Steven Sodebergh’s male-stripper tale MAGIC MIKE, starring real-life former stripper Channing Tatum, will close the Los Angeles Film Festival (June 14-24). The film, loosely based on Tatum’s brief career as a male exotic dancer, also stars Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello (hunks all). The Festival opened last night with the U.S. Premiere of TO ROME WITH LOVE, director Woody Allen’s latest European frolic, with an all-star cast that includes Penelope Cruz and Alec Baldwin. More than a dozen films will be making their premiere at the event, including the highly anticipated dramedy PEOPLE LIKE US, starring Chris Pine and Michelle Pfeiffer; the Steve Carrell-starrer SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, the Sundance Best Director winner MIDDLE OF NOWHERE and the Sundance sensation BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.
Grade: A- Greta Gerwig is one of the most underrated talents working in movies today. Not only has she given one great performance after another, but she’s also consistently taking on roles that define Generation Y. She acted as the … Continue reading
Dostoyevsky, Kant, Sartre and the standard Woody Allen May-December romance. Reaffirms Allen’s belief that intellect wins the ladies. Do you have a moral curfew? If you could go back in time, would you baby Hitler to save millions of … Continue reading
First-time director Maya Forbes uses her life story to craft a poignant tale of growing up with a manic depressive, father in Boston. Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”) delivers an Oscar-quality performance as Cam Stuart, the “polar bear”-a child’s way of saying … Continue reading