Super-agent Matt Damon is back, and so is his memory. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn join the team behind “The Hangover” for some bad parenting. Emma Roberts does horror. Also opening: Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” and “Captain Fantastic.”
A tree that became a popular attraction for its role in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen. The tree is featured in one of the final scenes of the film. The movie, based on a Stephen King novella, stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It’s underneath the tree that Freeman’s character finds an important letter buried by Robbins’ character.
Marni Nixon, the trained opera singer who famously dubbed for non-singing movie stars including Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn, died Sunday of breast cancer at age 86, reports The New York Times.
For 50 years, Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek" has been doing two things: enthralling audiences around the world with a vision of a future in which humanity has put aside its petty differences, and taking to the cosmos to show how that future is possible only through diversity.
Filmmaker Taika Waititi grew up in a very small New Zealand community amid poverty and intense challenges, but those dark and adverse situations taught him to cope with laughter. He spent his youth in the 1980s consuming a diet of British and American TV comedies, working in underground theaters and creating his own madcap nonsense. Now he's a recognized rising star as a comedian, writer, actor and director.
Daniel Gueret (Ange Dargent) is already 14, but he hasn't quite made it through puberty. A slender boy with a small frame, fine features, a long mop of a hairdo, and a falsetto voice, the hero of "Microbe & Gasoline," from French director Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), is often mistaken for a girl.
It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. That's if the dog is super-soldier former CIA agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), and the trainer is director Paul Greengrass, who helmed Bournes "Supremacy" and "Ultimatum." After the misfire that was "The Bourne Legacy," a misguided attempt to pass off the franchise to Jeremy Renner, Damon and Greengrass ably right the ship, delivering a Bourne film that looks and feels like the kind that we've always loved.