Daily Archives: March 20, 2013

Morricone says “No no” to EVER working with Tarantino again

All those odd music cues that punctuate the action in Quentin Tarantino movies are catnip to his fans. But to some of us, an “Ironside Theme” in “Kill Bill” or Jim Croce in “Django Unchained” is just a jarring, take-me-out-of-the-movie … Continue reading

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Natalie Portman’s “Jane Got a Gun” turns soap opera–director and co-star Jude Law bail

Lynne Ramsay was going to follow up her grim, acclaimed “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by teaming with Natalie Portman for the indie drama “Jane Got a Gun.” Funny thing about that, though. Ramsay didn’t show up. On the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Rockabilly Zombie Weekend”

 A movie with the killer title “Rockabilly Zombie Weekend” is making a set of promises to an audience. It’s going to be a zombie picture, tapping in to horror’s favorite subgenre of the moment. It’s going to take place over … Continue reading

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“Croods” filmmakers make a list of everything they’d like to see in a cave man movie

If you want to make a film about a not-so-modern “Stone Age Family,” it helps to start out with a wish list. “If I was going to see a caveman film, what would I want to see?” asks Kirk Di … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Croods”

Skip past the lame title and weary Stone Age premise. “The Croods” is the first pleasant surprise of spring, a gorgeous kids’ cartoon with heart and wit, if not exactly a firm grasp of paleontology. It’s about a family of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Murph: The Protector”

The most telling image about Navy SEAL Michael Murphy in the new documentary “Murph: The Protector,” is a snippet of video from a high school football game. Murphy has just caught a pass near the other team’s goal line. He’s … Continue reading

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