Posts tagged "Brad Pitt"

Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado

Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. THE COUNSELOR.  Few things seem as sure a bet as a new movie starring Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt, directed by Ridley Scott, and written by No Country for Old Men’s Cormac... Read more »

'World War' Z-view: More Like World War Zzz

'World War' Z-view: More Like World War Zzz
WORLD WAR Z Genre: Action Thriller Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 115 mins. Premise: When a zombie outbreak reaches global catastrophe, United Nations worker Gerry (Brad Pitt) travels the world trying to find a cure while evading zombie attacks. Behind-the-Scenes: This was a very troubled production, with Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) never having directed an epic, effects-filled movie of... Read more »

Reason #459 Why This is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Reason #459 Why This is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I’m a big December fan. December contains Christmas and my daughter’s birthday and MY birthday, which I share and celebrate with my close, personal best friends Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera (I just call her X-Tina, because we’re so tight), Katie Holmes, Steven Spielberg, and some dead guy named Ty Cobb. We hold a seance every... Read more »
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The Golden Globes Happened Last Night...

The Golden Globes Happened Last Night...
And for the first time since I can remember, I didn’t watch them live. And I didn’t much care. You’ve probably heard who won (The Artist, The Descendants, Michelle Williams for a musical/comedy when her movie was neither musical nor very comedic) and who didn’t win (Viola Davis, Brad Pitt, Ricky Gervais’s watered down schtick).... Read more »

Sneak Peek: Moneyball Hits It Out Of The Park (*****)

Sneak Peek: Moneyball Hits It Out Of The Park (*****)
August and September have been very kind to moviegoers, and September 23 brings what may just be the best movie of the year so far.  The long-gestating film adaptation of the Michael Lewis book, Moneyball, is almost everything you could want in a movie.  It is an intelligent, funny, hugely entertaining look at Oakland A’s... Read more »

Movie Review - The Tree of Life (**1/2 out of 5)

Movie Review - The Tree of Life (**1/2 out of 5)
I finally worked up the desire to go see The Tree of Life on Friday.  No easy feat.  I’d read the reviews.  I’d heard about the standing ovations and chorus of boos that greeted it at the Cannes Film Festival.  Going in, I thought it would be visually brilliant, but arty, pretentious, abstract, and a... Read more »
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In Defense Of...Meet Joe Black

In Defense Of...Meet Joe Black
This is the fourth in a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time.  Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, and Speed Racer. First things first: I’m a sucker for movies in which the main character knows that life as he/she... Read more »