Reboots are getting out of hand, but something about rebooting Flatliners, a 1990s sci-fi film where medical students learn how to resuscitate themselves at the cost of being haunted by the past, feels so meta that I can't really knock it. Bring together Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons as the gang of modern-day Frankensteins? I'm all in.Read More
Jodie Foster's Money Monster can't seem to figure out just what kind of movie it wants to be.Read More
2 out of 5 stars.
Just because a movie is downbeat or depressing doesn’t make it deeper than movies with more style. Sometimes it makes a movie downright shallow.Read More
The story of Batkid will live on...
The story of "Batkid" Miles Scott, the 5-year-old leukemia patient who got to live his dream to be a superhero courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and much of San Francisco, is both the subject of a documentary, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Round the World, and an upcoming narrative feature film in which Julia Roberts is set to star and produce. Today, we've heard that both the documentary and the feature film have found a distributor in New Line Cinema!Read More
It's already a documentary premiering at Sundance this weekend, but the story of Batkid just ain't quitting: Mega-movie star Julia Roberts has bought the rights to said documentary and it's said that she's planning on making it into a major (non-documentary) feature film. Batkid will be saving the city for years to come.Read More
You're Damn Right
Jimmy Kimmel offered Sally Field and Julia Roberts a chance to see who could think of more foul phrases of the top of their heads, and you might not believe how one-sided the competition is. Folks around my age might mostly associate Ms. Field with mom roles, but we also know a universal truth: when moms curse, it's awesome.Read More
The World May Never Know
We all have our kryptonite. For me, it's spiders, or having to do actual work. For this dog, it appears to be a full page spread of Julia Roberts' face. He seems like a pretty cool dog that doesn't afraid of anything, but Julia Roberts can break that resolve. At first he just looks a little unnerved, but the second time around he must have felt the abyss gazing back into him. Maybe he recently watched Eat, Pray, Love. Shame on anyone who didn't see that joke coming all the way from the title.Read More