American Heist. For a second I thought “this could be good!” and then…Hayden Christensen. Also, old warhorse of a premise and extraordinarily bad dialogue. I love Adrien Brody, and heist films, but this isn’t for me.
Disney’s live-action Cinderella, starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett. It looks cute but unexceptional, though casting Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother was a stroke of genius, and great soundtrack
Danny Collins starring Al Pacino. This is a “meh” for me – it’s probably charming and I may watch it on DVD
“The man who strode into the Sunset Marquis this month was funny, warm, sensitive and a bit manic, which he said was a symptom of jet lag….While a lot of actors are rather one dimensional off screen, he is refreshingly the opposite. His broad interests (he also likes fast cars, sometimes participating in celebrity races) make it hard to squeeze his personality into a prefabricated narrative, a specialty of the celebrity news media. Suddenly, the career frustration is entirely understandable: Hollywood wants to keep Mr. Brody in the serious box, but he keeps banging on the walls and insisting he is more than that — and he is right.” – Wonderful if slightly bemusing New York Times interview with Adrien Brody