It’s already been a full three–now going on four–weeks since spring break, but you can still revisit the vacation through director Harmony Korine’s latest film, “Spring Breakers.” Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine star as American college students whose hedonistic spring break turns distinctly criminal.
“Stand Up Guys” is a story of revenge, loyalty and honor, but it’s far from your typical action/gangster flick. For one thing, “Stand Up Guys” is a snapshot of life at a much later stage than you’ll see in any given Wahlberg, Pitt, Cruise or even Clooney movie. The film stars seasoned Oscar winners Christopher Walken and Al Pacino, as well as fellow Academy Award winner Alan Arkin in a major supporting role. The result is an offbeat-yet-powerful depiction of friendship and aging.
Director Steve McQueen reunites with actor Michael Fassbender for his sophomore feature “Shame,” a grim story of a closeted sex addict whose carefully controlled private life is thrown off balance with the arrival of his wayward younger sister.
Michelle Williams channels Hollywood’s most notorious blonde bombshell in director Simon Curtis’ “My Week with Marilyn”, an account of the late star’s collaboration with Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) through the eyes of his young assistant.
Shot in vibrant 3D, “Hugo” is a curious mix of old and new; a quirky fairytale that highlights the tension between tradition and innovation, but nevertheless reminds us of the enduring magic of the movies.
In town to promote her latest project, Alexander Payne’s highly anticipated “The Descendants,” actress Judy Greer traipses into the press-reserved seventh floor suite of San Francisco’s Ritz-Carlton in towering platform heels, looking fresh-faced and chic in black skinnies, blouse and velvet blazer.
Adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel with a script co-written by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants” introduces Matt King (George Clooney), lawyer and heir to a sizeable Hawaiian land trust, as he copes with his comatose wife in the aftermath of a speedboat accident.
“The Rum Diary,” based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel, stars Johnny Depp as an American writer whose self-imposed exile to Puerto Rico in 1960 falls short of his utopian dreams when he gets caught in the crossfire between the island’s local natives and greedy expatriates.