Curiosity dominated the critical
conversation when Academy Award-winning renaissance man Steven
Soderbergh teamed up with Channing Tatum, the lantern-jawed heartthrob
who danced his way into our pop cultural consciousness in Step Up (and starred more recently in Foxcatcher and the ongoing 21 Jump Street franchise).
Director Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood) has been rather
quiet since Brown Sugar back in 2002, with only one other feature as a
writer-director (2010’s Our Family Wedding) and a screenplay credit for
Talk to Me in 2007.
As a parent of two teenage daughters, I’m not
sure I was ever all that convinced I needed to get a bird’s eye view
inside the minds of teenage girls, but directors Pete Docter and
Ronaldo Del Carmen provide a deft and loving glimpse into the life of a young girl named
Celebrating 40 years of Saturday Night Live, this documentary from Vietnamese-American filmmaker Bao Nguyen (documentary shorts A Tree Falls in the Forest, Julian) focuses on the early years of the show.
Executive producer Steven Spielberg helmed the first two installments in this gigantic franchise based on Michael Crichton’s books, but for the second time, his hands are off the reins (Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III in 2001), allowing someone else to take a crack at taming the genetically modified beasts at the dino theme park.
The gang from HBO’s loveable series is back
and finally on the big screen. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian
Grenier), with Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny
(Kevin Dillon) in tow, seeks to maintain his level of fame and fortune
in the ruthless world of Hollywood by helming his debut feature for the
studio headed by Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), his former agent.
Born both blind and deaf, Marie Heurtin (Ariana Rivoire) emerges from
isolation thanks to the support of Sister Marguerite (Isabelle Carré),
who teaches her how to effectively communicate her thoughts and