"There are two schools of thought regarding threequels. The third part of any movie franchise might be, 1.) a waste of time, made primarily to cash in on the name brand value of the property (think “Godfather 3” or “Superman 3”) or 2.) an economical way of telling a story unencumbered with the weight of establishing characters or origin story (think “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” or “Goldfinger”).
“The Hangover Part III” certainly has name recognition and doesn't waste any time in reintroducing the characters, but does it fall into category one or two?..." Read the whole review HERE!
To read the rest of Richard's reviews for "The Hangover Part 3" and new reviews for "Fast & Furious 6" and "epic" plus newish reviews for "Star Trek Into Darkness" "The Iceman," "The Angel's Share" "Mud" "The Great Gatsby""Iron Man 3" "Still Mine" "Pain and Gain" "Oblivion" "To the Wonder" "42" "The Place Beyond the Pines" "The Croods"click on the Review-O-Rama tab!
CHECK OUT THE METRO WEEKENDER IN TORONTO, HALIFAX, OTTAWA, CALGARY, EDMONTON AND VANCOUVER EVERY FRIDAY TO READ THE REEL GUYS MOVIE COLUMN!
Every Friday Richard and Yuk Yuk's founder and comedy guru Mark Breslin will discuss the weekend's biggest releases!This week Mark and Richard look at "Fast & Furious 6"! "Mark, this is the culmination of the previous five . A greatest hits—literally, there are some wild crashes here—featuring characters from most of the films in the series. All the old faves are back—drug lord Braga, Hobbs and even Letty who was presumed dead in the last installment—in a story that doesn’t make a great deal of sense, but if it was supposed to make sense it would be called Sedans and Sensibility or maybe Of Miatas and Men. But no, this is a Fast & Furious movie that plays fast and furious with believability but still delivers a pretty good time at the movies. What’s your take?..." Read the whole thing HERE!
Watch Richard's "Canada AM" reviews of "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Iceman" and "Mud" HERE!
Watch Richard's "Canada AM" reviews of "The Great Gatsby" and "At Any Price" HERE!
Watch Richard's "Canada AM" reviews of "Iron Man 3" and "Still Mine" HERE!
READ RICHARD'S METRO INTERVIEW WITH "THE HANGOVER PART III" CO-STAR KEN JEONG!
“I have patients that I e-mail with or keep in contact with on facebook and they’re always happy for me because I wasn’t a wacky, schticky guy when I was a doctor. I was pretty intense and pretty serious.
“The stuff I get now from my patients is, ‘We’re just so happy you have an outlet. You were just so serious. We thought you would explode.’ When they found out I did stand up comedy back in the day when I was practicing medicine they’d say, ‘I’m so happy for you. You’ve finally found a way to channel all this stress out.’” Read the whole thing HERE!Listen to the raw interview HERE!
WATCH RICHARD'S "CANADA AM" KEN JEONG INTERVIEW HERE!
READ RICHARD'S METRO COLUMN ON WILD CAR CHASES IN THE MOVIES!
"This weekend Fast and Furious 6, the latest high-octane installment of the car crazy franchise, hit screens.
Along with it will come squealing tires, revving engines and some of cinema’s wildest car chases.
The auto chase is a movie staple, a tradition that dates back over 100 years of movie history.
The silent Keystone Cop films featured the first recorded car chases — a mix of slapstick, jalopies and rough-and-ready stunts — as far back as 1912.
Early Hollywood often played the chases for laughs. In The Bank Dick, W.C. Fields is taken hostage by a bank robber and forced to drive the getaway car..." Read the whole thing HERE!
LISTEN TO RICHARD'S INTERVIEW WITH "epic" DIRECTOR CHRIS WEDGE!
Richard Crouse interviews "epic" director Chris Wedge. They discuss how computer generated technology has changed since Wedge worked on the original "Tron" film, creating the story for "epic" and why the title is written in lower case.
Here's some info on the movie: "A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours." Listen to the whole thing HERE!
READ RICHARD'S METRO INTERVIEW WITH "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" CO-STAR JOHN CHO!
"Playing Sulu has earned him some new, unexpected fans.
was at Griffith Park Observatory in L.A. with my family and we were
going to see the big telescope and it was closed to the public, but
there was an astronomer in there who (recognized me) and he said, ‘Come
on in. I became an astronomer because of Star Trek.’”
As for the future of the series, Cho says, “(I’m) part of something bigger than yourself and it is a special feeling.”
“I have a checkered past. I’m known as a stoner,” he says. “I’m a father now and I’d be happy to make more of these and have my kids watch them.”
Read the whole thing HERE! Listen to the raw audio of the interview HERE!
LISTEN TO RICHARD'S INTERVIEW WITH "THE EAST" STARS BRIT MARLING AND ELLEN PAGE!
They discuss the "freegan" lifestyle, the inspiration for the movie and vigilante justice.
Here's some info on the film from IMDB: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
For Immediate Release: May 14, 2013, Toronto, ON; The 3rd annual Canadian Cinema Editors Awards by Deluxe is thrilled to announce film expert Richard Crouse as this year’s host. The awards will be held at the Capitol Event Theatre in Toronto on June 6th 2013. The C.C.E. Awards is the largest event of its kind in Canada, focusing on the significance of post-production in cinema.
