Directed by Simon Curtis, My Week with Marilyn is a beautiful film that offers a closer look at the complicated and tortured soul that was Marilyn Monroe.
Taylor Lautner of Twilight fame attempted to break out on his own this past weekend with the action-thriller Abduction. Unfortunately, this film was not the best vehicle with whichto establish him as leading man material and may have even set him back. While mildly entertaining, weak characters and a contrived plot make this film one to skip.
Danish filmmaker Nicholas Winding Refn’s latest film Drive stars Ryan Gosling as the brooding hero and Carey Mulligan as his token damsel in distress. Visually stunning, this noir-style thriller gets bogged down with weak dialogue, but once the action picks up it is a thrilling ride that fans of gory action movies are sure to love.
Lately Hollywood has been obsessed with remakes of classic films, churning them out at an alarming rate. Many assumed Fright Night, a remake of a 1985 horror film, would be just another unnecessary remake, but it actually is a cleverly done horror film that improves upon the original and successfully straddles the line between comedy and horror.
Take Me Home Tonight is the latest 80s throwback film that focuses on a crazy weekend party in a similar vein to Superbad, including everything from drug usage to car crashes. While it’s great at paying homage to that iconic era and generating feelings of nostalgia, it falls short of being a memorable comedy because of its mediocre jokes, predictable ending and overstated themes of adulthood-phobia.
D.J. Caruso’s latest thriller I Am Number Four doesn’t waste any time; the audience is immediately plunged into the action with the chilling murder of Number 3 in the middle of a tropical jungle. From there we are introduced to our main character, Number 4, played by Alex Pettyfer, who is apparently one of nine children saved from the far away planet Lorien after an evil alien race called the Mogadorians destroys the planet.