Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Crisp Criticism - "Entourage", "Aloha", "Aloft"

Julien Faddoul 


An elongated episode of the TV Series Entourage.
Abysmal waste of time and money; as with the television series, the basic concept of trashing insider Hollywood with male immaturity is no longer fresh or barely even funny.

d – Doug Ellin
w – Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss   (Based on the TV Series by Doug Ellin)
ph – Steven Fierberg
pd – Chase Harlan
ed – Jeff Groth
cos – Olivia Miles

p – Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Rob Weiss

Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Perrey Reeves, Rex Lee, Debi Mazar, Constance Zimmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kid Cudi


A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
Another hollow sentimental lurch form this hacky writer/director, whose understanding of basic human behavior has become alien.

wd – Cameron Crowe
ph – Eric Gautier
pd – Clay A. Griffith
m – Jon Thor Birgisson
ed – Joe Hutshing
cos – Deborah Lynn Scott

p – Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp


A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.
Absurd new-age gibberish with a big reveal that is virtually impossible not to see coming.

wd – Claudio Llosa
ph – Nicolas Bolduc
pd – Eugenio Caballero
m – Michael Brook
ed – Guillermo de la Cal
cos – Heather Neale

p – Ibon Cormenzana, Phyllis Laing, Jose Maria Morales

Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Oona Chaplin, Cillian Murphy, Melanie Laurent, Ian Tracey, Peter McRobbie, William Shimell

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