Vera Farmiga, known for her star-making turn in Up in the Air with George Clooney, stars in the thriller Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal. Even though Farmiga and Gyllenhaal are seen together on screen for much of the film, she did not actually have a chance to act with him.
Bates Motel’s premiere episode begins with Norman (Freddie Highmore) sprawled out on his bed with His Girl Friday playing on the TV in the background. When he awakes, he groggily ambles from room to room until he arrives at the basement.
A product born of the infamous ‘black list’ – the informal name given to what are allegedly the ten best screenplays currently sat idle – Swedish helmer Daniel Espinosa’s English language debut is a gritty, arresting tale of duplicitous double-dealing in the international espionage community.
In trying to explain the plot of Source Code, one begins to sound so ridiculous that saying “I don’t want to spoil the surprise” becomes a tempting exit strategy from the conversation.
He may have tried his hand at a variety of art forms — acting in drama, comedy, Shakespeare, and don't forget playing bass guitar for the '90s grunge band, Dogstar, but Keanu Reeves is now embarking on the rite of passage that faces so many maturing actors: directing.
I just spent the last 20 minutes scouring YouTube for Isabelle Fuhrman interviews. I'm trying to get it in my head that Fuhrman has her own identity – one that is not Esther, the demented adoptee who has been messing with my ability to fall asleep for the last few nights.
With Up in the Air, director Jason Reitman has certainly solidified his status as a talented young director with a bright future. His debut, Thank You For Smoking, showed a gift for sharp satire, and 2007’s surprise hit Juno earned him an Oscar nomination, as well as garnering its own Best Picture nomination.