Bellow you can read two reviews of Boundaries, one by Variety and one by The Hollywood Reporter. Click on “read more” to read the full reviews.
We’ve seen him dozens of times before, saying any damn thing that comes into his head (because living on the planet for 70 or 80 years has given him the right to do so). He’s on his own incorrigible wavelength, dropping putdowns as fresh as his body is old, spicing every cranky comment with a perfectly chosen F–bomb. But, of course, he’s also part of the family. He’s the grumpy old man, the naughty codger from hell — the hilarious over-the-hill a–hole who is always played by someone like, you know, Alan Arkin. Just about every time we see him, he’s a showbiz creation, a character baptized in shtick.
But in “Boundaries,” a touching yet wised-up father-daughter road movie that’s the best version of this sort of film you could imagine (it’s standard, but very tastefully done), Christopher Plummer plays him with a lived-in, soft-shoe command. At 88, Plummer looks about as handsome as a man his age can be, with cheekbones that take the light beautifully, his white hair swept back and set off by a beard that’s still, from certain angles, sort of sexy. He plays Jack Jaconi, the pathologically charming and selfish father of Laura (Vera Farmiga), and by the end of the opening scene, when she’s sounding off to her therapist about him, we’re certain that he must be some version of the monster she describes. Laura won’t even take his calls — that’s how much damage he’s caused.
Review and a video clip on Vera’s appearance in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Be sure to watch it, we can tell for certain you won’t be disappointed – Vera was amazing as usual!
If you have enjoyed adaptations of the visionary work of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick that have been made over the years—such as the Blade Runner films (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) and the Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle (based on the novel of the same name, and which will debut its third season sometime this year)—you’ll be excited to know that Amazon has more Dick adaptations for you. Several of the author’s short stories have each inspired an episode in the new anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, available on the service starting Friday.
Dick’s works are adapted for this series by leading American and British writers and directors, including Ronald D. Moore of Battlestar Galactica and Outlander fame, who also serves as an executive producer for the series.
Another executive producer of Electric Dreams is Bryan Cranston, who is also part of the large and notable cast of actors bringing Dick’s tales to life. Along with Cranston, the series will feature Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monáe, Mireille Enos, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Vera Farmiga and many others.
You can watch Farmiga in the exclusive clip below, courtesy of Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television. It’s from the “Kill All Others” episode of Electric Dreams (based on Dick’s story “The Hanging Stranger”). Farmiga plays a politician who makes a shocking statement encouraging violence; in the wake of that, a man is found hanging from a lamp post, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby. When Philbert Noyce (Mel Rodriguez) dares to question the situation, he finds himself a target.
Check out the chilling scene here, with Farmiga’s politician questioning if Noyce is what she calls an “other” – (Video)
The rest of the episodes of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will premiere on January 12, 2018. So far I have loved all the episodes I can not wait to see Veras! Amazon posted an official press release about it:
All ten episodes—featuring an all-star cast including Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monáe, Richard Madden, Liam Cunningham, Vera Farmiga, Juno Temple, Essie Davis, Benedict Wong, Annalise Basso, Mireille Enos, Rachelle Lefevre and Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, David Kanter and Bryan Cranston—will be available globally in select territories on Prime Video
Amazon today announced that its new sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will premiere on Friday, January 12, exclusively on Prime Video. Based on various writings from author Philip K. Dick, each of the ten standalone episodes are set in a different and unique world – some which lay in the far reaches of the universe, and others which are much closer to home. While the stories may be worlds apart, central to each is the poignant and warm exploration of the importance and significance of humanity. From five to 5000 years in the future, each compelling tale will both illustrate Philip K. Dick’s prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized sci-fi novelist’s work. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will be available as a Prime Exclusive Series in the U.S., as well as in select territories globally, including Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Spain and Turkey, among others. Dick’s Emmy award-winning The Man in the High Castle, the most-watched scripted series in the history of Prime Video, will begin its third season in 2018.
A new production still has been released from The Commuter of our lovely Vera!
One more trailer out for the upcoming The Commuter and we get to see some scenes with Vera!
If you have the chance you should most definitly go! Tickets will be available here.
Hugh Jackman, who’s been in Atlanta filming his role as former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart and presidential contender Gary Hart in “The Front Runner,” will take time out for a fundraiser benefiting hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.
Jackman will read the role of Westley in a live performance of “The Princess Bride.” His “Front Runner” co-star Vera Farmiga reads the role of Buttercup. She plays Lee Hart in the movie.
The event will take place October 22 at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Atlanta, where “The Front Runner” has been filming.