Title: The Kids Are All RightMPAA Rating: RDirector: Lisa CholodenkoStarring: Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Annette BeningRuntime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Title: The Lovely BonesMPAA Rating: PG-13Director: Peter JacksonStarring: Saoirse Ronan, Stanley TucciRuntime: 2 hours 16 minutes
Released: March 10th 2017 (United States)
Length: 118 Minutes
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, Jing Tian and John C. Reilly
Title: Exit Through the Gift ShopMPAA Rating: RDirector: BanksyStarring: Banksy, Rys Ifans, Thierry GuettaRuntime: 1 hr 26 mins
Everyone knows about Serial, the critically acclaimed podcast which took the world by storm with its first season, released in 2014, which covered the intriguing case of convicted murderer Adnan Syed. If you love Serial, you are sure to love these five other podcasts that offer the same gripping storytelling and will have you turning into an armchair detective yourself.
Friday 24 February 1967
So this man walks into a pub…
It’s a boozy old tramp, and he staggers out of the pub again into the adjacent graveyard. He clearly has a brilliant sense of humour as he laughs about absolutely everything, including when he falls over. There was a rather more hollow sounding ‘thud’ than expected at this point for a leafy cemetery. And his voice reverberates oddly for outdoors…and there’s not a hint of a breeze… Perhaps he’s laughing at the absurdity, but the smile is soon wiped off his face when the lid of a stone sarcophagus slides open and a ghostly man rises upright from within.
Title: Winter’s BoneMPAA Rating: RDirector: Debra GranikStarring: Jennifer Lawrence, John HawkesRuntime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Title: Lottery Ticket
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Erik White
Starring: Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson
Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
DC Comics have been represented in live action form on television since Adventures of Superman aired in 1952. There are currently 9 shows airing that are based on DC Comics, while in the 90s there were 5. If you look at a timeline of DCTV shows, you'll notice a gap between 1997, when Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ended, and 2012, when Arrow began. During that 15 year period, only 3 DCTV shows aired: Birds of Prey, Human Target, and Smallville. Smallville was an iconic show that kept audiences (mostly) entertained for 10 seasons. Because Smallville was such a success, people rarely remember Birds of Prey or Human Target. Human Target only lasted 2 seasons but I truly believe if it aired today, and not on FOX, it would be a hit.
Title: Black SwanMPAA Rating: RDirector: Darren AronofskyStarring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Barbara HersheyRuntime: 1 hour 48 minutes
Title: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
I went into the Hateful Eight knowing two things about this Civil War Western. It didn’t have the over the top humor of Pulp Fiction and had all - if not - more of the violence. A blood bath minus the laughs, I was skeptical. But since I already had taken it out of the library, I braced myself and decided to have faith in the master.