Think of it as a family-friendly version of We Need To Talk About Kevin. Patricia Riggen, director of Under the Same Moon, is giving Eva Mendes a chance to lead in her upcoming drama Girl In Progress. The story of a struggling single mother trying to figure out how to parent looks like material fit for Lifetime, but it is indeed getting a theatrical release.
Co-starring Matthew Modine (will this film also get pushed back due to The Dark Knight Rises?!), Cierra Ramirez and Patricia Arquette, the cloying teaser below via Yahoo doesn’t sell me. But I’ve always been fond of Mendes and it is nice to see her nab a leading role, although I’m much more looking forward to her supporting performance in Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines later this year. Check out the trailer below, along with the first poster.
Girl In Progress hits theaters April 27th, 2012.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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