May 30, 2013

In the new film Now You See Me, Jesse Eisenberg stars as a tightly-wound magician whose performances with three colleagues earns him nationwide attention and notoriety. Eisenberg, who previously earned an Oscar nod for his performance as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network (2010), recently visited D.C. to talk about his new heist film. During the interview, several other local critics and I spoke to Eisenberg about the connections between his new film and the Occupy movement, his past experiences… Read more

April 11, 2013

Patheos attended the White House panel on the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” with Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Robinson’s widow Rachel, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Read more

September 30, 2012

In the new movie Looper, two actors portray the same character. Both Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) star as a hired gun named Joe. Willis plays the character late in life while JGL plays the younger version, who is forced to confront his future self. We see the character in both stages of his life in multiple time periods. When we see the older Joe, we glimpse him with a beautiful woman- and pivotal character- who ultimately changes his… Read more

September 30, 2012

Here are some great behind the scenes photo from the new movie “Looper.” Check out Rebecca’s review and then make sure you check out the film, which is in theaters now. All photos courtesy of actress Summer Qing, who stars as Bruce Willis’ wife in the film.                                                                  … Read more

September 27, 2012

It is unusual in Hollywood for a novelist to write a bestselling book and then- years later- adapt that book into a screenplay and then direct the cinematic version of his or her story. But that’s exactly what happened with writer/director Stephen Chbosky, whose new film The Perks of Being a Wallflower arrives in theaters this Friday. Nearly fifteen years after his acclaimed novel hit bookshelves, Chbosky is bringing his highly-acclaimed story to the big screen. Chbosky’s movie stars youngsters… Read more

August 26, 2012

In the family drama Thunderstruck, a famous basketball player– played by real-life superstar Kevin Durant– loses all of his skills on the court after an encounter with a high school student. Brian (Taylor Gray), a student with few basketball skills to speak of,  idolizes Durant as the story begins but when the two meet, Durant’s skills are mysteriously transferred to Brian while Brian’s meager abilities are given to Durant.   Soon enough,  Brian’s high school basketball team watches as the… Read more

August 10, 2012

In the new romantic drama Celeste and Jesse Forever, a young couple face life after their short marriage falls apart. But instead of the two going their separate ways, Celeste and Jesse decide to remain best friends. Played by Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones, the couple still spends most of their time together and flirt incessantly. As they struggle with new romances and a life separated from each other, they face the difficulties of staying so close after the separation…. Read more

July 25, 2012

In the new romantic drama Ruby Sparks, a young writer named Calvin (Paul Dano) invents the perfect girlfriend for his new novel. Little does he know that the woman he created would one day jump off the page and into his kitchen. Zoe Kazan, who wrote the screenplay, stars as the title character who enters Calvin’s life and forces him to re-evaluate what he puts on the page. Dano and Kazan, a romantic couple in real life, worked with directors… Read more

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