A&E is planning a documentary series about the Wahlberg brothers. The show, entitled Wahlburgers, will give a behind-the-scenes look into a hamburger restaurant that Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg opened in their hometown of Dorcester, Massachusetts. The series will premiere on A&E on January 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm. For more information, click here. Anna Karenina director […]
By Amanda Ack, Film Critic The Grandmaster is probably a wonderful movie, but I wouldn’t know. I didn’t see it. Instead, I saw a brutally butchered version of Wong Kar Wai’s action masterpiece. For its U.S. release, 22 minutes were cut, scenes were rearranged, and unnecessary details were added to adjust the film for American […]
By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Variety has selected its 10 Actors to Watch list for 2013. Highlights include Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color), and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis). Profiles of the 10 actors will appear in print on October 8. For the rest of the list, click […]
By Amanda Ack, Film Critic The best parts of The Great Gatsby happen when Baz Luhrmann goes full Luhrmann. If you’re familiar with his previous work (Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, for example) you know what I mean by “full Luhrmann”: flashy, campy, and with absolutely no regard for realism or historical context. Unfortunately, […]
By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Fox has announced the judging panel for the network’s upcoming season of American Idol. The panel will consist of Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. Former Idol judge Randy Jackson will serve as the show’s “in-house mentor,” replacing Jimmy Iovine. For more information on Idol’s upcoming season, click […]
By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Mads Mikkelsen, Bryan Cranston and Rebel Wilson will lend their voices to DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming “Kung Fu Panda 3.” Returning actors from the franchise’s previous films include Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and and Seth Rogen. For more information on the project, click here.