You'd think that a film starring a recent Academy Award winner (Melissa Leo), one of the best young actors of his generation (Jesse Eisenberg), the biggest comic on television (Tracy Morgan) and a celebrated actor from on of TV's best serials ('The Wire''s Isiah Whitlock) would be a lock. But the alleged comedy 'Why Stop Now' is here to prove that when a movie tries really, really hard to be awful it can overcome the obstacle of having a terrific ensemble cast.
Kelly Reichardt may not be a household name, but she's on a role when it comes to pleasing critics and indie film lovers. Since 2006, she's completed three increasingly beloved and divisive films, which means that she is officially on a streak. Can her next project, titled 'Night Moves,' start passionate conversations in the same way that 'Old Joy,' 'Wendy and Lucy' and 'Meek's Cutoff' did? Probably...and it'll have a great cast, too.
Most fans know that Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin has a habit of bringing in alumni from his previous work as good luck charms for his next, be it Martin Sheen, Josh Malina or Bradley Whitford, but when HBO debuts Sorkin's latest drama with 'The Newsroom,' which actor from his past will receive the honor?