Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

Movie Review: “Lockout”

Guy Pearce goes into low Earth orbit to get his cool back in “Lockout,” a silly sci-fi B-picture made fun by his star turn in the lead role. It’s “Escape from New York” in space, with Pearce channeling Kurt Russell … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Life of Pi”

“Life of Pi,” Yann Martel’s fantastical folk parable about faith and spirituality makes the journey to the big screen more or less intact, a meditative Ang Lee survival-at-sea adventure with many of the same virtues and shortcomings of the novel.

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Movie Review: “L!fe Happens”

“Her and I have this witty banter thing,” single-mom Kim (Krysten Ritter) blurts out to her date as a way of explaining a little verbal snit-fit she’s shared with gal-pal Deena (Kate Bosworth. “It’s nothing serious.” There’s fact and fiction … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Lincoln”

 The leading man’s too short, barely suggesting the height that his contemporaries said made him “tower o’er other men.” And his voice, researched and accurate as it may be, is not the Abe Lincoln that’s been inside our head for … Continue reading

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Talking movies on the Radio — “Promised Land” at 740 The Game at 745 AM

Chatting with Brian Fritz this AM on the Open Mike radio show on 740 The Game, and we’ll talk up the new Matt Damon/John Krasinski/Hal Holbrooke Rosemarie DeWitt drama about fracking — “Promised Land,” and a couple of vintage films … Continue reading

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“Rashomon,” one of the greatest films ever made, comes to Enzian Saturday the 12th

So you didn’t go to film school. Maybe you’re a little put-off by film snobs. If you can’t beat’em, the best way to join’em is to see the essentials — the greatest films ever made, the ones that serious and … Continue reading

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The Original “Django” returns to the big screen

The Enzian is showing the original “Django,” a spaghetti Western starring Franco Nero as a pistolero who drags a coffin with him from town to town, stirring up trouble. In the movie, he sets the KKK against Mexican banditos and … Continue reading

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