Daily Archives: March 26, 2013

“Starbuck” writer and director talk about that make or break moment

The money moment in the French-Canadian dramatic comedy “Starbuck” is set in a hotel conferance room. Over 140 young people, co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit aimed at revealing to them who the sperm donor was who is the father of them … Continue reading

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James Franco gets after Letterman re: his Harmony Korine “ban”

I missed this the night it happened, but this video from Franco’s appearance on the Letterman show gets at a couple of truisms. Franco, as I re-discovered on interviewing him re: “Spring Breakers,” is no dumb actor, no matter how … Continue reading

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Justin Timberlake as Oscar host?

He makes movies. He’s good in them. A couple have been hits. He can sing. He can dance. He’s good in live situations, funny and quick on his feet. Yeah, I would LOVE to see Neil Patrick Harris host the … Continue reading

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Tonight’s screening: “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

The earliest reviews are leaning positive, though they seem fanboy heavy at this point. We know it’s almost two hours long, and that there’s a BIG cast to service, giving everybdy his or her screen time. Dwayne Johnson now has … Continue reading

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Danny Boyle and Rosario Dawson talk about each other, and “Trance”

You sit in a darkened room and images on a screen in front of you connect you to a story that is not your own, but that becomes yours. And if it’s working, you lose yourself in it. That sounds … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Place Beyond the Pines”

Unwieldy, overlong and overly reliant on melodramatic coincidences, “The Place Beyond the Pines” is still better than it has any right to be, thanks to its cast. The director of “Blue Valentine” has that film’s star, Ryan Gosling, do a … Continue reading

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