Larry “Doc” Sportello is surprised when his former girlfriend shows up on his doorstep and explains and a plot involving her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. The plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon.
It is especially baffling when a movie has all the high-end acting talent in the world and still finds a way to shit the bed. Here’s the 10 biggest offenders, from novelist and Scene-Stealers contributor Warren Cantrell.
The only shock that registered when Spike Lee’s Oldboy was released in theaters was at how little money it made. It shows just how far violence in the movies has come in 10 short years, because this new Oldboy — released today on Blu-ray and packaged with a digital copy — is technically more overtly graphic.
Jason Reitman’s new film Labor Day came out this past week. Trey had the opportunity to sit down with Joyce Maynard, the author of the novel on which Reitman’s film is based. The conversation covers authorial perspective, the changes that come with adaptation, and even a little about the struggles of single parenting. The full [...]
It’s problems started with the novel, but Jason Reitman‘s adaptation of Labor Day is sheer wish fulfillment. It plays on the desire to be taken from our humdrum lives by a magical stranger, who solves our problems and makes us feel loved for the first time.
The danger in remaking a great film is twofold. It draws scrutiny from an existing audience familiar with the source material, but if the remake is too similar, then why create the remake in the first place. Spike Lee manages to fall victim to both.
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With a cast that is solid, a script that is inoffensively simple, and production design that glows with neon saturated colors, there is no reason that ‘Gangster Squad’ should be this bad.
Tommy Lee Jones stars in two summer movies that are new on DVD and Blu-ray. Here’s a review of two films that couldn’t be less alike.
Trevan and Trey welcome new contributing writer and first-time podcaster Adam Brumback as the three discuss Will Smith’s newest offering Men In Black 3 before moving on to something completely different. How different? How about a psycho-drama centered on the possibility of time travel? Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.