The Great Gilly Hopkins is faithful to the letter but not always the spirit

Kids seeing their favorite books turned into movies can be a pop-culture rite of passage, whether the results are satisfying or heartbreakingly disappointing. To that point, the movie version of Katherine Paterson’s classic children’s novel The Great Gilly Hopkins may serve as an early lesson for young readers and…

Sam Waterston and Kristen Stewart are sad in the trailer for Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia

A new official trailer has been released for Anesthesia, the Tim Blake Nelson-written/directed/produced drama that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. The movie stars Sam Waterston as Walter Zarrow, a popular philosophy professor at Columbia University who is seemingly randomly mugged on the…

Disney fast-tracks live-action Cruella movie from Fifty Shades screenwriter

After last spring’s live-action Cinderella and 2014’s Maleficent proved profitable enough to satisfy the overlords at Disney, the studio has fast-tracked a new live-action take on the 101 Dalmatians tale, Entertainment Weekly reports. The new movie will be more closely aligned with Maleficent, however, as it similarly…

The reunion drama The Big Chill uses golden oldies to pump up the nostalgia

A little over halfway through The Big Chill, Harold (Kevin Kline) puts The Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” on the turntable and starts rocking out. He’s quickly joined by the half dozen friends who are spending the weekend in his house, and the next few minutes see the entire ensemble dancing around the kitchen,…