Bellhops, taxidermy, Bill Murray, overly precious shots. Yep, it sure looks like a Wes Anderson joint. And by that we mean we’re excited to see it. Here’s the trailer: [Read more...]
This month’s full moon, which rises on Tuesday (Aug. 20), is not just a Blue Moon — it’s also the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Full Red Moon, the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.Tomorrow’s full moon qualifies as a Blue Moon because it’s the third full moon in a season with four (most seasons have only three). Historically, there have been two different definitions of a Blue Moon.Technically, a Blue Moon is the third full moon in a four-full-moon season. The annual August full moon has come to be known as the Full Sturgeon Moon, because the large fish called sturgeon can most easily be caught at this time of year. [Read more...]
We missed him in the overly bleak Blue Jasmine (though Cate Blanchett was beyond fantastic and a shoe-in for the Oscar). Thankfully, Woody is all over this one:
Woody Allen doesn’t act often these days, and it’s even rarer that he’ll step in front of the camera for someone else’s film. But when he does, he rarely loses a step, and everything we’ve come to know about the writer/director/actor’s screen presence is here fully formed in “Fading Gigolo,” the latest directorial effort from John Turturro.
As you might expect, this one is a trifle, a light little bit of comedy and as such, it’s endearing enough. Woody Allen plays a bookseller how helps his friend, played by the film’s writer/director John Turturro, raise some extra cash by engaging him in the world’s oldest profession. Yep, Woody is Turturro’s pimp, and he gets between the sheets with Sharon Stone and a feisty Sofia Vergara. Again, the stakes for this one are just to entertain you for about ninety minutes or so, and it looks like it may do just that.
No release date for this one, but we’ll see how it all works when it screens at TIFF.
Here’s the trailer which looks promising: [Read more...]
And we love the tagline: ’50,000 bands and one disgusting bathroom.’
It’s out October 11“
Alan Rickman leads an all-star cast as Hilly Kristal, the financially unstable entrepreneur who opened the iconic club in 1973. CBGB, which stands for “Country Bluegrass Blues,” ultimately closed in 2006 over a rent dispute but lives on as the largest music festival in New York City.
“Why would you save for your dreams?” Rickman, as Kristal, asks in the trailer. “Why not live your dreams?”
Among the acts teased in the preview are Talking Heads, Blondie, The Ramones, Dead Boys, The Police, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith Group, among others. Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Ryan Hurst, Justin Bartha, Donal Logue and Bradley Whitford are among the film’s stars.
Watch the trailer: [Read more...]
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
High School truant extraordinaire, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) plots to take one last grand day off before graduation, touring the streets on Chicago in a Ferrari “borrowed” from a friend’s father’s while staying one step ahead of principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). A master of capturing the trials and triumphs of teenage freedom, Director John Hughes blends satire, social commentary, and pure fun. [PG-13]
Enter the Dragon
Under the guise of an international martial arts competition, Bruce Lee and partners John Saxon and Jim Kelly infiltrate the hidden island fortress of a powerful drug syndicate off the coast of Hong Kong. Perhaps the seminal Kung Fu film of the 1970’s, Lee’s final film features the martial arts master at the height of his career with superbly staged fight scenes in a variety of styles. [R]
Set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Joe’s trinket shop symbolizes a fusion of two worlds: where traditional American-Italian ideals meet a new wave of hipsters.
U R Not Alone depicts the evolution of an unlikely friendship between this controversial man and two young women and continues with their dilemma once he is arrested. As they delve deeper into investigating Joe’’ crimes and past, they bring audiences on their moral roller coaster ride – questioning the intrinsic societal predicaments he stands for.
More information here on the U R Not Alone Kickstarter page.