Nora Leerhsen

Keep your eyes wide open

“Close Your Eyes” (First Look Pictures) is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Dr. Michael Strother (Goran Visnjic), a hypnotist living in London who has the ability to read people’s minds. When a patient of his, Detective Janet Losey (Shirley Henderson), realizes his gift, she entices him to help her on a child […]

Switching brothers

Marlon Wayans stars with Tom Hanks in the upcoming comedy “The Ladykillers” (Touchstone Pictures). He plays Gawein, the “inside man” of a heist, taking on the job of janitor at a casino. Wayans recently sat down with The Hatchet to discuss his latest film, what he has learned from working in the entertainment industry and […]

Review: Buzzkill: “The Ladykillers” not funny enough

Joel and Ethan Coen have teamed up with Tom Hanks to remake the 1955 classic “The Ladykillers” (Touchstone Pictures). The comedy tells the story of charlatan professor Goldthwait Higginson Dorr, Ph.D (Hanks), and his attempt at an extravagant casino heist that he hopes will make him and his fellow criminals very wealthy. After placing an […]

Boxing – is it a man’s world?

“Against the Ropes” (Paramount Pictures) is a film inspired by the story of Jackie Kallen, the most successful female manager in boxing history. Kallen (Meg Ryan), a gutsy, outspoken woman who grew up in a family of all male boxers, has been waiting years for a chance to leave her boring job and exhibit her […]

The Big Bounce, a big flop

One would hope that there was more to “The Big Bounce” (Warner Bros.) than its trailer let on, but that’s just not the case. All of the film’s laughs manage to fit in its 30-second trailer, and the story isn’t expanded much further than the premise provided by its previews. The film tells the story […]

Interview with Ben Affleck

In his upcoming film “Paycheck” (Paramount Pictures), Ben Affleck plays a genius whose work for high tech corporations requires that his memory be periodically erased. “Paycheck” is directed by acclaimed action film director John Woo (“Broken Arrow”, “Face/Off”) and has a cast that includes Uma Thurman and Aaron Eckhart. In a recent Hatchet interview, Affleck […]

Believe what you read?

The upcoming film “Shattered Glass”(Lions Gate Films) tells the true story of Stephen Glass. As a young journalist, Glass spent three years working for The New Republic in the late 1990s but was terminated when his editors realized he had fabricated over 27 of the 41 articles he had written for the magazine. The film […]