Daily Archives: February 25, 2013

Next Interview: Tommy Lee Jones, of “Emperor”

No. He didn’t win another Oscar for “Lincoln.” But let’s hope he’s not irked about that. The title of his new film, “Emperor,” has multiple meanings. Jones plays General Douglas MacArthur, who led Allied forces to victory in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Sweeney”

Movie shoot-outs are often dazzling feats of marksmanship. Few filmmakers have the guts to show their version of “Gunfight at the OK Corral” the way such gunfights actually go down — dozens of rounds, most  missing the mark — pistols … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Stoker”

The Stoker house is in mourning. Widow Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) has crawled into a bottle, weeping. Teenage daughter India (Mia Wasikowska), already withdrawn from Mom, pulls further into her sullen shell. She hates to be touched, becomes even more of … Continue reading

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Today’s next screening, “Phantom,” a Cold War Era Soviet sub tale

Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Sean Patrick Flannery, Lance Henriksen, Johnathan Schaech — it’s a Boy’s Club at sea in this thriller, “Phantom,” set to open Friday. It’s only coming to a few cities, Orlando included.  My review is … Continue reading

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Ray Winstone gets back to his Cockney roots in “The Sweeney”

Visit any website devoted to British films and TV shows, and the talk’s been there for years. “When will they make a movie of ‘The Sweeney’?” And “Ray Winstone should play Regan.” “The Sweeney” is the iconic, gritty and violent … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Hide Away (A Year in Mooring)”

Not every movie has to cover a lot of ground or take you on an epic journey to succeed. Sometimes the shortest trips can be rich and rewarding enough. So it is with Chris Eyre’s “Hide Away.” It’s a simple, … Continue reading

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OSCAR ratings: Up 4%

More people watched the Academy Awards last night, as Variety reports that the Oscars had their best numbers since 2007. So the Academy, in hiring Seth MacFarlane, in spreading the honors to a lot of potential winners, found a formula … Continue reading

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Box Office — “Identity Thief” managed $14, “Snitch” $13, and “Dark Skies” under $9

The final tallies for the weekend at the box office showed the weeks-old “Identity Thief” still showing some legs — $14 million. “A Good Day to Die Hard” took a deep dip and only hit $10, “Safe Haven” cleared that. … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Ray Winstone on his part in Aronofsky’s “Noah”

Got just a few words in with Ray Winstone at the end of our chat about “The Sweeney,” opening in some US cities Friday, about “Noah.” He’s in it, the Darren Aronofsky/Russell Crowe take on the Biblical tale. “I had … Continue reading

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Today’s screening — “Jack the Giant Slayer”

It’s Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci competing for screen time against these — digital giants, sort of LOTR trolls, The Next Digital Generation. Impressive enough, but will it work? Jack and the Beanstalk as a big budget … Continue reading

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