Daily Archives: March 12, 2013

Tonight’s Screening: “Room 237”

It goes into wide release late this month, this Stanley Kubrick “Shining” deconstruction. It got into a lot of festivals. Not a lot of awards. Film buffs still hold the Inscrutable Stanley the K in reverence, with some justification. I … Continue reading

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Stephenie Meyer, Max Irons and Jake Abel talk “The Host,” and those “Twilight” size expectations

Stephenie Meyer made her fortune by packing three hormonal teens into a love triangle. So it’s understandable that she’d be a little reluctant to stray too far from her “Twilight” formula for success with “The Host.” “This isn’t a love … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”

An all-star comedy that leans on its stars to conjure laughs out of thin air, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is about veteran magicians who find themselves suddenly less relevant when Mr. New and Edgy shows up and upstages them on … Continue reading

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Disney considers ANOTHER “Beauty and the Beast,” live action?

Deadline.com is reporting that Disney is talking to Danny Boyle’s “Trance” screenwriter Joe Aherne about yet ANOTHER rendering of the “Beauty and the Beast” myth. It’s been animated, musicalized. It was on TV in the ’80s and brought back to … Continue reading

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Spielberg promises a picture set on the Indo-Pakistani border

For a moment, I thought that Steven Spielberg was leaving his Hollywood comfort zone WAY behind to try something edgy, political, current in the extreme. He’s making a movie that’s set on the volatile border between India and Pakistan, where … Continue reading

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“Burt Wonderstone,” the movie that drove Jay Mohr into sports talk radio?

  I think the funniest interview I ever had was the day the producers of “Suicide Kings” paired up Jay Mohr and Christopher Walken, two of the film’s stars, for chats about it. Mohr, a very funny comic and wickedly … Continue reading

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