Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Though Robin Williams was known mostly for his comedic work, he was a versatile actor who could also tap into his dramatic range to moving effect. That’s the side on display in the first trailer for Boulevard, his final onscreen performance.
Williams plays Nolan, who on the surface seems to be doing just fine. He has a decent, well-paying job, and a peaceful marriage with a nice woman named Joy (Kathy Baker). Secretly, however, Nolan is struggling with being gay. His issues come bubbling up after he makes an impulsive decision to pick up a young street hustler (Roberto Aguire).
Dito Montiel directed, and Bob Odenkirk co-stars as Nolan’s best friend. Watch the Boulevard trailer after the jump. Read More »
The story behind Machine Gun Preacher is inspiring: Sam Childers traded criminal activity for a life attempting to rescue children in Sudan who would otherwise be co-opted into warfare by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
But the movie that dramatises Sam Childers’ story — Gerard Butler stands in for Childers, with a seemingly unstable accent — looks like total by the numbers superficial claptrap. He finds Jesus! He finds a soul! He helps kids! And when the resistance army fights back, he picks up a bazooka and blows them to hell! It’s like Rambo: First Blood Part II for a more sensitive, post-2000 set, courtesy of Monsters Ball director Marc Forster. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
I’m going to avoid really embracing any obvious gags like ‘Take Shelter really took Sundance by storm,’ but the fact remains that Jeff Nichols‘ film about a man’s deteriorating mental state really made an impression on viewers both at Sundance and at Cannes. The film stars Michael Shannon as a man who dreams of an apocalyptic oncoming storm, and features Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life) and Shea Whigham. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the movie at Sundance, and now there is a great trailer. Read More »