Ben Affleck Directs and Stars in Gruesome Gangster Saga

Dennis Lehane has enjoyed phenomenal success not only as a novelist but writing directly for TV (Boardwalk Empire and The Wire). And several of his crime thrillers have been brought to the big screen, including Mystic River, Shutter Island and Gone, Baby, Gone.

For movies opening March 24, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS Chips (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity, violence, drug use and pervasive profanity) Dax Shepard wrote, directed, produced and co-stars in this comedic screen version of the Seventies TV series revolving around the exploits of a couple of California Highway Patrol officers (Shepard and Michael Pena). With Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Vincent D\’Onofrio, Maya Rudolph and Jane Kaczmarek.

Dax Shepard and Michael Pena Co-Star in Raunchy Revival of Classic Cop Series

Whenever a classic television series is made into a movie, the buzz always seems to be about whether the screen version will be a creative variation on the theme or merely a campy, cornball, take-the-money-and-run ripoff trading in familiar formulas and shopworn cliches. After all, for every inspired adaptation like Batman (1989), Charlie\’s Angels (2000) and 21 Jump Street (2012) there are just as many bitter disappointments, al a Dragnet (1987), I Spy (2002) and Get Smart (2008).

Reverential Retrospective Revisits Abbreviated Life of Legendary Jazz Great

Legendary jazz great Lee Morgan (1938-1972) was born and raised in Philadelphia where he received his first trumpet as a gift from his sister on his 13th birthday. He soon became a protege of Clifford Brown who would die in a car accident at the tender age of 25.

Prodigal Daughter Tries to Reconcile with Estranged Dad in Haunting Parable of Biblical Proportions

It\’s not very clear whether Harry Catto\’s (Joe Blakemore) death was a murder or a suicide. One thing\’s for certain, though. It wasn\’t merely a mishap, because nobody accidentally sticks a gun in his own mouth and pulls the trigger. The cops suspect that he killed himself, but his father (David Troughton) is too much in shock to press them to launch a full investigation.

Black Pearl Media Works, New Film Projects

Emmy award winning independent filmmaker, Dante James is pleased to announce the formation of Black Pearl Media Works, LLC (BPMW). The multi-media production company has received partial financing for two projects; a feature length documentary, God of The Oppressed and a series of dramatic short films, In Our Own Words.

Top Ten DVD List for March 21, 2017

Julieta https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N4MP65D/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Lovers on the Bridge https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N223JBA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Sing https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI0P1U/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N2VOCWZ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 3 https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MRIA34B/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 When Calls the Night: The Heart of Faith https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N7G9V2K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Microscopic Martian Matter Morphs into Monster in Outer Space Screamfest

In recent years, Hollywood has started serving up some outer space adventures, a la The Martian (2015) and The Space between Us (2017), suggesting that the Red Planet is basically a benign environment free of any hostile creatures. But just when we thought it was safe to visit Mars again, along comes Life, a cautionary horror flick unleashing a terrifying alien force aboard an international space station.

Campy Horror Comedy Comes to Home Video

Elaine Parker (Samantha Robinson) only became a witch after being abandoned by her late husband. An incurable romantic with fairy princess fantasies, the gorgeous widow still harbors hopes of finding Mr. Right.

Natalie Portman Channels Jackie Kennedy in Oscar-Nominated Performance

How did Jackie Kennedy feel in the wake of her husband\’s assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963? That is the question explored in Jackie, a picture which paints a perceptive portrait of Camelot\’s First Lady by speculating about her mental state during the days immediately following the assassination of JFK (Caspar Phillipson). In that regard, this behind-the-scenes biopic is rather reminiscent of The Queen (2006) which presumed to provide a fly-on-the-wall\’s perspective of the goings-on inside Buckingham Palace after the untimely death of Princess Diana.