It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, “Generation Kill”) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.
Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs) are BFF’s forever. Nothing can ever get between them. Then Tim (Adam Brody) steps in. Suddenly their friendship is tested as Paige gets serious with a guy for the first time. During a recent roundtable with reporters, I had the pleasure of chatting with stars Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs and director/writer Susanna Fogel about LIFE PARTNERS.
Magnolia Pictures has acquired the Spanish indie film Tasting Menu for U.S. distribution. The film focuses on a couple who book a table for the last meal to be served at the best restaurant in the world, a year in advance, but have broken up long before the event – then decide that they can’t miss this once on a lifetime experience.
Tasting Menu has an international ensemble cast that includes Spanish stars Jan Cornet and Claudia Bassols (as the couple), Irish actors Stephen Reaand Fionnula Flanagan and Japan’s Toto Igawa and is directed by Roger Gual. Check out the trailer following the jump.
I was looking forward to the advance screening of I’m Still Here – allegedly a documentary about Joaquin Phoenix’s efforts to become a rapper – because of the ambiguity. No one seemed to be sure whether it was a real doc, or performance art. Once Affleck spilled the beans on The Late Show with David Letterman, that ambiguity was gone – and the actual film doesn’t hold up without it.
Director Conor McPherson has brought the fear and supernatural realm into his latest film, The Eclipse. This movie brings the type of horror film that I personally would like to see more of in today’s movies. Eclipse brings the ghost stories we grew up to while combining a budding love story with a hint of raw human condition making it into a beautifully crafted work of art. It shows us through the lead character how we all must carry on living after we mourn the death of a loved one. This movie goes to show that it does not need gallons of blood and guts to emphasize the storyline. If there was ever a haunting Irish tale to be told on screen, then my lads and lasses, I would not dare disappoint you with this review. Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: A Supernatural Eclipse→