April 11, 2013 |
"Upstream Color" is as enigmatic as filmmaking gets - not in a casual way, but determinedly, even willfully. Being completely understood at first glance is not on creator Shane Carruth's agenda, but while this may sound upsetting, it turns out to be quite the opposite. Carruth, whose cult favorite "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004, is unwavering about telling his stories his own particular way, and he's so good at it that he pins us to our seats even when we're not exactly sure what's going on. Maybe because we're not exactly sure what's going on. For to watch the haunting, disturbing "Upstream Color" is to feel like you're inside not one of your own dreams but someone else's, a dream that's both compelling and unnerving in ways you can't put your finger on. Part science fiction scare movie, part offbeat romance, part completely unclassifiable, "Color" is also one-man filmmaking of a remarkable sort.
April 10, 2013 |
Kate Upton and Diddy are not dating despite reports linking the two ultra-famous individuals. Upton, who broke up with Detroit Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander around Valentine's Day, was said to be spotted kissing music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and "not hiding it" at a party he was hosting at Miami's Liv club March 24, according to the New York Daily News . The Sports Illustrated cover girl took to Twitter on Wednesday to debunk the...
March 30, 2013 |
Saoirse (pronounced SIR-sha, "like inertia") Ronan plays an alien and a human in the same body in the new romantic sci-fi film "The Host," based on a book by "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan, who turns 19 in April, is already a seasoned thespian, with an Oscar nod for her performance in 2007's "Atonement. " Are you a fan of the "Twilight" vampire romance book and film series and its author, Stephenie Meyer? Is that what drew you to "The Host"? Yes, that was definitely one of the draws for me to work with Stephenie.
March 23, 2013 |
My Chemical Romance has broken up. Following a decade-plus run in which it ascended from the emo-punk underground to platinum-plated pop stardom, the New Jersey band announced its dissolution Friday night in a statement posted on its website . "Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing," it wrote. "We've gotten to go places we never knew we could. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends.
March 21, 2013 |
An attractive, appealing cast, headed by two immensely likable male leads, propels director Danny Mooney's "Love and Honor," a romantic drama set during the heady summer of 1969. The warm if soapy script by Jim Burnstein and Garrett K. Schiff concerns Dalton (Austin Stowell), an upright Vietnam War soldier who, after landing in Hong Kong for a week of R&R, impulsively grabs a flight to Michigan to reconnect with Jane (Aimee Teegarden), the hometown girlfriend who recently dumped him by mail.
March 14, 2013 |
In "Language of a Broken Heart," we are asked to believe that romance novelist Nick (played by the film's screenwriter, Juddy Talt) knows how to write with authority about love without any firsthand knowledge of its real-life workings. It's a bit of a leap to think that an obsessive guy whose idea of courtship involves repeating "marry me, marry me, marry me" on the first date would be able to win enough women's hearts to climb the bestseller lists. But then, we're also told that Nick's own heart is just too big for most women.