When “A Country Called Home” begins, Ellie (Imogen Poots) is adrift in Los Angeles, saddled with a completely oblivious boyfriend (Josh Helman) and a seeming pipe dream of furniture designing. Her life of relative inaction takes a drastic turn upon hearing of her estranged father’s (J. Alan Nelson) weakened condition. Growing up is occasionally hard to do, and that transition is Ellie’s biggest challenge.
Benicio Del Toro, last seen in the films A Perfect Day and Sicario, turns 49 today. Before the Oscar winning actor (he won for Traffic) decided to embark in film, he had spacier ambitious as a four-year-old.
Ethan Hawke takes on one of his most challenging roles to date with Born To Be Blue, a look into the life of famed (and troubled) jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. Also known as for his mesmeric and smooth vocal stylings, Baker was one of the leaders of the West Coast jazz scene, and the film spotlights a pivotal moment of his comeback in the 1960s.
Opening February 19, The Witch is the heralded debut of filmmaker Robert Eggers, who received the Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The movie is also filed with excellent performances, as newcomerAnya Taylor-Joydelivers stunning work as Thomasin, a teenage girl in 1630 New England who may “possess” an inextricable bond with a mysterious figure in the forest.
Sarah Wayne Callies’ acting schedule has been a hectic and fruitful one over the past couple of years. Tonight, you can catch her on the USA network show Colony, which has been renewed for a second season and she also stars in the horror-thriller The Other Side of the Door (opening March 4).
Premiering March 20 on NBC, Crowded centers on once empty nester parents Mike and Martina (Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston) whose two daughters (Miranda Cosgrove, Mia Serafino) move back home. Coupled with Mike’s parents’ (Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke) decision not to move to Florida, this house, though filled with love, is definitely “crowded.” Miranda Cosgrove and Mia Serafino talked about what makes the show unique.
Now out on DVD via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Home Invasion is a thriller headlined by Natasha Henstridge and Jason Patric. Both actors elevate the material beyond its B-movie trappings, and if you’re a fan of their respective body of work, Home Invasion offers a solid 88 minutes of entertainment.
Olivia Taylor Dudley and Arjun Gupta are part of the ensemble cast for The Magicians, a Syfy series based on Lev Grossman’s New York Times bestselling fantasy trilogy. Magic being studied and practiced at a secret upstate New York university is an alluring concept, and thus far the show is off to a promising start.