Tag: tommyleejones

Now on Home Video: Recent Kino Studio Classics

A spate of recent releases from Kino Studio Classics has left me feeling that continuing to collect physical media is still a good decision. The reason? Besides the extras featuring crew, cast and noted scholars and historians these discs have...

First AD ASTRA Trailer Wisely Emphasizes Brad Pitt in Space

Look! Up in the sky! Isn't that Brad Pitt? What the --- Yup, that's the approach taken with the first trailer for James Gray's Ad Astra, and I'd say it's pretty smart. Pitt is a very recognizable name, and so...

The Many Faces Of Tommy Lee Jones

This week, Dennis Gansel's Mechanic: Resurrection premieres, starring Jason Statham as the titular assassin. But a bit further down the cast list we spot Tommy Lee Jones, and that settles the question who to feature in this week's quiz! For...

MECHANIC: RESURRECTION Trailer Goes Full-Bore Ridiculous

Back in 2011, Jason Statham starred in The Mechanic, a remake that bore little more than surface resemblance to the 1972 original starring Charles Bronson as a different type of assassin. Statham now returns in a sequel to the remake,...

Review: THE HOMESMAN Takes Tommy Lee Jones Out To Pasture

Hollywood's most high-falutin' varmint must be Tommy Lee Jones. As difficult and humorless as he's perceived to be (and sometimes said to actually be), he's gone and built a career on imbuing a certain curmudgeonly ease into whatever films he...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks HUNGER GAMES, HOMESMAN, Mike Nichols and Much More!

There was another lag in getting video feeds for the last couple weeks, so here for your viewing pleasure are three Twitchvisions to gorge on!This week we look back at the career of EGOT winner Mike Nichols, as well as...

Luc Besson Has Never Been Funny. That Doesn't Stop Him From Trying With THE FAMILY.

There are many things that French director Luc Besson can claim to be. Funny is not one of them. This may, in part, explain why he thought it a wise idea to cast the also remarkably unfunny Robert DeNiro as...

Blu-ray Review: MEN IN BLACK & MEN IN BLACK II

With Men In Black III on the horizon this summer, Sony has re-released the first film on Blu, while giving its 2002 sequel its first outing in the format. We're far enough away from both films (15 years and 10...

Blu-ray Review: THE SUNSET LIMITED

The Sunset Limited, Cormac McCarthy's one-act novel in dramatic form, is all about the dialog. The Sunset Limited, Tommy Lee Jones' HBO adaptation of McCarthy's play, is all about the characters delivering that dialog.The plot of both is simple: White,...

Hollywood Grind: How Marvel Rewards Loyalty

Yes, you should remain through the credits for Captain America: The First Avenger. Your patience will be rewarded with ... something good that fans of the Marvel universe will want to see. (Also, it's polite to the filmmakers.) That's not...

Weinberg Reviews CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

The Marvel comic book company has no shortage of colorful characters to choose from when constructing a new film, but as far as the most popular leading men are concerned, we may soon be hitting a drought. Obviously the company...

New Trailer For CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.

Of all the superhero films I find myself drawn more and more to Captain America: The First Avenger over all the others. It just seems to be hitting all the right notes when it comes to action, adventure and fun....

CAPTAIN AMERICA Trailer Gets It Very, Very Right

I missed this while traveling but now that I've seen it it very definitely bears pointing out. The full trailer for Joe Johnston's Captain America: The First Avenger gets things very, very right.I haven't been shy about my concerns with...

CAPTAIN AMERICA Super Bowl Trailer

The trailer for Joe Johnston's Captain America is now online, fresh from it's Super Bowl premiere. And while I actually quite like Chris Evans in the title role - he seems much better suited to this that he was to...

Meet The Captain. First CAPTAIN AMERICA Poster.

So. That's the Captain as Marvel is choosing to present him to the world at large. The first trailer will premiere tomorrow during the Superbowl but for now this is rather a nice look at him, I think. If they...

It's CAPTAIN AMERICA In Action.

Marvel's rolling out a one-two punch of their most difficult characters to put on screen this summer with Thor and Captain America. Thor's a tough one to have audiences take seriously because he's a god with a hammer and a...