Daily Archives: March 10, 2013

Critic’s log — Next screening, Danny Boyle’s “Trance”

I just love Danny Boyle, from “Trainspotting” and “Millions,” to even “Sunshine” and of course “Slumdog Millionaire.” And “Trance” has traces of his break-out films, “Shallow Grave” and “Trainspotting” — action, crime, and edge. James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office: “Oz” clears $80 million, Disney breathes sigh of relief

For a movie that cost over $215 million (marketing, etc., all in) to have any prayer of breaking even, it’s got to open as close to half of that amount as possible. Projections for “Oz, the Great and Powerful” have … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “From Up on Poppy Hill,” a Miyazaki apple that didn’t fall far from the tree

The latest anime from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli breaks one of the cardinal rules, at least in Hollywood, of animation. Can the story be told without animation? If so, why animate it? There is no mythical “My Neighbor Totoro,” no … Continue reading

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“Star Trek Into Darkness” — the new teaser

More character development, more humor, a better sense of the movie to come. Not bad.

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