Daily Archives: April 6, 2013

Movie Review: “This is Where We Live” at the Florida Film Festival

A well-written screen character doesn’t betray his motives early on. Thus, when itenerant handyman Noah (Marc Menchaca) offers to help the overwhelmed Diane (C.K. McFarland) with her son, Auggie (Tobias Segal), who has muscular dystrophy, it seems like simple, saintly … Continue reading

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“The Jackie Robinson Story” — homework for “42”

Jackie Robinson played himself, and Ruby Dee played his wife in the mild-mannered 1950 bio-pic “The Jackie Robinson Story.” The insults hurled from opposing players and “fans” include “liver lips” and watermelon cracks and holding up shoeshine boxes. “Hey boy, … Continue reading

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Here’s the new “Carrie” trailer

Lots and lots of Chloe, and Julianne Moore. “I wanna be normal.” In October, she fails. Julianne is horrifying.

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Jason Bateman shows his dark side in “Disconnect”

Jason Bateman knows why he gets work. It’s how good he is at being the EveryMensch/EveryMan, the guy “things happen to” in a comedy. It’s right there under the category marked “trademark” on his biography on the Internet Movie Database … Continue reading

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Colin Firth changes identities and runs off with Emily Blunt in “Arthur Newman”

Seriously? That sounds like a plan. “Arthur Newman” comes out later this spring.

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Ashley Tisdale on “Scary Movie” and the end of the HSM era

On April 6, the Disney Channel Rocks attraction at Walt Disney World shut its doors, and the last theme park reference to the glorious and profitable “High School Musical” franchise was gone. But Ashley Tisdale, one of those who came … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Evil Dead” scares up HUGE Friday, $27 million for the weekend?

Horror films, even the biggest ones, rarely cross that $25 million opening weekend threshhold. Few clear $20, much less $25. But “Evil Dead” did a great Thursday midnight and an $11 million+ Friday suggesting it could clear $27 million by … Continue reading

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