DRAMA/MYSTERY: “Murder on the Orient Express

With a bit of British restraint
Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe and Judi Dench

By now, film adaptations based on the oeuvre of the two most prolific British writers of crime fiction, Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, form a respectable body. Of the latter, probably the best-known work remains “Murder on the Orient Express.” Today comes a new version by the, himself now almost venerable, Brit actor, Kenneth Branagh. From the get-go in this iteration, the ... more >

Harrison Ford in BLADE RUNNER sequel? MAYBE

Reviving a classic of the sci-fi genre

Ridley Scott has been working for a while on the sequel to "Blade Runner" and has already gone on record to say that Harrison Ford would not be a part of the new film. However, Ford himself recently let it slip that he was in talks with the filmmaker and that a meeting is supposed to be taking place soon between the two former collaborators. When asked about it, Ford said something to the effect ... more >

CHRISTIAN BALE to play Moses

Time to start growing out that beard again

Can Christian Bale do a good Moses? Charlton Heston was the right guy for the job, as was clear from the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille H'wood extravaganza "The Ten Commandments." We think Bale will live up to the promise. He's been attached to play Moses in Ridley Scott's retelling of the story of the biblical hero, according to Deadline. The suggestion follows reports last week that Steven Spielberg has ... more >


Ridley Scott's on top of his sci-fi game
Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green
Directed by Ridley Scott

"Aliens" would sooner burst out of my stomach than me reveal the secrets of Ridley Scott’s first foray in sci-fi since “Blade Runner.” What I will tell you is Scott is back on the top of his game, starting right from the opening scene where a character falls apart in an almost barren wasteland, complete with rocky terrain, deep caves and steamy waterfalls. It will be the place where most of the ... more >