Posts tagged with "Sean Penn"

Gangster Squad Trailer

Gangster Squad Trailer
From Warner Bros comes the first trailer for Gangster Squad. In Los Angeles, 1949, mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) is reaping the benefits from drugs, guns, prostitutes and gambling. He’s able to get away with it because he pays off the police and the politicians too. That is until police chief Bill Parker (Nick Nolte) puts together a small crew of LAPD bad asses led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling). They are... 

The MCM Buzz Top Ten Gangster Movies

The MCM Buzz Top Ten Gangster Movies
Universal Pictures has recently announced with machine guns blazing, that the explosive underworld epic Scarface will be arriving on Blu-rayTM Hi-Def on 5th September 2011. Nearly 30 years after it first exploded onto the screen, Scarface stands as a cultural icon with a passionate and growing fan base that continues to exert an enduring influence on not just moviemakers but artists across the entire pop culture landscape.  To whet your appetite... 

Review: The Tree of Life

Review: The Tree of Life
It’s hard to miss the controversy surrounding this film, with topical debates about what the film is actually about (see our previous article here).  A short synopsis to start this review is quite strenuous to come up with. From the onset, it is a film about a young boy growing up in the 1950’s with two younger siblings and a very conflicted father played by Brad Pitt. Jump to the present day of a shining Chicago, and Sean Penn is this young... 

Mixed opinions on The Tree of Life upon wider release

Mixed opinions on The Tree of Life upon wider release
With The Tree of Life just a few days away from release opinion from reviewers outside the U.S. is mixed. Prestigious site Film4 gave the film a less than spectacular 2 and a half stars. Critic Catherine Bray ended the review saying: “Malick’s film has its moments and certainly creates an impression visually, but you could say the same thing about Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. Despite its problems, and our resevations, we’d recommend... 

Out next week: The Tree of Life

Out next week: The Tree of Life
  Out July 8th is the latest film from director Terrence Mallick ( Badlands, The Thin Red Line) “The Tree of Life“. The film was released in the U.S. some time ago and has received high critical praise with a rotten tomatoes score of 85%, a metascore of 85/100 and an IMDB rating of 8/10. Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, the film follows the story of Jack (Penn) from his life as a child in 1950’s Midwestern... 
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