Tag Archives: Will Smith

Suicide Squad

JUSTICE HAS A BAD SIDE. The most dangerous criminals in the world are gathered to be used as agents for the U.S. government, controlled by nano bombs planted in their neck… but the Joker (Jared Leto) complicates everything. This 3D film continues where Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ended, with the same slam-bang … Continue reading Suicide Squad

We Haven’t Seen the Last of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was before my time. I never saw his fights – he was a larger-than-life character I read about long after The Greatest had retired. Watching old clips, like the one above, a 1967 Howard Cosell-hosted encounter between Ali and fellow heavyweight boxer Ernie Terrell that doesn’t end well (although Cosell looks pleased), gives … Continue reading We Haven’t Seen the Last of Muhammad Ali

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

Happy Birthday, Octavia Spencer, 45

Octavia Spencer turns 45 years old today, so congratulations are in order. The clip above is from The Talk last November where Spencer reveals how she got her start in the business, appearing as a nurse in A Time to Kill (1996). Born in Alabama, Spencer did small roles in movies and TV shows before getting some notice in … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Octavia Spencer, 45

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

IT’S KIND OF A BIG DEAL. After getting kicked out of a prestigious news job in NYC, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered to join the world’s first 24-hour news channel, and gets the old gang back together. Getting this sequel off the ground took its sweet time, and once again it seems impossible to … Continue reading Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Men in Black 3

THEY ARE BACK… IN TIME. When an alien criminal (Jemaine Clement) escapes from his lunar prison, Agent J (Will Smith) has to go back in time to 1969 to save K (Tommy Lee Jones)… and the Earth. Ten years after the last movie in the franchise came another sequel – which was more fun and … Continue reading Men in Black 3

Independence Day

EARTH. TAKE A GOOD LOOK. IT COULD BE YOUR LAST. An inflated and patriotic throwback to those grand space movies and disaster flicks of the 1950s and ‘70s, this story, where Earth is attacked by huge space ships and must retaliate, could be described as the ultimate invasion matinee. Stirring in the beginning, with special … Continue reading Independence Day

Eva Mendes is 40 Years Old

Eva Mendes turned 40 years old yesterday – congratulations! In the clip above she talks about what is perhaps her greatest role yet, in The Place Beyond the Pines (2013), as a woman who has had a relationship with Ryan Gosling’s motorcycle stuntman and is still struggling with her feelings about him.  Originally, Mendes intended to … Continue reading Eva Mendes is 40 Years Old

How to Sell a Movie… And How Not to

Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love watching Morgan Freeman in this clip as an early interview on Fox News becomes too much for him and he simply nods off while his (older, mind you!) colleague Michael Caine energetically carries the full weight of promoting their new film, Now You See Me.  Still, if you have … Continue reading How to Sell a Movie… And How Not to

Seven Pounds

SEVEN NAMES. SEVEN STRANGERS. ONE SECRET. In his desperate attempt to help save seven people’s lives, Tim Thomas (Will Smith) pretends to be an IRS agent and gets to know a greeting card printer (Rosario Dawson) with a heart condition… Another drama from the Gabriele Muccino/Smith duo after The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), this time about guilt and its devastating … Continue reading Seven Pounds