Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

Gillian Flynn novel could soon be a Charlize Theron movie

Gillian Flynn’s novel “Dark Places” is about a woman who witnessed a crime as a young girl, a notorious massacre, and testified against her brother in the trial for it. Years later, a club of people who like to re-examine … Continue reading

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James Franco asks the obvious about “Amazing Spider Man” — “It’s like, why?”

Exactly. But then again, I’ve made my views of this redundant remake pretty clear.

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Kids remake “Toy Story” — with real toys

It’s not stop motion animation. It’s not sophisticated. It’s just a faithful tribute to a favorite film by fans who love the original too much. Cute. Check out the camera work.

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“Fast & Furious 6″ looks more…digital. But can you ID the cars?

These “Fast and Furious” movies seem to be getting further and further away from real car stunts in the action scenes and more into the digital stuff. There’s a bit of stunt driving in this commercial-trailer. But a whole lot … Continue reading

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“Lone Ranger” Super Bowl commercial — are you sold, yet?

The tone of this TV spot — a long one — for The Super Bowl — is more promising than the earlier “Lone Ranger” commercials. Let’s just say it — it feels less “Wild Wild West” here. Tom Wilkinson’s voice … Continue reading

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“Hulk” gains new lease on life, thanks to “Avengers”

Since Mark Ruffalo’s sad, weary and witty turn as The Hulk in “The Avengers,” Marvel is making moves to cash in on the latest signs of life in the Big Green Guy. Latino Review reports there’s a Hulk-centric plot to … Continue reading

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Renny Harlin — stop laughing — set to direct “Hercules 3D”

The finished Finnish filmmaker — maker of the bloodiest “Die Hard,” once married to Geena Davis, his career long down in the B-movie dumps – has landed the job of directing another sword and sorcery 3D film. “Hercules 3D” feels … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman”

“A Liar’s Autobiography” is such a brilliant conceit that you wish, ever so much, that it had come off. An animated resuscitation of Monty Python’s “Dead One,” the late Graham Chapman, this uneven exercise in animated styles and unbalanced riff … Continue reading

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