Daily Archives: April 11, 2013

Weekend Movies: “42” and “Disconnect” open to good reviews, “Trance” and “Place in the Pines” go wider

“The trades” both panned the Jackie Robinson bio-pic “42.” Not fans of the genre, by my read. Fine. Critics are, by definition, not the biggest sports biopic fans. Too many of us were the last kids picked for team dodgeball. … Continue reading

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A “Shining” prequel? “Walking Dead” writer commissioned to do “The Overlook Hotel”

The noise — limited to film buffs, admittedly — about the documentary “Room 237,” about Stanley Kubrick’s film of Steven King’s “The Shining” has gotten Warners interested in the idea of a new version of that story, a prequel. Deadline … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “The Way Way Back” lets Carell get the taste of Burt Wonderstone out

A coming of age dramedy set by the shore, an awkward teen (Liam James), his parents Carell and Toni Collette), the bad-good influence (Sam Rockwell) and the objectified object of desire — AnnaSophia Robb. “The Way Way Back” is packed … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Not Today”

If you want a child to be the face of the traffic in the worldwide sex slave trade, you could do worse than Persis Karen. An Indian girl with enormous, empathetic “anime eyes,” she plays Annika in the faith-based drama … Continue reading

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Keep an eye peeled for the “Despicable” Minions Blimp

It’s coming to Orlando and Miami next week — April 19, Orlando, April 21 Miami. Minions will be accompanying it.

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