Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tag: Christian Slater

Public, The (2018)

Title: The Public
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Emilio Estevez
Written by: Emilio Estevez
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Alex Baldwin, Gabrielle Union, Taylor Schilling, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright, and Michael Kenneth Williams
Release Date: 4/5/2019
Running Time: 119 minutes

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The Public is about downtown Cincinnati librarians Stuart Goodson (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) who see their regular winter day shaken up when homeless patrons decide to take shelter in their library for the night. What starts as a peaceful sit-in quickly escalates into a face-off with the police and the media.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Emily for this submission


Wife, The (2017)

Title: The Wife
Rating: R
Directed by: Björn Runge
Written by: Jane Anderson
Based on the novel by: Meg Wolitzer
Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, and Annie Starke
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 100 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements: Where Joe is brash, Joan is shy. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife, keeping the household running smoothly, the adult children in close contact, and Joe’s pills dispensed on schedule. At times, a restless discontentment can be glimpsed beneath Joan’s smoothly decorous surface, but her natural dignity and keen sense of humor carry her through the rough spots.

En route to Stockholm for the Nobel Prize ceremonies (aboard the Concorde, still the transatlantic vessel of choice in 1992), Joan and Joe are accompanied by their son David (Max Irons), an aspiring writer in his twenties who feels that Joe belittles his work. Sulky and resentful, David wears his wounded heart on his sleeve. There’s another man on board who also wants something from Joe: Nathaniel Bone (Christian Slater), a journalist who plans to write the definitive biography of Joseph Castleman, authorized or not. To crusty, arrogant Joe, Nathaniel’s just a pest to be brushed off, but to Joan, making an enemy of Nathaniel is a risky matter. As always, she’s the conciliator between Joe and David, Joe and Nathaniel.

Amid the nonstop round of ceremonial festivities in Stockholm, Joan and Joe are swept into familiar, long-worn roles: Joe is flattered and schmoozed, while Joan stands by his side wearing her quiet smile.

As we see in flashback to Joan and Joe’s early days in the late ‘50s, Joan not only had her own writing aspirations, she had the talent (and the looks) to capture the attention of her teacher, Joe. A caustic encounter with an embittered novelist (Elizabeth McGovern) gives Joan a warning preview, however, of the obscurity awaiting the “lady writer,” no matter how talented. As Joan and Joe embark on a love affair, it fits a certain literary template of the time: she’s the well-bred WASP-y daughter of bland privilege, he’s the scrappy Jewish striver with the Brooklyn accent and the edgy stories to tell. With Joe’s first marriage busted up, they live the bohemian life in a Greenwich Village walk-up. Joan gets a job at a publishing house, encountering enough casual sexism to squelch her own ambitions but spotting a chance to forward Joe’s career as the next hot young discovery. Thus is established the self-sacrificing partnership that continues right up to the Nobel gathering decades later.

Another familiar, long-worn dynamic plays out in Stockholm as Joe is trailed by an attractive young woman photographer assigned to document Joe’s every public moment. Joan recognizes the predictable progression of flirtation and indiscretion that she has stoically overlooked through so many years of Joe’s serial infidelities. This time, Joan’s had enough. Serving Joe notice that she wants no place on a pedestal as his passive muse; matching wits with a prying Nathaniel Bone; letting her own grievances flare, for once, instead of smoothing over everyone else’s problems—Joan finally reaches for self-determination. The Castleman marriage and literary legend will never be the same.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Adderall Diaries, The (2015)

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Title: The Adderall Diaries
Rating: R
Directed by: Pamela Romanowsky
Written by: Pamela Romanowsky
Based on the book by: Stephen Elliott
Starring: Amber Heard, James Franco, Wilmer Valderrama, Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon and Ed Harris
Release Date: 3/10/2016
Running Time: 87 minutes

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Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author’s fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present.

James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond (Amber Heard), a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust back into the past when his father (Ed Harris), a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing. As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction–ultimately leading him to finally reconcile his past and confront his future.


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Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Stranded (2013)

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TITLE: Stranded

RELEASE DATE: 7/26/2013

RATING: NR

Four isolated astronauts on board a bio-dome space craft, experience a ghostly intercession after a meteor storm, leading to paranoia, fear and death.

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Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Power of Few, The (2013)?

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TITLE: The Power of Few

RELEASE DATE: 2/15/2013

RATING: R

Religious conspiracy collides with urban crime in a story told from multiple perspectives.

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Bullet to the Head (2012)

TITLE: Bullet to the Head

RELEASE DATE: 2/1/2013

RATING: R

After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

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Soldiers of Fortune (2012)

TITLE: Soldiers of Fortune

RELEASE DATE: 6/7/2012

RATING: R

Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don’t go exactly to plan.

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Playback (2012)

TITLE: Playback

RELEASE DATE: 3/9/2012

RATING: R

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NOTE: In memoriam Paul Nicholls


Hollow Man 2 (2006)

TITLE: Hollow Man 2

RELEASE DATE: 6/20/2006

RATING: R

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Broken Arrow (1996)

TITLE: Broken Arrow

RELEASE DATE: 2/9/1996

RATING: R

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