...night showing of this week's literary adaptation-extraordinare, an earnest red-haired...The Great Gatsby" is truly a great adaptation. If you've never read "The Great...The Great Gatsby," but as with most adaptations, even excellent ones, there are certainly...
Opens Friday, Feb 14, 2014 Synopsis: In this contemporary adaptation of David Mamet's play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, two couples take their new relationships from the bar to the bedroom before testing them out in the real world. Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink directs from a script by Leslye Headland. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald, Paula Patton Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Nov 8, 2013 Synopsis: The Weinstein Co. present this adaptation of Tracy Letts' darkly comic play about a patriarch of a Midwest family who goes missing and the crumbling of his dysfunctional family in the aftermath of his disappearance. ER's John Wells directs from a script by Letts. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Feb 7, 2014 Synopsis: Walt Disney Pictures and DreamWorks Entertainment present this adaptation of the hit videogame series, Need for Speed. Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul heads up the starring cast that also includes Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, and Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 Synopsis: In this comedic adaptation of James Thurber's short story, Ben Stiller stars as Walter, a milquetoast proofreader for a magazine publishing firm. Walter is constitutionally incapable of standing up for himself, so he retreats into his fantasy world, where he is heroic, poised, self-assured, and the master of his fate. Stiller directs from a script by Steven Conrad, with Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, and Shirley MacLaine rounding out the starring cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Nov 15, 2013 Synopsis: Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio on this adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir surrounding his indulgent ride as a crooked banker made headlines in the 1990's. Terrence Winter provides the screenplay. Jonah Hill and Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin co-star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 Synopsis: A single mother (Kate Winslet) shelters an escaped convict (Josh Brolin) and slowly falls for him over the course of one very eventful Labor Day weekend in writer/director Jason Reitman's adaptation of the novel by author Joyce Maynard. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, Gattlin Griffith, James Van Der Beek, Tom Lipinski Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Sep 20, 2013 Synopsis: Robert DeNiro stars as an ex-mafia head who cause trouble when his family is relocated to France in this action comedy from writer/producer Luc Besson. Michelle Pfeiffer co-stars in this Relativity Media/EuropaCorp adaptation of Tonino Benacquista's novel. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: An aspiring writer falls under the spell of an aloof millionaire with designs for the young scribe's unhappily married cousin in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's celebrated novel. It's the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream. Settling into a home next door to wealthy Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Carraway grows increasingly fascinated by the elaborate parties held at his new neighbor's estate. Meanwhile, across the bay, Carraway's cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) flounders in her marriage to philandering aristocrat Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Inspired by the debauchery on display at Gatsby's wild parties and the lives of the wealthy elite, Carraway begins putting pen to paper as it gradually becomes clear that his cousin and the millionaire share a complicated romantic past that remains unresolved. Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Elizabeth Debicki co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Oct 4, 2013 Synopsis: Robert Rodriguez returns to direct this follow-up to Sin City from a script by Frank Miller and William Monahan based on preexisting stories along with new ones written for the big screen. osh Brolin stars in the adaptation of the comic mini-series (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), which tells the backstory of Clive Owen's Dwight character as he is wrapped up in the thralls of femme fatale, Ava (Eva Green). Also new to the series is Joseph Gordon Levitt, who plays Johnny, a mysterious gambler set on taking down his sworn enemy in a high stakes game of life and death. Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, and Jaime King return for the Dimension Films release, with Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert stepping into roles left by Devin Aoki and the late Michael Duncan Clarke. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson Movie Details Movie Review
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