February 21, 2013 |
Lives intersect, but so do Tarantino-esque clichés, in "The Power of Few," a ham-fisted, timeline-altering variety pack of crime set in New Orleans. Five vignettes take place over the same small chunk of temporal real estate, ending in a ripple effect of violence. A desperate young man (Devon Gearhart) needs medicine for his baby brother; two spies (Christian Slater, Nicky Whelan) hunt a possible terrorist; a flirty messenger (Q'orianka Kilcher, who also produced) rescues a man (Jesse Bradford)
December 15, 2005 |
"THE New World," Terrence Malick's sweeping interpretation of the Pocahontas/John Smith story, will raise the curtain on the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 5. The famously private Malick isn't expected to attend, but Q'orianka Kilcher, who plays the Native American princess, will be there. It's not clear whether she will be joined by Colin Farrell, who plays Smith. He checked into rehab recently.
December 4, 2011
Yankee-doodle dandies Warren Beatty and Ben Stiller (neither one British) and Helena Bonham Carter (veddy British indeed) are among the film stars feted at the "2011 Britannia Awards," presented by BAFTA Los Angeles. (TV Guide, 8:30 p.m.) We do believe in fairies! Keira Knightley voices Tinker Bell, and Charlie Rowe (below, with Q'Orianka Kilcher) is the boy who would be Peter Pan, in "Neverland," a new two-part twist on J.M. Barrie's beloved children's tale. (Syfy, 9 p.m.; concludes Mon., 9 p.m.)
December 3, 2011 |
It's become something of a holiday tradition — every couple of years, Syfy turns out a star-studded prequel to a beloved children's story — "Tin Man" in 2007, "Alice " in 2009. This time, it's J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" that goes through the mirror darkly in "Neverland," a cleverly conceived, at times visually lovely, but criminally long imagining of how Peter became Pan. It's difficult to imagine a more oft-told tale than "Peter Pan," which, in recent memory has been made into two live action films ("Hook," "Peter Pan")
November 22, 2012 |
With awards season in full swing, two Oscar hopefuls -- director Robert Zemeckis ("Flight") and actor Richard Gere ("Arbitrage") -- are being feted with retrospectives at the American Cinematheque. "Who Framed Smart Entertainment: An In-Person Tribute to Robert Zemeckis" is to kick off Nov. 26 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with two of the director's early works: the 1984 hit comedy-romance-adventure "Romancing the Stone," with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas, and the 1980 comedy "Used Cars," with Kurt Russell and Jack Warden.
December 13, 2005 |
"Brokeback Mountain" continues to be the dominant force early on in this movie awards season, being named Monday as best picture of 2005 by the New York Film Critics Circle. The western chronicling the love affair between two cowboys also won best director for Ang Lee and best actor for Heath Ledger. Over the weekend, "Brokeback Mountain" was chosen as the year's best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.