Tag Archives: Richard Linklater

The Greatest Hits of 2016

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2016 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Michael Bay leaves his robots aside for a while, taking on a politically sensitive subject. Looks far from another Zero Dark Thirty (2012) though. * Kung … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2016

Jennifer Lawrence Turns 25 Today

Just look at Jennifer Lawrence in the clip above, from Late Night with Seth Meyers from last year. She’s funny, incredibly charming and really knows how to work a late-night audience. Today she turns 25 years old. In what seems like no time at all, Lawrence has become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. This fall she’s … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence Turns 25 Today

They Will Win Oscars This Sunday

Red carpets are being rolled out, female stars are deciding which fashion giants to promote, and big Oscar statues outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles are getting their last golden polish. The 87th Academy Awards will take place this Sunday and I feel confident that host Neil Patrick Harris will do an excellent job. After … Continue reading They Will Win Oscars This Sunday

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

Boyhood: 12 Summers with Mason

12 YEARS IN THE MAKING.   The story of Boyhood takes place over 12 years, but the novel thing about it is that Richard Linklater shot the film over the course of 12 summers. In other words, the time span is real. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, co-producer John Sloss talked about the … Continue reading Boyhood: 12 Summers with Mason

Bernie

A STORY SO UNBELIEVABLE IT MUST BE TRUE.   In Carthage, Texas, a local mortician (Jack Black) becomes a companion to a much older, wealthy and generally disliked woman (Shirley MacLaine); when she disappears, the town’s sympathies are not necessarily with her. Richard Linklater based his black comedy on a newspaper article (written by Skip … Continue reading Bernie

A Scanner Darkly

WHAT DOES A SCANNER SEE? In the near future, an undercover cop posing as Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) shares a house with two slackers (Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson), but falls victim to a mind-altering drug, Substance D. Versatile director Richard Linklater’s take on the Philip K. Dick dystopia is oddly enough made with rotoscoped … Continue reading A Scanner Darkly

Bad News Bears

THE BASES ARE LOADED… SO IS THE COACH. Former NBL pro Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton), who is now an alcoholic, unenthusiastically takes a job coaching a failing team of 12-year-olds. Thornton went from playing the coach in Friday Night Lights the previous year to doing this Bad Santa-nized remake of a 1976 Walter Matthau comedy. His character is quite similar … Continue reading Bad News Bears