Tagged: Bob Balaban

New Trailer for John Turturro’s ‘Fading Gigolo’ starring Woody Allen as a Pimp

fading gigolo
Written, directed and starring John Turturro, Fading Gigolo premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It’s one of those rare movies that stars Woody Allen, but isn’t his brainchild. Although, looking at this trailer Woody is pretty much playing his usual anxious and obnoxious Manhattan Jew character, that launched his career. Even some of his lines sound like something out of his movies.  Continue reading

Bad: Girl Most Likely (2012), Sound of the Sea (2001) and Adventure in the Sin Bin (2012)

Three bad movies in a week. That has to be some kind of an achievement. Not one that I’m proud of that’s for sure, but just wait till we get to the good part. Never give up hope. Never!

Girl Most Likely (2012) – 4.5 (IMDb 5.6) – Comedy (USA)
I like Kristen Wiig, I think she’s really funny and a likable. She’s a good actress and she has done some good movies, like Bridesmaids. The fact that Girl Most Likely doesn’t work however is definitely not her fault or any of the other fantastic actors in this film like Matt Dillon, who seems to be the only one who’s allowed to be funny here. The film’s problem lies in the script aka the bad writing. Kristen Wiig’s character is not very sympathetic and doesn’t seem to care about anyone. As a consequence it’s hard to relate to her or hope that she succeeds. The direction is uninspired. Visually there’s not much going on. Most of the things that happen are completely preposterous or unrealistic. Continue reading