Daily Archives: January 8, 2013

Josh Brolin a lead in “Sin City 2”

Deadline.com is reporting that Josh Brolin has the lead in the October release “Sin City” sequel titled, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Robert Rodriguez is co-directing with Frank Miller, the comic book author no doubt chastened by the … Continue reading

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Indies, smaller studios elbowed out of Directors Guild Nominations

If, as they say, “Best directors direct best pictures,” the Oscar field got a LOT simpler/clearer today. No, the DGA nominations don’t correspond exactly with Oscar nods, but the DGA has spoken. And it’s Affleck and Spielberg, Hooper and Bigelow … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away”

Cirque du Soleil movies are a lot like ballet films – long on beauty and artistry, short on story.

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Woody Allen returns to New York — and Sony Pictures Classics — with “Blue Jasmine”

The long Woody Allen Euro-sojourn is over. For now. “Blue Jasmine,” which Sony Classics just grabbed the rights to, is Woody back in New York for the first time since that awful Larry David comedy “(Whatever Works”) he did a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “West of Memphis”

The saga of the “West Memphis Three” reaches a thrilling if somewhat anticlimactic conclusion in “West of Memphis,” a documentary financed by Peter “Lord of the Rings” Jackson and directed by Amy Berg. Berg, who directed the damning Catholic priests … Continue reading

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Spanish-made “Impossible” scores 14 Goya nominations

The Spanish equivalent of the Oscars, the Goyas, nodded “The Impossible” way 14 times today. And an actual Spanish language drama from Spain, “Blancanieves,” scored 18. Not the film selected for their “best foreign language” Oscar contender, but one the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Comic Con: Episode IV, A Fan’s Hope”

“Comic Con: Episode IV, a Fan’s Hope” is Morgan “Super Size Me” Spurlock’s affectionate visit to San Diego’s annual super-sized comic book, and sci-fi and fantasy movie, TV and game gathering of the nerd tribes. It’s a gentle, almost nostalgic … Continue reading

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Movie Nation Interview: James Cameron

In the decade-plus since filmmaker James Cameron created Hollywood’s favorite punchline, the world has truly been the man’s oyster. He’s taken cameras underwater to film shipwrecks, and plunged even deeper in his own submersible into Challenger Deep, the deepest spot … Continue reading

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2013 — Ten Titles worth waiting for at the Multiplex

Sure, it’s Oscar season. But the Oscars are the ghosts of Movies Past – last year’s movies, yesterday’s news. It’s 2013. What do THIS year’s movies hold in store for us? We’ve got remakes of “Evil Dead,” “Old Boy” and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

The second coolest thing about the Wolverine of the X-Men movies — after Hugh Jackman‘s epic sideburns — was his mystery. So naturally that’s what Marvel set out to delete with its first X-Men sequel. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, may be … Continue reading

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