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Daily Archives: January 4, 2013
“Pusher” is a straight, no chaser thriller set on the bottom rung of the drug trade ladder. A remake of a 1996 Danish thriller, it’s a pulsating, propulsive and nerve-wracking film that breathes new life into a genre whose tropes … Continue reading
The writer-director of “In Bruges,” the playwright turned filmmaker Martin McDonagh, sells out and makes his first Hollywood film,” Seven Psychopaths” a commentary on selling out. Well, that and Hollywood’s obsession with psychopaths. And his own. True to title, it’s … Continue reading
Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” plays like the “Alien” franchise’s greatest hits. Scott, revisiting the 1979 sci-fi classic that made him famous, samples “Alien,” James Cameron’s “Aliens” and the later films in the series for this state-of-the-art prequel, using plot points, situations, … Continue reading
Project X” is the movie equivalent of that good-looking, well-off teenage boy your gut tells you to keep away from your teenage daughter. He may turn on the charm, come from what we assume is a “good family” (as if … Continue reading
If you only see ONE demonic possession/Jewish exorcism movie this year, make it “The Possession.”
Michael Shannon plays a villain with “impulse control issues” in the bike courier thriller “Premium Rush.” Shannon fans will salivate at the thought of that. Nobody can turn on the scary like Michael Shannon.
Who knew there was this much fun left in glee clubs this long after “Glee!” jumped the shark? “Pitch Perfect” is a frothy, funny, dizzy and derivative farce set in the competitive world of college a cappella groups, “Glee!” without … Continue reading
There’s an inviolable law of animated films — the more “names” you have in the voice cast, the weaker you know your film is.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is wistful, witty, romantic and sentimental, almost a “Breakfast Club” for the new millennium. It’s not high school as it really was and is. It is high school as it really should be.