Film Review: A.C.O.D.

Film Review: A.C.O.D.

A.C.O.D. expands nationwide today, October 11. Check your local listings for showtimes.

Television and film comedies are beginning to look awfully familiar. Rather than a sharp divide between the two, actors are seamlessly hopping between the two mediums. The stigma associated with the small screen, and having it be merely a springboard to features is diminishing. For every Steve Carell that moves on to focus on film, there is a Paul Rudd or Kathryn Hahn returning to television to flex some comedic muscle. A.C.O.D. certainly reaps the benefits of the televisual-cinematic blurred lines.

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“Rum Diary” Set Picture Released

“Rum Diary” Set Picture Released

The first picture from Johnny Depp’s new movie, based on Hunter S. Thompson’s lone published novel, “The Rum Diary,” has been released.

The movie stars Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard and Richard Jenkins.  Bruce Robinson is directing.  “The Rum Diary,” tells the story of journalist Paul Kemp, who resorts to alcohol and sex to pass the time while working in Puerto Rico.  Tough work, but someone’s got to do it.

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DVD Review: Step Brothers

DVD Review: Step Brothers

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If you’re like me, you thought you’d had enough for Will Ferrell.  Every movie it’s the same, with him playing the overgrown child.  I get it, it’s not funny.  And then I saw “Step Brothers,” and all of a sudden, the things that I was growing so weary of seemed new and funny.  Maybe it’s because this movie snuck into and out of theaters this past summer incredibly quickly. [Read more…]

Eckhart and Jenkins Join “Rum Diary”

The new film of Hunter S. Thompson’s first book might be adding a few new faces to the cast.

Aaron Eckhart is in talks to join the project, while Oscar-nominated actor Richard Jenkins has already signed on.  Jenkins joins previously signed actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, who played Raoul Duke, another one of Thompson’s alter-egos in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”

Bruce Robinson, best known for writing and directing “Withnail and I,” has written the screenplay and is directing.  Shooting is scheduled to begin March 30th in Puerto Rico.