Disney and Marvel set the nerd world on fire this week when they released their slate of super-hero movies through the next five years. Which means between now and the end of 2020, we’ll see some 27 comic-based films.
"Ouija" grossed an estimated $20 million at the box office this weekend and outspooked the Keanu Reeves action film "John Wick," while "Birdman" and "St. Vincent" also performed strongly as they expanded to more theaters.
In person, Shota Sometani is still and quiet, speaking in a soft, almost lackadaisical voice. His ideal acting role, he says, would be one in which he couldn't rely on facial expressions, such as a character wearing a mask.
It comes as no surprise that renowned British character actor Mark Strong is a pretty fair poker player. He'd have to be. His screen reputation is"unadulterated villainy" (Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald). He was the bad guy in everything from "Sherlock Holmes" to "Kick-Ass," "The Guard" to "Welcome to the Punch."
HEMPSTEAD GARDENS, N.Y. - Dressed in an oversized night shirt, Naomi Watts moved stealthily across the darkened suburban house where she was shooting her new movie, stepping toward a couch where a teenage actor playing her son lay asleep.
A gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal rarely blinks in "Nightcrawler," turning himself into a chilling human special effect. As a focused but directionless petty thief who does discovers the rewards of recording and selling video to "If it bleeds, it leads" local TV news in Los Angeles, he not only acts like a reptile, he looks the part.
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.