Aside from their exorbitant wealth, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk also share a passion for space travel. They’ve faced much criticism for spending billions of dollars on their space ventures, and one could argue that they’re indulging in childish wish fulfillment that ignores the very real problems on this planet. That’s not to disregard the importance of astro-research, nor the appeal of space travel, but sentimentalizing the journey into space feels more escapist than romantic.
Shelagh McLeod’s debut feature Astronaut puts some of that romance back in the stars, but mostly makes a safe landing after an uneventful ride. Richard Dreyfuss plays Angus, a 79-year-old retired civil engineer and recent widower who has dreamt all his life of going into space. Struggling to stay financially afloat ever since his wife, who had dementia, was conned into buying a donkey sanctuary, Angus sells his house. His daughter and grandson want him to move in with them for fear of him getting lonely or falling ill, but his son-in-law would rather put him in a retirement home. Not much of this conflict is shown, because a few minutes into the film, he’s being driven up to his new home at Sundown Valley (if there ever was a euphemism for death…). Read More »
If you’ve been wondering what acclaimed actor Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) has been up to lately, wonder no more.
We have an exclusive clip from a new film called Daughter of the Wolf, a Gina Carano-starring action movie in which Dreyfuss seems to be having tons of fun playing a villain reminiscent of John Lithgow’s delightfully over-the-top baddie from Cliffhanger. Read More »
Who knew that Fifty Shades of Grey would inspire more than just seething hot takes and a middling movie trilogy?
The erotic book series by E.L. James was the guilty pleasure for many a real-life book club, and now — astonishingly — it will serve as the springboard for a lusty mom rom-com starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen. The definitive actresses of their generation are starring in the aptly titled Book Club.
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the first time Steven Spielberg tinkered with the idea of life from another planet coming to Earth. To celebrate, the sci-fi classic is coming back to theaters.
Following a cryptic teaser not too long ago, Columbia Pictures has officially announced the return of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in theaters in September, and they’ve debuted an ominous trailer to tease the film’s return.
Find out when you can catch Close Encounters of the Third Kind in theaters again below. Read More »
ABC has released the first trailer for the upcoming miniseries Madoff, the story of investment adviser Bernie Madoff “who cost his clients billions of dollars and is currently serving a 150-year prison sentence.” The first minute-long trailer gives us our first look at Richard Dreyfuss as the title character, explaining to the audience how he masterminded the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Hit the jump to watch the Madoff trailer which is embedded below.
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Hey, did you hear the one about the ugly sex addict who can’t get laid? Of course you didn’t. We’ve got plenty of films and stories about sex addicts, with star-quality guys in the lead roles. (See: Sam Rockwell in Choke; Michael Fassbender in Shame; David Duchovny in Californication.) Now, in Zipper, Patrick Wilson plays a politician who can’t quit his escort habit, even when it threatens to derail his family and career.
Wilson’s co-stars include Lena Headey, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ray Winstone, and that trio may be enough to demand a viewing. Check out the Zipper trailer below. Read More »
BBC America has produced a four part mini series called The Real History of Science Fiction, which will begin airing on April 19th 2014. The documentary mini-series will feature “filmmakers, writers, actors, and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown.” The series features everyone from William Shatner to Nathan Fillion, from Richard Dreyfuss to John Carpenter. The first tv teaser trailer has been released, and can be watched embedded after the jump.
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During the summer movies tend towards sun, superheroes and sequels. There are romantic comedies with huge stars, and animated 3D films generating lines that run around the block. That doesn’t leave a lot of room for the little guy. But maybe something else can sneak in. Paranoia, directed by Robert Luketic, is an espionage thriller that doesn’t boast any big special effects, just an impressive cast with an intriguing plot.
Liam Hemsworth stars as a man hired by one tycoon (Gary Oldman) to spy on his competitor, played by Harrison Ford. Amber Heard, Josh Holloway, and Richard Dreyfuss are caught up in the scheme, too. The film opens August 16. Check out the first trailer below. Read More »
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Eventually, AMC will release something for The Walking Dead that I think doesn’t look great, but it hasn’t happened yet. There’s a good piece of art to promote the show’s debut at Comic Con, which you can see in part above, from IGN.
See the whole image after the break, along with the first character poster from Red. Read More »