Daily Archives: January 29, 2013

Movie Review: “Warm Bodies”

Imagine a “Twilight” where the panting, flirting teens were in on the joke, where the gulf between them was more about communication skills than supernatural schisms. Where one teen had really bad skin. That’s “Warm Bodies,” a funny teen romance … Continue reading

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You know you’re an Oscar lock when…

They make a musical video parody of your chances. So Anne Hathaway, congratulations, sister.

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Questions for Josh Hutcherson? Anyone? Anyone?

He’s the teen dream Peeta of “The Hunger Games,” the kid who grew up making journeys “To the Center of the Earth,” and one of the kids of “The Kids Are All Right.” Josh Hutcherson — if you don’t know … Continue reading

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Paul Newman’s “final project” gets underway — “Lucky Them”

Paul Newman was working on and planning to cameo in “Lucky Them,” a romantic dramedy about a female journalist in pursuit of a reclusive musician who happens to be an ex-boyfriend. Toni Collette has signed on to star in the … Continue reading

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Analeigh Tipton and director Jonathan Levine talk “Warm Bodies” and cold zombies

Zombies, zombies everywhere – from TV (“The Walking Dead”) to the big screen (“World War Z”), from bookshelves filled with zombie survival guides, to the Internet (zombiesurvivivalwiki.com), trickling down to parades (“zombie walks”) and theme parties from coast to coast. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The 2013 Oscar nominated Animated Shorts

Silence is golden in this year’s collection of Oscar nominated animated short films, packaged together for limited theatrical release so that we can all see them before Oscar night. Five different films, none with a word of dialogue, showcase a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Town”

The robbers work with a confident, brutal and bracing efficiency. And the same could be said of their director.  Ben Affleck’s “The Town” is the work of a filmmaker with an eye for faces, an ear for dialect and a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Case 39”

“This girl is in trouble,” Renee Zellweger’s character declares in “Case 39,” her first horror movie in 16 years. “I can FEEL it.” As can we all. Zellweger, at 41 is not really someone we’d call “girl” anymore. But she … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Gnomeo & Juliet”

“Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny…” And at about this point the gnome reciting the prologue to “Romeo and Juliet” is yanked off stage by … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “I Am Number Four”

They’re young, they’re darned attractive, and their hands glow an eerie neon blue when they’re in trouble. And they’re in trouble a lot, because they’re being hunted. They have superhuman strength, great hair and lips and wardrobes to die for. … Continue reading

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