Ticket to Paradise is advertised with big photos of Julia Roberts and George Clooney looking happy. It makes you think, “Oh boy, that looks good.” It turns out to be flat and in need of some humor and character development.
The Last Movie Stars from director Ethan Hawke is a love letter to two Hollywood icons, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. But it’s more than an exploration of this famous couple and their lives together. It’s a look at Hollywood history for the last 60 or 70 years, crammed with stars from both then and now.
August: Osage County is the most promising movie, story, cast, whatever, to come along in a very long time. It’s a family drama with many strong women called together by a family crisis at their childhood home in Oklahoma. It’s based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts. Letts also wrote the screen play for the film, which debuted …