Tag Archives: Kevin Spacey

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

MURDER! THE BLIND GUY COULDN’T SEE IT. THE DEAF GUY COULDN’T HEAR IT. NOW THEY’RE BOTH WANTED FOR IT.  After some initial confusion, a blind man (Richard Pryor) and a deaf man (Gene Wilder) become good friends, but soon find themselves on the lam after being accused of murder. The two stars reunited with their … Continue reading See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Baby Driver: Delivering for Doc

ALL YOU NEED IS ONE KILLER TRACK.  Director Edgar Wright had been thinking about making this movie for two decades before it finally happened. Those who know their Wright oeuvre might recognize the basic idea from a music video he made in 2003, ”Blue Song” for Mint Royale, featuring the British comedian Noel Fielding as … Continue reading Baby Driver: Delivering for Doc

The Usual Suspects: Catching Up with Keyser

FIVE CRIMINALS. ONE LINE UP. NO COINCIDENCE.  After seeing the drama Public Access at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival, Kevin Spacey went to the party after the screening, walked up to the young men who had written and directed it and told them that he wanted a role in their next movie. At the time, … Continue reading The Usual Suspects: Catching Up with Keyser

They Will Win Emmys Tonight

In the GoldDerby clip above from last August, Hank Azaria is interviewed after getting nominated for Ray Donovan. He ended up winning the Drama Guest Actor Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmys a week ago, along with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (Comedy Guest Actress, Saturday Night Live), Peter Scolari (Comedy Guest Actor, Girls) and Margo Martindale (Drama … Continue reading They Will Win Emmys Tonight

At 50, Robin Wright’s Career is No House of Cards

Robin Wright turned 50 years old yesterday. In the Tonight Show clip above from 2014, she talks about her early experiences of New York City and a few other things. One of those things is her drunken experience from Studio 54, and meeting Mikhail Baryshnikov the morning after. Another thing is House of Cards, obviously. The show … Continue reading At 50, Robin Wright’s Career is No House of Cards

The Year’s Last Debate, Brought to You By Frank Underwood

Yesterday saw the last GOP primary debates of the year, and as was suggested on CNN prior to the undercard debate, the next time Republican candidates gather the support for the lowest-polling ones may be so low that there’s no need to even have an undercard debate. The unfortunate ones this time included South Carolina Senator … Continue reading The Year’s Last Debate, Brought to You By Frank Underwood

Heartburn

THEY THOUGHT IT WAS LOVE. IT WAS REALLY HEARTBURN. New York City food writer Rachel Samstat (Meryl Streep) and columnist Mark Forman (Jack Nicholson) fall in love and start a family… but she soon learns that he’s back to his old womanizing ways. Nora Ephron based the novel on her own experiences with Carl Bernstein, … Continue reading Heartburn

A Time to Kill

A LAWYER AND HIS ASSISTANT FIGHTING TO SAVE A FATHER ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. A TIME TO QUESTION WHAT THEY BELIEVE. A TIME TO DOUBT WHAT THEY TRUST. AND NO TIME FOR MISTAKES.  Young Mississippi attorney Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey) takes a case where a black man (Samuel L. Jackson) stands accused of having murdered … Continue reading A Time to Kill

Winners of the 2015 Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning this Sunday for their third hosting stint at the Golden Globe awards. Thank God for that; recently, this show has been more reliable than the Oscars. In the promo above, the hosts promise not to keep it fresh their third time ’round. Sounds very reasonable in this case. … Continue reading Winners of the 2015 Golden Globes

Horrible Bosses 2

NEW CRIME. SAME TOOLS. When Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day) try to start a company together and are screwed by their financier (Christoph Waltz), they come up with a scheme to get back at him. As is the case with far too many sequels, the story is thinner but the … Continue reading Horrible Bosses 2

The Men Who Stare at Goats

NO GOATS. NO GLORY. After flying to Kuwait to report on the Iraq War, journalist Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) meets a retired Army operator (George Clooney) who’s been trained in parapsychological skills. You really want to love this film, but it squanders a good opportunity. Loosely based on an actual military initiative, the script chronicles … Continue reading The Men Who Stare at Goats

American Beauty: Beyond Italian Upholstery

… LOOK CLOSER. The story of how American Beauty, one of the most celebrated films of the 1990s, was made is the story of how a struggling TV writer tried to break into movies and a theater director with a flair for staging dark reinventions of musicals like “Cabaret” and “Oliver” got his huge breakthrough … Continue reading American Beauty: Beyond Italian Upholstery