Gambit loses the bet

Gambit - 2012 Director Michael Hoffman Starring Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Cameron Diaz, Tom Courtenay, Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman Writers Joel and Etan Cohen Gambit is a film who's pedigree and history is more interesting than the film itself.  It's not for lack of trying, but the original Shirley MaClaine and Michael Caine film nominated for 3 … Continue reading Gambit loses the bet

The Rules of The Counselor

The Counselor - 2013 Director Ridley Scott Starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Dean Norris, John Leguizamo Written by Cormac McCarthy Rule 13: A spec script, or non-commissioned screenplay, is not solicited by anybody.  It must be sold. Rule 25: A good opening scene, with remarkable visuals and as a bonus incredible sound, gives the viewer hope that they … Continue reading The Rules of The Counselor

Finally, a movie unafraid to show a Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher - 2011 Directed by Jake Kasdan Written by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupinsky Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith, Molly Shannon, John Michael Higgins, Eric Stonestreet Russell: might be too soon, but do you wanna grab a bite or something sometime? Elizabeth: You still a gym teacher? Russell: I am. Yeah. Elizabeth: Then, … Continue reading Finally, a movie unafraid to show a Bad Teacher