Author: Brian

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

    Release Date: August 6, 1999 Runtime: 113 minutes Rating: R Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Director: John McTiernan Cast: Pierce Brosnan; Rene Russo; Denis Leary; Ben Gazzara; Frankie Faison This is a remake of the Steve McQueen – Faye Dunaway classic, unseen (at least at the time of this review) by me, but from what I understand,

Gravity

    Release Date: October 4, 2013 Runtime: 91 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Alfonso Cuarón Cast: Sandra Bullock; George Clooney; Ed Harris (voice) This is one spectacular movie! Alfonso Cuarón creates a sort-of “2001: A Space Odyssey” for the 21st century. It is tense, expertly filmed and choreographed, and beautifully acted

Southland Tales

    Release Date: November 14, 2007 Runtime: 145 minutes Rating: R Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films Director: Richard Kelly Cast: Dwayne Johnson; Sarah Michelle Gellar; Seann William Scott; Justin Timberlake; Nora Dunn; John Larroquette; Bai Ling; Mandy Moore; Jon Lovitz; Cheri Oteri…many others! Whoa, is this one boondoggle of a movie! Sporting a cast and a

The Canyons

    Release Date: August 2, 2013 Runtime: 99 minutes Rating: Unrated Studio: IFC Films Director: Paul Schrader Cast: Lindsay Lohan; James Deen; Nolan Gerard Funk; Amanda Brooks; Gus Van Sant You would think that a collaboration between the writer/director of “American Gigolo” and “Hardcore” and the writer of “American Psycho” and “Less Than Zero”

R.I.P.D.

    Release Date: July 19, 2013 Runtime: 96 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Universal Pictures Director: Robert Schwentke Cast: Jeff Bridges; Ryan Reynolds; Kevin Bacon; Mary-Louise Parker; Stephanie Szostak; Marisa Miller; James Hong OMG this movie sucks. Basically, this is an attempt to reimagine the “Men In Black” franchise with new stars and new monsters. The

I’m So Excited!

    Release Date: June 28, 2013 (NY & LA) Runtime: 90 minutes Rating: R Studio: El Deseo S.A. / Sony Pictures Classics Director: Pedro Almodóvar Cast: Javier Cámara; Lola Dueñas; Cecilia Roth; Raúl Arévalo; Antonio de la Torre; Hugo Silva; Carlos Areces This is the latest from flamboyant Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (“Women on

Passion

Screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival – June 22, 2013 – US premiere     Release Date: August 30, 2013 Runtime: 105 minutes Rating: R Studio: Entertainment One Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Rachel McAdams; Noomi Rapace; Karoline Herfurth; Paul Anderson De Palma is up to his old cinematic tricks (that’s a good thing) in

Lovelace

Screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival – June 22, 2013     Release Date: January 22, 2013 (Sundance Film Festival) Runtime: 92 minutes Rating: R Studio: RADiUS – TWC Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Cast: Amanda Seyfried; Peter Sarsgaard; Sharon Stone; Chris Noth; Hank Azaria; Robert Patrick; Bobby Cannavale; Eric Roberts; Juno Temple; Debi Mazar; Adam

Provincetown International Film Festival

Good Day, Movie Lovers! I’m here at the Provincetown International Film Festival in scenic Provincetown, MA, on the tip of Cape Cod. Some very notable movies playing here this week. I’m psyched to see “Lovelace,” about 70’s porn star Linda Lovelace of “Deep Throat” fame. Hopefully afterwards I’ll be able to catch the new Brian