Tag: seanpenn

Interview: Emile Hirsch on MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS, Working with Friedkin and Tarantino

“The most significant young performance in generations in American film” is how Sean Penn described Emile Hirsch's work on the epic Into the Wild. Hirsch physically transformed himself to bring to the screen the liberating and deadly adventure of Chris...

Blu-ray Review: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH Comes to Criterion

Senn Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Phoebe Cates star in a seminal teen comedy, directed by Amy Heckerling.

Night Visions 2015: THE GUNMAN, Starring Peter Franzen And A Lot Of Sean Penn's Muscles

Peter Franzen is not the star of The Gunman -- that would be the clench-jawed Sean Penn, unbelievably bulked up, muscle groups well defined, as though he were auditioning for an art house version of The Expendables -- yet the...

Sean Penn As Action Star (?!) In THE GUNMAN Trailer

Let's not pretend. In 2014, it's very strange to see Jeff Spicoli as an action star. Sean Penn, now 54 years of age, stars in The Gunman as a spy who "must clear his name in order to save himself from...

Review: Stiller Waters Fail to Run Deep In THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

Imagine a would-be studio blockbuster that sets out to be all things to all audiences, a soaring positive journey of a film that manages to include a bit of social observation; an entertaining winner on all fronts. This is the film...

Now On Blu-ray: Violence! DRAGON, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, KILLING THEM SOFTLY

Violence comes in many flavors, and over the last several weeks, some really solidly violent films have come to Blu-ray in the US. Here we take a quick look at these releases and whether or not they are worth your...

Interview: Giovanni Ribisi on GANGSTER SQUAD

Gangster Squad has had a bit of a rough time of it, getting caught up in events well outside its control. Originally scheduled to be released last September, it was delayed due to the shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Not...

Review: GANGSTER SQUAD Is a Cartoon That Thinks It's Real

If Gangster Squad had been released last September, as originally scheduled, it would have been forgotten by now. There's a good chance it would have been forgotten by October. Instead, after some reshoots to avoid a coincidental resemblance to last...

Mixed Results In Ruben Fleischer's GANGSTER SQUAD Trailer

I must confess right from the outset that I am something of a Ruben Fleischer skeptic. While Zombieland was a pleasant enough diversion its massive success - and the subsequent elevation of Fleischer to Hollywood's A-list - was something of...