“The Lunchbox” Serves A Sublime Cinematic Meal

  The Lunchbox is Ritesh Batra's feature directing debut but don't be fooled by the resume - it's a refreshingly mature narrative from a storyteller with a distinct (and evocative) point of view. Batra left Bombay for 14 years before shooting The Lunchbox in 2012, and it's his years away from home which gives this … Continue reading “The Lunchbox” Serves A Sublime Cinematic Meal

“The Leftovers” Episode One Available On Yahoo! Screen

If you missed the series premiere of HBO's The Leftovers, the episode is currently available on Yahoo! Screen through July 6. Based on the book by Tom Perotta (Little Children) and produced by Lost Emmy winner Damon Lindelof, the series centers on the denizens of a suburb named Mapleton. Three years ago, a tragic global … Continue reading “The Leftovers” Episode One Available On Yahoo! Screen

“Life Itself” Is Roger Ebert’s Stirring Journey of Love & Reel Life

Roger Ebert's film reviews were more than just a collection of words strung together for mass consumption. As the documentary Life Itself attests, Ebert put his heart and soul into his work and the people he loved, and his passion for writing and film continued even throughout his declining health. Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, … Continue reading “Life Itself” Is Roger Ebert’s Stirring Journey of Love & Reel Life

Maria Bello Signs Onto “Big Driver” & Explores Parental Love With “Third Person”

There have been a slew of negative reviews heaped on filmmaker Paul Haggis' ambitious drama Third Person, but if you're a fan of his intricately and labyrinthine structured narratives, this movie may be up your alley. Maria Bello is Theresa an attorney who represents a woman (an intentionally unhinged Mila Kunis) who's desperately trying to regain visitation rights for her … Continue reading Maria Bello Signs Onto “Big Driver” & Explores Parental Love With “Third Person”

“We Must Go” Follows Bob Bradley’s World Cup Quest With Egypt

The World Cup continues to remind fans all across the globe that winning and losing is a very ambiguous thing in soccer, and sometimes advancing (or surviving) a match guarantees your squad another shot at greatness. Bob Bradley's quest to coach the Egyptian National Soccer team to a World Cup appearance may have fallen short … Continue reading “We Must Go” Follows Bob Bradley’s World Cup Quest With Egypt

Robert Pattinson Has No “Preconceived Plan” With Acting Roles

Thanks to his collaborations with David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis) and now David Michod (The Rover), Robert Pattinson is proving that life after the Twilight project can take an interesting turn. Instead of continuing his forays into studio driven, tentpole type movies, Pattinson has followed his creative heart into more auteur driven features, and with The Rover he gives … Continue reading Robert Pattinson Has No “Preconceived Plan” With Acting Roles

Joel McHale on “Community” Creator: “Dan Harmon is a Living Genius”

  Recent news, as reported by TV Line, that talks between Hulu and Sony Pictures Television to renew Community came to a not so fruitful end is a bit disheartening. With the cast members' deals reportedly expire on June 30, Sony has several days to keep Dan Harmon's beloved series alive. Part of Harmon and … Continue reading Joel McHale on “Community” Creator: “Dan Harmon is a Living Genius”

“Deliver Us From Evil’s” Olivia Munn On Her Acting Dreams & Process

You may remember Olivia Munn from her popular run on TV's Attack of the Show! or maybe you've watched her as the neurotic (and highly intelligent) Sloan Sabbith on HBO's underrated series The Newsroom. Either way, you probably haven't seen Munn in an acting class. That's not a knock on or a sarcastic dig at the actress, … Continue reading “Deliver Us From Evil’s” Olivia Munn On Her Acting Dreams & Process

TV Tonight: Ron Funches Is “Undateable” With Unique Brand of Humor

Since my love life has been circling the drain for several years, NBC's freshman sitcom Undateable is chicken soup for my blackened soul. Ron Funches stars on the show as Shelly, a shy dude who needs a bit of help with the ladies. Chris D'Elia is Danny, the ladykiller who gives Shelly and the rest … Continue reading TV Tonight: Ron Funches Is “Undateable” With Unique Brand of Humor

Moran Atias Lived A Gypsy’s Life for “Third Person” Role

Some actors will show up on set with their lines memorized and ready to hit their mark. It's a "keep it simple stupid" method that, if it works, shouldn't be criticized. For Moran Atias, playing a desperate gypsy in director Paul Haggis' complex (and compelling) drama Third Person required a different approach. Saying the lines … Continue reading Moran Atias Lived A Gypsy’s Life for “Third Person” Role