Tag: Leonardo DiCaprio

The State of Pixar, DiCaprio as Woodrow Wilson, Cranston as Trumbo, TV to Film Adaptations

If you’re a history nerd, like many of the folks over at GeekScholars Movie News, you’re going to especially love this week’s podcast. To start, the hosts delve into the details regarding two very intriguing biopics in the works: Leonardo DiCaprio playing U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) tackling the life of […]

Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby is Spectacular!

I had much the same reaction to The Great Gatsby that I had to Les Miserables – I could probably enumerate a ton of flaws, but I just don’t care because the overall experience is spectacular. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s slim novel presented cool characters with understandable motivations and simultaneously captured the essence of an era […]

MOVIE REVIEW: Shutter Island – Martin Scorsese’s Big, Bad [And That’s Good] B-Movie Noir!

In many reviews, I have castigated directors and writers for that matter] of failing to make a successful thriller/horror/noir film because they went into it with one tone – usually grey. There are precious few breaks in the bleakness of Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and yet I never felt bored by its unremittingly ominous tone. […]