The Gambler: Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in ... Read more
To say The Monuments Men is a disappointment is a huge understatement.
Robert Zemeckis‘ Flight open this weekend and I’m looking forward to it. I love Zemeckis and glad that he’s back in the live action world. Not that his animated films were bad, they just weren’t for me. Flight stars Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman and Melissa Leo. It has Washington as Whip Whitaker (how great is that name?), a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to ... Read more
Talk about being (unfortunately) timely: Ben Affleck's latest film Argo, which he directed and also stars, focuses on a real-life story about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, and currently the U.S. is facing similar tensions in the Middle East. It is also perhaps Affleck's most acclaimed film, which is a tremendous accomplishment considering his two prior films, Gone Baby Gone and The Town, were also well received.
In Theaters: November 2, 2012
John: "I have big ideas because I have big ideas about the character"
In Theaters: November 23, 2011
"You just have to trust it — a lot more than I trust myself.”