Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most important figures in twentieth century America, which makes it odd that he's yet to receive the cinematic bio-pic treatment. Now it looks like Oliver Stone will bring his story to the big screen, with 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Jamie Foxx playing the famous civil rights leader.
Finales always tend toward the polarizing, but most would agree that the 'Breaking Bad' ultimate end "Felina" at least wrapped up the story of Walter White in a conclusive manner (whether or not you believe it to have happened in real life, or inside Walter's head). That said, two high-profile pop culture icons have spoken out against the 'Breaking Bad' series finale, and while we'd be hard pressed to link acclaimed director Oliver Stone and Britney Spears, their bizarre criticisms certainly merit mention.
If you've seen any of Oliver Stone's films, chances are strong that you've glimpsed his son, Sean. Sometimes, he's a key character (like young Jim Morrison in 'The Doors') and sometimes, he's just a tiny cameo (like "Fraternity Pledge #1" in 'W'). In any case, it looks like he's followed in his father's footsteps and has jumped behind the camera. In fact, his feature debut, a horror movie titled 'Greystone Park,' has a trailer and a release date.
I took very few notes as I watched Oliver Stone's 'Savages.' I basically have one phrase in large print in the center of the page: “I can't tell if I'm supposed to be taking this seriously.”
It's underlined. Three times.
'Savages' is nothing if not unique. Oh, the basic plot isn't unique - a group of crafty outsiders take on the mob – but the specifics are so peculiar that you'll feel compelled to both applaud and mutter WTF. Often at the same time.