Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Scorsese And DiCaprio Book Trip To Shutter Island

Hot on the heels of the Gone Baby Gone release, Variety reports today that another Dennis Lehane novel will see the big screen: SHUTTER ISLAND. Teaming up once again, Martin Scorsese will direct the picture, and Leonardo DiCaprio will star as U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Gone Baby Gone Opens Tomorrow!

Ben Affleck's directorial debut opens tomorrow nationwide. Affleck's brother Casey stars as Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie, and Michelle Monaghan is Patrick's partner, Angie Genarro. Morgan Freeman plays Captain Jack Doyle, and Ed Harris is Detective Remy Bressant. Amy Ryan is riveting as Helene McCready, a Boston mother whose child is kidnapped.

If you haven't already bought those tickets online, perhaps the four star review from the Associated Press will have you running to the box office this weekend:

Working with two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll and composer Harry Gregson-Williams, Affleck never sugarcoats or overdramatizes the surroundings, instead establishing a mood that's fraught with danger, suspicion and dark discoveries around every corner. It's depressing and bleak, but also excitingly alive and real.


That pervasive sense of moral ambiguity is one of the strongest elements of "Gone Baby Gone," and it will you keep you thinking and talking about the film long after it's over.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

A Second Star Shines in Blue Heaven

Kirkus gives C.J. Box's BLUE HEAVEN its second starred review, praising the way the author "alternates violence with surprising tenderness in a suspenseful tour de force."

Read the entire review here.

St. Martin's will publish the book in January, 2008.