John Cusack Action Thriller ‘Blood Money’ Hits Blu-Ray In December

Growing up a Gen X baby, my indelible memory of John Cusack is his ghetto blaster, serenading Ione Skye with "In Your Eyes" moment in Say Anything. But sometimes the hero becomes the villain, and I'm pumped to see Lloyd Dobler turn evil with Blood Money. The film, starring Boyhood's Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, and … Continue reading John Cusack Action Thriller ‘Blood Money’ Hits Blu-Ray In December

‘Boyhood’ Named Picture of The Year By Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Boyhood, director Richard Linklater's magnum opus of a young child's (Ellar Coltrane) subtle journey of self-discovery, was named Best Picture of the Year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). “Originality was honored in this year’s awards from LAFCA, with several prizes going to Richard Linklater’s twelve years in the making Boyhood, and other important awards … Continue reading ‘Boyhood’ Named Picture of The Year By Los Angeles Film Critics Association

“Boyhood” Is Blessed By The Cinema Gods & The Houston Astros

The oft-used term "film gods" blessed the Boyhood production in manifold ways, and considering director Richard Linklater and his crew devoted over 12 years of their lives to this epic storyline, a bit of positive karma was thankfully part of that experience. A portion of that goodwill was also generated by America's national pastime. Boyhood … Continue reading “Boyhood” Is Blessed By The Cinema Gods & The Houston Astros

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” Continues Cinematic Human Project

In anticipation of director Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," my neurotic mind drifts to last year's "Before Midnight" press conference. The "Before" stories, which detail the lifelong romance between Jessie (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) bears a spiritual kinship to "Boyhood," a project Linklater shot from 2002 to 2013. Clocking in at 160 minutes, "Boyhood" gives … Continue reading Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” Continues Cinematic Human Project

Richard Linklater’s Epic ‘Boyhood’ Readies for July 11 Release

Richard Linklater's (Before Midnight, Bernie) ambitious feature Boyhood is hitting U.S. theaters on July 11. The project, which Linklater shot from 2002 to 2013, covers 12 years of a family's life, with much of the narrative seen through the eyes of a wide-eyed boy named Mason (Ellar Contrane). The project, which stars frequent Linklater collaborator Ethan Hawke, Lorelei … Continue reading Richard Linklater’s Epic ‘Boyhood’ Readies for July 11 Release