“When I contacted Richard three years ago to come out and do the opening speech, I always hoped Richard would consider hosting one year,” reflects Paul Day, Co-President of the C.C.E. “He’s the perfect host for the Awards.” Fellow Co-President of the C.C. E.. Paul Winestock continues, “Last year our host, C.C.E. member Mark Sanders, suggested to Richard on stage that he host next year and he said yes on the spot so we feel honoured.” The C.C.E., after only 5 years in existence, now boasts 250 members across Canada and growing. With social media and 500 readers for their newsletter, the C.C.E has clearly gained the attention of not just editors, but the industry as a whole.
The editor’s contribution to the final product has never been more important than it is in today’s technologically and creatively diverse world. Technology has arguably affected this craft more than others, and editing now finds itself in a pivotal place. More and more producers and directors are understanding that a great editor is one who knows more than the software, they help tell a good story with pace, performance, structure and style, bringing greater quality and production value to the screen. The C.C.E. shines the spotlight on these fine artists who work well behind the scenes on the ‘invisible art’.
“I’m thrilled to be invited to host the C.C.E. Awards,” says Crouse. ”To paraphrase George C. Scott, if I was ever stranded on a desert island all I would need is food, water and a great editor.”
WONDERING WHAT RICHARD IS UP TO THIS WEEK?
TUESDAY: In Toronto tune into NewsTalk 1010 every Tuesday morning at 8:15 am to hear
Richard talk about the latest entertainment news. Then, at 8:40 am Richard sits in on a current affairs panel!
Also... Every Tuesday Richard and tech wizard Kris Abel use G+ Hangout and YouTube to exchange cool ideas on movies, science, and video game culture on their podcast Hey All You Zombies! New! Listen to an audio version of the podcast on iTunes or at mixcloud!
WEDNESDAY: In Toronto,Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver pick up a
copy of the Metro newspaper to read Richard's weekly column,In Focus, now on Wednesdays.
THURSDAY: In Montreal tune into CJADevery Thursday at 8:40 am to hear Richard talk
about all the latest movies and pop culture news with host Andrew
Also... Richard sits in on the pop culture roundtable on Moore in the Morning every Thursday at 8:45 am on NewsTalk 1010 in Toronto!
FRIDAY: Tune into CTV's Canada AM every Friday at 7:45 am to find out why
ShirleyB4U tweeted "I enjoy fridays @CTVCanadaAM starts my weekend
especially @RichardCrouse he is like a good cup of cappuccino TGIF." Also... In
St. Catharines and the Golden Horseshoe tune intoCKTBevery Friday at
8:20 am when Richard looks at the movies coming to a theatre near you!
Also... Every Friday in Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver pick up a
copy of the Metro newspaper to read Richard and Mark Breslin's review
column, Reel Guys!
Also… Every Friday at 6:40 pm find
out why one commentator wrote, "Give immediately a raise or a bonus to
the person who had the stroke of genius to bring Richard Crouse in the
studio with Marcia for the Movie Reviews segment... The chemistry
between them is incredible and it's obvious they like working together!" and another tweeter wrote, "My Fridays don't seem complete unless I see @MarciaMacMillan & @RichardCrouse talk about the movies,"
Tune into CTV's News Channel's Evening Direct for more movie chat with Richard and host
Toronto tune into NewsTalk 1010 every Friday morning at 6:40 am when Richard
looks at the latest and greatest to hit screens! Also... Check out Richard's review blog onNewsTalk 1010!
SATURDAY: Each and every Saturday from
4 to 4:30 pm listen in onNewsTalk 1010 in Toronto (or
from 5 to 6 pm on CJAD in Montreal, or 4 to 5 onCKTB in St. Catherines or check local listings for a
time in your area) as Teri Hart and Richard have a look at the world
of movies. THEN!
Join Richard and special guest as they take an entertaining and off beat look at the big stories of the week from 4:30 to 5 pm! Missed it on the radio? Listen to the podcastHERE!
Week of March 1 Richard reviews "21 and Over," "The Last Exorcism Part II," and "Jack and the Giant Slayer."
Week of March 8 Richard reviews "Oz the Great and Powerful" and "Dead Man Down," starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace!
Richard hosted a very special on-stage
conversation between producer Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann at the
TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Read about it here! (Top right) Richard hosted a very special screening of "The Campaign" with its stars
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis at the Scotiabank Theatre in
Toronto! Watch and listen as Richard, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifiniakis sing the worst ever version of O Canada! (Middle right) Richard chatting with director Terry Gilliam at the American Express advance gala screening of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus at the Carlu in Toronto. (Photo courtesy of Richard Budman). (Bottom right)Richard in the Yoda Garden of George Lucas's Big Rock Ranch in Marin County, California.
CHECK OUT ALL THE ATTENTION RICHARD'S NEW BOOK, "RAISING HELL: KEN RUSSELL AND THE UNMAKING OF THE DEVILS" IS RECEIVING!
Some devilishly good news! The book, Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils, will be released as an audio book in 2013! Read it with your ears people! “This is not only a great book, it’s a necessary book.” - Guillermo del Toro
“In his entertaining and hyperbolic Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils, Canadian movie critic Richard Crouse attempts to answer why Russell’s 1971 film The Devils — based on a story about an incident of mass hysteria among a convent of nuns in 17th century France — became such a flash point in what would seem to have been an unshockable era. (A Clockwork Orange was nominated for the best picture Oscar that year.)”
Richard Crouse dishes on his new book, "Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils" with Canada AM host Marci Ien. The book explores how the controversial film, ‘The Devils,’ ended up banned, edited and hidden from view for forty years!Read the whole thing hereWatch the whole thing here!