Daily Archives: February 15, 2013

Next Screening: Tommy Lee Jones is MacArthur in “Emperor”

I’ve seen the trailer to this, know a bit about the history. And as always, I’m intrigued by the idea of Tommy Lee Jones tackling a larger than life figure from history. I re-watched “Cobb,” the other day. He was … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Escape from Planet Earth”

If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve seen worse animated films than “Escape from Planet Earth.” Mostly, one might add, from the same studio that released this one. But “Earth” is something of a giant – OK, mini-giant – leap … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Safe Haven” wins V-Day, “Die Hard” should win weekend

“Safe Haven,” poor reviews or no, did quite well on Valentine’s Day. Romance novelist Nic Sparks’ adaptation pulled in over $9 million. “A Good Day to Die Hard” was second, with over $8. It may have earned $40-50 million by … Continue reading

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Today’s first screening: “Escape from Planet Earth”

The Weinstein Co., too poor to preview its movies for critics any more, has a pitiful record in animation. “Hoodwinked” was sort of a high water mark. So why throw good money after bad letting critics see it? “Escape from … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “The Internship” reunites Vince and Owen

That’s Wilson and Vaughn. They play 40somethings, newly laid off, interns an Internet start-up where their bosses are in their 20s. And apparently, don’t know what they’re in for. Good to see Vince back riding the Red Bull. “The Internship,” … Continue reading

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Today’s screening: “Hava Nagila (The Movie)”

It’s the documentary about the song everybody knows, the Jewish “Hokey Pokey,” a staple of weddings, bars this and bats that. But who knows where it’s from and how it got to be that cross-cultural staple? “Hava Nagila (The Movie)” … Continue reading

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