Daily Archives: April 8, 2013

Carell and Gandolfini square off again — in “Bone Wars”

In the 19th century, there was a mad rush among the bone collecting paleontologists of the day to see who could scoop whom, who could uncover this species or prove that that one flew. It was a bitter battle, and … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Screening: “42”

The music in the trailers for this one is contemporary, understandable, I guess. Getting younger people to come see a period piece about 1940s baseball when Jackie Robinson integrated America’s Pastime,” is going to be a hard sell to the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Rush,” Ron Howard’s Formula One racing picture

It’s about the James Hunt/Niki Lauda rivalry during the Crimson Age (death, everywhere) of F-1, and Howard’s cut a pretty dazzling trailer out of it. “Rush” opens Sept. 13. Will Americans, who don’t generally follow F-1, go for it? The … Continue reading

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Character Actor Milo O’Shea: 1926-2013

Irish character actor Milo O’Shea’s death, like that of documentary maker Les Blank (“Burden of Dreams”) , got lost in all the Roger Ebert love last week. It completely escaped my notice. But the actor, famous for starring in the … Continue reading

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Westboro Loons to picket Roger Ebert’s funeral

Wouldn’t Roger Ebert get a huge chuckle out of this? His greatest tribute coming not from say, an Oscars “In Memoriam” or such. It comes from the notorious font of ignorance, the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay hate group known … Continue reading

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