a Ledge holds no surprises, except how easy it is to guess what's going to happen next. The pleasure, such as it is, is all in the performances, so if you're...

Interview and Impressions: Sam Worthington and TEXAS KILLING FIELDS

[With today's DVD and Blu-ray release of Texas Killing Fields, we thought we'd re-run this interview from late last year with co-star Sam Worthington.] The glossily-produced feature Texas Killing Fields has a hell of a lot of interesting ideas to...