Between a woefully miscast Tom Cruise, a sadly underutilized supporting cast and a litany of terrible one-liners, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie’s Jack Reacher disappoints on all fronts. The cinematography and sound design, however, are another story.
Jack Reacher writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, author Lee Child and co-stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo discuss the controversy surrounding the casting of Tom Cruise in the lead role, working with Werner Herzog, and shooting the film’s big car-chase sequence.
With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson crafts a spellbinding introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth that makes full use of its talented ensemble cast. However, the director fumbles with his embrace of the 48-frames-per-second format.
Jane Levy, star of ABC’s Suburgatory, discusses following in Bruce Campbell’s bloody footsteps in the Fede Alvarez remake of the 1981 horror classic Evil Dead.
Acclaimed film composer Alexandre Desplat talks with Spinoff Online about collaborating with director Peter Ramsey on Rise of the Guardians, how the film’s stunning 3D animation convinced him to accept the job, and more.
Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein, producers of DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, talk with Spinoff Online about what drew them to the source material, casting the voice actors, and sticking with Jack Frost as the central character.
Author William Joyce talks with Spinoff Online about bringing his children’s book series Guardians of Childhood to life with DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians, winning an Oscar, and turning to classic cinema for inspiration.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire talks with Spinoff Online about bringing Bill Joyce’s beloved children’s books to the screen with DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians.
Director Kimberly Peirce discusses remaking Carrie, casting young star Chloë Grace Moretz, and the pressure to create an ending that can stand up to Brian DePalma’s 1976 version.
Four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore talks about playing mother Margaret White in director Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie remake, and the timelessness of Stephen King’s original novel.