Wealth doesn’t guarantee safety in Ridley Scott’s ‘ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD’

September 18th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic If there was ever a huge kidnapping case to ever rock the world, it would probably include the tale of J. Paul Getty III. Because actor Balthazar Getty (LORD OF THE FLIES), his son, was big in my teen days and I have a mind like a steel trap for useless facts about celebrities, the stories about the Getty familial dramas were something I grew up hearing about. Indeed it was a fascinating, salacious case about a heartless oil ...


Movie Review: ‘KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE’ is suited but muted

September 18th, 2017 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Rated R, 2 hr 21 min Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Hanna Alström, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal, Edward Holcroft, Poppy Delevingne Director Matthew Vaughn’s KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE was a bloody, bombastic and uncompromising take on the Bond franchise that made audiences feel as if they were watching ...


Director Michael Cuesta on ‘AMERICAN ASSASSIN’s psychological portrait of a post-9/11 hero

September 13th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Do not mention the name “Jack Ryan” to director Michael Cuesta. He will roll his eyes at you. This is the lesson I learned when I began my line of questioning to the AMERICAN ASSASSIN filmmaker. During our private conversation at the film’s recent Los Angeles press day, he seemed visible annoyed by the superficial comparison between the hugely popular Tom Clancy character to his espionage-tinged action-thriller ...