Opening in theaters on April 17th is the new drama Desert Dancer, which is based on a true story and stars Freida Pinto.
The acclaimed Indian born actress rose to fame with her debut performance in the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Since then she has appeared in such movies as Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, and the box office hits Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Immortals.
Desert Dancer was directed by first time feature filmmaker Richard Raymond and tells the true story of dancer Afshin Ghaffarian (played by Reese Ritchie), who risked everything to start a dance company amidst his home country of Iran's politically volatile climate and the nation's ban on dancing. Pinto plays Ghaffarian’s fellow dancer and love interest Elaheh.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the absolutely lovely Freida Pinto about her work on Desert Dancer. The accomplished actress discussed her new movie, the true story it is based on, why she loves her character, what she does when what is “written on the page” is “not enough,” and her views on the film’s theme: freedom of expression.
Actor Columbus Short stars in the new crime thriller The Girl Is in Trouble, which opens in theaters on April 3rd.
Short first gained attention for his performance in Stomp the Yard, and went on to appear in such films as Cadillac Records, Whiteout, Armored, Death at a Funeral, and the underappreciated action movie The Losers. But it was his role as Harrison Wright on the extremely popular ABC drama Scandal that made him a household name.
The Girl Is in Trouble revolves around a Lower East Side bartender named August (Short) that becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer and the scion of a powerful investment firm. In addition to Short, the film also stars Jesse Spencer (Uptown Girls), Alicja Bachleda (Stealth), and Wilmer Valderrama (Larry Crowne). The Girl Is in Trouble was directed by Julius Onah(Don’t Look Back), and produced by Spike Lee (Oldboy).
I recently had the pleasure of speaking exclusively with Columbus Short about his work on The Girl Is in Trouble. The talented actor discussed his new movie, film noir, playing an “everyman,” drawing from his own life experience, Wilmer Valderrama’s career transcending performance, director Julius Onah, and the possibility of a sequel to The Losers.
A minute and a half of superhero action purporting to be the last trailer for next month's Avengers: Age of Ultron has whirled online like a vibranium shield hurled by a juiced-up patriot.
Of course, the real "final trailer" for Avengers: Age of Ultron is Avengers: Age of Ultron itself.
The Fast & Furious franchise hit the box office NOS button this weekend, speeding to all-time highs for the fourteen-year-old franchise.
Furious 7 broke plenty of records for the series and beyond, opening in 4,004 North American theaters and earning an estimated $143.6 million in the process.
If movies like Cinderella and Maleficent keep making dumptrucks of money, eventually Disney will run out of animated properties to turn into CGI-stuffed live-action spectacles.
If you had money on Winnie the Pooh as the next beloved animated classic getting the live-action treatment then you just won that bet. Disney has hired an indie filmmaker to oversee a return to Pooh Corner that sounds like the Hundred Acre Wood version of Hook.
Ever since Fox announced that Deadpool would finally, really happen, there have been rumblings that in order to get his own movie, the Merc With a Mouth would have to settle for a squeaky clean PG-13 rather than the R rating the bullet-and-wisecrack-spewing anti-hero deserves.
Before putting the controversy to bed, Ryan Reynolds first fed it a whole bunch of Red Bull, pulling a none-too-shabby April Fool's prank that zigged into PG-13 before zagging emphatically into a confirmation of the rating everyone was hoping for.
This summer's Poltergeist remake is smart enough to cut off the most famous line from the original, getting both a little bit of shock value and a sense of the new.
20th Century Fox released a new trailer for Poltergeist this morning, and though it's got some clever riffs like that, by and large the 2015 version looks very, very similar to Tobe Hooper's 1982 original.
A trailer is no longer simply something you see at your local theater before the show starts. For a big enough blockbuster, a new trailer isn't just a preview, it's an event, a two-and-a-half-minute promotional orgy designed to send the internet into paroxysms of foaming-at-the-mouth hype.
Very few films in the next year are more anticipated than Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both of which are set to debut new trailers next month.
We've been hearing for a long, long time that the second trailer for JJ Abrams' Star Wars trilogy-starter would be attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is indeed the case. Warner Bros. will drop the first teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's superhero slugfest will follow just two weeks later with Mad Max: Fury Road.
Having directed the biggest domestic hit of 2014, Clint Eastwood can now choose from the cream of the crop for his next picture and it sounds like he's eager to direct a creamy, thoroughly A-list drama.
His American Sniper followup might just find him directing Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio in the true and tragic story of Richard Jewell, the man vilified as a terrorist despite saving the day at the Atlanta Olympics. But there's a hitch: two studios will have to work out a deal so that Eastwood doesn't turn his back on his longtime home at Warner Bros.
Stephen Amell is going from a domino mask to a hockey mask, from arrows to baseball bats, from a quiver to a golf bag...and so on and so forth.
The star of CW's superhero series Arrow is reportedly set to play Casey Jones in next summer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.