When Serious Actors Become Action Stars: A Guide

This Friday, Lockout opens, and beyond its prison-colony-in-space hook, probably the most interesting element to this sci-fi film is "Holy cow, is that Guy Pearce kickin' all that ass?" Why, yes, it is—and it's a conscious departure from the serious dramatic roles we usually see from him (Memento, L.A. Confidential).… » 4/12/12 4:30pm 4/12/12 4:30pm

Nicolas Cage, Dying (And Humping January Jones) Before Our Very Eyes

We have reached the point where the release of a new Nicolas Cage movie is less fodder for humor than it is an indignity upon everyone involved with its making. It is odd, actually, that movies like Seeking Justice, which will slink across 250 screens today, less a movie release than a walk of shame, keep getting… » 3/16/12 4:00pm 3/16/12 4:00pm