Tag: Four Reels

Her

    Release Date: December 18, 2013 (limited); January 10, 2014 (wide) Runtime: 126 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Spike Jonze Cast: Joaquin Phoenix; Scarlett Johansson (voice); Amy Adams; Chris Pratt; Rooney Mara This one was a total surprise! My expectations were low: another self-consciously quirky Spike Jonze movie with resident Hollywood

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

Meditations on Movies: James Cameron and ‘Titanic’

    Release Date: December 19, 1997 Runtime: 194 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox / Paramount Pictures Director: James Cameron Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio; Kate Winslet; Billy Zane; Kathy Bates; Frances Fisher; Victor Garber; Gloria Stuart In the spirit of Oscar season, I thought I would revisit some previous Academy Award winners in the

Roman Holiday

    Release Date: September 2, 1953 Runtime: 118 minutes Rating: N/A Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: William Wyler Cast: Gregory Peck; Audrey Hepburn; Eddie Albert In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to go romantic. I didn’t want a weepie, nor did I want some saccharine Nicholas Sparks adaptation (“Safe Haven” – now playing). So

Zero Dark Thirty*

    Release Date: January 11, 2013 Runtime: 157 minutes Rating: R Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: Jessica Chastain; Jason Clarke; Kyle Chandler; Jennifer Ehle; Chris Pratt [POSSIBLE SPOILERS, I guess…] Goooooooood movie!! The search for Osama Bin Laden took a really long time. While most of the American public wasn’t aware

Silver Linings Playbook*

    Release Date: December 25, 2012 Runtime: 122 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: David O’Russell Cast: Bradley Cooper; Jennifer Lawrence; Robert DeNiro; Chris Tucker; Jacki Weaver This movie is faaaaantastic!  A romantic movie for grown-ups, teeming with brave, brilliant performances from the leads right down to the support.  I was astonished

The Others

    Release Date: August 10, 2001 Runtime: 101 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Dimension Films (Miramax) Director: Alejandro Amenabar Cast: Nicole Kidman; Christopher Eccleston; Fionnula Flanagan; Alakina Mann; James Bentley [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] “The Others” reminds me of how much fun going to the movies can be!  If you’re looking for a scary date movie, look no