Tag Archives: The Place Beyond the Pines

Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

The-Place-Beyond-the-Pines-Poster“The Place Beyond the Pines” is long and often feels like it, but your time and attention is ultimately well rewarded through thoughtful, tense and moving scenarios that culminate in a very satisfying and well-earned conclusion.

Ryan Gosling’s Luke works as a motorcycle stunt performer at a traveling carnival. The ladies love him, but Luke’s got his eye on just one, Romina (Eva Mendes). During his annual stop in Schenectady, New York, Luke tries to rekindle their romance, but winds up finding out that while he was on the road, she gave birth to his son. Desperate to contribute and support his baby boy, Luke quits the carnival and repurposes his motorcycle riding abilities to robbing banks.

Then there’s Avery (Bradley Cooper), a law school graduate-turned-police officer. He’s got all the potential in the world, but a run-in with a dirty cop (Ray Liotta) sours his budding career and even his relationship with his wife (Rose Byrne) and son.

Click here to read more.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Reviews

The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

The-Last-Stand-QuadThe John Dies at the End anti-piracy trailer is clever, amusing and sends a good message, but it’s still just shy of cracking the top three. In fact, it’s also just short of trumping this brand new poster for the film that uses alternative lettering to spell out the title – a tactic that’s even more effective after you’ve seen the film. But still, John dies at the end and gives way to three more effective pieces of promotion material.

The Best Stuff

1. Monsters University Rose Bowl TV SpotMonsters University continues to win big with immersive marketing. First the film’s website made Monsters University feel like a real, tangible institution and now it’s got a TV spot to go along with it. My parents are lucky this movie is hitting theaters well after my college years. This place looks far more appealing than a lot of other universities out there.

Click here to read more.

Leave a comment

Filed under Features

The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

DjangoUnchainedThrow all the horror movie spoofs, celebrity cameos, gross-out jokes and slapstick gags into a trailer you want, but that’s not getting it into the Best Stuff, Scary Movie 5. And, you know what? The same goes to you, A Haunted House!

The Best Stuff

1.  Django Unchained Trailer: Django Unchained rolled into its wide release with a bang. Unlike most of the earlier trailers, this one ditches the Brittle brothers bit and puts the focus on Django’s search for Broomhilda. It’s got a great fresh feel all while keeping in the confines of the world courtesy of the wildly appropriate John Legend tune and unforgettable imagery.

Click here to read more.

Leave a comment

Filed under Features