Gunpowder Milkshake is like a hundred other films you’ve seen where dozens of men get killed in dozens of creative ways by only a few heroic characters. This film fits that genre. With one exception. The heroic characters are women. It’s streaming on Netflix.Continue Reading: Review: Gunpowder Milkshake
Writer and director Tamara Jenkins handed Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn an intimate script in Private Life. The two of them took it and made it vital and alive enough to reach out and grab the audience for over 2 hours of fascinating human drama.Continue Reading: Review: Private Life
Morgan is a sci fi thriller about an experiment with an artificial human. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Morgan. Kate Mara plays an investigator sent to evaluate the experiment and decide its fate. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Morgan
I don’t think I’ve ever paid money to see a movie starring Dwayne Johnson. That may change. The upcoming disaster movie San Andreas stars Dwayne Johnson as a father and Alexandra Daddario as his daughter. It also features Archie Panjabi, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Ione Gruffudd and Kylie Minogue.
The film description: “In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.”
As you can see from the trailer, the special effects in the film look awesome. Disaster flicks aren’t my usual genre, but – Archie Panjabi. I don’t think she is going to have a very big part, but it is certainly something different from her role on The Good Wife.
All my life, which is a lotta years, I’ve been hearing that the San Andreas fault was going to crack open and half of California would fall into the sea. That’s what this movie is about.
What do you think? Will you give this thriller a try?
HBO is coming out with a new app for Apple TV, iPad and iPhone called HBO Now that subscribes to all the HBO content for $15 a month. I may have to consider using it, because HBO has suddenly discovered women.Continue Reading: HBO Discovers Women: Will I Have to Subscribe?
Downton Abbey begins airing in the U.S. on January 5. The 2 hour Christmas special will air at the end of the season.
In the UK, this episode will air on Christmas day.
Small spoilers in the trailer reveal that Shirley MacLaine will be back and that Paul Giamatti will be about (playing Cora’s brother).
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