All articles by Mark Bialczak

‘A Star is Born’ Gets Bradley Cooper’s Attention

Time-tested story of experience could be right for directorial debut

You know Hollywood can't keep its hands off a good storyline.



‘Insurgent’ Deals in Dystopian Fantasy

(Review) Robert Schwentke directs ‘Insurgent’

I don't know about you, but I'd be perfectly content if Dystopian Days took a break from the cinematic screens.



Vin Diesel voices ‘Furious’ love for Paul Walker

A family feeling shows the best support

The closer it gets to wide release, the more choked up Vin Diesel is getting about Fast and Furious 7. It's quite touching, the way the big guy is embracing cast, fans, and the memory of his co-star, Paul Walker.



Liam Neeson Would ‘Run All Night’ to Save His Son

When it comes to fathers and sons, anything goes

If a bad guy trying to make up for a nasty past by doing good is your thing, Run All Night is the action drama for you.



Johnny Depp injures hand, requires surgery during ‘Pirates’ filming

The production apparently isn’t off the hook

I saw a story on Screen Rant while searching for movie news Wednesday that says Johnny Depp has been injured during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.



Sometimes ‘Second Best’ Can Be Good

This ‘Exotic Marigold Hotel’ franchise doesn’t feel old

What would you call the folks that title their movie The Second Best?



What’s MTV doing that’s ‘hilarious’ and insane’ in movie award nominations?

Well, maybe that headline is a tad overstated

Because there's no shortage to my interest when the words Insane and Hilarious are bandied about with just one word between them, of course my click came quickly to this Cinema Blend headline during my search to share the best of this week's Movie News:



‘Focus’ is a Beautiful Guessing Game

Who’s going to Flim and who’s going to Flam?

Go for the guy, go for the girl, or go for the goods.



The Good, the Bad and the Awkward Neil Patrick Harris at the Oscars

Highlights, lowlights and what was he thinking?

I liked Birdman, don't get me wrong. In fact, my review  for the New Times was quite complimentary about the work of leading man Michael Keaton as the former superhero actor attempting to reclaim a career. I called it a compelling little art movie.



Run fast to see ‘McFarland, USA’

Kevin Costner and his young athletes warm to each other in true story

I don't know about you, but this hard February has left me plenty surly. Cold, snow, worse cold, more snow, wind-chills that defy credulity and snow banks around the driveway that are challenge shoveling shoulders.