It is very difficult to cram 734 pages into a film, even one which is two-and-a-half hours long. However, this is what director Mike Newell (Mona Lisa Smile) has successfully accomplished with the fourth installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. While fanatic fans of the book will be able to pick out what is missing (no house elves), Newell does an excellent job of cutting out the sub-plots to create a clear, concise storyline that follows the main plot of the book.
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is a young wizard who is back for his fourth year at Hogwart's School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, where the historic Tri-Wizard Tournament is going to be taking place.
Street Film recently spoke with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer, stars of the upcoming comedy-thriller Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, about drugs, gay detectives, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Street Film: Robert, do you ever feel as though you've been pigeonholed by American critics and robbed of the recognition you deserve because of your highly publicized struggle with drug addiction?
Robert Downey Jr.: I was robbed--
Val Kilmer: I'll answer that on behalf of Robert.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is simply the best movie of the prequel trilogy. For the third and final installment of the latest Star Wars trilogy, director George Lucas proficiently weaves all six stories into a fairly seamless whole.
23 years ago, my mother and father got married. Then they had my brother and me. However, my father's fast-paced life as a racecar driver and my mom's conservative life as a bank teller didn't mesh well, so they got divorced when I was five.
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The Wish You Were Here exhibition at the Painted Bride Art Center in Old City is currently featuring a unique collection of photographs that are meant to evoke thoughts of being somewhere, but really they're in the middle of nowhere.
What do you get when you combine a crazed Army Major, a power-hungry Senator who touches her son a little too lovingly, and an Army Private-turned-politician who has less personality than a rock but is poised to be the next Vice President?
Penn has taught me a lot about being rejected. First, though, we need a story about rabies. So one morning last year my mom wakes up to get ready for work only to find that there is a bat flying around my house.
There are things out there that go bump in the night," quips Professor Bruttenholm (John Hurt). "We are the ones who bump back." No, this isn't your average weekend-drunken-sorority-girl- hook-up; it's Guillermo del Toro's above average comic-to-movie film Hellboy. Mix two parts X-Men, two parts Men In Black technology and a sprinkle of The Hulk's big buff looks, and you have the recipe that not only looks good but doesn't leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Based on Mike Mignola's comic book series, Hellboy opens in 1944 as the Nazis, led by Grigori Rasputin, attempt to open a portal to another dimension.
If your parents fed you Nintendo for breakfast, then this is one program you need to see. Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession highlights how nerds from across the world built up the video game industry from the creation of Pong in 1972, to the current gaming industry, valued at over 20 billion dollars.
Hosted by pro-skateboard champion and video game star Tony Hawk, viewers are taken on a journey back to when games were played on old systems like the Atari 2600, the Commodore 64 and the Colecovision.
In more recent years, larger corporations like Sony and Microsoft have broken into the market by capitalizing on the untapped resource of the Internet with the PlayStation and the Xbox.
In the opening scene of George Armitage's The Big Bounce, Jack Ryan (Owen Wilson) quips, "For a long time, I've been walking down the road of life with my two best friends, bad luck and bad choices." Both of them have led Wilson and the star-studded cast down to Hawaii on a terrible remake of an already awful 1969 film based on a novel by Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty).
Ryan, the wild-haired surfer rebel and petty criminal, is fired from his construction job for smacking his British foreman with a baseball bat (take THAT, you cricket-lovin' fool!). Ryan is set loose in Hawaii, thanks to a pardon from the District Judge Walter Crewes (Morgan Freeman). He returns to breaking and entering and befriends the sinister -- yet scantily clad -- Nancy Hayes (Sara Foster). Nancy and Ryan collaborate to steal $200,000 from Nancy's lover and Ryan's former boss, Ray Ritchie (Gary Sinise). Ray's slimy personal assistant, Bob Rogers, Jr.