Check out The Top 10 Films Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Part 1!
Inside Llewyn Davis
Directors: Joel and Ethan Cohen
Release Date: Dec 6
December could be the weirdest month of movies to hit the theaters together in a long time led by the latest Coen Brothers effort. A soft, gauzy blur hangs over everything in the trailer to heighten the nostalgia. Based on the posthumously published memoirs of influential folk singer David Van Ronk, Inside Llewyn Davis presents a look at the hard-luck li... [Read more]
He's still rocking Broadway
There is quite the Shakespeare surge this season on the Great White Way. After last season's acclaimed nearly-one-man Macbeth starring Alan Cumming (Cabaret), a more traditional production starring Ethan Hawke (Gattaca) and directed by Jack O'Brien (Hamlet, Hairspray) is slated to begin performances in October. And one of this season's big celebrity vehicles is a new revival of Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom (not exactly a teenager anymore, but Legolas can pr... [Read more]
Release Date: TBD
Director: Terry Gilliam
Rarely do you see a famous director, even a fairly eccentric one like Terry Gilliam, release a director’s statement prior to the release of a film, but apparently Gilliam is so hyped about The Zero Theorem that he felt compelled to release such a statement which included the following morsel:
“Having not worked with a budget this small for several decades, I was forced to work fast and instinctively, pressured only by time and money. We r... [Read more]
In the wake of the massive amount of hype surrounding the rise of crowd funding for independent films, it’s easy to forget that for every major Hollywood project that gets gobs of press because Zach Braff, Bret Easton Ellis or Spike Lee is affiliated with it, there are thousands of minor players grinding it out in the trenches of Facebook and other social media trying to make a dent in the collective conscience. While swamped in the minutiae of production, rehearsals, rewrites, scheduling and f... [Read more]
I love Disney. I know that by your mid-twenties, a lot of people expect you to grow out of it, but I can't help it. There's something about Disney films that takes me back to a simpler place and time, and those guys sure know how to tell a story that tugs at your heart strings.
Having grown up on the films, I was thrilled to find out in my teens that some of my favorites had been adapted as stage musicals. Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King had been huge successes on Broadway, and since the... [Read more]
Co-Directors of the film Charlie Gorman's Wake Paul Pender and Katie Morris are triple threats in their own right with writing, acting and directing credits to their names. Pender is the chief engine behind the film. As the playwright of the theatrical version of the story, Paul has brought an amalgamation of characters from his long history as a touring musician and pub owner to life in this romantic comedy about friendship and redemption. As co-founder of the Shoestring Theatre Company, Kat... [Read more]
Shaun Donnelly came to the US from Armagh City in Northern Ireland and plays pub regular Johnny Devlin in the film Charlie Gorman's Wake. In the interview below, Shaun talks about the relationship between tough love and Irish humor.
Terry Remeika and Brian Beirne star as mother and son Mrs. Gorman and Ossie Gorman, the owners of Gorman’s pub in the theatrical and film versions of Charlie Gorman's Wake. Both actors cut their teeth in theatre performing in stage classics. In the interview below, Terry and Brian discuss their characters’ relationship as the widow and son of the original owner of Gorman’s Bar.
Actor Aaron McNicholl hails all the way from Dungannon, County Tyrone in Northern Ireland and emigrated to the US during The Troubles. In the film Charlie Gorman's Wake, Aaron plays a pub regular named Mick Morris who gets into a particular bit of troubles himself under the influence of impaired judgement. In the interview below Aaron talks about the unique nature of the work and the play on which it was based.
Charlie Starrs emigrated to the US over 40 years ago from Omagh, Ireland and founded the Gaelic Players to bring high-quality Irish theatre to the greater New Haven area. In Charlie Gorman’s Wake, Starrs plays Father Ward, a ball-breaking priest with a penchant for mischief. In this interview, Starrs talks about the legacy of Irish literature in the work of writer/director Paul Pender.