Jason Statham has made a career of playing suave but lethal killing machines, especially in the Transporter series of films. He's gone gritty as well (Death Race), and his success has allowed him to branch out into caper films (The Italian Job) and, believe it or not, animated family films (Gnomeo and Juliet). Fans were thrilled by his surprise appearance at the end of Fast & Furious 6 setting him up to appear in the next film, and he'll be returning to the Expendables franchise as well. Until then, Statham takes a stab at being a family man ... who also happens to be a lethal killing machine.
There are some movies that you want to see but worry they’ll be too harrowing to sit through. But you know they are those prestige, Oscar bait films with a great cast and a powerful message that need to be seen. Sometimes, they turn out to be not so bad as you’d thought and other times they meet your expectations depending on how closely you can relate to the subject matter. For me, Dallas Buyers Club was one of those movies that I’m glad I saw, but could never sit through again. Even as I write this review I get filled with emotion.
Phase 2 of the Marvel Universe film franchise got underway with Iron Man III, and now the next step to The Avengers: Age of Ultron is here with the release of Thor: The Dark World. In the new movie, it’s been at least two years since Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) saw Thor (Chris Hemsworth) – in person, that is. She did see him on TV during the attack on New York (chronicled in Marvel’s The Avengers, natch), but he hasn’t been back to earth to see her since he abruptly left earth in the first Thor movie.
The long-anticipated launch of the re-minted Baltimore’s Queet Film & Media Festival or B’more QFest took place on November 2 at the Universal Nightlife & Entertainment venue (formerly the Overlea) on Belair Road. Both Universal and Baltimore OUTloud are the premiere co-sponsors of the festival.
Long queer films – nearing and surpassing the three hour mark – are all the rage. From the gay dads in In The Family (169 minutes) to the lesbian couple in Blue is the Warmest Color (179 minutes), audiences are making a time commitment when it comes to queer cinema. You can also add the 168 minute Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass) to that list. Xavier Dolan, whose previous works include I Killed My Mother and Heartbeats, both of which must be seen, goes for an urban trans epic set at the dawn of the new millennium about a pair of star-crossed outcasts, Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) and Frederique aka Fred (Suzanne Clément, who steals every scene in which she appears), and succeeds.
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