Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

Tonight’s screening, “Leonie,” a period piece with Emily Mortimer

Mortimer plays the mother of a famous sculptor, a woman “ahead of her time” because — she sleeps with a married Japanese man, becomes pregnant and follows him back to Nippon? Can’t really tell from the trailer. The movie is … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Mia Wasikowska on her upcoming films “Tracks” and “Madame Bovary”

At the end of a chat about her new film, “Stoker,” which opens in early March, I asked Mia Wasikowska about two upcoming films on her IMDb dosier — “Madame Bovary,” an adaptation of the classic Flaubert novel, and “Tracks,” … Continue reading

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Return of the Klingons — J.J. hired a few for “Star Trek 2”

Producer/director J.J. Abrams has brought back “Star Trek/TOS” villains the Klingons. Again. He had to edit them out of his reboot of the sci-fi franchise. So he’s given them a central presence in the new film,“Star Trek Into Darkness.” So, … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Silver Linings” clears $100 million,” “Identity Thief” will by next Monday

“Silver Linings Playbook,” a November release that picked up steam after landing some of the biggest and bestest Oscar nominations, will finally clear $100 million today. And “Identity Thief,” which opened to weak reviews and a big fat controversy a … Continue reading

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Oscar predictions — A night of no surprises?

It’s seemed over for weeks now. But is it? The 85th Annual Academy Awards will go to “Argo,” Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”) and Tommy Lee Jones (“Lincoln”), right? All the pre-Oscar hoopla, … Continue reading

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Costume Designers Guild goes for “Skyfall,” “Anna Karenina” and…

“Mirror Mirror.” Those three films collected the big cinematic prizes at the annual awards that the Costume Designers Guild hands out for the best in costuming on the big screen and small. “Downton Abbey”? Naturally. “Anna Karenina”? Yeah, nobody saw … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Susanne Bier’s “Love is All You Need”

A little Danish, a little Italian, a little Pierce Brosnan dealing with nicer people than him — including a cute cancer survivor mother of the bride — at his son’s wedding in Italy. Doesn’t sound like a Susanne Bier (“Ina … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dwayne Johnson holds his own as a “Snitch”

It takes forever to get going, and lollygags along even after that. As a businessman scrambling to find a way to get his son’s Federal prison sentence cut, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has to play fear, tough love, pity and … Continue reading

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