Review: ‘CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR’ puts Nick Jonas in the hot seat.


Careful what you wish for posterIt’s probably safe to say that every young man’s fantasy would be to have an affair with a hot older woman. The age gap alone could cause all sorts of problems… especially if she’s married. In Elizabeth Allen‘s new film, CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, the innocent boy next door gets more than he bargains for.
carefulwhatyouwishfor nick jonasHome for the summer holiday, brainiac Doug becomes entangled with the stunningly beautiful wife of his next door neighbor. Lena is in need of a rescue from a her controlling husband Elliot. Once drawn into a circle of deceit by from both husband and wife, Doug is determined to get her out from under Elliot’s thumb, all while indulging in a hot and heavy affair. Things go wrong pretty quickly. What’s a good kid to do when bad things find him?CarefulWhatYouWishForIsabelLucasNick Jonas is one hot commodity. His on screen presence is so natural it’s a wonder it has taken this long for him to land such a leading role. Nick easily carries the entire film on his shoulders. He has true star potential. After his success in Ryan Murphy‘s Scream Queens, Nick is not slowing down in establishing himself in the acting industry. Forget the days of The Jonas Brothers sugar pop image. Those days are long gone. Isabel Lucas plays the haunted Lena. Massive sex appeal and an elegant air, you know there is more lurking behind those sad eyes. Dermot Mulroney is scary as Elliot. Usually a lead in a rom-com role, it was nice to see him stretch his very capable acting chops. Careful_what_you_wish_for_Dermot MulrooneyCareful What You Wish For is a surefire noir. A total departure from director Elizabeth Allen‘s previous films. It’s in the same league at another Starz Digital fave of mine, Bad Turn Worse. Just when you think you know what’s going on, there is a twist, keeping you interested. While some of the peeks of nudity may seem cliche, but they are very much in line with building up the tension in the plot. No one will be complaining when they see Jonas shirtless, that’s for damn sure. His audience will go nuts.

In Theaters and On Demand June 10, 2016

Starring: Nick Jonas (Goat, FOX’s “Scream Queens”)
Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the FallenRed DawnImmortals)
Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Showtime’s “Shameless”)
Graham Rogers (ABC’s “Quantico”, Love & Mercy) 
Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Romeo + Juliet)

Directed by: Elizabeth Allen (Ramona & Beezus, Aquamarine)

A steamy thriller set in a wealthy vacation community, CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR is a story of seduction,  deceit and betrayal. The summer before he leaves for college a young man (Nick Jonas in his debut lead performance) begins an affair with the beautiful wife (Isabel Lucas) of his powerful investment banker neighbor (Dermot Mulroney). The plot thickens when a suspicious death embroils the young lovers in scandal.

RT: 91 Minutes
MPAA rating: R

‘Goodfellas’ back on the big screen as the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival! Q&A with cast members after!

Robert De Niro as James Conway sitting in restaurant booth with Ray Liotta as Henry Hill.

Robert De Niro as James Conway sitting in restaurant booth with Ray Liotta as Henry

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Goodfellas is one of my all-time favorite movies. Dare I say that I like it more than The Godfather? I do. Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are so perfect together. I can’t think of a better closing night movie. Don’t wait to buy the tickets once they are available!

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, announced that the 25th Anniversary of Martin Scorseses gangster film GoodFellas—remastered from a 4k scan of the original camera negative, supervised by Scorsese—will close its 14th edition on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino, the film was praised by The New York Times as “breathless and brilliant” and “both the most politically serious and most evilly entertaining movie yet made about organized crime.”

In honor of the 25th Anniversary celebration, the films creators and cast members will reunite at TFF for a conversation following the film with Jon Stewart where they will discuss the acclaimed 1990 Academy Award-nominated classic based on the true-crime bestseller “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi. Closing night, co-sponsored by Infor and Roberto Coin, will take place at The Beacon Theatre.  Tickets will be available to American Express Card Members on March 23 and to the public on March 28 via The Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 15-26, 2015.

Ray Liotta as Henry Hill sitting with Lorraine Bracco as Karen Hill at nightclub.

Ray Liotta as Henry Hill sitting with Lorraine Bracco as Karen Hill at nightclub.

“While TFFs mission is centered around new stories and voices, we also seek to honor the creators and films that have shaped the cultural landscape,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival.  “GoodFellas is one of those pictures with an honest and stylized portrayal of the gangster lifestyle that has inspired a generation of filmmakers and television directors across genres. We are proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary at our closing night and introduce new audiences to one of Martys masterpieces.”

Martin Scorsese said, “I was so excited to learn that this picture, now 25 years old, would be closing this years Tribeca Film Festival. Excited and moved. It was an adventure to get it on screen—we wanted to make a movie that was true to Nick Pileggis book and to the life of Henry Hill and his friends, which means that we broke some rules and took some risks. So its heartening to know that GoodFellas has come to mean so much to so many people. Its wonderful to see one of your pictures revived and re-seen, but to see it closing Tribeca, a festival of new movies, means the world to me.”

“I was most proud of this film 25 years ago, and equally proud of it now. Im very happy that it is our closing night film,” said Robert De Niro, co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival.


Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito, Ray Liotta as Henry Hill and Robert De Niro as James Conway

Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito, Ray Liotta as Henry Hill and Robert De Niro as James

GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie.  Following the rise and fall of a trio of gangsters over 30 years, its an electrifying, fact-inspired tale of living and dying. The film earned six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director and was named 1990s Best Film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics.  In 2000, GoodFellas was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress.

On May 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release GoodFellas 25th Anniversary on Blu-rayTM and Digital HD which will include a new documentary. “Scorseses GoodFellas” featuring interviews with Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta and more.

Visit for more information about TFF’s 2015 programs and the full line-up of films.

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