(From Paramount)Like a Mission: Impossible movie without all the bloat, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit keeps the pace brisk as it dusts off a beloved franchise with a fresh face and some old tricks.
It's good. Better than what most people are likely expecting from a January action movie. That's thanks to Chris Pine, who is so natural as Jack Ryan you have to wonder what casting directors were thinking when Ben Affleck played him 12 years ago in The Sum of All Fears. But it's thanks even more to...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)In a piece of casting news as predictable as it is perfect, Helena Bonham Carter has signed on to play the Fairy Godmother in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming live action adaptation of Cinderella. And because she's Helena Bonham Carter she'll be introduced in the film as a sort of medieval bag lady. For the costume Disney could save some money by recycling the fabric scraps from her last three films. See:(Disney | Universal | BBC Films)Now that's committing to a type. As for the rest...Read Full Story
Rooney Mara ('Law and Order: SVU'), George Clooney ('The Facts of Life'), Michelle Williams ('Dawson's Creek'), and Jonah Hill ('Accepted')Even award-worthy actors and actresses have to get their start somewhere. This year's crop of Oscar nominees have played dweeby frat boys, ridiculously over-the-top villains, teenage bad girls turned good, and even Fantasia Barrino's Lifetime movie mom. Check out the videos below to see George Clooney, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Brad Pitt, and more...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line Should you see it?No.Why? Michelle Williams' performance notwithstanding, this is a cliched, melodramatic film. Simon Curtis' first feature is a bold one. He has adapted Colin Clarke's memoir My Week With Marilyn and made a film depicting the iconic Marilyn Monroe, as well as Sir Lawrence Olivier. During our interview with Curtis, he mentioned Lost in Translation as a film he saw as similar in theme to My Week with Marilyn. They are similar in their themes of fleeting love...Read Full Story
Kenneth Branagh news, related photos and videos, and reviews of Kenneth Branagh performances. According to Wikipedia: Kenneth Charles Branagh is an Emmy Award-winning Northern Irish-born British actor and film director.