That last thing you want hear from Ray Donovan is, ‘We need to have a talk’ – and God help you if he even thinks for a second that his family might be in danger. That might be enough to shake his barely renewed faith…
Season four of Ray Donovan premieres on Showtime on Sunday, June 26th (9/8C). Check out the tension-filled trailer after the break.
Bobby Fischer was a chess prodigy who became the youngest grandmaster in the history of the game. Always looking for the best competition – driven to find it, in fact – he publicly and loudly challenged the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky, the reigning world champion at the height of the Cold War.
What most people didn’t know was that Fischer was fighting another battle – an interior battle that threatened his very sanity. This is what lies at the heart of Pawn Sacrifice. Check out the crazy intense trailer after the jump.
Pawn Sacrifice will be in theaters September 18th.
Sometimes, the best strategy is to go big – and History does just that with its twelve-hour, in-depth look at American history, America – The Story of Us [Sundays, 9/8C]. Using a mix of re-enactments, CG animation and commentary by notable Americans, History’s most in-depth production promises to be high entertainment as well as educational.
Here’s the thing about X-Men Origins: Wolverine, while I watched it, I enjoyed about 2/3 of it. It follows the pattern of most summer blockbusters where there’s a strong first act that sucks you in, a 2nd act where things get a little shaky but still manageable and a last act that’s awful. I’m going to keep this review short because I really don’t have much to say about this movie. I liked it for what it was but if I think about it too much I’ll start to question every little thing and a this is a film that’s meant to be consumed and forgotten about not endlessly dissected and over analyzed. I didn’t like this because it had good explosions – which, kind of sucked. I liked it because it gasp, had really strong acting from Hugh Jackman (Logan / Wolverine) and Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed / Sabretooth). The movie really does a fantastic job of setting up their story in the first few minutes of the film.The opening credit sequence does a great job of setting up Logan and Victor’s relationship. It’s about as great an opening sequence as the one they used in the recent Watchmen movie. It gives you everything you need to know in less than five minutes.
The problem is there really is nowhere for the story to go after this opening sequence. We can spend the rest of the film either showing them breaking up and fighting or I don’t know what the other option would be. So the writers obviously selected option A. We find out what Sabretooth did to foster his and Wolverine’s hatred. But the explanation of why is pretty tame high school stuff – “He abandoned me.” Yeah really? After having each other’s back for 100 years that’s all it takes for you to turn on your brother? I would think the hatred would have started in the first scene when Login killed their father when he was a kid. But they actually “bonded” over that and the movie never touches on it ever again, which made it sort of pointless to show it.