Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 5:15 PM EDT Aug 20, 2019 A new bride is forced to spend her wedding night playing a deadly game of hide and seek in "Ready or Not," a gruesome black comedy that should have never made it to the altar. Samara Weaving is incredibly game as Grace, whose blue blood, rich-beyond-belief in-laws have an odd initiation ritual for new family members. But there are too many holes in the film's script, and its comic elements aren't strong enough to overcome its logistical shortcomings. It's wedding day for Grace and Alex (Mark O'Brien), and Alex is just as nervous as his bride-to-be. "I'm giving you an out. Right now," Alex tells her, but he fails to mention quite what's at stake. Later that night, Grace, who grew up an orphan shuffled between foster parents, is summoned to a family meeting where she's asked to pull a card from a deck. The card will indicate what game the family will play that … [Read more...] about Review: Choose latter option with ‘Ready or Not’
The Associated Press Updated 8:49 am PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27
PUBLISHED: 10:23 23 March 2019 Andrew Clarke Is Four Weddings and a Funeral Britain's greatest film? Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Charlotte Coleman, James Fleet star in this slice of 1990s life. Picture: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. What makes a great British film? Something that captures the essence of the British character or sense of humour. Which of these Great British Films have you seen? Joseph Fiennes is Britain's greatest playwright Will Shakespeare in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love Photo: UniversalFor me, a great British film is one you can return to time and again and gain comfort from the fact that the film remains as good (if not better) as the last time you saw it.The list was designed to embrace great movies from throughout a century of film-making but looking at the list after I had compiled it, I was surprised at how many comparatively modern films are on there. Which, I hope, … [Read more...] about Great British Movies: Is your favourite on our list?