Daily Archives: January 25, 2013

More Robot Warriors — “Robotech” has a director

“Transformers” really whetted Hollywood’s appetite for movies about gigantic fighting/flying bipeds. But they don’t necessarily have to be Battle Bots with funny voices to qualify. Anime has a long tradition of soldiers/etc. inside gigantic fighting machines. “Pacific Rim” will have … Continue reading

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“Dead Man Down” pairs up Colin and Noomi — against Terrence Howard

A March release, this could work. Farrell could use a hit, and having the Swedish director of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” behind the camera may be a bonus. Noomi Rapace probably thinks so.

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Box Office: Will “Hansel” nail “Parker,” or will “Movie 43” break out?

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” is in 3D. So if nothing else, it’ll have that higher ticket price going for it as it plays in theaters across America this weekend. The Box Office Guru figures it’ll do $20 million or … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Parker”

The heist doesn’t go wrong. Five guys, some dressed as clowns, one wearing a priest’s collar and the getaway guy in a fire chief’s uniform – knock over the cash office of the Ohio State Fair. But just afterward, four … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Movie 43” doesn’t have quite that many laughs in it

“Movie 43” is a collection of one-joke short films strung together as a feature, movies built seemingly built around this guiding directive – find big name stars and see how far “out there” they’ll go for a laugh. Thus, you … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa”

With his spot-on work impersonating  Tony Blair (“The Deal,” “The Queen”), TV interviewer David Frost (“Frost/Nixon”) and football (soccer) coaches (“The Damned United”), Michael Sheen has established himself as the cinema’s reigning King Mimic, an actor who gets under the … Continue reading

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