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Daily Archives: January 4, 2013
For much of the cinema’s history, the movies have had the good sense to keep Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis Professor Moriarty off camera, an unseen menace made all the more menacing by his absence. But Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Game … Continue reading
Megan McDonald’s third-grade spitfire Judy Moody makes her moody leap from the page to the big screen with much of the spit, if not her fire, intact. “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” is a mild-mannered kids’ comedy that … Continue reading
The heft of having Robert Redford in your documentary can’t have hurt the filmmakers behind “Buck,” a somewhat superficial look at the famed horse trainer who coached Redford during the making of “The Horse Whisperer.” And where that star power … Continue reading
Ginger Baker invented “rock drumming,” with Cream and assorted groups that followed in the ’60s and early ’70s. He’s a nut, very difficult to deal with. And unlike Keith Moon, say, he’s still around. This Jay Bulger doc captures Ginger … Continue reading
Terrence Malick is still making poetry in that most prosaic of worlds, the movies. But is there a place for the director of “Days of Heaven” and “The New World” in today’s high-def, literal, ultra-realistic cinema? Judging from his ambitious, … Continue reading
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon revive their funny, odd and unbalanced “relationship” in “The Trip,” a largely improvised and often very funny road picture about two comic actors visiting the great roads and great restaurants of “The North” of England. … Continue reading
The low-budget British aliens-invade-the-hood thriller “Attack the Block” reminded me of Rick’s famous line in “Casablanca,” his reply when Major Strasser asks about how he’ll feel with the Nazis are in New York. “Well there are certain sections of … Continue reading
“The Art of Getting By” is a screen romance that echoes its title. It gets by. Barely.
Weekend Box Office: It’s a four way race with “Django” and “Chainsaw” battling for the bloodlust top spot
The 38 year old “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise will duel “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables” and “The Hobbit” for the top spot at the box office this weekend. And Box Office Mojo figures the only horror movie, only NEW movie in … Continue reading