Daily Archives: March 14, 2013

Florida Film Festival to host Tippi Hedren, Cary Elwes and Zoe Bell

Hitchcock’s last “Hitchcock Blonde” was Tippi Hedren, of “The Birds” and one other of Sir Alfred’s ’60s films. She’ll be a special guest at this year’s Florida Film Festival. April 12, she’ll appear at a showing of “The Birds” and … Continue reading

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“Veronica Mars” movie, a kick in the pants for Kickstarter?

I never warmed to, and barely even checked out the TV series “Veronica Mars” during its run. With Kristen Bell being the only cast member to truly break out into movies, and not exactly setting the box office or the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Toni Collette isn’t the only one who’s “Mental”

In his salad days, Aussie director P. J. Hogan specialized in daft, edgy comedies about wildly eccentric characters, people so giddy they’d burst into song when words failed them. And the world fell in love with Toni Collette’s ABBA obsession … Continue reading

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Today’s first screening — “Spring Breakers”

Rude, crude, edgy and dark, here’s a movie that finally lets Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Selena Gomez abandon whatever “good girl” image they have and take us on a down and dirty ride about college girls robbing people to … Continue reading

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Today’s interviews, Chris O’Dowd and Deborah Mailman of “The Sapphires”

He first gained notice in “Bridesmaids,” as the inexplicably Irish Wisconsin State Trooper. She’s been a mainstay of Australian film since “Rabbit Proof Fence,” one of the most accomplished Aboriginal actresses ever — “Bran Nue Day,” “Mental,” and now, as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Call”

Rare is the thriller that goes as completely and utterly wrong as “The Call” does at almost precisely the one hour mark. Which is a crying shame, because for an hour, this is a riveting, by the book kidnapping, an … Continue reading

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