Les Misérables

In the footsteps of Jean Valjean
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway
Directed by Tom Hooper

Anne Hathaway appearing in a musical doesn't surprise me. Her entire Oscar hosting gig felt like a four-hour audition for Glinda the Good Witch in the upcoming movie musical for "Wicked." But who knew she could be so devastatingly good as Fantine, a woman struggling through poverty in France's revolutionary days who winds up forced to sell her teeth, hair and self to support her young daughter ... more >

Dark Shadows

Back to the Future: the Goth Years
Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer
Directed by Tim Burton

Few television-to-movie adaptations actually end up working out. So, it’s with great disappointment that “Dark Shadows,” based off a seventies TV 
show, never really comes into the light despite best efforts by Tim Burton and
 Johnny Depp, their collaborations now numbering eight. Depp's Barnabas Collins is a part of the thriving Collins company in the eighteenth century before an evil witch, ... more >

Berlinale 2011: Helena Bonham-Carter (part. 1)

Toast press conference with Helena Bonham-Carter (part. 1) ... more >

Berlinale 2011: Helena Bonham-Carter (part. 2)

Berlinale 2011: Toast press conference with Helena Bonham-Carter (part. 2) ... more >

Berlinale 2011: Helena Bonham-Carter (part. 3)

Toast press conference with Helena Bonham-Carter (part. 3) ... more >

The King’s Speech

We loved it and you should too
Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush
Directed by Tom Hooper

Yes, I know. “The King’s Speech” has been called yet another period piece in the Masterpiece Theatre mold or a glorified “Upstairs, Downstairs,” the upstairs being the British Royals and the downstairs the commoners, including physicians who tend to said Royals. And yes, the story is predictable and we know how it ends. Yet, and this is a huge yet, “The King’s Speech” is much more than the sum of ... more >

Alice in Wonderland

You're invited to a very important date
Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
Directed by Tim Burton

Have you ever heard this apocryphal story? NASA spent millions and millions of dollars to develop a pen that would work in space. The Russians simply gave their cosmonauts a pencil. That came to mind watching Tim Burton’s CGI cornucopia of Alice in Wonderland, in which no pixel was spared in creating the dream world. If you’re going to spend nine jillion dollars on a movie, is there some reason ... more >