Daily Archives: February 22, 2013

Eagle snatches baby — Canadian Film Students explain their Youtube Hoax

We used to hear apocryphal stories like this up in Alaska — usually involving lap dogs. An eagle, in town for the salmon runs (I lived in Kodiak, salmon runs and round the clock fish canneries were a draw), swooped … Continue reading

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Box Office: Can The Rock take down Bruce, “Safe Haven” and “Dark Skies”?

It’s Oscar weekend, and no, none of the Oscar contenders expects to be in the top five when the dust has settled on all the moviegoing this Feb. 22-24. Will “Identity Thief” have enough oomph to clear the finish line … Continue reading

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Today’s second interview — “A Place at the Table” filmmakers

A movie about hunger in America that also reveals the source of the obesity epidemic (subsidized, universally available super-cheap corn/soy/wheat “product” junk foods), “A Place at the Table” might cause a stir when it hits theaters next month. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Spring Breakers,” the Red Band trailer

Yeah, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens are ALL hot and bothered to finishing growing up — and take on the violent and scantily-clad roles of young adulthood. This is getting an awful lot of hype for a movie that a … Continue reading

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Weekend movies — Decent enough reviews for “Snitch,” “Ultima,” weak for “Dark Skies”

“Snitch” had the makings of another junky action hero shoot-em up/punch-em up. Most critics, myself included, were pleasantly surprised, or at least a little impressed by Dwayne Johnson holding his own with a pretty good supporting cast in a very … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Dark Skies”

The standard issue alien abduction thriller gains a few paranormal touches and a taste of the Living Dead in “Dark Skies,” a sometimes hair-raising riff on all the “Communions” that have come before. It’s a passably chilling bit of nonsense … Continue reading

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