During a Critics Choice Association press conference for Belfast, Kenneth Branagh, Caitríona Balfe, and Jamie Dornan discussed “Everlasting Love.” While this question wasn’t answered by newcomer Jude Hill, both he and Ciarán Hinds were also in attendance. Hinds briefly chimes in about why he didn’t show up for the scene in question. The press conference, moderated by Scott Mantz, was exclusive to Critics Choice Association members attending in person or virtually. Prior to the press…"Belfast: Kenneth Branagh, Cast on Everlasting Love"
Belfast is the most personal film yet for writer/director Kenneth Branagh and could only be made after his parents died. August 15, 1969. Belfast. Riots. The city would never be the same. We’ve all heard about the fighting between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland but this film really puts in on display. Appropriately, Belfast focuses in on Buddy (Jude Hill), a nine-year-old boy. Buddy’s life in North Belfast is turned upside down right there in…"Belfast Is A Personal Film For Kenneth Branagh"
Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar, the long awaited follow-up to Bridesmaids, is now available for audiences to watch on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s no joke that Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo gave us one of the funniest films of the 21st century. Of course, I’m talking about Bridesmaids. When I learned they were finally writing another film, I was very excited. Who wouldn’t be? I first watched the film towards the end…"Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar And Then Blu-ray"
Wild Mountain Thyme is a star-studded affair with a lot of expectations to live up to and unfortunately, the film falls just a bit short. Following a brief prologue, the film jumps to its present day. This is where we meet Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) as an adult. She is crushing on her neighbor Anthony Reilly (Jamie Dornan) and wants to win his heart. In classic cinematic tradition, Anthony has no idea that Rosemary is…"Wild Mountain Thyme Is A Family Affair"
Robin Hood takes everything we know about the legend but leaves us asking the question as to whether or not the film is really necessary. Ben Chandler and David James Kelly’s screenplay takes us back to Hood’s days prior to living in the Sherwood Forest. If there’s anything new offered to the audience, it’s the origin of Hood (Taron Egerton) and Marian’s (Eve Hewson) relationship. Just as soon as we get to know the couple.…"Robin Hood: Do We Need This Film?"
A Private War follows The Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin during some of the most pivotal moments of her career as a Foreign Affairs correspondent. The film starts out in Homs, Syria in 2012 before flashing back to London, 2001. While her bosses wanted to send her to one country, Colvin (Rosamund Pike) believed that the Sri Lankan Civil War was the more important story. Whatever the case, Colvin’s decision would get her placed in…"A Private War: Marie Colvin’s Important Story"