Daily Archives: January 27, 2013

What a J.J. Abrams “Star Wars” movie might look like.

One savvy fan of both “Star Wars” and (maybe) J.J. Abrams has concocted this send-up of what Abrams will make “Star Wars” look like, a fan video with “flare.” Lens flare. Funny.  

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Movie Review: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Back when “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” came out, it was hard to focus on anything but the film’s shortcomings. Director Chris Columbus, as he has proven in films before and since, has little sense of urgency — no … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Hansel & Gretel” hit $18,” “Parker” and “Movie 43” not so much

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” rode its pitch and its TV commercials– NOT its reviews — to a soft $18 million opening weekend. Not great for a 3D film, OK for a 3D splatter action comedy. That puts it at … Continue reading

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Producers Guild honors “Argo,” now the hands-down Oscar favorite

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is going to rue the day they didn’t recognize Ben Affleck with a best director nomination. That old maxim, “Best directors direct best pictures” is going to be turned on its ear … Continue reading

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