Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

Movies on the Radio — talking trash about Arnold on 740 the Game

It’s movie Thursday on the Open Mike radio show, so I’ll be talking Oscars and Arnold, Marky Mark and Mama with Mike Bianchi and Brian Fritz at about 745. You can listen online, or tune to 740 The Game on … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies — over-enthusiastic reviews for Schwarzenegger, middling for “Mama,” busted for “Broken City”

Director worship is very much in evidence with reviews of this weekend’s movie releases. Critics don’t care for the Hughes brothers — Allen “Book of Eli” Hughes in particular. So “Broken City” is cut no slack. They love South Korean … Continue reading

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“Beasts of the Southern Wild” returns to theaters for an Oscar push

t’s coming back, going into a lot more theaters. And that means a lot of confused filmgoers, or a lot more than there were when “Beasts of the Southern Wild” was a limited release/film festival sort of movie, sought out … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Mama”

“Mama” breaks a lot of horror movie rules, right off the proverbial bat. It gives us a long back-story opening, and brings up much more back story as the tale progresses. It over-explains. It reveals its supernatural menace, not just … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Last Stand”

In “The Last Stand,” Ahhh-nuld parties like it’s 1989. Or tries to. This is retro “Raw Deal” era Schwarzenegger, a modern day Western with the aging action hero as the sheriff dead set on stopping the army of an escaped … Continue reading

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