Monthly Archives: January 2013

Talking Movies on the Radio — “Bullet to the Head,” “Warm Bodies” on 740 The Game

It’s Thursday, time to wake up, collect my thoughts and use my cell because Century Link’s landline has failed — again — to chat with Mike Bianchi and Brian Fritz about Stallone’s latest, the “Zombie Twilight” (“Warm Bodies”) and the … Continue reading

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“Bless Me, Ultima” finally has a release date

A film based on the “controversial” novel, a WWII era period piece about a boy and the strange woman he befriends, a woman everyone believes is a witch. Actor turned director Carl “Devil in a Blue Dress/Out of Time” Franklin … Continue reading

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Cult film in the making? “I Capture the Flag”

Drafthouse Films, which operates out of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, a landmark in indie cinema, distributes the occasional midnight movie or would-be cult film. The Orlando-made “Miami Connection” is one they’re running out to other arthouses at the moment. … Continue reading

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How hot is Melissa McCarthy right now? Summer release hot

“The Heat” has a laugh-out-loud trailer going for it, an Oscar winner (Sandra Bullock) as its star and until this week, an early April dumping ground release date. Buddy cop comedies with mismatched cops are a summer staple. It must … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Bullet to the Head”

Choppy and bordering on incoherent, “Bullet to the Head” is Stallone’s answer to Schwarzenegger’s “The Last Stand,” an action exercise in “Here’s how we used to do it.” Sly one-ups Arnold in that old school regard by bringing in Walter … Continue reading

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Movie Review: 2013 Oscar nominated live action short films

Forget the debate over which feature film is favored to win Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. That august field of nine has nothing on the nominated live-action shorts this year, five films of differing styles and tones, but each … Continue reading

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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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