Jon Stewart might not be the only host of The Daily Show —
Craig Kilborn hosted the original program from 1996-98 — but the
comedian-commentator will always be associated with his work on the
show, spanning from 1999 through this week’s final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Thursday, Comedy Central).
Having written both the novel and the screenplay for David Fincher’s adaptation of the bestseller Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn hands the reins over to Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key), who writes and directs this take on Flynn’s novel about Libby Day (Sterling Jerins), a 7-year-old girl whose family is brutally murdered in their Kansas farmhouse.
Following the less-than-stellar box office results of Tim Story’s two previous attempts to bring Marvel’s first family to the big screen, Chronicle director Josh Trank takes over with the assignment of injecting his dark and gritty sensibilities into the mix.
Joel Edgerton has clawed his way up the ladder in Hollywood, moving on up from the foreign indie ranks (The Square and Animal Kingdom) to featured co-starring roles (Warrior opposite Tom Hardy) and spots in larger projects (Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby).
Director Jonathan Demme seemed to have disappeared from the world of feature films after 2008’s Rachel Getting Married, devoting time to documentaries (Neil Young Journeys) and television (two episodes of The Killing).
Aardman team writers Mark Burton (Chicken Run) and Richard Starzak (Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection) co-pilot the company’s latest animated production, the misadventures of a sheep named Shaun (voiced by Justin Fletcher).
I simply can’t find the words (or the feelings behind the words) to describe the soulless hell that is this week’s reboot of Vacation.
So instead, I’m daydreaming — thinking of movies that will never be.
When word spread that brothers Nick and
Drew Lachey — Cincinnati natives of 98 Degrees fame — were not only
opening a bar in their hometown but also documenting the experience on
A&E, the legitimacy of both ventures was questionable at best.
Delving into a phenomenon, documentary filmmaker Dana Nachman explores the
startling flashpoint of the rise of a movement surrounding the granting
of one 5-year-old cancer patient’s wish to be Batman for a day.