Unlike Anthony Weiner or Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold
Schwarzenegger has a day job he can fall back on after saying "Hasta la vista,
baby" to his political career. Lionsgate
Films has announced that the
former governor of California, currently disgraced husband and father, will
star in its upcoming "The Last Stand," directed by hot Korean action master Kim
Jee-Woon, whose semi-satirical Eastern-Western "The Good, the Bad, and the
relentless revenge slasher picture "I Saw the Devil"
show a knack for emulating auteurs like Sergio Leone and Sam Raimi.
Superman II (1980)
Remember Terence Stamp as General Zod in Superman
(1980)? He might prefer to forget it himself, and you might not want to see the
whole film in order to catch his performance, but it's all there in the trailer
featured in this year's Trailer
just one of many in this annual collection of trashy coming attractions at the
Monday was the second anniversary of the release of
Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,”
and she would go on to become the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director and
Best Picture. But you’ve got to ask yourself, are women any better off in
Hollywood now? It didn’t look that way in 2010, when almost no women in any
category except in acting were nominated for anything.
Does a penthouse apartment in a skyscraper give you a
better perspective on the ills of the society down below? In his documentary High Rise, director Gabriel Mascaro interviews
the inhabitants of posh spots in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and
Recife and asks them tough questions about injustice, insecurity, the future,
and the availability of parking.
The Sleeping Beauty
Always a must-see cinema event, The
Boston French Film Festival at the MFA opens with laughs this year as it
screens Philippe Le Guay's The Women on the Sixth Floor
(2010; July 7 @ 7:30 pm; July 9 @ 5:40 pm), a comedy about a bevy of Spanish
housekeepers who turn a staid bourgeois family upside down.