Given the right circumstances, books can become one's most cherished treasures. Given another set of circumstances, they can become inspiring, cloying films that someone will claim made audiences stand up and cheer. In a rare turn of events, it looks like we'll be seeing both happen with The Book Thief, frequent Downton Abbey director Brian Percival's adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name. Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and young newcomer Sophie Nélisse star in the tale of Nazi-era Germany, family, and heartfelt stealing. Here's the trailer, which seems to trade out the book's omniscient narrator, the personification of Death, for the Hallmark Channel's omniscient narrator, the personification of feel-good melodrama. Same difference, I guess.
Still one of the most shocking, frightening, and conspiracy-plagued moments in modern American history--which is saying a lot considering all the other shocking, frightening, conspiracy-plagued stuff happening on the regular now--the Kennedy assassination lies at the heart of t... / Continue →
Already boasting intense direction from Ridley Scott, a dark script from Cormac McCarthy, and a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and her cheetah, The Counselor hasn't needed to linger long on plot in its trailers. But ... / Continue →
Disneynature--Walt Disney Studios' independent documentary offshoot that gave us such breathtaking films as Oceans: What's Going on in There?, Flamingos Are Pretty Weird, Huh?, Look at All These African Cats!, and Chimpanzees?--has a new project headed to theaters next Earth Da... / Continue →