Screen Junkies » terrence howard http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Colin Farrell Is A Stone Cold Killer In ‘Dead Man Down’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/colin-farrell-is-a-stone-cold-killer-in-dead-man-down-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/colin-farrell-is-a-stone-cold-killer-in-dead-man-down-trailer/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:00:40 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253259 Even stone cold killers need help with boogers from time to time.

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Every time he thinks he’s out, they pull him back in. Colin Farrell once again puts on his top-assassin-gone-straight pants to play the conflicted killer in Dead Man Down. He thinks he’s met a great girl in Noomi Rapace only to learn that she’s looking to recruit him to kill her enemies. Chicks, man.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Niels Arden Oplev returns to direct Rapace once again in this twisty revenge thriller. Also starring Terrence Howard and Adele’s version of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.”

 

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You’ll Probably Want To Watch This ‘Red Tails’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/youll-probably-want-to-watch-this-red-tails-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/youll-probably-want-to-watch-this-red-tails-trailer/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:28:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=222612 Did George Lucas make a good movie? He made an awesome trailer at the very least.

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The trailer for the  George Lucas-produced Red Tails opens with World War II fighter pilots getting shredded. Which looks pretty spectacular, I have to say. That’s where Terrence Howard and the Tuskegee Airmen come in. The legendary group of African-American combat pilots fight through red tape in order to escort bombers to their targets.

The real star of the trailer are the visual effects, but it seems like they did the Airmen’s story justice as well. It’s directed by Anthony Hamilton (The Wire, Treme) and stars Howard, NeYo, Andre Royo, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, and Method Man to name a few. If only they had cast Chris Rock to humorously point out the different ways in which white people and black people fly.

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Lucas Produced ‘Red Tails’ Is Alive And Release Dated http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lucas-produced-red-tails-is-alive-and-release-dated/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lucas-produced-red-tails-is-alive-and-release-dated/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 01:57:28 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214542 George Lucas doesn't just make films about wars in space. He also makes films about wars on boring ol' Earth.

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George Lucas doesn’t just make films about wars in space. He also makes films about wars on boring ol’ Earth. However, many folks were wondering what happened to Red Tails, about a real group of black pilots in WWII called the Tuskegee Airmen. The film has been MIA for sometime, with rumors that Lucas shot down director Anthony Hemingway and writer John Ridley due to creative differences, then reshot parts of the movie himself.

Links Away: George Lucas Strikes Back

However, from the burning wreckage – a tweet. Hemingway took to the Twitters, saying Red Tails would be released January 2012. He is the director, so that’s a pretty official source, but single tweets aren’t exactly The New York Times, so I’m remaining cautious. Or to put it another way, this might be “a trap.”

The film’s cast includes Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ne-Yo. In a related story, remember Cuba Gooding Jr.? (Twitter)

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‘The Ledge’ Trailer With Liv Tyler Gets Pushed Off A Something http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-ledge-trailer-with-liv-tyler-gets-pushed-off-a-something/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-ledge-trailer-with-liv-tyler-gets-pushed-off-a-something/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 02:02:46 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=210129 Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard star in a movie that was the backdrop for a Screen Junkies controversy. (Whoa.)

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Awhile back, Screen Junkies interviewed The Ledge star Charlie Hunnam at Sundance. It ended up not being pretty, but we’re ready to let bigones be bigones, and won’t let the bad memories associated with the interview color our presentation of the trailer. I promise to be completely fair and unbiased.

The Ledge, a poopy movie for dumb-dumbs, was written and directed by Matthew Chapman. The movie, about a bunch of jerks who get caught in a stupid-looking love triangle, stars Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard. From the stinky trailer, I gather that Hunnam has to jump off the ledge, or his lover Tyler will be killed by her religious zealot husband Wilson. Oh, and when I said the trailer was stinky, I meant it smells like a fart.

IFC Films will push the movie off a ledge for a limited theatrical release June 29th. Also: two thumbs down.

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Sundance Review: The Ledge http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-the-ledge/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/sundance-review-the-ledge/#comments Sat, 22 Jan 2011 01:09:53 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21528 The Ledge is a big misdirect. You think it’s going to be a standoff movie where a cop has to talk a jumper down. That’s really just the hook.

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The Ledge is a big misdirect. You think it’s going to be a standoff movie where a cop has to talk a jumper down. That’s really just the hook. It’s really a theological debate between an atheist and a homophobic zealot. I guess you can’t really lead with that.

Gavin (Charlie Hunnam) steps out onto the ledge of a roof. Hollis (Terrence Howard) is called to talk him down. Hollis just found out that he can’t donate sperm because he’s infertile. He has kids. So he’s got that going on. Gavin tells the story of what led him to the ledge.

Shana (Liv Tyler), Gavin’s new hotel employee also happens to be his neighbor. Gavin and his gay roommate Chris (Chris Gorham) invite the neighbors for dinner, and Shana’s husband Joe (Patrick Wilson) thinks they’re both gay and prays for God to help them correct their abominable choice. Now Gavin is not gay, but he still knows that’s wrong.

It’s interesting that the Sundance audience laughed at Joe’s comments. In a progressive audience, that sounds like humor because obviously we know his suggestions of homosexuality correcting programs are evil. I think most audiences will find it horrific. At least I hope they do.

Gavin engages in theological debates with Joe while trying to save Shana from such an oppressive man. I think it’s bold to make a movie so heavily centered on a hot button issue. I just don’t think it really explores it fully.

Joe takes the typical unwavering approach that the only salvation is being born again. Gavin’s all about evidence. I don’t think it’s either God exists or he doesn’t. Beliefs can enrich people’s lives and make them want to love. Joe’s beliefs make him hate. Where does that come from?

Narratively, I have a problem with the whole movie being a flashback. I know if you didn’t start on the ledge, it wouldn’t get juicy for about a half hour, but that’s the screenwriter’s problem to solve (same guy, writer/director Matthew Chapman.) This overdone crutch of the teaser opening informs way too much of the plot. Now nothing could happen that would prohibit Gavin from ending up on the ledge. It doesn’t take too much deduction to figure out which of the five characters is behind the plot and what Gavin’s choice will have to be.

It’s interesting that there are at least two films at Sundance with homophobic villains. That’s what Red State is about too, in a slasher movie format. I guess society has gotten to the point where artists want to tackle this head on. Everyone who protested Basic Instinct and Silence of the Lambs in the early ‘90s, here’s a movie where a raging heterosexual is the villain.

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