High Fidelity-worshipping, vinyl-clutching bachelors everywhere will root for and lament along with Dan (Mark Ruffalo at his shaggiest), a down-and-out record label exec who wishes the music biz could go back to the way things were a couple decades ago. Dan meets and eventually becomes a musical mentor and friend to Gretta (Keira Knightley), seemingly a bird with a broken wing, recently cheated on by her douchey rockstar boyfriend (no acting required from Adam Levine).
In the dystopian future of the movie adaptation of bestselling YA novel Divergent, each person belongs to one of five personality-based factions. Each faction plays a specific role in society, and members dress and behave the same way. The setup is much like a classic American high school flick: Dauntless (rebels) brawl and defend in all black and tattoos; Amity (nice kids) hug things out in sunny hobbit garb, Erudite (nerds) do clever people things in uptight navy; Candor (precocious indie kids) "tell it like it is" in black and white (ugh, of course).
Like The Wolf of Wall Street, Filth (based on the Irvine Welsh book) features a boyish leading man in a spectacular performance as a drug-enhanced (and later -addled) Machiavelli. Vial after vial of cocaine goes up high-functioning cop Bruce Robertson's (James McAvoy in, to use a magazine cliche, the performance of his career) nose as he manipulates, bullies, womanizes and pranks his way through life just because he can, or so it seems.
Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) sees dead people. Or rather, he sees plot devices. Two encounters with the other side push him, respectively, to Bucharest and into the arms of cello-playing, self-aware manic pixie dream girl Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood). Along the way, he meets and gets into trouble with a pair of holidaying losers (James Buckley and Rupert Grint), whose only purpose seem to be to deliver our protagonist into the hands of violent Eastern European mob types, one of which just so happens to be Gabi's husband, Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen).
Mustachioed lunkhead Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) gets fired and replaced by his wife Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), which provokes him enough to get his band of news goons together for a comeback. This time, they make waves on "GNN", a game-changing new 24-hour news channel.
In these days where many cinematic works are driven by lengthy dialogues, action-heavy sequences and mind-blowing effects, director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) strips away the excesses of filmmaking in his latest drama to give a stark portrayal of man’s will to survive.
Our man in the film (Robert Redford, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid) runs into a series of unfortunate events at sea, which begins with a minor collision with a stray cargo container, and struggles to survive with limited resources.
See the wildest LEGO inventions you'd have dreamt up built on the big screen in this latest animated blockbuster by directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs).
Directed and written by Ethan and Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men), the film centers around Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac, Drive), a struggling but proud folk singer in New York’s Greenwich Village.
In the harsh winter of 1961, we traipse after Davis during what is possibly the worst week of his life as he attempts to save his failing career. After the death of his duet partner Mike and poor sales from his solo record, Davis is left with little money and no home, and lives by crashing on couches of different friends and acquaintances.
Linda Lovelace rose to fame as a 70s porn icon for her role in the now legendary smash hit Deep Throat. But, as with many successful film stars, there’s more gloom beneath the glamour. As this biopic directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman portrays, Linda was a victim of a tumultuous relationship and a greedy industry.
This is the kind of contemplative cinema that is rare here, so kudos to first-time feature director Wong Chen-Hsi for her dreamy Innocents, which centers on two lost teens trying to find meaning in a harsh adult world. Filmed on-site at the North South corridor of the old KTM railway tracks, alongside many decrepit buildings around the city, the film maintains a quiet pace throughout, keenly filmed by American cinematographer Joseph White, whose beautiful visuals buoy the film.