Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

Movie Review: “Seven Days in Utopia”

In “Seven Days in Utopia,” a mild-mannered young golfer has a mild meltdown in the middle of a tournament. That’s  followed by seven days of perspective-patching among mild-mannered God-fearing folk in rural Texas. Faith and “fore” walk hand in hand … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Zero Dark Thirty” opens well, “Gangster Squad” not so much

Marlon Wayans (my interview with him in here) is back in the Scary Movie business, even if he doesn’t get to call it a “Scary Movie.” “A Haunted House” (review here) opened #2 at the box office this weekend, a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Miral,” Julian Schnabel’s botched love letter to his girlfriend

Julian Schnabel tries and fails to boil down fifty years of Middle Eastern history as seen and experienced by a handful of inter-related Palestinians in “Miral,” an ambitious but seriously muddled melodrama.The Oscar-nominated director of “The Diving Bell and the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Rammbock”

When was the last time a zombie movie touched you, made an emotional connection? It’s been a while, right? Maybe a moment or a character in “28 Days Later.” But before that? And after it? That’s what jumps at you … Continue reading

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“Jurassic Park 4” to arrive in June, 2014 — but Spielberg won’t direct

Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall will produce the next “Jurassic” film, which will be directed by an as-yet unnamed director. Whom will Spielberg anoint to take over the lucrative series? It’s obvious that special effects have advanced eons since the … Continue reading

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Meeting of the Minds: Larry the Cable Guy joins Tyler Perry’s next Madea movie

Two of comedy’s most successful entrepreneurs, Tyler Perry and Larry the Cable Guy, will unite in “Madea’s Christmas,” a comedy Perry is set to make on the heels of failing to break free from his meal ticket with the “Alex … Continue reading

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