The only reason to see Arthur Newman, the new film from director Dante Ariola, is for the actors: dream-team Colin Firth and Emily Blunt. If you’re looking for a delightful, yet poignant film, save your money, because contrary to what the trailers would have you believe, this film is neither.
HBO's male prostitute dramedy Hung is back on Sunday nights to once again follow along with Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane) as he deals with the trials and tribulations inherent in being a Detroit school teacher who can’t quite make ends meet.
These trying times of increasing economic hardship are certainly an odd basis for a comedy, but that is precisely where HBO has set out its lemonade stand for their latest half-hour offering. Opening with a dime tour of the once mighty Motor City, now dilapidated and depressed, Hung’s irreverent hero Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane of Punisher fame) glumly offers an assessment of our nation’s fiscally drowning underclass.
Back in 2004 Jude Law reprised Michael Caine's role of Alfie, a philandering, serial monogamist who consumed girlfriends at a disturbing pace without any regard for their emotional well-being. Now it's 2009 and Ashton Kutcher has decided to take a stab at a similar yet more devious role in the movie Spread.