The setting for The Beguiled is a girl’s school in Virginia during the Civil War. Young women are sheltered there from the horrors of war, when they take in a wounded soldier. The soldier is played by Colin Farrell so you know EXACTLY where this story is heading. He starts working his way through the ladies when something goes horribly awry, which is why you have to see The Beguiled. Continue reading →
Ben Affleck has been a busy dude lately. Sure, we all knew he was writing and directing the new Batman movie, but did you know Ben was working on a Dennis Lehane adaptation, as well? Yep, Ben Affleck wrote the screenplay for and directed Live By Night, and since he didn’t already have enough on his plate, he went ahead and starred in it, too. Affleck even screen-tested for the part because Lehane didn’t think he could play the son of police chief who descends into crime. If you would like to see Live By Night EARLY and FOR FREE, click HERE to get your passes, then watch the trailer below. Now, GET BACK TO WORK BEN!
It’s hard for me to tell if I love a movie that Bryan Cranston is in or if I just love Bryan Cranston. I’ve adored that man for years, even as the tighty-whitey Dad on Malcolm in the Middle. That’s part of the reason I’m struggling to review the movie Trumbo. Cranston is in every scene, hunching his shoulders, smoking cigarettes and sputtering lines that only he could get away with. He doesn’t steal the show because he IS the show and at times, it’s distracting.
Bryan Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted in the 1940’s for being a Communist. He and other writers, known as The Hollywood 10, were banished (Trumbo even did jail time) and forced to write under pseudonyms to make money. That is when Trumbo penned 2 Oscar winning films, and under different names. Continue reading →