Daily Archives: January 5, 2013

Weekend Box Office: “Chainsaw” massacres “Django,” “Hobbit” and “Les Mis”

Based on Friday night’s numbers, “Texas Chainsaw 3D” will collect maybe $25 million this weekend, enough to slip past “Django Unchained” and all the rest on this first weekend of 2013. “Chainsaw” — the “massacre” is silent — did over … Continue reading

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Writer’s Guild goes for “Flight,” “Moonrise, “Argo” “Lincoln” and “WALLFLOWER”

Here are this year’s WGA (Writer’s Guild of America) Awards nominations for writing in the movies ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures The Master, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The … Continue reading

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“Big Sur,” another Kerouac adaptation, showing at Sundance

Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Henry Thomas, Radha Mitchell, and Stana Katic, Anthony Edwards — a lot of familiar faces in this adaptation of a later Jack Kerouac novel. Fifty years, and they couldn’t get “On the Road” on film. Now … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Texas Chainsaw 3D”

The first movie to go into wide release in 2013 misses, by mere days, a qualifying run for the 2012 Oscars. Thus “Texas Chainsaw 3D” can’t enjoy the hype of the just-as-bloody “Django Unchained.” Well, there are other differences. “Chainsaw … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Three Stooges”

There’s an inner nine year-old in us all, dying to get out, to laugh at pratfalls, slaps, eye-pokes and fart jokes.

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Movie Review: “Stolen”

 At some point during the filming of the heist thriller “Stolen,” in which he plays an FBI agent chasing an elusive master thief (Nicolas Cage), Danny Huston must have said “Waaaaaillll shoo’. I’m-o wear me this hear porkpie hat from … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Step Up: Miami Heat”

“Step Up: Miami Heat” taps into the dance “flash mob” phenomenon and moves to Miami to give us the sunniest and most entertaining of these kids-gotta-dance musicals. The flash mobs — in traffic, dancing on the roofs, hoods and trunks … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Special Forces”

The commandos are grizzled and grinning, loaded into choppers, zipping into trouble spots and dealing death with skill and stealth. “I love this job!” one declares. And afterwards, after silently sniping away at the bad guys, tossing a well-timed grenade … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Sparkle”

Showbiz cliches so old they had mold on them back in the Irene Cara Era are dusted off for the remake of “Sparkle,” a musical melodrama set in the golden age of girl groups.

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Movie Review: “Sound of My Voice”

The young couple drive into a garage at an address they’ve been given. They strip, shower and put on surgical gowns. Then they’re handcuffed and blindfolded and driven to an undisclosed location. The preparations are ritualistic, elaborate. But they’re just … Continue reading

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