Daily Archives: March 15, 2013

Christian Bale as um, MOSES?

Just what one wants to read in a posting, that A) Fox wants to make a movie about Moses, that B) they have Ridley Scott, who has lost his fastball, and then some, down as director, and C) that they … Continue reading

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Next screening: “The Croods”

It’s time to round up some neighborhood kids and take off for the latest animated outing from Dreamworks. “The Croods” is a not-so-modern Stone Age family that assorted personal and geological events put on the run and on the road, … Continue reading

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Next Interviews: Rosario Dawson and “Trance” director Danny Boyle

Yes, they are or at least “were” a couple, as of last year. Haven’t checked back to see if that’s still the case. But Danny Boyle gave Rosario Dawson her best role in years with “Trance,” and I’ll be talking … Continue reading

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A “Hogan’s Heroes” movie? We know NUTH-ink.

It was roundly criticized when it went on the air for being in poor taste — a comedy about bumbling Nazis and con-men POWs during World War II. The phrase “too soon” came up more than once regarding “Hogan’s Heroes.” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Lore”, postwar horrors, and hormones clash in 1945 Germany

The teen daughter of an SS officer leads her siblings through Germany in the days after the surrender and experiences, first-hand, the horrors their family helped create. That’s the promise of “Lore,” a German drama based on a Rachel Seiffert … Continue reading

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Today’s first screening, “Mud,” with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Michael Shannon

It’s the latest film from the “Shotgun Stories” and “Take Shelter” director Jeff Nichols. Rural, brittle stories with unforgettably “off” characters. “Mud” opens at the end of spring.

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Box Office: Will “Burt Wonderstone” clear $20 million? Will “Oz” repeat?

The second question’s answer appears to be an almost certain “Sure.” “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” did over $80 million on its first weekend and even if it has no legs, should clear $25-30 million this weekend. Which means that … Continue reading

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Keanu Reeves and a couple of girls half his age are “Generation Um…”

“It gets worse when you get older.” Yeah, Keanu, it does. “On the nose” casting, putting Reeves in the lead role where he’s both confused, “dumb,” and somehow irresistible. “Generation Um…” opens in late May.

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Movies on the Radio: AM in Orlando, PM in Omaha

  It’s time for my weekly chat with Mike “Bulldog” Bianchi over at 740 The Game here in Orlando. We’ll talk about “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” which is barely credible, “The Call,” which is great, until Halle Berry Hangs up. … Continue reading

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