Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender in Jane Eyre (2011)
March 30, 2012
Sorry for the long delay (midterms all week) however, I am excited to announce that I have a new segment called Tribeca Spotlight. As some of you may or may not know Tribeca is in a few weeks and it will be my first time going (and volunteering). For me it is a huge deal and if I had it my way I would do nothing but see all the wonderful films offered at the festival (seriously it's like a delectable buffet of assortments!) Up till the festival I will be highlighting a number of films that will be making their big debut including exclusive interviews from Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story and Sexy Baby! If you have a film premiering at Tribeca I would love to take time and talk to you. Just email me at Ejm1059@aol.com.
March 22, 2012
Thanks to Spunk-Ransom.com for creating a huge list of the media's reactions to the recently released Cosmopolis. Here is a small excerpt from the list. You can read the rest HERE
“It’s a very brief little shot of pure Cronenberg weirdness, but from the looks of this, it could be Pattinson’s most interesting work in a while.”
“As evidenced by the teaser trailer for Cosmopolis that has debuted, their collaboration is just what the actor [Pattinson] needs for people to forget about that Edward guy.”
“… Robert Pattinson in the lead, lounging around naked, firing guns and doing various other non-Stephanie-Meyer-approved activities…”
“Self-interested, acquisitive and nihilistic, Pattinson goes very against type from his Edward Cullen character in the vampire films, leaning more toward the manipulative philanderer…”
Here is a sneak peek of Robert Pattinson's much anticipated post-Twilight film Cosmopolis directed by David Cronenberg. My disdain for the Twilight series has not affected my liking for Pattinson. I want him to stick around and produce more films. Because let's be honest. It's hard to determine acting abilities when you're in a franchise that requires you to deliver the most Kraft cheesiest lines that have ever been uttered by a human being (let alone a glittering metro sexual vampire.) His 2 recent films (Water for Elephants and Remember Me) received luke warm reviews and a very mild reception (fan girling not included.) He's not the most exceptional actor in the world, but I believe he has so much potential. If Pattinson nails this role, I think he will be safe from falling into complete crazy Twi-hard obscurity and have the makings of a legitimate film star.
Will this be his real breakout role after Edward Cullen?
March 13, 2012
Saw this on Sunday while waiting to see Godspell on Broadway (Go see it, it's amazing.)
I have to say that I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. I have never been big on Aniston and have tried to avoid her films in the past. However, I can easily say that this is one of her better films. She and Paul Rudd have great chemistry and a lot of jokes were really funny while few failed miserably. It's a pity that this film bombed so badly financially, because overall it was pretty decent for a comedy. C+
March 10, 2012
Friends With Kids is a story about long time pals Jason (Adam Scott) and Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) who are experiencing a turning point in their lives when they witness their group of friends ("Team Bridesmaids" Jon Hamm coupled with Kristen Wigg and Maya Rudolph with Chris O'Dowd) change due to their roles as parents. They decide to have a child together without the complication of a relationship and from there feelings and problems arise.
DO NOT BE FOOLED. This is by no means a fun ensemble film. If you're expecting hilarious banter from Wigg and Rudolph and charming zingers from O'Dowd and Hamm then you are best to wait for the confirmed Bridesmaids 2. The Bridesmaids pack are one of the few highlights of the film as they do the best they can with what is given to them. All of their acting is suburb and they nail both comedy and dramatic sides of the film. You become so interested with the 2 couples and their problems that when the story leaves them and goes to the main characters you become sad. You actually care about them and would rather watch their struggles than worry about Julie and Jason. The movie literally gave them nothing to do.
March 4, 2012
Project X has no plot. None. Project X has no name actors at all. Project X only has one star and that is "The Party." And that's what saves the film.
People are going to be divided on this film. Some could pass it off as a high school fantastical wet dream that amounts to nothing at all but 1 hour and 28 minutes of people getting drunk. Others will find pure entertainment in Project X and go in wanting to see people getting fucked up and get into crazy situations. I fall in the latter.
I have to applaud the film for using the "found footage" filming technique to good use. Unlike Chronicle, the filming was a tad bit more believable (except when it started catching private moments) and it really helped bring that serial feeling which made you feel like you were invited V.I.P.
One of the things I can say against the film is the storyline between the main character, Thomas, and his hot female best friend. It felt like a forced storyline that the filmmakers felt needed to be put into the film to have some sort of a plot. They were trying to develop the romance between the 2 people and the whole time I was thinking, Why? There's a huge party going on and we have to take 10 minutes to worry about these two irrelevant characters? I can understand what they were trying to do, but for me, it fell flat.
This film is a trip. Not the best film of the year but def. the most entertaining.
This is Corey Delaney. Project X is loosely based on a party he threw in 2008 where he invited 500 people. As you can see he's a dick.
March 3, 2012
Name: Charles Joel Nordström
Birth Date: November 25, 1979
Birthplace: Stockolm, Sweden
Breakout Role: He's big in Sweden, but made a small blip on the US radar for his work on the AMC mini series The Killing. Now it was just announced that he will make his US debut as the new RoboCop. To fans of fellow Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard, he is best known as being one of Skarsgard's buddies. However, I predict Alex might have a run for his money for the title of "H-town's Top Swede" as Joel slowly makes his way into American films. You will see Joel in Aurthur & Lancelot along side Kit Harington and rumored Gary Oldman.
Why I Like Him: He is a very good and versatile actor. In Sweden, he is well respected and he definitely showed his acting prowess in The Killing with his American accent. He has done a lot of stage work and with his good looks, he definitely has the makings of a breakout star.
Why I Worry: I'm already leery about the RoboCop remake to begin with so I would be lying if I said that I was thrilled that this would be his first major US film. However, I know what he is capable of acting wise and will be interested to see what he will do with the role. Also, Joel is known in Sweden to be kind of a bad boy so as he slides his way into the American spotlight I hope he keeps his shit tight and doesn't go off the wall crazy.