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This spring’s steady diet of faith-based films has apparently gotten SOME folks back in the habit of going to the movies. The faithful are tithing to Tristar as Sony’s “Heaven is for Real,” based on the best seller about a … Continue reading
Neither of the major openings this weekend has a prayer of catching “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” or “Rio 2.” The bad reviews for Johnny Depp’s last film in which he does not play a pirate (merely a prediction) won’t … Continue reading
A period piece about an illegitimate, mixed-raced beauty raised by her aristocratic uncle (Tom Wilkinson), “Belle” could be a breakthrough role for Gugu Mbatha-Raw, of English and South African ancestry. And in a posh period piece, no less. Matthew Goode, … Continue reading
Gabrielle is 22 and impulsive. But who isn’t, at that age?She wears her heart on her sleeve and a grin on her face. She loves her bracelets, and she loves to sing. Gabrielle has perfect pitch, “just like my father.” … Continue reading
No surprise that another of Disneynature’s engaging, kid-friendly documentaries has earned universal thumbs up from critics. “Bears” has really good photography, faintly cute (ok, cloying) narration by the ursine John C. Reilly, and no bear dies. What’s not to love? … Continue reading
For years, the rumor about Johnny Depp was that he wouldn’t take a role that required him to get a haircut. “Chocolat,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Sleepy Hollow” — unchallenging, mop-topped coincidences, or a … Continue reading
“Bears” is exactly the sort of nature documentary we’ve come to expect from Disneynature, the film division of the company that rolls out a new nature documentary every year at Earth Day.It’s gorgeous, intimate and beautifully photographed. And it’s cute … Continue reading
Greg Kinnear, an actor perpetually on the verge of tears (he’s the “white Terrence Howard) is the perfect choice to play a preacher whose son tells him he’s been to heaven. And “Heaven is for Real,” based on a book … Continue reading
“Fading Gigolo” is John Turturro’s idea of an old school Woody Allen comedy, so he wrote Allen into it.It’s a sentimental farce that presents Turturro as a Brooklyn Jack of All Trades whose pal (Allen) decides another trade this Jack, … Continue reading
of his many associations with Spike Lee — from “Do the Right Thing,” to “Clockers” to “He Got Game” — eight films stretching back to the ’80s.Or maybe it’s the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” connection, his four films with … Continue reading