Daily Archives: January 21, 2013

Critic’s Log — a BUSY Tuesday, with “Quartet,” “Stoker” and “Side Effects”

“Quartet” is the aging opera singer retirement home comedy by Dustin Hoffman, with Maggie Smith et al still hitting the high notes — if not as singers. Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins — Dustin put a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Worldwide box office/movie sales in 2012 — over $62 billion

Deadline.com reports that worldwide Movie Business revenues for 2012 were up 2.1% from the year before, some $62.4 billion. That’s box office sales, DVD, BluRay and download sales, satellite, cable and network TV revenues, some 37 countries reporting in. Revenues … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Tonight’s screening — “Holy Motors”

This fantastical French import comes to the Enzian on Friday. “Holy Motors” follows a day in the life of a mysterious figure, Msr. Oscar, whose identity, occupation and reality change repeatedly, in magical, mysterious and dark ways, over the course … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by

Movie Preview: “RED 2” means more assassin hijinks from Bruce, Malkovich, Mirren and Mary Louise

I got a pretty good sized chuckle out of the all-star actioner “RED: Retired, Extremely Dangerous” a couple of falls back. And there are familiar laughs in this trailer to the sequel. Seriously, I don’t know why anybody using John … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Review: “North Face”

We tend judge to filmed stories of survival on an epic ordeal scale. How excruciating was what the people went through in this tale endured? That puts the German production “North Face” on the short list of greatest mountaineering movies … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news