It’s actually somewhat interesting the way this latest in the once glorious Terminator franchise very loudly and very brightly snuck up on everyone, and there are a few contributing factors. Firstly, a really good cast was cobbled together.
If you haven’t heard already, there’s been quite a bit of controversy surrounding The Help. The movie, written and directed by green-behind-the-ears Tate Taylor and adapted from the popular novel of the same name by Kathryn Stockett, has received criticism for the way it deals with the Civil Rights Movement in 1960’s Mississippi.
One of the best ways to separate useful comedy from foolishness is by the weight of the subject matter. The more serious and dire a topic is, the better the jokes are. Call it a form of catharsis, call it displacement, but the axiom still stands: If it’s inappropriate to poke fun at, then chances are it’s perfect comedic fodder.
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard, the daughter of award-winning director Ron Howard, is expecting her second child with husband Seth Gabel. Howard’s baby bump was starting to become visible during her appearances at the Cannes Film Festival, where she was promoting her new film Restless.
Screen legend Dennis Hopper may have left a colossal legacy behind him when he passed away last May, but now his son, Henry Hopper, 20, is following in his footsteps and breaking onto the big screen. In 2009, Hopper was cast for the starring role in Gus Van Sant's new Restless, a quirky film about a young man who falls in love with a girl dying of cancer, which just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
As the old adage goes, third time’s a charm. Eclipse screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has finally allowed a Twilight Saga script (drowning in its own predictable melodrama for the past two films) to come up for air in the series’ third installment.