(Disney | Universal | Fox Searchlight)The Lone RangerDirected by Gore VerbinskiStarring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Helena Bonham CarterThe Pirates of the Caribbean team of Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski, and Disney reunite in this Lone Ranger reboot that begs the question: Why? Why would Disney recreate The Lone Ranger, arguably the least relevant hero in pop culture. Younger audiences won't be able to identify with this movie or spot any of the...Read Full Story
From left: Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Ben Affleck, Aaron Paul, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. (Photos by: Getty Images)This weekend marks the debut of a sure-fire Oscar contender in Argo, Ben Affleck's factual drama set duing the Iran Hostage Crisis. Exhibitor Relations' Senior Box Office Analyst Jeff Bock compares Affleck's new film's chances with the actror/director's last, The Town. "While Argo may make critics salivate, it’s doubtful a dramatic thriller set in the 1970’s will have the same...Read Full Story
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Unpredictably violent and outlandishly funny, McDonagh's made a unique modern gangster film, and a smart satire of the genre.
Martin McDonagh's previous film In Bruges, marked him as one of the few cerebral writer/directors with an actual sense of humor. His theater-work has proved the same, but obviously, not many people have seen his plays. Once again McDonagh proves the reward is in the writing and, although Seven...Read Full Story
Martin McDonagh and Sam Rockwell (Getty Images)Endowed with a sixth sense for dialogue and comic timing, writer/director Martin McDonagh gained many fans in 2008 with his violently funny hitman thriller In Bruges. His screenplay was nominated for an Oscar that year, and the Irish/English playwright's star was on the rise.
Fast forward to 2012. McDonagh's In Bruges follow-up, Seven Psychopaths, is primed to hit theaters Friday. Set in L.A. the film follows seven different psychos as...Read Full Story
(Photo: CBS Films)Seven Psychopaths has a lot going for it (the title alone is awesome), but all you really need to know to put this movie on you "to watch" list is that Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell are allowed to do what they do best — play up their bizarre, eccentric, slightly deranged, lovable-loser characters. Add to the mix the fact that said characters are low-rate con-men who kidnap dogs and return them for the reward money and you can safely assume you'll be in for 90 minutes...Read Full Story